Reception psychology

ECTS Credits 5

Course Aims: The goal of the course is to give the cinematographers, editors and sound designers knowledge about reception psychology that can be used in their respective practices. This course is focused on the way human perception and aspects of the psychology of senses affect the way filmmakers work. The origins of composition, be it visual, audial or temporal, can all be traced back to the features of human perception. The course will explore the phenomenon of perception through lectures and discussions and through analysis will show its implications on filmmaking.

Brief description of the course: Lectures and seminars about the basics of reception psychology, theoretical concepts inherent in reception psychology and practical exercises where the concepts of reception psychology are tested.

Upon completing the course the student:

  • has ability to use the knowledge of reception psychology in creative work.
  • Teacher: Elen Lotman

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