FILM ANALYSIS   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the art of the cinema, and to the techniques for its formal and iconographic analysis. It examines the nature of shot composition and visual framing, the use of color, the role of lighting as a pictorial element, the potentials of camera movement, the modes of editing and the nature of image/sound montage. It also introduces students to dominant cinema forms--narrative, experimental, documentary, etc.--And connects the cinema to visual arts (like painting and sculpture).
Academic Career: UGRD
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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