Film: Critique and Creation

The first portion of Film Studies focuses on analytical and critical thinking devoted to the study of six film masterpieces such as, but not limited to “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” “Sunrise,” “Citizen Kane,” “Casablanca,” “Chinatown,” “The Godfather,” “Psycho,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Schindler’s List,” “Amelie” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.” This class will discuss, explore and record critiques of these films in order to develop each student’s understanding of cinema. Turning towards shorts students will analyze and critique the most recent year’s Oscar-nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts. With half of the semester remaining, students will write, storyboard, cast, direct and edit their own short films. The following semester upper level Music students will create an Original Score for the films.