Course Info

FILM 102: Foundations of Cinema for Non-Majors (Formerly DC 205)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

This course will examine the craft, technology, and aesthetic principles of media production. Drawing heavily on a wide array of historical examples, the course will examine the many expressive strategies potentially usable in the creation of moving image art forms: the importance of story and controlling ideas, storytelling with images, the basics of composition and editing, and an examination of narrative, documentary, and experimental approaches. In addition to analyzing the works of others, students will also produce their own projects thus, putting theory into practice.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 101
Class number: 10598
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: OLSYN CH000 at Online Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 10599
Meeting time: -
Location: OLASY NCH00 at Online Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 601
Class number: 30044
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 621
Class number: 30025
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 520
Class number: 25689
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 101
Class number: 15874
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 15876
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 601
Class number: 30331
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 30142
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 26912
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 520
Class number: 26117
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 101
Class number: 14704
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 14705
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 420
Class number: 16270
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 601
Class number: 34044
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 621
Class number: 34609
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 20699
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 25657
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12421
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 102
Class number: 12422
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 420
Class number: 12423
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 33466
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 621
Class number: 34142
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22087
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Section: 520
Class number: 22640
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 32956
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 102
Class number: 32958
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Section: 420
Class number: 32960
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Summer I 2015-2016

Section: 220
Class number: 42251
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 32751
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 610
Class number: 38033
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 620
Class number: 32752
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 22596
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 26841
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 22598
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 22988
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11468
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 11470
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Alaric Rocha
Section: 420
Class number: 11471
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED