After learning about voice control, we watched the new True Grit and then talked about how westerns have transformed into modern crime and detective shows.
After wrapping up all things non-fiction, we learned about the Hero's Journey and then started The Lady in the Water.
After watching Experimenter, a docu-film, we watched
some OK GO music videos and making of the videos. This is reflexive mode.
We took notes on the 6 modes of documentaries as we watched a bunch of stuff.
After sharing our stop-motion films in class, we started our non-fiction unit.
We started with Observational Mode and Poetic Mode.
We learned about animation and stop motion.
Then we watched Ponyo and, in groups, we made a short stop motion film.
We learned about Phenomenology film theory and we also discussed what it means to romanticize our lives.
Then we watched Big Fish and Midnight in Paris.
Today we learned about lighting and color.
Then we watched some of Joe Versus the Volcano and analyzed it for cinematic elements.
We learned about Genre Theory.
Then we watched "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"
"Lars and the Real Girl" as we discussed elements of romantic comedies.
We took the quiz on elements of sound.
Then we learned about cuts, transitions, and film continuity.
We watched A Quiet Place and talked about different types of silence and when less sound is more. We then watched a few clips that talked about sound in the film.
We watched clips and discussed various elements of sound in film between ambient sound, library sounds, Foley sounds, soundtracks, and scores.
Then we scored various film scores using a handout and took notes on sound using a study guide.
We continued our exploration of 'ignorance and the nature of reality' by watching Inception.
Then we watched some analysis clips about the two films and filled out the yellow outline for the two films.
We finished talking about The Red Balloon by discussing the 4 values and reading an article about it.
Then we learned about and read a handout on Cave Theory before starting "The Truman Show".
We watched Elefante' again and wrote down elements of the 4 values for the film.
Then we watched The Red Balloon and read an analysis of it. We also discussed the the resolution and characters of the film.
We went over film vocabulary and the 4 values of film analysis.
Then we learned about the complete plot line structure and plotted a story that we know on paper.
Welcome to Film As Literature!
We went over the disclosure document, took a film survey, learned about the beginning of film, talked about the 4 values of film, and watched a short film called Elefante.
We finished Norse, played Kubb, read Beowulf, talked about language, and wrote the final.
Today we read "The Death of Balder" and did an aftermyth for Norse so far.
We read "The Children of Loki" and shared one of the 80 wisdom sayings of the Vikings.
We read parts of an article on Odin in groups and then, in different groups, we explained it.
Then we received 3 of the 80 wisdom sayings of the Vikings. We are to find out what they mean.
Then we discussed the wisdom think with ink.