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The Artist on Film
FILM 379
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

How can we get the essence of a painter, dancer, musician on film? The Artist on Film comes with the aesthetic challenge of translating artistic expression from one medium to another. Part of the problem is that the reason artists interest us in the first place is that they transmitted themselves so effectively into a different shaped box. We will consider what cinema shares with its neighboring arts, how it can evoke other media, and how distinctions between art forms shape our experience. Through creative assignments, this class will look at how filmmakers tackle the challenge of creatively representing artists and transforming their works into a new medium.

This course is taught in the Basinger tradition of combining filmmaking with film watching. It is taught by a writer/director and a particularly good course for those interested in screenwriting and/or directing, but all cinephiles are welcome.

The course is designed for majors but will consider sophomores who have completed 304 and 307. Assignments are screenplays and the course will not be covering basic screenwriting format, so some coursework or familiarity with screenwriting is recommended.

Class will consist of two screenings a week with lecture and discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 and FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-19-2024
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