May 14th, 2019
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.
May 09th, 2019
We watched and discussed "M" by Fritz Lang.
April 30th, 2019
We talked about archetypes and then started Unbreakable.
April 24th, 2019
After wrapping up all things non-fiction, we learned about the Hero's Journey and then started The Lady in the Water.
April 22nd, 2019
After watching Experimenter, a docu-film, we watched
some OK GO music videos and making of the videos. This is reflexive mode.
April 11th, 2019
We took notes on the 6 modes of documentaries as we watched a bunch of stuff.
April 08th, 2019
After sharing our stop-motion films in class, we started our non-fiction unit.
We started with Observational Mode and Poetic Mode.
March 21st, 2019
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.
March 01st, 2019
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.
January 28-31, 2019
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.
January 17-25 2019
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.
January 15th, 2019
We finished the Truman Show.
January 11th, 2019
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".
January 10th, 2019
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.
January 08th, 2019
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.
January 03rd, 2019
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.
Nov. 27, 28
Today we read "The Death of Balder" and did an aftermyth for Norse so far.
Nov. 20, 26th
We read "The Children of Loki" and shared one of the 80 wisdom sayings of the Vikings.
November 14th, 2018
November 12th, 2018
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.