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TRF-2310 Introduction to Film


Credits 3
This course examines the historical, artistic and sociological trends of the cinema, supplemented by film viewing and analysis. Students will learn about the business phases of film, film theory, film narrative, genres, and elements of film structure (including cinematography, editing, sound design, acting, and production design).  Students will also discuss the differences between independent film and films produced in mainstream Hollywood.
Course Outcomes
 

  1. Examine the historical developments and future trends of the film industry including social, economic, and political factors.
  2. Explain the concepts of Film Production, Distribution, and Exhibition.
  3. Identify the major characteristics of the various genres in filmmaking.
  4. Explain the various techniques used in film production.
  5. Explain film form and narrative structure including the Classical Paradigm
  6. Discuss film history and theory, including the artistic and stylistic developments.
  7. Define Film Style, including realism and expressionism
  8. Develop and pitch a film treatment.
  9. Evaluate a film by writing a Detailed Film Critique.




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