Film technique and style: visions of light

Course Dates: 27/06/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
John Wischmeyer

Behind the scenes, technique is the way meaning is created in films, where the director ends and the cinematographer or editor begins. Deep focus in Welles, the light in 'Oliver Twist' - all collaborating to influence narrative and audience response.


What is the course about?

Film directors use technique to tell the story. Technique is the way meaning is created in film when all the elements
of good storytelling fuse together: cinematography, sound design, acting styles, music score, and editing. Mise-en-
scene (what is put in the scene) includes, for example, camera angle, crane shot, close up, gesture, costume, long
take, stunts and special effects (fx) to form the narrative. The camera paints with light and style reveals substance.
Come learn the tricks of the trade.

What will we cover?

Interviews with directors capture the pure essence of their approach
Interviews with cinematographers expose tricks of the light and the eye
Documentaries on the art of film editing and scoring for films.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

discuss the different or unique style of certain directors and cinematographers
analyse several sequences in detail, incorporating all the elements that compose it
understand the basic elements of editing.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to anyone with an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. No prior knowledge is necessary.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Opening presentation with many film clips to stimulate discussion and knowledge exchange. Handouts
to take away for further study and research.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

For further film courses please see our prospectus under Humanitites or visit our website at under History, Culture and Writing/Film Studies.


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Course Code: HF102

Sat, day, 27 Jun - 27 Jun '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

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