Welcome to Film Studies

We study film theory and history so that students understand what it takes to develop their own work. Editing is, arguably, the most fascinating aspect of film. Cutting one segment and adding another on either end creates meaning. The shots are not filmed at the same time due to lighting and location. For instance, one actor may respond to another actor who is not even present.

After looking at examples of the Kuleshov Effect and watching the Alfred Hitchock’s shower scene, students were assigned to show something falling. Here are their responses.

Falling Filmed

Student films from the last five years, including two collaborations with dance