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Film Art in the Internet Age

Course Code ART-411
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Film is a 19th century invention, with most of its language developed in the silent film era. This course will explore film’s appropriateness in the Internet age. Today, film is under siege by technological, economic and social forces: DVD rental has disappeared; cameras have been miniaturized; digital downloads threaten copyright; attention spans have diminished. What does this mean for the creation, study and appreciation of films? The course will examine classical film theories and assess their current relevance. It will examine classical film language and classical films to identify what they can contribute to the digital age. Finally, the course will explore whether or not a new language needs to be created to bring film art into the digital age in order to respond to the current communications challenges.