Do you like cinema and want to practice your English?
Practice English in a fun, dynamic and engaging way exploring cinema
with an American film professional
TRAVIS KERSCHEN's FILM SERIES
WHAT is "Travis Kerschen's Film Series"?
It is an original and productive way to learn about cinema... while studying & practicing English!
Using the brief history of narrative film as a structural framework, we will watch and discuss scenes from different films, exploring together the evolution of Western (American/European) cinema.
Besides the historical relevance of these clips, film terminology and vocabulary will be introduced, allowing the members to analyze the clips progressively based on the composite elements of cinema.
Different personal anecdotes will be divulged from working on film sets, transforming the series into an organic human experience of what film is.
Along with discussions, various fun participatory exercises and games will be done, including role playing as different film characters.
This will be a fun and dynamic and engaging series, about sharing passion and love for film.
In the future, for more dedicated members, new classes will be available to them which will build upon what has been learned (directing, acting, screenwriting.)
If resources become available, also editing and cinematography. If and when possible, visiting film professionals will be invited to talk about their jobs.
About Travis, your film specialist and instructor:
Travis Kerschen, of American origin, the facilitator of this weekly series, has worked in cinema for seventeen years in various cities (Los Angeles, Mexico City and Paris).
He is recognized for his passion (which itself is translated across languages and cultures). Professional experience: he has directed three feature films-Pageant (a comedy), Iko (a drama) and Tantrika (a horror) and numerous short films.
He has produced a film for Arte tv and some short films. He has acted in feature films and numerous short films. He has worked in a professional capacity as crew in many of the positions in most of the departments of a film production.
He has taught filmmaking at a university, film studies at two Parisian Grandes Ecoles, and acting at various academies. Beyond those two aspects of his love for cinema, he has a film education (being mentored by a Cannes’ Palm d’Or winning filmmaker.)
1. Subscribers: 6 €
2. Non subscribers: 10 €
For more information about the Polyglot Club Subscription, click HERE.
You must also buy a drink (to pay for the services of the bar that welcomes us): check the Drink Policy.
WHEN & WHERE?
Every Saturday 7-8 pm.
Warning: the session starts at 7PM sharp... or you will not be able to participate!
DENFERT Café: 58 bd Saint-Jacques 75014 Paris. Métro: Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4, 6, RER B)
- King_Travis Feb 10, 2017 @ 20:01
Hi Everybody, last week we had an interesting conversation about sexism in film and popular culture, and although that wasn't planned it was heartily welcomed. We shall continue watching film clips and discussing them, and if you come and have a strong stance about something and can question it through the films we are watching, that would make me happy.
- Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:34
- Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:37
Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed your free crepes last week, I sure did. This week we will continue watching and discussing the (mostly) Hollywood movies which had a significance either cinematically, or culturally, or historically.
- Feb 08, 2018 @ 11:01
Hello Everybody, Tomorrow we will continue watching clips and discussing their importance, and perhaps, we might discuss narrative (storytelling) devices in cinema (screenwriting)
- Feb 02, 2018 @ 15:36
Hi Everyone, We will continue in the thirties, watching films and discussing their cinematic significance, as well as the world's influences on the cinema that was being made.
- Jan 26, 2018 @ 12:02
Be ready to have a pleasant time watching clips from cinematically significant movies and discussing them, as well as making friends and socializing.
- Jan 20, 2018 @ 11:05
Welcome back everybody! I just got back from seeing my family in the USA, and I have "new" old movies to show you, to continue our history of the cinematic experience!
- Jan 11, 2018 @ 11:26