Class: Film & Media Theory

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Class: Film & Media Theory says
March 30th - April 20th (Wednesdays) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Vaun Raymond
Tuition: $120 ($95 for Film Forum members)

Students will learn and apply analytical skills for understanding how people create meaning through metaphors in film and other media.

The primary goal of the workshop is to provide filmmakers with classical concepts and terminology for discussing and understanding films, including their own. A secondary goal is to emphasize the power of metaphor and encourage filmmakers to recognize the opportunities and responsibilities associated with this power in today's society.

We will examine films from both academic and practical standpoints. Academic considerations will include aesthetics, symbolism, ideology, politics and cultural references. Practical considerations will include story structure, mise-en-scene, visual composition, creative use of lenses, blocking, camera movement, sound design and other technical matters. The latter discussions will focus on how practical techniques are used for aesthetic and metaphoric purposes.

The workshop will consist of four sessions of three hours each. Each session will be a blend of multi-media presentations, learning games and screenings of films with frequent pauses for guided discussion.
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By: Northwest Film Forum