New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Special Topics II: Cinema Studies II
15 hours (16 weeks).
October 2011 - December 2019.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: employ sound creative judgments about the filmmaking art and apply these to their own future projects and filmmaking careers; utilize filmmaking techniques of successful filmmakers, to achieve a professional level of filmmaking expertise; and develop a rudimentary knowledge of the trajectory of world cinema history.
This course continues the historical development of the evolution of the motion picture art form as a visual storytelling medium and the motion picture industry from their inceptions. Students are given a thorough creative, technological and industrial view of the filmmaking art so they will be prepared for more advanced academic and production related studies and practice of filmmaking. Major topics include: American film development though the impact of certain specific international film movements and visual styles will also be explored. Instructional methods include: film viewings (both in and out of class) and related presentations by the instructor. The instructor further moderates and guides pertinent class discussions. Students are required to prepare and present journal entries for each film. Prerequisite: pecial Topics: Cinema Studies I.
NOTE: Credit recommendations are listed under Special Topics Overview: One Year Filmmaking Program-Semesters One and Two (10/16).