Course DescriptionThis course puts forward the notion that cinema is essentially a "visual" art in which the sensory elements of music, sound, and images are more powerful forms of communication than words and dialogue. Focusing on such narrative techniques as subjectivity, ocularization, focalization, silent narration, reticence, and indirect narrative, the course strengthens your innate vision, rather than only applying technical and functional skills. The course is conducted in the manner of a seminar, with lively analyses of movies and a wide selection of media clips showing students how to develop visual and narrative strategies in order to create suspense, dramatic, and comedic effects. The final goal is to provide a unique opportunity for understanding the principles behind the creative choices that make the director an active audiovisual storyteller, rather than a translator of screenplays.
Course OutlineDiscover the strategies that define successful films and TV shows beyond strict scripts and dialogue by using visual and formal analysis, with lively discussions of a wide variety of films/shows.