What Makes A Good Film?

Tutor: Alan James
Sessions
: Monthly – All Year
Dates: 16 Feb 2022 – 16 Nov 2022
Time
: Wednesday, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Venue
: Online
Delivery: via Zoom
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Prerequisites:
Nil

Alan’s credentials are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Communication with Majors in Cinema Studies and Creative Writing.
  • 35 + years professionally employed as an audio, video, lighting technician.
  • 30 years as a producer/presenter on community radio.

SO….If you would like to discover why films matter; how they work and why they don’t; how to re-watch your old collection with new eyes and how to make viewing decisions from brief menu descriptions, then this course is for you!

This Course is a once a month movie club. The group will nominate a film for members to watch during the month, then get together via zoom to discuss aspects such as mythical structure and style. To help us with our analysis, Group Leader Alan James will gently guide us through aspects already covered during the initial course. Do you want to discover why films matter, how they work and why they don’t? How to re-watch your old collection with new eyes. How to make viewing decisions from brief menu descriptions. Despite being unable to visit the cinema these days there are still plenty of choices for viewing films. You might have a DVD collection, subscribe to a streaming service, use YouTube or suffer the commercial ridden films on TV. Join Alan James on a journey through the forest of films in search for something interesting to watch while focusing on quality. Alan will be breaking down the major elements of writing, directing, design and sound. He’ll be looking at why it’s called ‘show business’ for a reason. The differences and similarities with fine art, literature, theatre and what we call consensus reality!