Media Literacy updates

Week Ten Syllabus Update

Week Ten (11.2-11.6):

Monday:

New quarter, new seating chart.

And then a review of the advertisements we used for the open-note advertising techniques quiz.

Then, as befits a new quarter, a new unit--one focusing on understanding film (and, by default, television as well). We will begin by watching this supercut of iconic movie moments:

Then we will start by defining the film terms listed in the document below:

shotsproject.docx

I strongly recommend using the website listed below to find the correct definitions of those terms:

Film terms

As it should say on the bottom of the shot project, your video evidence of understanding what these shots/camera movements must be sent to me no later than Friday, November 6.

Tuesday:

We will add the concept of the rule of three and look at how it applies to framing shots in film and television.

Continue with defining the film terms; if time allows, you might even be able to film your examples during class.

Wednesday (shortened classes):

Cavan will bring his Song of the Day for us to analyze. We will need a volunteer for next Wednesday as well.

Use the Song of the Day form found in the About section of our Google Classroom.

Thursday:

To continue with our introduction to film terms, we will define the terms listed below (use the same website from above):

director

Auteur theory

editor

cinematographer

screenwriter

producer

Then we will begin watching The Story of Film, a brilliant British documentary about film history. We will look at the first episode, which talks about how film began.

Friday:

We will continue and complete the first episode of The Story of Film. I will be gone in the morning due to the matinee performance of the musical.

Remember that your video evidence of your understanding of the shots/movements needs to be sent to me by today.

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