ENG-1330 FYS: Language of Film

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to first-year students only.

Just as learning a foreign language requires a sensibility for rules and structure, effective communication using film and video requires an understanding of the filmic conventions that have grown up through the past 100 years of film history. Understanding these conventions is especially important as changes in computer technology bring the tools for video creation to the PC desktop. Students and workers of today will see unprecedented opportunity for video "expression" in both their academic and professional careers. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.