RCHUMS 236 - The Art of the Film
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“As good a way as any towards understanding what a film is trying to say to us is to know how it is saying it” (André Bazin). This course focuses on how films and other arts of the screen say what they have to say. It serves as an introduction to the study of screen arts and cultures, providing students with a basic set of tools for analyzing moving images. For this purpose, we will break down the complex processes of filmmaking in order to understand the many different aspects that determine the meaning of a finished shot, scene, film, or other forms of moving images. We will look at the basic components of style – from mise-en-scène through cinematography to editing and sound; we will consider different principles of narration as well as the construction of non-narrative films and digital media; we will familiarize ourselves with the basic terminology for film analysis; and we will explore the relation between form and culture in the screen arts.

RCHUMS 236 - The Art of the Film
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31793
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
 
31795
Open
2
 
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M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
31797
Closed
0
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
31799
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31801
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
31803
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
31805
Closed
0
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
32623
Open
2
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
32625
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
33227
Open
1
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Note:
Other materials, including film clips for review, will be made available via CTools
ISBN: 0312445857
Film Experience., Author: Timothy Corrigan, Patricia White., Publisher: Bedford/st Martins 2nd ed. 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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