Reading Movies - A Practitioner's Guide (11140.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Tim THOMAS (Ph: +61 2 62015868 ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 2 DR Tim THOMAS (Ph: +61 2 62015868 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit looks at film theory from a filmmaking perspective. Students are introduced to theories of film analysis, learning how to read a film, understand its tropes and themes, genres and audience expectations, in the context of film making.
Through a series of film theory readings, discussions and screenings, students will expand their visual vocabulary as they gain insight into the filmmaker?s cinematic decisions and how sound design, cinematography and editing aid the story, and why mise en scene is very important.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of film theory;
2. Analyse a film with reference to ideas of genre, theme, narrative, story and audience expectation; and
3. Contextualise film theory in terms of film practice.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
- Semester 2, 2019
One 3 hour lecture/screening and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.
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- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARAR01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media
- ARSC01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- MGAR03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Arts
- SCAR02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Arts