UNCP to offer 2-day course on film-making

By: Staff Report

PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke is offering a two-day community course designed to take participants on a journey through the world of film.

“Film Appreciation — How to Read What you Watch — will be offered Nov. 7 and Nov. 8. The course will be held in the Sampson Academic Building, room 228.

The cost is $50.

The course will introduce the basic techniques directors use for telling a story on the screen, according to Dr. Michael Berntsen, who will teach the class.

“While we will cover a variety of genres, we will primarily focus on classic Westerns, war films, comedies, and drama,” Berntsen said. “This course offers you the chance to learn how intricate storying-telling is within movies, which should lead to a greater appreciation for film as a form of art and entertainment.”

Berntsen is an assistant professor in the English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages department at UNCP. His works have been published in Media, Technology and the Imagination, Untoward Magazine, and The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson.

The Film Appreciation class is a non-credit course, according to Dr. Jeff Frederick, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

“With community courses, UNC Pembroke is merging acclaimed faculty and interesting topics into a format that will appeal to community members who want to dive a little deeper into one of their passions,” Frederick said.

“These courses are a fun and fascinating way for the university to increase our footprint and provide an opportunity to engage the community on thoughtful topics.”

To register for the course, visit uncp.edu/rc.

For more information, call the Office for Regional Initiatives at 910-775-4000.

Staff Report