This class is designed to describe the history of filmmaking and the equipment and techniques that have evolved into modern motion picture creation. As technology and business practices advance, so does the sophistication and expectations of the audience. Throughout the twentieth century, film has established itself as the most popular and profitable form of entertainment, changing the social landscape of the planet, challenging the foundations of storytelling and current politics and setting the stage for the video game, videography and DSLR revolutions. Hollywood broke free from the monopoly of the east and generated a studio system of film production that continues to this day. With the introduction of the computer, all aspects of production and exhibition changed. Students will learn the history of films and will create short videos utilizing the various techniques demonstrated in class.

Associated Programs

This course is currently not associated with any programs.

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