The Wind in Film

Course Dates: 24/10/21 - 31/10/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
We will go on a journey exploring a variety of cinematic expressions of wind in film: From silent cinema, disaster films, to nature documentaries, surrealist and art house films: Including Joris Ivens, Jean Epstein, Victor Sjostrom, and Bela Tarr. We will consider filmmaking techniques to express and render visible this invisible force through editing, soundtrack, and camera shots.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00

Course Code: HF256

Sun, day, 24 Oct - 31 Oct '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

We will collectively analyse key film sequences from resonant scenes of wind, and explore the diverse filmmaking methods, and philosophical approaches to wind in film. In parallel, we will read key passages from writings by filmmaker/historians on wind and weather in film in relation to literary examples and influences. We will consider predominant ways filmmaker’s represent wind as a horror and gothic device, and counter-approaches which explore wind in a more materialist/realist way, and/or as part of other spiritual, metaphysical and folklore world views.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Cinematic representations of the invisible
Cinema and weather
Cinematic techniques to render visible the invisible wind eg. Soundtrack, editing, camera shots.
Diverse expressions of wind in film from Hollywood, silent cinema to documentary and art house cinema.

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

Confidently analyse film sequences
Be confident in discussing and exploring key filmmaking techniques
Claim knowledge in a variety of film genres
Understand key debates around cinematic representations of wind and weather.

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

Suitable for all levels. For those who enjoy viewing and discussing films and are interested in sharing ideas and listening to the views of others.

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

Short lecture, whole group and small group work, reading in class (or viewing film extracts), and short creative exercises.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The tutor will provide materials. There are no other costs.

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

For other Film Studies courses look under History, Culture & Writing/Film Studies at

Dalia Neis

Dalia Neis is a writer, filmmaker, musician and the author of Zephyrian Spools (An Essay, A Wind) (Knives, Forks, Spoons 2020), and Hercules Road (MA Bibliotheque, 2020). Dalia is also lyricist for the poetry/musical project FITH and co-founder of Wanda, an impromptu radio show and imprint that traverses the literary, sonic, and cinematic spheres.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.