Workshop: ‘The Art of Watching Film’

UVa. professor Matt Marshall will lead a workshop on “The Art of Watching Film” on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The location of the workshop will be announced based on attendance.

In this presentation, you will learn how to “read” a film and gain the critical viewing skills to move beyond simply looking at a movie and following the story. You’ll study the language of film and examine the tools and techniques that filmmakers use to create meaning in their work, including lighting, sound, symbolism, and perspective. You’ll explore why certain shots are used. Why scenes are lit a certain way? Why characters and objects are in a particular arrangement?

The lecture is for anyone interested in getting more out of their film watching experience as well as for filmmakers and writers who would like to advance their craft into more formal directions. Bring friends!

If you are interested, please email the Wayne Theatre Alliance at or call 540.943.9999.