UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate - Summer 2015

Summer 2015

  • The Craft of Writing - Myths, Legends, Storytelling

    R1B - 001 | Session A | CCN: 48205

    The Craft of Writing - Myths, Legends, Storytelling

    Instructor: Katherine Guerra

    Human beings have been sharing stories and passing down oral tales since they began living together in societies. Myths and legends predate the written word. Our goal is to interrogate why almost every people on earth has some history of … More

  • History of Sound Film

    25B | Session A | CCN: 48215

    History of Sound Film

    Instructor: Patrick Ellis

    Seventy-five years of film history in five weeks. Ranging widely, this class will cover major film movements, events, and technologies; as well as minor genres, national cinemas, and media. Recurrent areas of focus will include animation, science … More

  • Introduction to Digital Video Production

    26 | Session C | CCN: 48225

    Introduction to Digital Video Production

    Instructor: David Borengasser

    *This course includes a mandatory lab TWTh 1:00-4:00* The objective of this class is to provide the basic technical foundation necessary for creative digital film production while emphasizing the techniques and languages of creative moving image … More

  • History of Film and Media Theory

    100 | Session D | CCN: 48235

    History of Film and Media Theory

    Instructor: Renee Pastel

    Why do we watch film, television, and online video? What makes these media pleasurable and central in our lives? And how do these media convey and influence the world in which they are created? This course introduces film and media theory by … More

  • Film Genre: American Horror Film

    108 | Session A | CCN: 48245

    Film Genre: American Horror Film

    Instructor: Eliot Bessette

     Contemporary American horror films are pushing the boundaries of intense fear, violence, and grotesquerie ever further. This is in the nature of the genre. Barbara Creed says each horror film “creates in audiences a desire, perhaps … More

  • Film Genre: Game of Thrones

    Film 108 | Session D | CCN: 48255

    Film Genre: Game of Thrones

    Instructor: Justin Vaccaro

    Game of Thrones is a worldwide phenomenon. Derived from a series of bestselling novels, it is one of the most popular shows on television, the most pirated show on the web, and a critical darling, courting both a wide demographic of fans and more … More

  • Documentary Film

    128 | Session A | CCN: 48265

    Documentary Film

    Instructor: Jennifer Blaylock

    The primary purpose of this course is to give an overview of the history and theory of documentary film. Yet, recognizing that documentary is one of many non-fiction filmmaking practices, our course will seek to understand and define documentary … More

  • History of Avant-Garde Film

    129 | Session D | CCN: 48275

    History of Avant-Garde Film

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    This course is a survey of the rich history and aesthetics of the international film Avant-Garde from the 1920s to the present. The course explores the development of a range of experimental film forms and practices, situating them in relation to … More