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Sip wine and enjoy aged cheddar as Dr Michael Kitson walks you through the hidden language of film and reveals how mastercraftsman Alfred Hitchcock manipulates his medium and us in his most enjoyable of entertainments, Rear Window.

“Without a comprehension of the grammar of film and the syntax of scene; of its framing and shot sizes, focus and lens, camera moves and mise en scene, you can’t hold that deeper discussion of character, action and plot.” Dr Michael Kitson

Venue: Ballarat Mechanics' Institute
Date: 21 February 2017
Time: 5.007.00 p.m. Doors open for refreshments at 4.30 p.m.
Cost:  $70 pp – Contact us for group discounts (five and over)

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It’s always a joy to watch Michael elucidate the hidden gems of meaning lurking beneath the surface of a classic film. If you saw his analysis of The Road Warrior and the Dog, you’ll already know a Rear Window lecture from Kitson is not one to miss.
— Brett Stanning, Teacher of screenwriting RMIT University

Dr Michael Kitson is trained in the production of film and TV, he worked as a location sound recordist and documentary researcher, studied cinema journalism at the British Film Institute and has been writing on film for over twenty years (Cinema Papers, IF, Metro, ASE, Limelight). He has lectured in literature, creative and screen writing at the University of Melbourne, Swinburne, UWS, Melbourne Polytechnic, Victoria University and Federation University. He holds a PhD UWS, MA in Communications RMIT, MA Creative Writing (hons) University of Melbourne, BA Monash University and supervises and assesses postgraduate and doctoral candidates. His short fiction has been anthologised.

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Melbourne 'Rear Window' Seminar