Film+101+Tuesday - IntroductiontoFilmMedia FLM101

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Introduction to Film Media FLM  101 Instructor - Ashish Chadha [] Class:  Tuesday 6 - 9.45pm Office Hours : Before-class or by appointment Location: Swan Hall, 304 Course Description This   course   will   offer   a   broad,   historically-grounded   survey   of   film   aesthetics  internationally.  Key elements of film form will be addressed through close analysis  of important films.  This is an introductory course designed for those who have little  or no background in film study.  It is also meant to serve as a prerequisite to upper  level film courses.   Over the semester, you will be introduced to the elements of  cinematography and principles of editing; the means of analyzing narrative structure  and interpreting meaning in films; some relevant aspects of International film history  and theory; as well as ways to better understand and appreciate film form and style.  The focus in this course will be on individual films seen within their literary, artistic  and cultural contexts. Required Text (Available at the URI Bookstore): David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson,  Film Art:  An Introduction , 9 th  Edition (New  York:  McGraw Hill, 2010) Course Goals 1. To acquire the fundamentals needed for film study. 2. To learn the basic terms and techniques needed for discussing works of film art. 3. To apply these terms and techniques descriptively and functionally in film analysis. 4. To engage in the reading and the interpretation of films in their cultural contexts. 5. To   articulate   your   understanding   of   film   and   filmmaking   knowledgeably   and  effectively, through both written and oral presentations, creating well-organized,  thoughtful papers, which engage in the critical analysis of the films we are viewing. 6. To form a classroom community of viewers, readers, writers, and learners which is  intellectually supportive, challenging, and fun.         Course Requirements 1. Attendance : Class participation is essential to this course, and it is important for all of us to be  present.  If a student misses three classes in a row , they may not pass this course.  More  than two unexcused absences throughout the semester will seriously affect your final  grade.   Two latenesses will be the equivalent of one absence, and being late on a  consistent basis will bring down your grade.  Students who miss class are responsible for 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course FLM 101 taught by Professor Jamiel during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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Film+101+Tuesday - IntroductiontoFilmMedia FLM101

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