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FM101: Introduction to Film

Block 1 examines film in its formal dimensions, narrative and non-narrative (documentary, experimental). How meaning and pleasure are created visually. Emphasis on film style: the shot, mise-en- scene, cinematography, editing (montage) and sound.

Block 2 examines the fundamentals of filmmaking - planning, shooting, and editing - via numerous short projects that culminate in a final public screening. Topics include framing and composition; cinematography, lighting, and sound, storyboards and shot diagrams; editing tools and techniques; digital workflow; and the processes of analysis, evaluation, and revision