PRO 502: Movie Engines 1
1 CREDIT HOUR
This course unpacks the story and craft logic of scenes and sequences from contemporary feature films, shorts and TV in order to give filmmakers more tools to develop their own voice, vision and stories. Week after week we will dive into a wide range of classic and contemporary filmmakers, using scenes from their work to examine their different craft choices in acting styles, choreography, cinematography, production design, sound design, music and editing. The main focus is on how filmmakers construct emotional connections between audiences and characters, particularly protagonists, by using character arc structures, empathetic machinery, cinematic techniques, emotional POV (especially through sound design, editing style and music) and through the careful construction of movie tone.