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Interested in Screenwriting or Art Cinema? Seats Are Still Available for Fall 2016!

There is still time to register for Beginning Screenwriting and Contemporary International Art Cinema Fall Term 2016!

CINE 320 “Beginning Screenwriting” (4 credits)

Tuesday & Thursday – 2:00-3:50 p.m. – Instructor:  Masami Kawai 
This course examines screenwriting for short films. In order to learn the craft of writing for film, we will explore visual storytelling, structure, characterization, dramatization, dialogue, and screenplay formatting. The class will combine analytical and practical approaches. Through the analysis of internationally acclaimed short films and published screenplays, we will identify the elements that make a successful script. Building upon these insights, students will develop their own screenplays through writing exercises and the process of generating multiple revisions that will be critiqued by peers. By the end of the course, students will complete a polished script for a short film, develop the skills to give and receive productive feedback, and acquire an understanding of the scriptwriting process.

 

CINE 399 “Contemporary International Art Cinema” (4 credits) 

Monday & Wednesday – 4:00-5:50 p.m.  – Instructor:  Daniel Steinhart 
What is art cinema? How does it differ from commercial film practices such as Hollywood cinema? To answer these questions, this course will explore the form, style, and industry of contemporary art cinema from around the globe. We will focus on acclaimed international filmmakers and the role of film festivals in supporting art cinema. The course will follow a global approach as we compare art movies from a rich array of film-producing cultures found in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In the end, students will come away with an understanding of how art cinema can serve as a viable model for alternative storytelling, production, distribution, and exhibition strategies. CINE 399 Art Cinema: previously taught as CINE 399 Intl Art Cinema; not repeatable.