UGR Course: An Introduction to Cinematic Language (Part I - Nov 2016 )

UGR Course: An Introduction to Cinematic Language (Part I - Nov 2016 )


An Introduction to Cinematic Language: Part I (in Spanish: Iniciación al lenguaje del cine) is a pioneering cinematography workshop run by the University of Granada’s Cinema Club. Participants on the course learn how to critically analyze scenes and sequences from diverse films, genres and periods in the history of cinema.

The detailed exploration and examination of both outstandingly-crafted scenes, as well as poorly produced ones, reveals the fundamental importance of employing cinematographic language effectively during the staging or mise-en-scène process. Moreover, taking into account diverse aspects of staging and cinematic language is essential when it comes to the process of critically reviewing a film.

The course aims to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to effectively interpret, understand and describe the richness of cinematic language as used in an extensive range of contexts, genres, and styles.

As a student on the course you will acquire a solid grounding in basic cinematic language, including fundamental technical concepts such as découpage, camera angles, camera movement, lighting, composition, sound, music, and staging.

The course is open to both members of the University community and the public.

Course dates: 7, 9, 10, 14, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 November 2016

Venue: The Madrasah Palace, Granada

Teacher: Juan de Dios Salas, Director of the UGR’s Cinema Club

Timetable: Mornings (11:00 – 13:00) or evenings (17:00 – 19:00)

Cost: 20 euro

Upcoming film series at the UGR Cinema Club (Nov 2016):