The Language of Film

Course Number
LHUM-251
Description

This course provides film scoring majors and other students interested in sound for visual media with an introduction to how film makes visual and narrative meaning through the language of film, which includes camera, frame composition, lighting, production design, acting styles, editing, dialogue, plot, genre, themes, sound, and point of view. Students will learn to read and analyze film from a film studies perspective, and understand digital, 360 degree cinema, and virtual reality immersive experience within the context of film history. Written assignments and in-class activities will reinforce writing, reading, and oral communication skills, with the goal of strengthening students' abilities to communicate with directors.

Credits
3
Prerequisites
FS-221 and LENG-223
Electable By
All
Required Of
None
Semesters Offered
Fall Only
Location
Boston Campus
Department
LART
Course Chair
Mike Mason

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