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CM 255: Introduction to Cinema and Digital Media (3 credits)

Course Description

The course is an in-depth study of the process and art of cinematic storytelling. We will watch, discuss, analyze, read and write about films, television programs and/or online video with a critical eye to understanding cinematic storytelling and its various elements such as mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound. (Three hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze films using the language and grammar of cinema
  • Identify methods of expressing meaning through mise-en-scene, shot composition, camera angles, camera movements, lighting, editing, sound and music
  • Plan, visualize and tell a cinematic story using a storyboard and shot list

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