In this course, you will learn about the video medium, its potential in terms of information and creation, and various approaches to its use. Alongside the creation of the first feature films, the first film directors created their own cinematic language whose basic elements are still in use today, both in cinema and on TV. This cinematic language will be the object of our study from the perspective of cinematic photography and editing, and our goal will be to obtain the understanding of the methods by which cinema and video creators achieve specific desired effects in the eyes of the viewer.
In our studies, we will deal both with commercial types of movies and videos like traditional theatrical releases and TV shows and with avant-garde and experimental currents defying standard cinematic codes, constantly invigorating and redefining the language of moving pictures.
In this course, you will acquire the basic knowledge one should possess before engaging into any complex video-project. You will learn about technical and visual elements of video and cinema like cinematic shots, angles, line of action, various forms of editing, cinematic photography, scenes, sequences.
After you go through this course, you will be able to successfully discriminate between traditional feature films and more liberal, avant-garde forms that have been present since the very beginning of the 20th century in the form of abstract and surrealist cinema and today are part of modern music videos and experimental movies and video art.