At the end of the semester the students will be able to:
1. get a solid grasp of film terminology, and more particularly, of terms and concepts related to movement in cinematography.
2. understand the relationship between movement and the choice of shots and angles
3. understand the stasis and/or the dynamism involved in movements produced by tripods or tracks, or hand-held shots
4. explore authentic texts from the area of film studies as well as film reviews.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Authentic reading texts from the area of film studies followed by comprehension and vocabulary exercises, and discussion questions. There are also activities that engage the students in more open and free-spirited tasks and activities. The texts touch upon various fields of film studies and this course in particular explores the meaning and psychology of movement, lateral motion, movement toward or away from the camera, movement and various film genres, from slapstick comedies to animation and musicals. It also explores the idea of the moving camera and dolly shots versus editing and the instability of the hand-held camera .