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THE 154 - Introduction to Cinema


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
This course is a critical survey of motion pictures. The focus is on the literary, technical, social and cultural development of film. A historical and technical text is combined with critical, in-depth analysis of films.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define technical terms and phases of film pre-production, production and post-production.
  2. Identify functions of film personnel.
  3. Interpret a film within the social/cultural context of its production and viewing.
  4. Recognize the basic psychological theories used to analyze spectator perception of film.
  5. Identify film genre.
Listed Topics
  1. Historical development of film
  2. Film terminology
  3. Technical aspects of filmmaking
  4. Social/cultural context of film context, production and distribution
  5. Theories of film analysis
Reference Materials
Current film text
Videotapes, DVD or digital copies of films
16mm copies of films
Community resources, on-line resources and local movie houses
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011


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