This course explores the cinematic principles and techniques universally used in dramatic, effective and entertaining Filmmaking. The concepts and conventions of Film Grammar will be studied in detail. International films that exemplify various National Schools of Cinema, styles and genres will be studied, viewed and discussed. An understanding and appreciation of the origins of current film trends will be gained. Areas of study include style, genre, theme, structure, shot composition, staging, lighting, character, dialogue, editing, and sound. The practical application of these areas of study will be made during detailed discussions of the process of Storyboarding in film.