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Writing the Moving Image: Crafting Visual Stories

FILM 105
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate

Designed for first-year students, this course is an introduction to some of the core fundamentals of visual storytelling in both fiction and documentary filmmaking. How do characters' emotional worlds guide their actions? How are characters informed by and created by the places they inhabit? How is a scene the building block, as well as a microcosm, for a film as a whole? Through close study and analysis of fiction and documentary films, weekly writing assignments, and in-class workshop sessions, students will explore the power and possibilities of story craft and learn how to create compelling narratives inspired by lived experience, library and online research, and literary sources. Students should expect to spend several hours per week outside of class time reading, writing, and watching films. Over the course of the semester students will present works in progress, participate in constructive critical discussions, and develop a portfolio of original writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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