In my new Faith and Film course at Seattle Pacific University, we’re spicing up our post-movie discussions with some videos that train us to see more clearly just how filmmakers are using their cameras to influence our experience.

The more we understand how artists seek to capture our imaginations, the more discerning we can become about what they’re hoping to accomplish, and the better we will be equipped for recognizing greatness.

Here are two videos I’ve made permanent parts of the syllabus. If you have a favorite video that taught you to look at movies a little differently, I encourage you to share!