Your second mini-assignment (you'll need this rubric too) is group-based, and asks you to take a look at a common film technique, the dream sequence. While sometimes a very effective way to work an interlude into a story line, sometimes they can be misplaced and actually harm a movie.
Some famous dream scenes include: Spellbound Alfred Hitchcock (1945), Wild Strawberries Ingmar Bergman (1957), Blade Runner Ridley Scott (1982), Lost Highway David Lynch (1997)
These resources should help you get started:
Now that you have formed your own production company, and are in the midst of developing and pitching your own unique story, we are going to look at some basic aspects of cinematography. You will have to be organized and ON TASK for the next 5 classes in order to accomplish everything for next Monday's premiere!
Today we are also going to take a brief look at composition and framing to help tell your story.
This assignment is going to be a little tricky, but I think you are going to like it. It is the first of three mini-assignments that will help constitute our look at "personal" vision this semester. This activity is based on the story that in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway bet ten dollars that he could write a complete story in just six words. He wrote: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." We are going to apply the same technique, with the only difference being that it has to be about YOU.
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As we discussed in class, you can be rewarded in Film Studies by taking the time to actually go watch movies in a proper theatre. You can complete up to three of these extra assignments and have them applied to your overall evaluation for the course. This applies to both the 3M and 4M courses.
We are going to watch a brief clip from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to look at how filmmakers create meaning in their use of visuals and sounds. You will need this handout to guide your learning.