Ever watched a movie and felt moved to tears? What about laughter? Or terror? Film Studies # will explore how meaning is produced in movies. Through a wide range of films from all over the world, we’ll dive into the history and theory of cinema, from American silent comedy to German horror, Soviet Russian documentary to Brazilian gangster films. In watching these, we’ll look at how different techniques, as well as simply our place in time, can produce different meanings. Along the way, we’ll put what we learn into practice and make short films, learning different film production roles and techniques in the process. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might make something wonderful out of it all!
Your Teacher – Matt King
Matt was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and grew up in a hamlet outside the city. As a kid, he enjoyed cycling across town and imagining worlds that somehow always involved fumbling in the dirt. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, where he double majored in English and Film Studies, and is currently at work on his Master of Arts degree in Film Studies from Montreal’s Concordia University. In his spare time, Matt enjoys reading, watching movies, hiking, and gardening. At Brainboost, Matt tutors English and Humanities, and is thrilled by the possibility of imparting his own passion for words, storytelling, and history to students.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
What are the dates?
Full Year: September 14th – June 14th
What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 19
What credits can be earned?