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Film studies is an academic discipline that deals with various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to the cinema. It is sometimes subsumed within media studies and is often compared to television studies. Film studies is less concerned with cultivating competence in film production, but more so in exploring the economic, cultural, political, and artistic implications of the cinema. Academic journals publishing film studies work include Screen, Cinema Journal, and the Journal of Film and Video.

In the US and the UK, film studies programs began to appear in the 1950s, and then grew in popularity and influence in the 1960s.

Further reading

  • Dana Polan, Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film (UC Press, 2007)

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Film studies is an academic discipline that deals with various theoretical, historical, and criticalapproaches to the cinema. It is sometimes subsumed within media studies and is often compared to television studies. Film studies is less concerned with cultivating proficiency in film production than it is with exploring the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic, and political implications of the cinema. In searching for these social-idological values, Film studies takes a series of critical approaches for analysis consisting of production, theoretical framework, context, and creation. Academic journals publishing film studies work include Screen, Cinema Journal, and the Journal of Film and Video.

History

Film studies as an academic discipline is a twentieth-century concept that has not been intertwined with origins and History of Film.Not to be confused with the technical aspects of film creation, Film studies exists only with the creation of film theory which approaches film critically as an art. The Moscow Film School was the first to focus on discourse and personal critique concerning film in 1919 but film studies was not truly considered academically worldwide until the Auteur Theory which asserted film as the directors vision and art, emerged in the 1960's. Because the modern film only became an invention and industry in the late nineteenth century a generation of simply created films by self investigative producers and directors existed significantly before the academic analysis that followed in later generations. The Early Film Schools focused on the production and subjective critique of film rather than the critical approaches, history and theory used to study academically. Since the time film was created the concept of Film studies as a whole grew to analyze the formal aspects of film as they were created. There were no individuals that created the criteria for Film studies, rather the growing community of the Film Industry began to criticize, document and analyze the films within itself, eventually transferring the concept to academia. With the success in first half of the twentieth century the film industry prominent persons could become an endownment source for schools focusing primarily on film at Universities, creating the location for Film Studies as a discipline to form; a prominent example is the 2006, US$175 million donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts by George Lucas.

Further reading

  • Dana Polan, Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film (UC Press, 2007)

External links

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Film

The many subjects of "Film"
Film covers a wide range of topics.
  • Narrative film production
  • Documentary film production
  • Film studies (writing film reviews)



Currently, the only completed courses are for narrative film production.

To start, go to filmmaking.
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Narrative Film Production

Three courses
  • Pre-production - an introduction to film making using FrameForge 3D Studio.
  • Film editing - a course where you edit actual scenes from old and forgotten television productions.
  • Film scoring - a course for musicians and filmmakers who want to create musical sound effects for motion pictures using programs like GarageBand with Jam Pack:Symphony Orchestra.

Possible projects

  • Collaborative script writing

Resources

See also


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