• Class B
  • Class A

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)
- Break (15 mins)
- Screening and Discussion (135 - 165 mins)

Total: 4 – 4.5 hours



July 7

Session 1 Lecture: An overview of the development of moving images I
Guest speaker: Longtin


July 21

Session 2 Lecture: An overview of the development of moving images II
Guest speaker: Ernest Chan


August 11

Session 3 Lecture: The basics of film art I — What is a shot?
Guest speaker: Winnie Fu


August 25

Session 4 Lecture: The basics of film art II — Edit & Montage
Guest speaker: Fung Ka Ming


September 8

Session 5 Lecture: The basics of film art III — Mise-en-scene
Guest speaker: Thomas Shin


September 22

Session 6 Lecture: The basics of film art IV — Use of sound/music
Guest speaker: Angela Law


October 6

Session 7 Lecture: On narrative I — the way Hollywood tells it
Guest speaker: Lam Kam Po


October 20

Session 8 Lecture: On narrative II — Hollywood is not all
Guest speaker: Grace Ng


November 3

Session 9 Lecture: On documentary filmmaking
Guest speaker: Cheng Cheun Wai


November 17

Session 10 Lecture: Film and literature
Guest Speaker: Sonia Au


December 1

Session 11 Lecture: Film AS literature
Guest speaker: Matthew Cheng


December 15

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.