This is a course in which the student will view and discuss films and documentaries to examine film history, genres, technical innovations and the major contributors to the industry from the birth of the film to the films of present day. Basic film terminology will be taught as well as the artistic nuances and innovations of film. Informational handouts will be handed out and on Ms. Selke's website pertaining to each film unit. Students will be given the opportunity to explore their own creativity, gain knowledge and philosophies through written and oral analyses and critiques, as well as written screenplays, artistic and technical storyboards and in-class design projects plus two major outside class group video projects each semester.