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Film & Media Studies

The Stand-Up Comic in Society

Stand-up comics uniquely reflect their own collision of cultures, ideas, and preferences. In this class, students study and analyze influential comics, then create, workshop, and ultimately perform their own four-minute stand-up routine. In addition to classroom hours, this course includes a field trip to an open mic comedy show in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 18th (students should reserve the time period from around 6:00 PM to midnight for this purpose and will need to provide their own transportation). The class culminates in a required final performance in front of hundreds of students on the night of January 27 (7:00-10:00 PM). In addition to Tuesday and Friday evenings, the class will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon.

Course Number: AS.061.146.13
Credits: 2
Distribution: H
Days:  Monday 1/9/2017 - Friday 1/27/2017
Times:  Tu- 7-10 PM | F- 7-10 PM
Instructor: Adam Ruben
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I Want To Be Humphrey Bogart

A close look at the Hollywood titan Humphrey Bogart in classics including Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, and The Big Sleep. In-class screenings and discussions are emphasized over lecture. No prior experience in film studies required.

Course Number: AS.061.257.22
Credits: 1
Distribution: H
Days:  Monday 1/17/2017 - Friday 1/27/2017
Times:  Tu- 3-6pm | W- 3-6pm | F- 3-6pm
Instructor: Lucy Bucknell

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Narrative Filmmaking: Pre-Prod Bootcamp

Narrative Filmmaking: Pre-Production Boot Camp. January 3-14, Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm; Weekend and evening screenings and workshops. 3 credits. This two-week boot camp for student filmmakers from JHU and the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), provides intensive training in the crucial aspects of preparing to shoot a successful narrative film. A weeklong workshop with a professional screenwriter will allow students to hone and improve their existing screenplays, practice the elements of writing for film, and learn how to do a script breakdown. A second workshop on working with actors, taught by a professional actor, will teach students the ins and outs of casting and directing. Supplemental workshops will cover elements of pre-production such as budgets, production schedules, call sheets, and legal issues.

Course Number: AS.061.319.12
Credits: 3
Distribution: H
Days:  
Times:  M - 10 am-4 pm | Tu- 10 am-4 pm | W- 10 am-4 pm | Th- 10 am-4 pm | F- 10 am-4 pm
Instructor: Kathleen Beller

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The Entertainment Industry in Contemporary Hollywood

Students will have the opportunity to spend one week in Los Angeles with Film and Media Studies Director Linda DeLibero. Students will meet and network with JHU alums in the entertainment industry, as well as heads of studios and talent agencies, screenwriters, directors, producers, and various other individuals in film and television. Associated fee with this intersession course is $1400 (financial support is available for those who qualify). Permission of Linda DeLibero is required. Film and Media Studies seniors and juniors will be given preference for the eight available slots, followed by senior minors.Students are expected to arrive in Los Angeles on January 8. The actual course runs January 9-13 with lodging check-in on January 8 and check-out on January 14.

Course Number: AS.061.377.60
Credits: 1
Distribution: H
Days:  Monday 1/9/2017 - Friday 1/13/2017
Times:  M - TBA | Tu- TBA | W- TBA | Th- TBA | F- TBA
Instructor: Linda DeLibero

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