Film Weeks 7-12 Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 12 (Nov. 21-22)


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Week 11 (Nov. 14-18)

  • Thurs: ReviewA Short Guide to Writing about Film, Review SkillsUSA Contest, andContinueDialog in a ScreenplayAssignment
    • Warm Up
      • WatchLAND OF MINEOfficial HD Trailer
      • Watch Gold -Skills USA 2015 Digital Cinema 1st Place
      • WatchWhat If?- SkillsUSA 1st Place Winner Minnesota Digital Cinema
      • WatchUnbridled Spirit -SkillsUSA 2015 - Nationals - Digital Cinema Production -1st Place
    • IDO
      • We have finally developed the contest criteria for both theDigital Cinema.
      • Held onSaturday, January 28th- at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center in Port Angeles, WA.
      • The Digital Cinema Contest will begin at12PMand will end at5PM.
        • In this short amount of time, students will create aSpec Trailerfor an original film concept (max 2 mins).
        • Instead of having a written exam (like the national contest has), students will be required to turn in a pitch treatment for the original film concept (matching the trailer) and resume by the deadline.
      • A panel of 10 judges from the Clallam County community will be present throughout the competition to assess each team's work.
      • Each member of the judging panel is an industry professional with extensive backgrounds in film, television, broadcast journalism, marketing and/or photography/videography.
      • The parameters for the competition was developed based on the national standards released on Nov. 1st (just slightly scaled back to fit a regional competition setting).
      • An average score from our judging panel will be determined for each team and the results will be submitted the following day - allowing the announcement to be made at the Regional Leadership Conference in February.
      • This information is from:
        • Patric McInnis
        • Cinema & Television Production Instructor
        • North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center
    • WEDO
      • Review:A Short Guide to Writing about Film
    • YOUDO
  • Tues:DiscussGenre Conversation
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Hand out A Short Guide to Writing about Film piece
    • WEDO
    • YOUDO
      • ShareGenre Conversationas a printed copy for a class discussion
      • Read for Thursday:A Short Guide to Writing about Film
        • Place notes in the document as key elements for you to remember in our class discussion
      • Start exploring more about film genres and movements
        • German Expressionism
        • Soviet Montage
        • French Avant-Garde
        • Hollywood's Golden Age

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Week 10 (Nov. 7-10)

  • Mon:FinishChase Scene Filming
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer Questions
    • YOUDO
      • FinishChase Scene film:
        • Mon: full class day to complete film
        • Tues: day for editing and publishing of blog post
        • Wed: day for presentation from the teams

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Week 9 (Oct. 31 - Nov. 4)


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Week 8 (Oct. 24-28)


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Week 7 (Oct. 17-21)

  • Thurs:ContinueBasic DSLR Camera Operations Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Help each other with the cameras
    • YOUDO
      • Set the settings on the Canon T3i DSLR camera with the Canon DSLR Camera Settings Form (PDF)
      • Record some video and download to the computer
      • HOMEWORK - Due Tonight bedore midnight: Create a blog post titled,Casablanca Reflection or Dr. StrangeloveReflection
        • After watching the movie:
          • 1. In one paragraph address something about the films narrative;
            • Look at your notes on the subject and address topics like the narrator, the narrative structure (typical, not typical?)
          • 2. In a second paragraph answer these questions
            • Does it follow the Three Act theory?
            • If so, how? Identify the acts
          • 3. Briefly review the film by explaining whether or not you enjoyed it and why or why not.

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