The story of film is an incredibly rich journey that winds through through countries, movements, forces, personalities, visions, theories, and technologies. From the extraordinarily fertile period of invention that marked the early development of film to the rapidly evolving digital landscape of the present, we will see how the medium has evolved via experimentation and risk. Through lecture, discussion, viewing, and reading, students will examine key films and filmmakers that have pushed the medium forward. A deepened understanding of how writers and directors have continually reinvented the ways in which stories are told will set the stage for a richer exploration of story and screenwriting in the next unit.
Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125.