Film Theory Teacher

If the hands-on approach isn't your bag, then what you're looking for may be film theory or critical studies. This is where the aesthetics of filmmaking come into play. Instead of learning what a grip does, you'll learn how and why a Dutch angle is used to elicit a certain emotional response by studying how it has been used in the past by other directors.

What Holly Willis covers in her USC discussion groups is the language of film. She is able to talk about specific film genres or directors or specific films and how they affect the rest of cinema as a whole.

In theory programs, you get a broader view of the world. Theory incorporates ideas as diverse as poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, feminism, Marxism, and issues surrounding race. All these varied philosophies wormed their way into all the other forms of art and into film. Around 1968, it was finally realized that the flickering images of celluloid could be used to convey powerful messages, and that is what studying film theory teaches: how to interpret or even harness those messages for your own purposes. As a teacher of theory, Holly is versed in the history of all film and the watershed moments that led to the present state of the industry, both mainstream and underground.

Since theory is so heavily based on academic learning, almost all critical studies instructors have master's degrees, and many have doctorates, all in the aspect of film theory they teach.

Film Making

Film Making

If you have ever wanted the secrets to making your own film, here it is: Indy Film Insider Tips And Basics To Film Making. Have you ever wanted to make your own film? Is there a story you want to tell? You might even think that this is impossible. Studios make films, not the little guy. This is probably what you tell yourself. Do you watch films with more than a casual eye? You probably want to know how they were able to get perfect lighting in your favorite scene, or how to write a professional screenplay.

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