Date of Award

2012

Type

Thesis

Major

Theatre

Department

Theatre Department

Abstract

Filmmakers are visual storytellers, thus it is important to understand basic fdm theory as well as the elements of a narrative, such as voice, look, and feel. It is just as important for filmmakers to understand how film theory and the elements of a narrative work together to effectively convey stories to the people viewing the film. In this thesis, I researched basic film theory and analyzed three personally influential movies and directors including Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936), Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible (2012), and Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai (1954). I chose one technique from each of the the films, synthesized them into an original scene, and described the process of creating the scene.

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