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Introduction to Screen Creativity
Investigate film noir’s heyday. Take a sideways step into French New Wave and counter-cinema culture. Slash through the tropes of the horror genre. Screen the themes, movements and genres that have marked the history of the film and television arts.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify concepts, themes and methodologies of analysis in the field of screen arts
- apply discipline knowledge and critical skills to the analysis of past and present screen works
- synthesise knowledge and skills of screen analysis and present outcomes in both writing and creative practice
- collaborate with peers in the successful production of a short screen work
- reflect on own learning and outcomes.
- Formalism and film analysis
- Classical Narrative
- Genre: The Western
- Genre: Horror & Sci-fi
- Genre: Film noir
- French New Wave and Counter-Cinema
- Experimental, Animation & Non-Narrative
- New World Filmmaking and Digital Media
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Introduction to Screen Cultures.
Introduction to classical and contemporary screen genres and methods of screen appreciation, including fiction and non-fiction modes of film making. This unit combines studies and creative practice through action/reflection and production/analysis tasks
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- Blog (60%)
- Short Screen Project (25%)
- Critical Reflection/self assessment (15%)
Introduction to Film Studies, 5th ed. Available as an ebook through the Curtin Library.