Moving Image | Course MD 301

Lecturer & Instructor | J. Schmid, C. Dootz, M. Youssef

Teaching Assistant | Ghada Fikri, Nora Kahil

"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen." - Robert Bresson

Tutorial/Practical Group 1,2,5,7 & 10 | Info-assignments | D5-102

Tutorial/Practical Group 6,8,9 & 12 | Info-assignments | D5-102

Tutorial/Practical Group 3,4 & 11 | Info-assignments | D5-102

Lecture Group 1->06 | Mon. 2nd slot | H11

Lecture Group 7->12 | Mon. 4th slot | H3

MD 301: Moving Image

Course outline

THE MOVING IMAGE is an examination of the artistic elements of the moving picture. The detailed analysis of basic cinema techniques and how they might be creatively manipulated for expressive effect will be combined with the screening of films or film excerpts appropriate to class discussion. This analysis will be reinforced and put into practice through the workshop component of the course, where students will learn how to shoot and edit a short film.

Course Outcome

This course is intended to provide students with:

            a working vocabulary of terms and concepts used in the aesthetic criticism and production of films;

            basic practical knowledge of film production; and

            the opportunity to improve their ability to think cogently and effectively about film.

Ultimately, these outcomes are designed so that the student will learn to understand and articulate their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual responses to these art forms in a meaningful way, and to apply these concepts to the creative production of their own work.

References and Textbooks

	David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson.  Film Art: An Introduction, 9th ed.  McGraw-Hill, 2010.
	Daniel Arijon.  Grammar of the Film Language.  Silman-James Press, 1991.
	David Mamet.  On Directing Film.  Penguin, 1992.


Week Title Content Infos
21-25 Sept
28-02 Sept-Oct
12-16 Oct
19-23 Oct
26-30 Oct
02-06 Nov
09-13 Nov
16-20 Nov
23-27 Nov
30-04 Nov-Dec
07-11 Dec

Groups 3, 4 & 11