Submit your reflection to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
For the next few days we'll be accepting student-nominated selections and, afterwards, we'll vote on which film the class will see. (Each class section will choose its own film, but we need at least 4-5 nominations per class to make this work.)
If you wish to nominate a film, you must leave a comment below with the following information NO LATER THAN Monday, 5/1 at 9 p.m.:
1) The film's title, director, and year it was released (check IMDB.com for this info)
2) 2-3 sentences about why you're nominating this film. If you've seen it before, why do you think viewing the film would be a valuable experience for the class? If you haven't seen it, why are you nominating it?
- The film you're nominating should be no longer than 2 hours (less than this would be even better!) and its content should be appropriate for our class.
- 1 nomination per person.
- "Sign" your comment with your first name and last initial!
Monday, March 27, 2017
There will be a very brief Reading Reward (quiz) on Tuesday, 3/28 on some of the key concepts from Chapter 2 of our textbook, Understanding Movies. The best way to prepare is to thoroughly read Chapter 2, completing the fill-in-the-blank handout (that you received last week) as you go, and focusing on the following terms and concepts:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The test will focus on Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the key terms and concepts from chapter 1 of our textbook, Understanding Movies. Also, review everything from the beginning of the course, such as literary, dramatic, and cinematic aspects, etc. Look over your notes, your homework assignments, and all Viewing Guides and handouts.
Along with the general plot and character developments of Jaws, be sure to focus on these areas in your review:
This is only a general guide and not a complete list of everything we learned and everything you should study!
Extra help will be offered after school on Monday, 3/6 in room 452 at 2:35 p.m.
UPDATE: Approximate test breakdown: 60% multiple choice / 20% short answer (on classical cinema & what is Rhetoric of the Moving Image?) / 20% mini-essay (LCD aspects)
Monday, February 6, 2017
- Film style: Realism, formalism & classical cinema
- Shots: Long, medium, close-up and the effects they create
- Angles: Eye-level, high, low, birds-eye view, and oblique (also known as canted or dutch) and the effects they create
- The role of the cinematographer
- Photography: Soft-focus, deep-focus, and rack focusing (selective focusing)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The 8th Annual RotMI Winter Film Festival viewers have spoken! Congratulations to the winners of the coveted Baby Daz in the following categories:
Home Again (John-Carlos, Alexis, Sahaj, Andrew C.)
A Day in the Life (Brad, Bradley, Max, Jake)
Reunite (Caleb, Rohin, Liam, Paaras, Brandon M.)
We have a tie!
Bruh. (Simon, Josh, James, Evan, Abin) and Return of Darkness (Hardy, Leo, Ben Z., Jay, George)
Bruh. (Simon, Josh, James, Evan, Abin)
|from Return of Darkness|