Origins and Techniques of Film Noir


An essential and important style of filmmaking, learn about the history and events that led up to the classic Film Noir Period which included films like “Stranger on the Third Floor”, “Double Indemnity”, “The Big Combo” and “Touch of Evil”. You will also learn about some lighting principles and how you can push your productions to get that Film Noir look.

Course Materials

Film: Stranger on the Third Floor

Film: Double Indemnity

Film: The Big Combo

Film: Touch of Evil


Introduction to Film Noir

The Basics of Lighting for Film Noir

Film Screening: “Stranger on the Third Floor”

Film Screening: “Double Indemnity”

Film Screening: “The Big Combo”

Film Screening: “Touch of Evil”


Origins and Techniques of Film Noir – FINAL EXAM