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The Story of Cinematography

  • Ashleigh at Lansdowne 44124 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA, 20176 United States (map)

Moving pictures began with an idea to take entertainment beyond the adage of a static picture “being worth a thousand words.”  Such desire gave rise to the art and science of Cinematography.  Today we take for granted that news, entertainment, practical instruction, and creative communication are all delivered to us in video format.  Join Dr. Roger Koment this fall in this six-lecture series as he examines the origins and evolution of moving pictures as our most powerful form of modern entertainment. Continue to learn outside the classroom during three special screenings of films that focus on topics we have learned in class.


Talking Motion Pictures: Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 PM Speak Easily (1932)

Films in Technicolor: Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM Pleasantville (1998)

Video Special Effects: Thursday, December 26 at 6:30 PM Jurassic Park (1993)