This module will familiarise you with the basic principles of film form, narrative and style. It will introduce specialist terminology needed to describe formal elements of audio-visual language and foster your analytical ability in the interpretation of how narration, mise-en-scene, editing, cinematography and sound work together to create meaning. You will be introduced to different modes of filmmaking, including the specific form and techniques of the Classical Hollywood style.
This module is designed for students who are not enrolled on the Film Studies degree and is taught intensively over 5 weeks. It is a co-requisite module for further study on film modules in years 2 and 3. (This module can be taken at the same time as a second-year film module with an FI code).