Love horror films, or interested in making a scary movie of your own?
Want to better understand how and why horror films scare us, or how to frighten your audience? This class explores the history and mechanics of the horror film from the earliest days of silent film, to the blockbusters of today. We will follow the history and evolution of the horror film from the late 1800's to the modern day, and along the way, explore the filmmaking techniques that filmmakers have used over the years to scare their audiences. Through studying and analyzing the filming, editing, sound and music techniques of the greatest horror films over the last 120 years, we will learn in depth the tools and techniques of the horror filmmaker's trade, and see how their scare tactics have evolved over the last century, as political times have changed, new technologies have become available, and audience sophistication has increased.
Taught by Jeff Ferrell, a lifelong devotee of horror cinema, and writer/director of the internationally distributed horror films GHOSTLIGHT and DEAD WEST.
The Saturday Class will be 8 hours, 9am - 5pm