We finished The Experimenter and talked about how it is in the grey area between non-fiction and fictional films.
Then we watched an episode of Look Around You and then The Office.
After we put all non-fiction modes on a scale from smallest amount of filmmaker influence to largest amount of filmmaker influence, we watched The Experimenter and took notes on a sticky note of the subtle ways which the film skirts the line between fiction and non-fiction.
Today we watched street magic and talked about performative mode.
We watched a documentary called Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable and talked about pseudo-documentary. Then we watched most of 56 Up as the start of our non-fiction unit.
After Lady in the Water, we watched Unbreakable and compared the two films using the hero's journey. Paper is due before Spring Break.
We learned about the Hero's Journey and then started the film Lady in the Water.
We watched Midnight in Paris and compared it to Big Fish through the perspective of Lecan's Mirror Theory and how much we should romanticize our lives.
We watched some clips from the film Joe Verses the Volcano and talked about what might happen based on the upsetting incident and call to action.
Then we talked about Lecan's Mirror Theory and what it means to romanticize.
Then we started the film Big Fish.
We looked up traits of romantic comedies and did a Venn diagram together comparing and contrasting the two films.
Then we had time in class to type up the paper on genre theory.
We finished He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, discussed genre frustration, and then started Lars and the Real Girl. Then use the two films to analyze for genre theory.
We watched some short animated love films and a short poem/clip called "Look Up".
Then we started the film He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.
We learned about 15 essential shot types, film continuity, we watched another video that talks about how to analyze film.
Then we analyzed a short film called Fits and Starts by watching it once before drawing a cinematography element out of a hat and then watching the film again while looking only for that element.
We ended by watching two scenes from the film Joe vs. the Volcano and predicted what the story would be about based off of the two early scenes.
Today we learned about the history of cutting, transitions, the 180 rule, and some great moments in film.
Today we finished Inception and watched analysis videos that talked about the film.
Today we talked about Cognitive Dissonance Theory in film.
Then we started Inception while looking for cognitive dissonance, lighting, and color.
Today we learned about lighting and color in film.
We will be looking at how lighting and color are used in our next film.
We talked about Cave Theory and watched the film The Truman Show.
Then we watched some clips analyzing the film for its political and social implications. We then had time to type up our paper for the film.
We started with a review of the different elements of sound in film.
Then we talked about the difference between soundtracks and scores. We did an activity called "Score the Score".
We finished The Red Balloon.
Then we read a review of the movie and talked about it.
Next, we did the 4 values on a sheet of paper for the film.
We went over film vocabulary.
We re-watched Elefante' and then analyzed it together for the 4 values of film.
Then we went over elements of the true plotline.
We ended by starting the film The Red Balloon.
Our first day was started with a disclosure document, a film interest survey, and read and discussed the early stages of the film industry.
Then we watched a short film called "Elefante'" which we will watch again and analyze next time in class.