Fall 2009

Production Workshop in the Moving Image: Narrative Cinema in a Global Context

Listed in: English, as ENGL-82


Baba Hillman (Section 01)


 The topic changes each time the course is taught.  In fall 2009 the topic will be “Narrative Cinema in a Global Context.”  This course will introduce students to a diverse range of approaches to narrative filmmaking.  Students will gain skills in videomaking and criticism through project assignments, readings and analysis of critical discourses that ground issues of production.  The course will include workshops in cinematography, sound recording, directing and editing.  Weekly screenings will include films and videos by Jia Zhangke, Claire Denis, Charles Burnett, Tsai Ming-liang, Abdellatif Kechiche, and Lucia Murat.  Students will complete three video projects.

Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 12 students.  Recommended requisites:  Completed coursework in one of the following areas:  Film Studies, Visual or Performing Arts, Art History.  Please complete the questionnaire at https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/english/events/questionnaire.  Fall semester.  Five College Professor Hillman.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors.


Artistic practice, Writing attentive


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009