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FILM 103 - Introduction to Film

3 credits (3 hrs Lec)
This course examines the development of the film medium, paying equal attention to its history and its language. We will learn the necessary tools to understand and analyze the technical, formal, historical, and theoretical aspects of film, such as cinematography, editing, composition and framing, sound, narrative, and theories of cinema. We will consider the history of film, and genres such the Detective-Crime Thriller, the Documentary, Experimental, and Animated film, studying closely a selection of watershed films that shaped the language of this medium. Issues of race and gender will feature prominently in our discussions as well as consider of the film industry, such as issues of production, distribution, and exhibition. In short we will pay equal attention to the aesthetic, theoretical, and industrial aspects of film.



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