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Welcome to Cinematic Arts

The Department of Cinematic Arts approaches film from a critical and creative perspective, in relation to the other arts, and within an international and interdisciplinary frame. It provides students with the critical tools necessary for the theoretical and historical analysis of cinema as well as the creative skills required for the production of film, video, and digital media.

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  • Film projector on in the dark
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Headroom Film Screening Series
Headroom Screening Series presents The Films of Jonathan Schwartz

Headroom Screening Series presents The Films of Jonathan Schwartz

March 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

 Headroom Screening Series is a roving microcinema that collaborates with local venues to curate screenings and other media-related events and performances. Jonathan Schwartz (1973-2018) was a filmmaker, teacher, and source of inspiration for all his friends and students. Jonathan incorporated found and collected materials in many of his films, and simultaneously developed his unique 16mm vision through intimate exchanges with his subjects, handheld gestures, in-camera superimpositions, and a...

Scoring the Screen: The Power of Music in Film

Scoring the Screen: The Power of Music in Film

April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

How do composers, producers, and directors use music in film? How does it help to tell stories, complicate plots, create atmosphere, and manipulate audiences' emotional responses? How is it selected, scored, and recorded? Join Kaitlyn Busbee (independent filmmaker), Corey Creekmur (Professor of Cinematic Arts), Rebecca Fons (Programming Director at FilmScene), and Nathan Platte (Professor of Music) as they discuss the role—and the power—of music in film....