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COM192
Interpreting Cinema
4.00
Undergraduate
Course Description: This course orients the student towards an understanding of the processes that govern the juxtaposition of image and sound that creates meaning and emotion in motion pictures. It uses the analysis of the art of cinema through a theoretical approach to generate that very understanding. Methodology: Combination of Lectures, Presentations, Film Screenings and Short Discussions. Course Objectives: 1. To generate better understanding of how image and sound creates the cinematic experience. 2. To teach students the concepts behind manipulation of picture and sound. 3. To generate an awareness of the cultural differences inherent in these processes depending on which culture the films originated in. Course content: 1. Form and content in narratives 2. Genre and style in motion pictures 3. Documentary and experimental films 4. Critical analysis of scenes emphasising the plot points 5. The soundtrack in detail Reading List: COM 197 (Editing & Post Production) o The History of Cinema for Beginners by Jarek Kupsc o In The Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch o First Cut — Conversations with Film Editors by Gabriella Oldham o Film Art – An Introduction by D. Bordwell & K. Thomson o Our Films, Their Films by Satyajit Ray o How to Read a Film by James Monaco o Ways of Seeing by John Berger o What is Cinema? Vols. 1 & 2 by Andre Bazin o Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema by David Sonnenschein Evaluation Scheme: Group Presentation (25%), 1 Term paper (25%), Written Test (50%) Number of Seats: 20 Course Instructor: Ashwin Ramanathan (Ashwin.Ramanathan@snu.edu.in) Office: C216D Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 AM to 1 PM
COM291
Visual Communication
3.00
Undergraduate
Course description not available.
COM799
IMAGE AND SOUND STUDIO
4.00
Graduate
IMAGE AND SOUND STUDIO (ADVANCED)
COM752
Cinema Between Two World Wars
4.00
Graduate
Cinema Between Two World Wars (Advanced Level)
COM754
Masters of Cinema
4.00
Graduate
Masters of Cinema
COM760
Questioning Cinema
4.00
Graduate
Questioning Cinema
COM764
European Film Movements
4.00
Graduate
European Film Movements
COM765
Contemporary Asian Cinema
4.00
Graduate
Contemporary Asian Cinema
COM604
European Film Movements
4.00
Graduate
European Film Movements
COM610
Principles of Editing-II
4.00
Graduate
Principles of Editing-II