How does film function as an artistic, technological and cultural form? This unit provides a critical introduction to elements of filmmaking and viewing, exploring the components of film form as they have evolved through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will study films in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from early cinema to the emergence of new digital cinemas, and discuss topics that include visual style, sound design, narrative, genre, and film authorship.
1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Film Sequence Analysis (20%), 1x1500wd Weekly Film Viewing Journal (30%), 1x2000wd Research Essay (40%), 1x Participation (10%)