MAS.845 Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling

As taught in: Spring 2004

A black and white photo of movie hall with rows of wodden chairs.

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




Prof. Glorianna Davenport

Barbara Barry
(Teaching Assistant)

Course Features

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.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm, .swf.