MD 301: Moving Image

Tutorial/Practical Group 1 & 8 | Info-assignments | D5.102

Tutorial/Practical Group 5 & 10 | Info-assignments | D2.102

Tutorial/Practical Group 2 & 11? | Info-assignments | D2.102

Tutorial/Practical Group 6 & 12 | Info-assignments | D2.102

Tutorial/Practical Group 3, 4, 7 & 9? | Info-assignments | D5.102 & D2.102

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
04-08 Sept Introduction Course outline. Films
11-15 Sept EID - -
18-22 Sept What is Moving Image Early cinema and beginnings of film. Films
25-29 Sept Cinematography Camera scales and movement. Films
02-06 Oct Editing Common Editing Techniques. Films
09-13 Oct Carte Blanche Film Inspiration Cleo from 5 to 7
16-20 Oct Low Budget Filmmaking Cleo from 5 to 7 discussion
Idea, Pre-Production, Production, Postproduction, Distribution.
23-27 Oct Midterm Week // No Lecture - -
31 Oct Midterm Week // No Lecture - -
06-10 Nov Choreography and cinema
13-17 Nov Dramatic Structure Classical Hollywood structure.
20-24 Nov Cairo International Film Festival - -
27-01 Nov-Dec Sound Microphones and sound editing.
04-08 Dec Revision Summary of the semester PDF
12 Dec Last Day of Lectures/ Quiz