Monday, August 28, 2006

Assignments for 09.11.06

Film Art - Chapter 2
Film Viewer's Guide

Make a persistence of vision device.

About the reading
About constructing the device

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

10.31.05 - Log Dailies

The Assignment: Pre-edit.

The Process: Now having shot your 30-second project, log your dailies, organize your bins in some fashion, and do an assembly edit.

The Assesment: Screen and critique edit in class. Blog about the editing process.

10.31.05 - Chapter 8 Quiz

The Assignment: Read the freakin Chapter 8 in your freakin Film Art textbook.

The Assesment: A freakin quiz.

11.02.05 - Paper

The Assignment: A five-paragraph essay on the use of Comedy in visual storytelling.

The Process: You may base it on our discussions from class, or come up with your own ideas. You MUST have a thesis statement and three supporting points, with outside references for those three points. Also include examples from movies, and you don't have to limit yourself to the films we have watched in class. Cite your references in footnotes. You may use your textbook as a reference, you may use one online source as a reference. Try and have at least one source be an outside book.

The Assesment: I will read it and grade it based on content, presentation, and adherance to grammar, spelling, and style. Then I will shred it and burn it and set your house on fire with it.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Producing Paperwork Extended to 10.19.05

The Producing Assignment for the 30 second project detailed below has been extended to 10.19.05, given the problems with the e-mail system.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Reading Assignment for 10.17.05 and QUIZ

The Assignment: Read Chapter 4, pencil in hand.

The Assesment: A Quiz, naturally. Know how to define genre, their social implications and functions, and the conventions of the four genres mentioned in the chapter.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Reading Assignment for 10.12.05 and Quiz

DUE: Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Assignment: Read Chapter 3 in Film Art

The Process: Read with a pencil and/or highlighter within reach.

The Assesment: A Quiz. Oh that's right. I went there.

Reading Assignment for 10.10.05 and Quiz

DUE: Monday, October 10, 2005

The Assignment: Read Chapter 2 in Film Art

The Process: Read with a pencil and/or highlighter nearby

The Assesment: A Quiz.

Producing Paperwork

DUE: Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Assignment: All Producing Paperwork in a 3-Ring Binder for 30 second project.

The Process: See detailed project sheet, which will be e-mailed to you.

The Assessment: Blog about the process of putting it all together. All paperwork should not only be filled out, but signed and approved by the proper people (actors, location representatives, etc)

Disclaimer: I realize this seems like a lot of work, but given the miniscule scope of this project, it should be attainable by Wednesday after you get back. Call me with any questions.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Reading Assignment for 09.28.05 and QUIZ

DUE: Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Assignment: Read the Film Viewer's Guide supplement that came with the textbook.

The Assessment: Blog about your thoughts after reading.

The Quiz: There will be a short quiz covering the basics of this supplemental text. I will post more specifcs later. The quiz will also cover the French New Wave section of Chapter 12 of Film Art, and what a hero does, since these were absent from the last quiz.

As always if you have any questions about what is going to be on the quiz, feel free to ask me.


DUE: Monday, September 26, 2005

The Assignment: A completed, formatted draft of the script for your 30-second video project.

The Process: Use the formatted script portion I gave you in class as a guide.

The Assessment: Blog about some potential production issues you think may be an issue when you start to turn this from a script into a film. Think about every aspect of production from planning to editing.

Persistence of Vision Assignment

DUE: Monday September 26, 2005

The Assignment: Create a thaumascope, flipbook, zoetrope, or some other toy or craft that demonstrates persistence of vision.

The Process: Make it.

The Assessment: Does it work? Awesome.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Preview of Monday's Quiz

After having read Chapter 12 of Film Art, you should be familiar with some of the names of the earliest motion picture technologies, some key figures from the pioneering days of motion picture (and what their basic contribution was) and the key components, elements, techniques, and/or reasons involved with each of the discussed film styles. The key word here being "key."

You will not be expected to know exact dates, every name mentioned in the chapter, the title of every film mentioned,... etc ... exact details such as those are not the interest of the class. What you SHOULD know is what the early contributions were, and how they were built upon.

Also, you should know what a hero does and how he/she does it.

I realize this chapter is long and chock full of information, but don't worry, the quiz will be easy if you've read the chapter, esp if you've made some basic notes or done some underlining or something.

And there will be extra credit!! Hooray!