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TFM 160 Cinema As Art & Communication

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    Nov 21, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This is one of the pre-requisite courses for anyone hoping to get into the Film Production Major at San Diego State so it is required if one plans to do so. This was also the first film class I had ever taken and I enjoyed it because I was able to learn about all of the subtle aspects of film that you don't necessarily notice until you've developed a certain eye for them. Editing styles and cinematography are some of the concepts we learned about and what it meant in film when we saw them, and I found those really interesting. Most took this course as kind of an easy A humanities class, but if one actually pays attention and shows interest in the course content, it can yield some valuable information about cinema.

    Course highlights:

    Outside of the content, I think they highlight of this course was easily the fact that there was a film screening every class. There were many classics shown in the class that I had never seen before such as Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and even more recent ones that I enjoyed like Rush (2013). Not only do you get to watch these films, but because you are in this class you get a chance to analyze them with a newly developed eye for aspects of film like motifs or symbolism.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    When I was taking this course, the majority of assignments were online. So for any students planning on taking this class, I suggest that they have a sense of responsibility when it comes to online content because it can be something easily neglected. I would also recommend just going to class and watching the movies in class if possible. It is easy to leave and plan on watching the film later but it is already an allotted time to be watching it so it makes sense to do it then. He will even give out information about quizzes or other assignments at the end of the movies for people who stay.

    • Spring 2015
    • Sam Spiegelman
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Jul 14, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Fun class, you watch movies and learn how the process of filmmaking has changed over the years. It helps build a deeper understanding of how technology has changed the world around us and how that influences the many images we see on the silver screen.

    Course highlights:

    It is a large hall, so plenty of opportunity to meet people who are like minded. Also it is taught fairly straight forward and the text is easy to understand.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep up with the reading and pay attention, you should be fine overall.

    • Winter 2012
    • RobertJordan
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Jul 03, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Super fun and easy class. You learn a lot about film.

    Course highlights:

    You learn a lot about films and the making of them. And you get to watch a ton of movies.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to class and pay attention!

    • Fall 2017
    • Stuart Voytilla
    • Yes
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