Film Theory: How to Watch a Movie

Over the course of 6 weeks, learners will view a variety of films and critique the merits of their artistic and technical aspects.
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn more about the elements of film, such as: structure, cinematography, theme, etc.
Students will learn to apply their knowledge to academic areas, including essay writing and critical reading skills.
Students will gain a deeper appreciation for film specifically and art at large.
As a graduate of New York University's Dramatic Writing program, my expertise lies in dissecting films and screenplays for elements such as those that will be discussed in this course. Additionally, I have experience behind the camera and was lucky enough to earn entry into a Dublin-based screenwriting program which broadened the horizons of my film appreciation. Further, I have been a youth tutor and mentor for nearly ten years now. Students have often commented positively about the relaxed, respectful atmosphere of my classes; that's something I plan to continue in this course.
Each week, learners will be asked to view a new film and to write a criticism (up to 500 words) of the previous week's film.
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Learners will receive individualized feedback on their criticisms. Further, if learners or enrollers would like personalized feedback regarding participation or engagement overall, that will happily be arranged.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Some films studied in this course may include strong language and some light elements of violence or sexuality. No film rated higher than PG-13 will be taught in this course, however.


Noah WelshEmpowering Youth Through Writing, Film, and Other Arts
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114 completed classes

About Me

Since I began youth development work, my goal has been simple: I hope to help youth find their voices and gain empowerment through various arts. Whether it's connecting old novels to modern youth realities or helping young writers expand their... 
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