LESSON PLAN WEEK 14
1. FILM QUIZ
Philippe Ramette: Dylan Press
Eleanor Hardwick: (Tania Matsouka)
3. HOLLYWOOD STORYTELLING
Joseph Campbell, mythologist and writer – Hero’s Journey (The Hero with a Thousand Faces 1949), inspiration for George Lucas and Star Wars.
All Stories are basically the same story or “monomyth”
4. CONTINUITY ERRORS
Editing Errors: out-of-sequence
Visual Errors: colors of shirts change, etc.
Plot Errors: Facts change
Examples on YouTube
5. PAINTING-TO-LIFE Rough Cuts that weren’t ready last week
6. MAGNUM OPUS Works-in-Progress, five presentations
7. CLASS EVALUATIONS
LESSON PLAN FOR WEEK 7
No such thing as a moving picture.
Eadweard Muybridge: First motion pictures
Show Clips on Wikipedia site
Thomas Edison: In 1893, the world’s first film production studio, the Black Maria, or the Kinetographic Theater, on the grounds of Edison’s laboratories at West Orange, New Jersey to make and show film strips for the Kinetoscope.
Louis Lumiere: First portable camera
Show clips from “Lumiere” DVD
The film basics quiz is scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving for both classes. (Mon. Nov. 29 and Tues. Nov. 30)
The quiz will cover the Lecture notes for Weeks 12 (editing basics), Week 9 (genre and production basics, including information in your text, “Setting Up Your Shots”), and Week 7 (history of moving pictures).
If you review the notes – and look at the information on the websites linked from the notes – you should get 100 on the quiz.
SAMPLE ARTISTIC STATEMENT FOR MAGNUM OPUS
David LaChappelle’s artistic statement
” I am presenting a selection of works that best portray the consistent themes I have been exploring throughout my career – from some of my earliest works that were shown during the 1980′s in New York galleries, on through the 15 years I spent while working for magazines. This time my objective was to document America’s obsessions and compulsions using publications as a means to reach the broadest possible audience. I was employing “pop” in the broadest sense of the word. I was photographing the most popular people in the world to the marginalized always attempting to communicate to the public in an explicit and understandable way. The images were always meant to attract, not alienate. Inclusion has always been the goal when making these pictures, and continues on in the newest works that will be exhibited. The difference between the works I did as a photographer for hire and the most recent is that I’m freed from the constraints of magazines. The work has not only been liberated from the limitations of glossy pages, but has also emerged from the white frame, engaging the viewer with the exploration of three-dimensional tableaux. I feel that we are living in a very precarious time, with environmental devastation, economic instability, religious wars waged, and excessive consumption amidst extreme poverty. I have always used photography as a means to try to understand the world and the paradox that is my life. There is the feeling that we are living at a precipice. My hope is that through the narratives told in my images, I will engage people and connect with them addressing the same ideas or questions that possibly challenge them. My latest pictures are a reflection of my earliest pictures. I reintroduce my personal ideas of transfiguration, regaining paradise, and the notion of life after death. “
Ryan/Ziad: Son of Man
Kyle: Nude Descending Staircase
Maisie: A Short History of Modernist Painting
Evan: The Scream
Ely: Pollock No. 3
Four Cut Sunflowers
Your magnum opus concepts may be very brief at this stage. Just post a paragraph that presents a concept and how you would go about developing that concept. We’ll discuss some of the ideas in class to help you finalize your idea, or come up with a completely different one.
This would be an example:
I’m a history major with an interest in how we connect with our American past. I’d like to do a photo essay of the monuments in DC and catch the emotional response of people as they interact with the monuments. I would cut the photos to music to enhance the emotional impact of the essay.
Magnum Opus Appointments
MGC 320A (Adjunct office or table outside the office)
Monday, Oct. 25
12:00 Dylan Press
12:10 Matthew Shukaitis
12:40 Nicole Moutis
12:50 Austin Heller
1:00 Austin Paley
2:10 Joe Corcoran
2:20 Katie Browlie
3:00 Gwen Ledford
3:40 John Lacy
4:00 Jacob Motz
4:30 Gina Hofmann
4:40 Monica Brown
4:50 Kiki Reginato
8:00 Aziz Ali
8:10 Lindsay Bennett
Tuesday, Oct. 26
12:00 Liz Keevil
12:30 Marti Lankford
12:40 Emma Larkin
12:50 Evan Petrone
1:00 Ki’Tay Davidson
5:00 Ryan Gallagher
Prof. Palmer’s office 303 MGC
5:20 Kevin Jordan
5:30 Ashley Davies
6:30 Victoria Moutis