“Cinematic Techniques and Analysis”
Mr. Colin Alwin Harris
This course will introduce the art, technology, language, and appreciation of film, exploring the varieties of film experience, film and the other arts, and the ways of viewing. Students will learn about the basic cinematic techniques and structures, including mise-en-scene and montage, use of cinematic time and space, the image, soundtrack, and the script. Consideration will also be given to analyzing the fundamentals of film production, directing, acting, and editing; how the elements of the production process are analyzed separately, then brought together to show how they create the emotional and intellectual impact of the film experience. Film examples will be screened in class.
Target Audience: Students who which to develop a critical understanding of the origin, development, cultural aspects and analysis of cinema topics through the viewing and discussion of motion pictures. Every aspiring filmmaker should take this course. You don’t need any prior filmmaking knowledge.
Duration: 8 Weeks
You will need the following for this course:
- Internet connection.
- A computer or tablet
- Textbook: Understanding Movies (12th Edition) 12th Edition
Colin A. Harris, MS
Name: Colin A. Harris, MS
Department: Information Technology/Film Technology
Specialties: Screenwriting, Directing, Producing, Editing, Production Management
With his vivacious imagination and admiration for the cinematic arts, filmmaker COLIN ALWIN HARRIS, is riding the waves of the buzz behind his recent action thriller movie, Haima. Since its premiere in September 2016, HAIMA, has won “Best Florida Project at the Central Florida Film Festival, “Best Feature Film” at the MAC Film Festival in Brazil, and received an Honorary Mention Award from the Indie Gathering Film Festival.
Colin Harris is a screenwriter, director, and producer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College, a master’s degree from Troy University, an MBA certificate from Post University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of West Florida. He also studied professional screenwriting from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Harris’s interest in the cinematic arts began in 2002 when he started his own production company, Global Impact Empire Entertainment, and began producing projects on the Florida Gulf Coast. In 2004 he shot and edited “Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame Expo, and in 2006 he directed and produced a 21-minute short film, “Flawed Proposal”. In 2012, he assisted in the production of the award-winning documentary “Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer”. In 2009, the busy husband and father switched his focus to sharing his knowledge as an instructor at Central Florida Institute of Technology. In 2016, Harris completed the awarding winning feature film titled ‘HAIMA”.