Class B (July – December, 2012)
Let's get back to the basics. For educators who are interested in film education in the schooling system and have not yet had the opportunity to approach film in a systematic way, this workshop provides a broad introduction to the study of film as an art form. We will explore the concepts of film form, aesthetics and style, while remaining attentive to the cultural and historical context in which a work is produced and seen. Throughout the course, we will examine closely the construction of sight and sound through varied modes of organizing these core elements. In each session, a film will be shown in full after the initial lecture, followed by discussions with dedicated critics and scholars. We believe in the collective experience of film viewing as well as the medium's ability in depicting humanity.
Programme Director/ Instructor: Wong Ain-ling
12 sessions to be conducted on alternated Saturday afternoons at 2:30pm.
- Lecture (90 mins)
Total: 4 – 4.5 hours
Session 1 Lecture: An overview of the development of moving images I
Guest speaker: Longtin
Session 2 Lecture: An overview of the development of moving images II
Guest speaker: Ernest Chan
Session 3 Lecture: The basics of film art I — What is a shot?
Guest speaker: Winnie Fu
Session 4 Lecture: The basics of film art II — Edit & Montage
Guest speaker: Fung Ka Ming
Session 5 Lecture: The basics of film art III — Mise-en-scene
Guest speaker: Thomas Shin
Session 6 Lecture: The basics of film art IV — Use of sound/music
Guest speaker: Angela Law
Session 7 Lecture: On narrative I — the way Hollywood tells it
Guest speaker: Lam Kam Po
Session 8 Lecture: On narrative II — Hollywood is not all
Guest speaker: Grace Ng
Session 9 Lecture: On documentary filmmaking
Guest speaker: Cheng Cheun Wai
Session 10 Lecture: Film and literature
Guest Speaker: Sonia Au
Session 11 Lecture: Film AS literature
Guest speaker: Matthew Cheng
Session 12 Lecture: Is there a future to the art of filmmaking?
Guest speaker: Li Cheuk-to
* Due to the summer holidays, session 3 will be postponed from August 4 to August 11.