The aim of the class is to deepen the level of both theoretical and technical understanding of the craft and the business of filmmaking. Students will learn how to dissect a film and identify its constituent parts, helping to better inform aesthetic tastes, and equip them with a tool belt to understand as many aspects of the film production process as possible. In addition to viewing foundational films and clips we will examine core principles of scriptwriting, narrative structure, camera work, editing, sound production, and business aspects of the film industry. The class is designed to be accessible to anyone with a passion for movies wishing to delve deeper into the subject.
Spencer Caddigan, has worked professionally in the film industry for nearly a decade, working in the grip, electric, and audio departments. He has a Bachelor’s in Screen Studies from Clark University, specializing in the Film Noir period. He received a certificate degree from The Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts in 2012, and has been a member of I.A.T.S.E. since 2014.