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Academic Year 2016/17
01QXTPC
Cinema and Video
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Cinema And Media Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Verra Enrico Maria ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     60 40 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
L-ART/05
L-ART/06
5
5
C - Affini o integrative
C - Affini o integrative
Attività formative affini o integrative
Attività formative affini o integrative
Esclusioni:
02MOM
Subject fundamentals
The course is required for the Bachelor Degree in Cinema and Media Engineering.
The course addresses the study of language an history of cinema as well as a study of languages of the media with particular attention to shift from mass media to new media in society of the spectacle. The course is preparatory for courses in film and media that students will face in the years after the first three-year degree. The course consists of two modules: the first one which is dedicated to the cinema and the second one which is dedicated to the show with special attention to live performance.
Expected learning outcomes
MODULE 'CINEMA'
-knowledge of the main issues of cinematographic language, both from a technical and from a syntactic point of view
-knowledge of the cinema history, from the birth up to the contemporary landscape
-ability to analyse a cinematographic product throughout filmologic tools
-capacity to analyse and interpret the main aspects of cinema language (screenplay, direction, editing)
-knowledge of the main trends and genres of cinema in the global scenario


MODULE 'SHOW':
- Knowledge of language and aesthetics of new media according to the theoretical frame of Lev Manovich
- Capacity to analyse new digital cinema, and the changes and innovations of audiovisual language (immersion, interactivity, hypertext, cross-media, participation, etc.).
- Acquisition and application of analytical tools for live performance
- Knowledge of the new 'scene' electronic and emblematic case studies presented during the course (Studio Azzurro Marcel.lí Roca Antunez, the project 'Workshops Synthetic')
- To acquire skills in using tools of production and postproduction interactive video and hypermedia (Xtranormal, Hyperfilm, Dfilm movie maker, Second Life etc.).
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Students are not required prior knowledge, only skill in analyzing the media language and creative skills for the use of editing software.
Contents
MODULE 'CINEMA'

Film theory analysis of the following films:
L'ULTIMO UOMO by Friedrich W. Murnau; L'ATALANTE by Jean Vigo; RASHOMON by Akira Kurosawa;
A QUALCUNO PIACE CALDO by Billy Wilder; I SOLITI IGNOTI by Mario Monicelli; I 400 COLPI by François Truffaut;
L'INFANZIA DI IVAN by Andrei Tarkovskj; QUALCUNO VOLO' SUL NIDO DEL CUCULO by Milos Forman;
MULHOLLAND DRIVE by David Lynch; GUIDA PER RICONOSCERE I TUOI SANTI by Dito Montiel.

Analysis of the key elements of the language of cinema (scriptwriting, directing, editing, post-production)

MODULE 'SHOW':
- first part: language and aesthetics of new media (Lev Manovich) (18 hours)
- second part: the electronic scene, new technologies in the live performance (case studies: Studio Azzurro, Marcel.Lì Antunez Roca, Officine Sintetiche project) (14 hours)
- third part: Workshop 'Ipercinema' (24 hours)
Delivery modes
WORKSHOP 'IPERCINEMA':
Purpose of the workshop will be the analysis of the new audiovisual languages emerged from the interaction of film language with digital media. We will explore case studies of over 80 digital cinema, and the significant changse and innovations in the audiovisual language (immersion, interactivity, hypertext, cross-media,').
Groups of students will be asked to choose one of the new proposed paradigm and they will be asked to realize an explanatory short video. During the workshop will be taught tools for production and post production of interactive video: Xtranormal, Hyperfilm, Dfilm movie maker, Second Life,'
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources

Books for the final exam, module 'Cinema':
-'Manuale del film: linguaggio, racconto, analisi' by Gianni Dondolino, Dario Tomasi. Utet
-'Un batter d'occhi' by Walter Murch. Lindau

Books for the final exam, module 'Show':
- Manovich, L. (2005), Il linguaggio dei nuovi media, Olivares Edizioni, Milano.
Only chapters: 1 'Che cosa sono i nuovi media'; 2 'L'interfaccia'; 3 'Le operazioni'; 5.1 'Le forme ' Il database'; 6 'Che cos'è il cinema'.
- Mazali, T. (2007), Ex-peau-sition, il corpo ri-scritto nelle performance tecnocorporee, Guerini e Associati, Milano.
- Taddeo, G. (2007), Ipercinema, L'immaginario cinematografico nell'era digitale, Guerini e Associati, Milano.

Integrative material:
- Balzola A. e Prono F. (1994), La nuova scena elettronica, Rosenberg & Sellier, Torino.

In addition, students may agree with the professor alternative text than those indicated in basic bibliography.

Assessment and grading criteria
The final exam consists of an oral test. The test must be supported on the topics covered during lectures and books to be brought at the exam. The hearing lasts 15'-20 '. Final evaluation: 50% evaluation of workshop results + 50% evaluation of the oral test.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17
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