FMS 200   Intro to Filmmaking and Media Aesthetics (3 Hours)

This is an introduction to filmmaking and media aesthetics through practical application of cinematic language and techniques, theories and methodologies. The holistic intent of this course is for students to learn basic filmmaking techniques while also developing an understanding of film as a visual art medium that goes beyond entertainment. Students will be introduced to the concepts of time, space, composition, movement, editing, light, color and sound. Students will learn about the ethical considerations of the medium and the cultural importance of film as it reflects and shapes society. This course is a practical emphasis on learning how to creatively apply elements of design, camera lens and sound recording principles to create concept forward films. Examples of these aspects of film and associated media will be examined and discussed in depth.