Film Weeks 10-19 Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 19 (Jan. 25-29)

  • Wed: Complete Final Activities
    • Warm Up
    • YOUDO
      • Finish theCitizen Kane Analysisblog post
        • This was the blog post where you took the Citizen Kane analysis notes before break
        • Finish these headings in the post:
          • Summary
          • Interview Video
            • Embed the Citizen Kane interview video here
          • What I Learned
      • Write a Linkedin recommendation
        • Hand in the feedback form, after someone has given you critique
          • Check to see if the recommendation is public on the other person's profile!
      • PublishNAMEOF THE FILM Film Analysis Presentation
        • Create a blog post titledNAMEOF THE FILM Film Analysis Presentation
          • Embed your media file from SoundCloud, YouTube, or Voicethread
          • Write a brief summary of what you DID and LEARNED

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Week 15 (Dec. 14-18)

  • Thurs:ContinueResearch and Analysis of Citizen Kane
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • ShareLooking at Movies examples for cinematography
        • Cinematography checklist
        • Soft and hard lighting
        • Backlighting
        • Focal length- 5:16
          • The distance between the optical center of the lens and the film plane
          • Depth of field
            • Refers to the depth or space and what portion of it is in focus
          • Movement
            • Movement through depth
            • Normal lens - matches our expectations
            • Short lens -exaggerated deoth effect makes it seemlike people walking are covering more space than they actually are
            • Long lens - movement through depth seems slower, size changes very gradually
          • Perspective
            • The way objects appear in relation to one another in depth
        • Camera tilt- 00:28
        • Long tracking shot- 00:42
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      1. Add toa blog post titled, Citizen Kane Research
      2. Add toa blog post titled, Citizen Kane Analysis under theCinematography heading
      3. HOMEWORK:Finishcinematography, if you need more time
  • Tues:StartResearch and Analysis of Citizen Kane
  • Mon: StartResearch and Analysis of Citizen Kane
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Show last 15 minutes of Story of Film -The Arrival of Sound
      • Share that Citizen Kane will start at 2:30 sharp in room F1 today
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Add toblog post titled, The Arrival of Sound
        • Take notes on:
        • The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres...
        • ...And the Brilliance of European Film
      • Watchparts of the Citizen Kane documentary and docudrama
      • Create a blog post titled, Citizen Kane Research
      • HOMEWORK: WatchCitizen Kane

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Week 14 (Dec. 7-11)

  • Fri:WatchABlack & White Silent Filmand FinishStartStory of Film Episode 4
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Add toblog post,Every Frame a Painting
        • EmbedF is For Fake
          • Add notes about, "and then...", "therefore or but...", "meanwhile back at the ranch...", etc.
      • Add toblog post titled, The Arrival of Sound
        • Take notes on:
        • The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres...
        • ...And the Brilliance of European Film
      • ASSIGNMENT: Submit a fun fact about Citizen Kane, not discussed in class before 8PM Sunday
  • Tues:WatchABlack & White Silent Film, Take Notes on Film Styles,andContinueStory of Film Episode 3
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Add toa blog post titled, Film Styles and Movements
      • Add toa blog post titled, The Golden Age of World Cinema 1918-1932
        • Take noteson The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World
  • Mon:WatchABlack & White Silent Film, Take Notes on Film Styles,and Start Story of Film Episode 3
    • Warm Up
      • WatchThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
        • At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding...
        • Incalculably influential, the film's nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone - now more mesmerising than.
    • IDO
      • IntroducePeer Points
        • Due tomorrow - do this at home so you are not placed in an uncomfortable situation
      • Introduce our week of film styles and movements
      • Share a Black and White Silent films
        • Sample 1 and Sample 2
          • Remind students to hand in the feedback form after they have had someone proofread their blog post
      • Share Citizen Kane film watching date
        • Monday, Dec. 14, after school 2:30 to 4:30
        • You may check out the class DVD before this date
      • Share Citizen Kane assignmentwill start Dec. 15th in class
      • PresentGerman Expressionism
      • ShareList of films cited in this episode of Story of Film
        • Remember film is a language and we are learning to "speak" it
          • There are masters who know the language so well they can push creativite boundaries with the language structure
            • Sometimes this is gratifying and exciting, very unexpected
            • Sometime they push too far, and we lose interest - too artsy
    • WEDO
    • YOUDO
      • Finishblog post
      • AwardPeer Points
      • Create a blog post titled, Film Styles and Movements
        • Create headings:
          • German Expressionism
          • Soviet Montage
          • French Avant-Garde
          • Hollywood's Golden Age
      • Createa blog post titled, The Golden Age of World Cinema 1918-1932
        • Take notes on The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World

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Week 13 (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 )