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, we will watch another Harold Lloyd movie (thanks to a request from one of the members) and we will watch about 1/5th of D.W. Griffith's "Broken Blossoms", we have already seen about 20-26 minutes of it, in case you want to catch up on your own before Saturday. Thanks
- Jun 01, 2017 @ 19:47
So, we've been watching a lot of slapstick for the last couple weeks. We might continue, but I want to know if that's what you want. Otherwise we will move onto some of the other genres of that time. Please let me know (before Saturday :)
- May 25, 2017 @ 11:53
Just continuing with American films tomorrow! I look forward to seeing you guys!
- Apr 21, 2017 @ 16:34
Hi Everybody, tomorrow we will be watching The Great Train Robbery and discussing it's influence on narrative cinema.
- Apr 14, 2017 @ 12:49
Thanks for coming everyone, we had a good time, and we will keep on talking about and watching the development of cinema. I think we might be covering narrative form on Saturday.
- Apr 02, 2017 @ 20:00
Hi Everybody, on Saturday we will continue with what we have been doing. I am looking for a clip from a movie I acted in, if I can find it by Saturday, we will watch that clip, too:)
- Mar 23, 2017 @ 10:48