Film Studies 101

Appreciate, Critique, Praise

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WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT

Have you ever found yourself wanting to express your thoughts after watching a movie, only to struggle with articulating them? This course is intended to assist you whether you find something to be commendable or flawed, but still find it difficult to discuss. You will be empowered with the tools to have meaningful conversations about the movies you love and hate, as well as an introduction to a variety of components and rubrics.

WHEN

Tuesday, 7th MAY 2024

7pm - 9pm

WHERE

BAC PJ Campus, VSQ @ PJ City Centre, Jalan Utara, 47000 Petaling Jaya

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • An opportunity to delve into the art of storytelling through visual mediums
  • To gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, historical, and social significance of films
  • To enhance critical thinking skills as it requires analysing and interpreting complex narratives and cinematography choices

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to Articulate Your Insights: Learn to express your thoughts confidently and coherently, bridging the gap between your feelings about a movie and your ability to communicate them effectively
  • How to Analyse Film Components: Understand the key elements contributing to a film's success or shortcomings, from cinematography and editing to art design and soundtrack
  • Constructive Criticism: Master the art of providing constructive criticism that goes beyond merely liking or disliking a film, fostering richer conversations and a deeper understanding of cinematic artistry
  • How to Navigate Film Discussions: Acquire the skills to navigate diverse opinions and perspectives, fostering inclusive and insightful discussions within film appreciation
  • How to Develop a Critical Eye: Hone your ability to identify nuances in filmmaking, allowing you to appreciate the subtleties that enhance or detract from the viewing experience

WHO IS YOUR FACILITATOR

Amin Affendi, Lecturer (IACT College)

Amin Affendi holds a Masters in Screen Studies from the University Sains Malaysia (USM), and a Bachelor (Hons) Digital Film and Television. Amin has seven years of experience in the film and TV production industry, ranging from being a film editor to an assistant director. His notable involvements in film and TV productions include Dimana Kan Ku Cari Ganti (2011), Dampak (2013), Seteguh Kasih Ibunda (2014) and Jwanita (2016). He is currently finishing his PhD dissertation in Film Studies. 

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