Like any other medium, cinema is not neutral. In Theories of Cinema Analysis we are going to demystify the 4 main categories of cinema analysis – mis-en-scene, cinematography, sound, and editing as natural elements of visual story telling by looking at their early theoretical developments. What questions were early filmmakers/theorists asking which allowed them to arrive at these 4 central ways of assembling moving pictures? How were they used as political tools in a social context? What difference have they made in the ways we currently understand cinema, tv and new media? Are contemporary filmmakers continuing to change the way we see?