The Art of Analysis

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1630 E 7th Avenue Ybor
Tampa, FL 33605
United States

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The workshop “The Art of Analysis” covers the basics of photographic arts through filmmaking, explaining key composition techniques like the rule of thirds, leading lines, and framing. It delves into filmmaking fundamentals, discussing storytelling, shot types, aspect ratio, and camera movements, as well as the essentials of storyboarding. This workshop also explores elements of cinematography, including lighting, color theory, and design, and introduces mise-en-scène techniques such as set design, costume, and actor positioning (aka, blocking). The course will examine iconic film scenes and analyze their significance under the context of visual literacy.

Meet the Educator

Hector Sotomayor is a full time Professor of Film Studies & Art History at Ringling College of Art & Design and served as an adjunct at the University of Tampa. He’s taught courses on World Cinema, American Cinema, Film History, Narrative, and Visual Literacy. Outside of academia, he conducted public “film talks” at the historic Tampa Theatre, discussing and analyzing the cultural history of classic Hollywood films. At FMoPA, he wishes to explore the kinship between photographic art and cinematography with his upcoming courses on “The Art of Analysis” and “The Aesthetics of Akira Kurosawa”.


  • A DSLR, mirrorless camera, or cellphone
  • Willingness to learn

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding classes call the Museum at (813)221-2222 or email

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