Learning From The Earliest Filmmakers

Learning From The Earliest Filmmakers

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Participants in this course will rediscover the fundamentals of visual storytelling by retracing the steps of the earliest European and American filmmakers. We will look closely at early examples of the work of well-known filmmakers like George Melies, Edwin Porter, and D.W. Griffith, and also at that of less famous pioneers of the medium like Ferdinand Zecca, Alice Guy, and R.W. Paul, and Birt Acres, as they work out the principles of special effects photography and ultimately of ‘Hollywood continuity editing. We will incorporate these fundamental techniques in a number of very short pieces of our own, which will be created with contemporary video technology. Prior experience in film or video production will be eagerly exploited, but is not required. No Pre-requisites

  • Mon, 10/22/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Mon, 10/29/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Mon, 11/05/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Mon, 11/12/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Mon, 11/19/2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM

This course is offered by Cambridge Community Television, in Cambridge, MA. Enrollment in this class requires advance payment and membership at CCTV. Date, time and curriculum is subject to change. To inquire or register for this course, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900.