Film in Italy
July 28 -
In the dazzling setting of Assisi, a series of screenings, lectures and workshops will give an introduction to Italian cinema. Our programme will include key works (screened in full), and discussion of concepts, case studies, styles and methodologies designed to support a greater understanding and appreciation of Italian cinema, and the filmmaking process. Topics covered will include use of film language, the geography of the set, sound design, use of location, the art of direction, cinematography and performance, and the influence of Italian film, against a backdrop of history, gender politics and international cinema.
Students will be supported in their own filmmaking, either as a group or individuals, with opportunities to discuss ideas, and view footage or edited material. Students who are interested in practical work should come technically self-sufficient bringing a camera, laptop, hard drive, editing software etc. A Lo-tech filmmaking approach (for example using an iphone camera) is absolutely acceptable. Students will be encouraged to take part in presentations at the end of the course, either of their own or pre-existing work.