Introduction to Horror Genre
(Offsite) NNY Free Program in Mandarin

Photo: Sweet Sixteen, 2014, Director Yung Jen Yang, Cinematographer Warut Snidvongs.

English below:

縱觀恐怖電影

透過此兩個小時的工作坊,主講老師將從兒時的恐怖故事、童話和傳說,討論觀看恐怖電影的心理解析,並且瞭解為什麼觀眾喜歡看恐怖電影,以及為什麼人們會感到恐懼,並由美國電影產業出發,融合各國文化,如德國表現主義、希區考克心理驚悚、日本鬼怪傳統等等,從不同社會時代背景切入,瞭解此類型的文化脈絡,討論導演們及其電影敘事手法,觀看經典「活死人之夜」「閃靈」「

楊詠任畢業於紐約市立大學電影碩士,現為獨立影像創作者,紐約冬季電影節和恐懼膠卷競賽電影競賽評委,並在Third World Newsreel電影工作坊擔任合作教師。驚悚短片作品”Sweet Sixteen”入圍六個電影節,獲得四個獎項,另外導演作品“追夢的兔子”入圍兩個電影節,包含美西最大亞裔影展之一:舊金山亞美電影節。攝影合作公司包括:中東半島電台、瑪莎史都華、浙江經視、新浪新聞等等。

Through this 2-hour long workshop participants will learn about horror films from both psychological and historical aspects, and discover multicultural influences in Hollywood cinema, such as German Expressionism, Hitchcock’s Psychological thrillers, and Japanese spiritual traditions. The instructor will begin sharing childhood ghost stories, tales, and urban legends, then discuss the psychology of horror films to understand the reason why audiences love watching scary movies and what fears really is. The instructor will also guide participants to look into different historical backgrounds in society that influence this genre, and watching classic movie clips to analyze the narrative techniques from different directors. The participants will also gain knowledge about the past and future trends of the horror films.

Graduated from Media Arts Production of City College of New York (M.F.A.), Yung-Jen Yang is currently a freelance filmmaker. He is a judge in Winter Film Awards and Reel Fear Horror Contest, and a film workshop instructor in Third World Newsreel. His short thriller Sweet Sixteen is officially selected by 6 film festivals, and won 4 awards. Furthermore, his latest.

Where: Queens Library at Elmhurst 86-07 Broadway Elmhurst, NY 11373