Course Info

FILM 357: Cinematic Space (Formerly DC 333)

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

This seminar mixes theory and practice to expose students to an in-depth exploration of different techniques and possibilities concerning cinematic space. Beginning with an introduction to the fundamental differences between montage and mise-en-scene, the course will teach students the art and craft of designing, blocking and executing plan sequences, starting with static camera shots and ending in complex 3D camera moves. PREREQUISITE(S) DC 210 and DC 275 (FORMERLY DC 333)

FILM 110 and FILM 250 are prerequisites for this class.

Fall 2020-2021


Section 701

Class number 10737

Meeting dates: 9/9/2020 - 11/24/2020
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: TBA at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus
Meeting dates: 9/9/2020 - 11/24/2020
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: TBA at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus


Fall 2019-2020


Section 701

Class number 16195

Meeting dates: 9/11/2019 - 11/26/2019
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus
Meeting dates: 9/11/2019 - 11/26/2019
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus


Fall 2018-2019


Section 701

Class number 16413

Meeting dates: 9/5/2018 - 11/20/2018
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus
Meeting dates: 9/5/2018 - 11/20/2018
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus


Fall 2016-2017


Section 401

Class number 33044

Meeting dates: 9/7/2016 - 11/22/2016
Meeting time: M 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus
Meeting dates: 9/7/2016 - 11/22/2016
Meeting time: M 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus


Fall 2015-2016

Section: 401
Class number: 11516
Meeting time: M 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Marc Menet | View syllabus