Film and Television: Beginning to Mid-20th Century 1709GFS - Sem 1 2011 - South Bank Campus - In Person

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1. General Course Information

1.1 Course Details

Course code1709GFS
Course titleFilm and Television: Beginning to Mid-20th Century
Academic organisationGFS Griffith Film School
SemesterSemester 1 - 2011
ModeIn Person
LevelUndergraduate
LocationSouth Bank, On Campus
Credit point value10

Restrictions:

Restriction: Student must be enrolled in a QCA or GFS Program. QCA GC students must seek permission from SB Program Convenor to enrol in QCA SB courses; QCA SB students must seek permission from GC Program Convenor to enrol in QCA GC courses.

Course Description:

This course provides the universal, film theory/history grounding now standard for film students. This is a survey of film and television history from its beginnings in 1895, until mid-century, approximately 1960. Topics include the birth of film, its rise (1914-1919), early German, French and Soviet advancements in film, Hollywood?s contributions (distribution, sound, studio system, censorship, directors, color etc.), emerging film in Britain and Australia, Italian Neo-realism, transitions after the war (decline of the system, rise of independents, competition from TV, changes in Genres etc.). Students will gain a contextual framework for incorporating concepts of cinematography, editing, sound, lighting, storytelling, and Mise-en-Scene into filmmaking today. Assessment will include participation, quizzes, and tests. Attendance is required.

1.2 Course Introduction

By focusing on particular films and filmmakers,the course provides an overview of some major generic, industrial and cultural aspects of screen production from the birth of cinema until 1960 and is designed to offer filmmakers both a sense of the historical development of their chosen form and access to a language in which to consider it. Assessment  includes seminar presentations, online quizzes and an exam.

Previous Student Feedback

A stimulating course which contextualises screen history and enables new students to engage with their peers.

1.3 Course Staff

Primary Convenor APro Patrick Laughren
Phone37350104
Emailp.laughren@griffith.edu.au
CampusSouthbank Campus
BuildingGriffith Film School (S08)
Room2.07
Consultation

To Be Advised

Lecturer Ms Kathryn McVeigh
Emailm.mcveigh@griffith.edu.au
CampusSouthbank Campus
RoomTo Be Advised
Consultation

To Be Advised

1.4 Timetable

Timetables are available on the Griffith Timetable site.

NB: Details contained in this section of the course profile and section 4.1 Learning Activities are to be read in conjunction with the official class timetable. The published class timetable located at https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/student/timetable-support is the authoritative source for timetabling information for all campuses.

1.5 Lecture Capture

It is standard practice at Griffith University that lectures timetabled in lecture capture-enabled venues are recorded and made available to students on the relevant course site, in accordance with the University's Lecture Capture Policy.

The lecture series delivered as part of this course will be recorded and accessible via the Learning@Griffith course site.

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