Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling OpenCourseWare: Graduate Level Free Course by MIT on Cinematic Storytelling

Published Jan 29, 2009

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Offered as graduate-level OpenCourseWare, 'Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling' studies how technology enhances and enriches both the story and the process of storytelling. The Department of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT offered the original course.

Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling: Course Description

In this lecture-based course, the relationships between story appreciation and story creation as well as various storytelling techniques were analyzed. It looked at the fundamental building blocks of story representation and construction. The course covered comparison of story and information, representations employed in playout and story creation, audience, story and author interface, past experimentation with systems of computer-assisted storytelling and representing the world in a common sense manner. 'Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling' is a graduate level course originally taught by Professor Glorianna Davenport assisted by Barbara Barry. This course was initially offered in the Department of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.

Materials included with this OpenCourseWare are a reading list, student projects, assignment information and related resources. For more information on this free OpenCourseWare, visit the storytelling by film course page.

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