Sample Course Description for Film Study or Literature to Film
In this course students investigate how and what ideas, values and concepts are connected through film. In analyzing film, students will examine elements of plot, setting, style, and point-of-view. Class activities include viewing, listening, researching, and analyzing film. A Film Study course is always recommended before taking a Video/Media Production course.
Some school districts may have film policies which require parental permission before students can participate in classroom viewing of R-Rated material. Please select films that are appropriate for your classroom situation and needs, and follow your schools published policies.
Sample Lecture – Here is a sneak preview of the enclosed lecture format, in case you want to see prior to making your purchase. Time stamps refer to the BluRay/DVD versions of the film, and hints as to when instructor comments should be made.
Lectures and Lessons
Instructors, it is important to make these lectures your own. As you learn film terms and shots, add them to your lecture presentations and don’t forget to incorporate pop cultural references. Teaching film involves teaching every aspect of our society. Check the Internet Movie Database for updates on the celebrities.