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2021-2022 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 06, 2022
 
2021-2022 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ENGLIT 0530 - FILM ANALYSIS


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: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: Childrens Literature, DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement, Film Studies, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.


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