Faculty of Fine Arts
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Exploring Movie Construction and Production: What’s so Exciting about Movies?
This open textbook contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production, including: theme; genre; narrative structure’ character portrayal; story; plot; directing style; cinematography; and editing.
Includes: instructor resources, production and cinematography assignments.
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
This textbook is an introduction to the art and science of moving pictures. It explores the tools and techniques of mise-en-scene, narrative form, cinematography, editing, sound and acting, how each has contributed to the evolution of cinematic language, and how that evolution implicates critical issues of representation in mass media.