Study how the medium has evolved through experimentation and risk.

Dates:
Apr 20, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $695 ($395 for Local Students)
Class Size: 14 (Max)

The story of film is an incredibly rich journey that winds 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 study how the medium has changed over time. 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 $525. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $150. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

Header Image:  Aidan Bliss

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this course is part of the Spring Semester of the Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking.

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Instructor: Kenneth James

Kenneth James (M.F.A., Ph.D.) has worked in nonfiction television as a screenwriter, producer, director, and editor.  At Maine Media and elsewhere, James has taught courses in the histories of narrative film, documentary, animation, and film noir, as well as screenwriting, directing, animation, pre-production, and more.