MAS.845 Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling

Spring 2004

Movie hall.
A movie hall in Los Angeles, circa 1947. (Image courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.)

Course Highlights

The projects section contains examples of student's final projects from the semester. A complete bibliography is included in the readings section, as well as a list of related Web links in the related resources section.

Course Description

This seminar explores approaches to representation for distributed cinematic storytelling. The relationship between story creation and story appreciation is analyzed. Readings are drawn from literary and cinematic criticism, as well as from descriptions of interactive, distributed works. Students analyze a range of storytelling techniques; they develop a proposal using visualization techniques; and they prototype a working story experience, culminating in a final project displayed at the end of the semester.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site. Flash™ Player software is required to run the Flash™ media found on this course site.

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Prof. Glorianna Davenport
TA: Barbara Barry

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session