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Throughout our film classes, you'll learn about all aspects of the film industry, including how films generate meaning and how actors and producers contribute to them. From cult classics to modern day blockbusters, you鈥檒l be immersed in the world of cinematography.  

Our specialised film tutors will discuss up-to-date trends in the industry, empowering you to develop a broad set of 台湾swag. You鈥檒l build your awareness of the evolution of film history as an art form and business too, charting the development of film and television through the ages. 

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Film & Media: Second Look Latin American Cinema

Part 2 of a brief introduction to the rich cinema of Latin America. It gives you an opportunity to explore the rich film industries of Latin America whose influence on world cinema is bigger than you may have thought despite decades of political turmoil, in some cases heavy censorship, and the influence of its Northern neighbour, Hollywood. This half-day course will focus on the international resurgence of Latin American Cinema since the 1990s, including New Mexican Cinema, the works of Latin American auteurs like active in the US and Europe like Walter Salles and Alfonso Cuar贸n.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 20/06/2024 -
Thu 20/06/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ruth Mulandi
Course code:
Q00014290
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢11.10

Film & Media: Why the Western film genre endures

This one-day session offers an insightful exploration into the evolution and enduring appeal of the Western genre. Through a variety of compelling examples, participants will delve into the dynamic transformations and enduring themes that have shaped Western storytelling. From its historical roots to contemporary adaptations, the course highlights how the Western genre continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Through discussions and analyses, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the genre's evolution and its ongoing resonance in modern storytelling.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Norwich Millennium Library (Norwich)
Millennium Library
The Forum, Millennium Plain
Norwich
NR2 1AW
Tutor:
James Clarke
Course code:
Q00015019
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢30.00

Film & Media: Second Look Eastern European Cinema

Part 2 of a brief introduction to the rich cinema of Eastern Europe. It gives you an opportunity to explore the rich film industries of Eastern Europe. Their influence on world cinema is bigger than you may have thought despite its many decades under Socialist regimes that imposed certain styles, themes, and heavy censorship. This half-day course will focus on developments since the break-up of the Soviet block at the turn of the 1990s and the emergence of national cinemas in newly formed countries following the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ruth Mulandi
Course code:
Q00014292
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢11.10

Film & Media: Films for Wellbeing

鈥楩eel good鈥 movies are more than a clich茅. We鈥檙e learning more and more about all the ways in which art and creativity are good for our health 鈥 from art and music therapy to reading on prescription. Watching films can be good for your well-being, too. In this brand-new 4-week course, we鈥檒l explore together what films are good for our health and how. We鈥檒l look at a different range of films from different genres that could all in their way help us maintain and manage our well-being.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ruth Mulandi
Course code:
Q00014311
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to 拢29.60

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Film & Media: Video editing for community organisations

Having a social media presence has become an essential element of attracting group members, funding and as a tool to promote information and awareness of issues important to communities. In a previous course, Washington Support Group for Men filmed footage relating to their organisation and it鈥檚 aims. This short course is designed to introduce learners who are involved in this established community group to the process of editing and producing a video. The video can then be shared to an audience in person or online through platforms such as Facebook or YouTube. This may be for promotional purposes, or to provide evidence of activities to potential funders or the wider public.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Washington Millennium Centre (WASHINGTON
The Oval
Concord
WASHINGTON
NE37 2QD
Tutor:
Graham Smith
Course code:
Q00015094
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢33.60

Film & Media: Introduction to World Cinema (Free London Taster)

Part of the London Free Taster Courses; Do join us for this introduction to a selection of films from around the world. This course offers an overview of global cinema traditions, looking at sections of films from different cultures and regions. We will consider a range of films, from classics to contemporary cinema . There will discussion on the style and meaning of diverse extracts drawing on key ideas from Film Studies and you will learn about some of the Key directors from major film movements. Topics include how historical context effects the development of cinema in different countries and how film reflects societal norms and cultural identities.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Daniel Williams
Course code:
Q00017167
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Film & Media: 5 BBC Films Revisited

A friendly and accessible exploration boasting a second offering of five more recent cinematic works produced by BBC Film, promoting knowledge, understanding and appreciation and confidence regarding film and cinema, also literacy 台湾swag, critical thinking and well-being in general. We examine, discuss and compile a critical journal reviewing a selection works from BBC Film promoting knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film but also critical thinking, literacy 台湾swag and well-being, considering running themes and techniques whilst also highlighting specialist language and terminology, advancing literacy, communication 台湾swag and confidence in delivering informed feedback.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 10/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
George Cromack
Course code:
Q00015238
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢29.60

Film & Media: FilmAbility - Ipswich Rising: A Community United

This ""Filmability"" course engages students and long-term unemployed individuals in creating a short documentary film about Ipswich Town Football Club's community impact. This innovative project promotes collaboration, planning, literacy, and digital 台湾swag through hands-on filmmaking. Participants develop practical 台湾swag like resilience, teamwork, research, writing, and technical proficiency over ten days. The course covers identifying topics, scriptwriting, camera operations, filming, and editing. By the end, participants produce a documentary, enhancing their confidence and workplace readiness while celebrating ITFC's return to the Premier League and their own journey towards employment.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Fri 26/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
20 sessions
Location:
Ipswich County Library
Northgate Street
Ipswich
IP1 3DE
Tutor:
James Clarke
Course code:
Q00016757
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢168.00

Film & Media: How to Read Film

Part of the Free to All Summer Taster Courses: Do you like films and are keen to learn more and discuss them with like-minded enthusiasts? Have you wondered 鈥淗ow did they do that?鈥 Or even more so 鈥淲hy did that film make me feel like this? 鈥淎re you thinking about enrolling on one of the WEA鈥檚 film studies courses? Then this free taster session is for you. You鈥檒l get equipped with some of the basics of 鈥渉ow to read a film鈥 鈥 the key elements of filmmaking and how they create (different) meanings, emotions and impacts on the viewer, enabling you analyse films with greater confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ruth Mulandi
Course code:
Q00016976
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free