Influential World Filmmakers: Kurosawa to Bergman

In this lesson, we will meet some famous international filmmakers. We will explore the contributions of directors like Akira Kurosawa, Sergei Eisenstein, Billy Wilder, and Ingmar Bergman. A World of Stories The lights go dim. The theater falls silent. You wriggle in...

Influential American Filmmakers: Hitchcock to Spielberg

In this lesson, we will meet a few of America's most famous filmmakers. We will look at the accomplishments of Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, and several other influential directors who have changed the movie industry. The People Who Tell the Stories Filmmakers...

Introduction of Sound to the Film Industry

In this lesson, we will explore the introduction of sound to the film industry. We will learn about the inventions that made sound in film possible, study the first movies with sound, and reflect on the changes that sound brought to the movie world. The Silent Era...

Early Film Directors & Techniques

In this lesson, we will study early film. We will look at the inventions that helped create the movie industry and explore the first films, directors, movie stars, and movie companies. A Bevy of Inventions In 2013, the movie industry in the United States and Canada...