Film Studies
We're thrilled to be offering this semester long elective in the English Department.  This course consists of learning about film by studying its history, terminology, and industry through reading, discussing, and watching several major motion pictures. Students will be required to watch some films outside of the class.  Major projects include presenting various papers, and at least one speech on related topics. Other projects have several creative options for students to explore film.

This semester, we will be taking a historical approach to film studies beginning in 1895 and through the next 100 years of film making. With a century of film to cover, you can expect to work hard every day in this academically challenging course.

For class you will need:
  • 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper
  • pen/pencil
  • highlighter
  • Flash drive

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Shot by shot analysis will be graded by November 11th.

The next film we will view is "The Graduate" as we explore the use of music in film. 





 Wat's Pig   "Wat's Pig" - a short film by Peter Lord and Nick Park
 The Scarecrow - Chipotle Commercial   Compare this advertisment to the film "Modern Times"
 Great Gatsby clip  
 Modern Times   You're in luck! You can see the film in its entirety here!
 Aaron Copeland Intro   Documentary on the great American composer Aaron Copeland
Get Acrobat Reader  The_Aesthetics_of_Film_Article.pdf  
By Roy A Prendergast
 Wat_s_pig_viewing_sheet.doc  
"Wat's Pig" viewing sheet
 Shot_by_Shot_Assignment_2.docx  
Get Acrobat Reader  Shot-by-shot_analysis_GS.pdf  
Example of a complete shot-by-shot project
Get Acrobat Reader  shotbyshot-analysis_student_example.pdf  
Layout shots with description and analysis
 The_Great_Gatsby_chapter_1_comparison_analysis.docx  
Gatsby reading for Book vs Movie assignment
Get Acrobat Reader  Modern_Times_response.pdf  



Great film sites on the Web
This site is devoted entirely to sound in film. It's organized by film title.

http://www.filmsound.org/movielist/

Tony Zhou's site - Amazing stuff here

http://everyframeapainting.tumblr.com/

Link to turnitin.com

90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Minnesota  Here's your chance to submit your own film. Click here for more information:  http://vimeo.com/109045022






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