Monday, October 22, 2012

Film Study Quiz

Tomorrow, October 23, we will be having a quiz over Film Study.

You will need to know the following items:

History of Film
  1. Persistence of vision
  2. Development of Photography
  3. Thomas Edison
  3. Lumiere brothers

Film Techniques and Language
  1. Shot v. scene
  2. Types of shots
  3. Transitions (ie, cut, dissolve, wipe, etc)
  4. Mise-en-scene v. mise-en-shot
  5. Types and uses of Camera movements
  6. Types and uses of focus 

  7. Types of lighting
  8. Objective v. Subjective camera

Great Train Robbery
Citizen Kane
  1. Background information
  2. Plot and characters
  3. Film techniques
Pink Floyd’s The Wall

The Dark Knight

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Citizen Kane

If you  missed any of Citizen Kane or if you would like to watch it again, it is available online:


CAT Scene Analysis Template

In order to complete your scene analysis, a Word document is available as a template.

To use the template:

1.  Click here to take you to the document.
2.  Under "File" click "download"

Now you can open the document in Word and fill it out with your analysis.

The analysis needs to be word-processed so this can make it a little easier in regards to formatting.  Or, if you prefer, you can create your own chart by going into Word (or any word processor) and create a table.  That table wil become your chart.

If you need help in this, please see me.

A copy of the assignment can be found here.

The assignment is due on November 9.  Remember, you need to pick a film from the list.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scene Analysis Assignment

For the scene analysis, you will need to pick a movie and analyze a scene from that movie shot-by-shot.  The scene needs to be at least 20 shots long.  Click here for a description of the paper.

Every person in class has to do a different film.  You can sign up for the films below.  Note:  It is first come, first served.

When you sign-up, use the code "kane"

If you want to do a film that is not on the list, see me for approval and I will add it to the list.  Remember, it needs to be a film before 1970.