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What makes a movie a movie? How is storytelling through film different from storytelling through literature? Which films deserve a “thumbs-up” and which deserve a “thumbs-down” – and why? These are just some of the questions you will pursue in the Ollywood course. By investigating the stages of pre-production, production and post-production, you will develop a critical eye for film and TV, and express your critiques in written, video, and audio formats.

Course Units

  • How are movies prepared?

    Why?

    In this unit you will learn about the main elements of film pre-production: screenwriting, set design, and costume design.

    How?

    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • What are the elements of film pre-production?
    • What is the role of a location scout?
    • How do we critique the elements of film pre-production?
  • How are movies filmed?

    Why?

    In this unit you will learn about the main elements of film production: lighting, camera angles and acting.

    How?

    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • What are the elements of film production?
    • How is a character established?
    • How do we critique the elements of film production?

    What?

    Please click on the links below to access each Part of this lesson. Be sure to go in order, as each part builds on the previous one.

  • How are movies edited?

    Why?

    In this unit you will learn about the main elements of film production: lighting, camera angles and acting.

    How?

    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • What are the elements of film production?
    • How is a character established?
    • How do we critique the elements of film production?