06-125-7 Writer’s Roundtable: Screenwriting (1)
In this seminar, we will take a look at the screenplay from a writer/producer point of view. We will cover character and plot development techniques, writing do’s and don’ts, and of course, formatting. We will also cover writing the successful screenplay – whether for a short that will be independently produced or a piece that might draw attention from Hollywood. We will also cover what you do with your screenplay once completed.
06-225-1 Introducing Shakespeare (3)
What’s so great about Shakespeare? Why does Hollywood continue to produce screen adaptations and interpretations of these plays? What is it about these plays that makes them so enduring and relevant four centuries after they were written and first performed? These are some of the questions we will raise and attempt to answer as we work our way through several of Shakespeare’s plays—Hamlet, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night—and film adaptations of those plays throughout the term.
06-361-1 Topics in Film and Literature: Horror Narratives (3)
From zombies to serial killers, witch covens to werewolves, this course will cover the modern horror genre, from its emergence, beginning as early as 1960 with Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (and its adaption from the novel by Robert Bloch). Journeying to 1968, we will pay tribute to George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead as well as Ira Levin’s and Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. The class will then look at the development of the slasher subgenre, foreign horror, discuss sequelization and remakes, and the role of women in horror, investigating how horror can exist as a progressive genre for women.
10-230-1 Digital Filmmaking (3)
This course will introduce the student to the various techniques used in digital filmmaking. Students will gain experience in all aspects of digital narrative production, from concept to completion. The course will focus on the technical as well as aesthetic uses of lenses, lighting, audio and camera shot choice and movement. Each student will be part of a production team that will create a narrative short.
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