The Language of Film: How We Are Manipulated By Media

Walk into any room full of people and ask how many know the language of film and virtually no one will raise their hand. But it is estimated that Americans spend a minimum of four and a half hours a day watching television. The fact is, by the time we reach our teens we are so completely conversant with the conventions of film and video that we are ALL unconscious experts.
This lecture seeks to examine how the creators of media use that unconscious knowledge to manipulate the viewer: sometimes to entertain, and sometimes for motives not quite so benevolent.

Lectern, microphone, DVD player, CD player, writeable board