Summer 2024 - CA 135 E100

Introduction to Cinema (3)

Class Number: 3776

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Tue, Thu, 5:30–8:20 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Farshid Kazemi



An introductory course designed to facilitate a fundamental understanding of film technique, style and form in order to develop the skills with which to analyze films of all genres. Through lectures and screenings it will provide an overview of the social, aesthetic and technical development of motion pictures, introducing tools for the formal analysis of the elements of cinema: cinematography and lighting, art direction, performance, editing, sound and the screenplay. The formal and historical elements of documentary, avant-garde and dramatic films will be addressed. The course will involve the screening and discussion of several complete feature films and shorts, as well as excerpts from others. Students with credit for FPA 135 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.



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