Introduction To Film Media Literacy
This session is used to introduce students to the subliminal impact of various camera shots, angles, shapes, colors and other familiar images. Camera calisthenics, movement, timing and rhythm exercises are used to introduce students to digital cameras and smartphones.
Introduction To Mise En Scene
This session is used to introduce students to Mise En Scene and the isolation of shots and movie scenes for close examination and study. Students examine popular television commercials to demonstrate how colors, shots and angles are used to promote products and societal values.
Introduction To Critical Film Review
This session is used to demonstrate how movies mirror, differ, and directly affect
perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and experiences in the 'real world'. Students choose
an Academy award-winning film for analysis and review.
The Art of Storyboarding
This session is used to introduce students to the art of storyboarding. Upside-down drawing exercises are used to demonstrate how to access the part of the brain that 'draws'.
Sound and Sound Effects
This session is used to introduce students to the art of listening, sound, scriptwriting, special effects and 21st-century digital audio technology.
Students learn in intimate workshop settings through screenings, readings, technical demonstrations,
in-person and online production exercises, class critiques, and visiting professionals.