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Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the Scenes of the Movie and Television Industry

Film Studies: Introduction to Film

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In this 12-week class, students will learn how to appreciate, analyze & interpret theme, character, story structure, & narrative technique through the medium of film as they study movies, write scripts, & learn about the business of cinema.

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Students will learn how to appreciate, analyze and interpret theme, character, story structure, and narrative technique through the medium of film. We will also explore the artistry of sound, camera, costumes, set making, stunts, and SFX that help the filmmakers tell their stories.  
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Homework Offered
1. Full length film watches each week and completed tracking sheets for each film. 2. One practice script and three 3-page student-created scripts. 3. Verbally pitch a possible film (part of Blockbuster lesson) 4. Choice: Essays in MLA format on film and cinema (suggested topics will be provided). 5. Choice: Oral slideshow presentations on film and cinema (suggested topics will be provided). 6. Choice: Create a short film from a prompt provided by the teacher. 7. Choice: Multiple choice mid-term exam and final exam.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
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Students will need to rent/stream required movies to watch as homework. A survey on the first day of class will determine the films and schedule. Here is a list of possible films: The Princess Bride, Cat Ballou, Arrival, Poltergeist, Jurassic Park, Clue, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Bumblebee, Hidden Figures, and Little Women. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will be discussing and/or watching clips and full films of PG-13 and R rated movies in this class that might contain adult content such as violence, language, and sexuality. 

Students will be provided with a list of both free and paid screenwriting programs to write their scripts as well as websites to read screenplays for free. 
This class uses and is based off the Film Studies: Intro to Film elective curriculum created by English Gamechangers. 

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"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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$432

for 24 classes
2x per week, 12 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 12 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
3-9 learners per class

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