Monday, June 13, 2011

End of Course

Please hand in your film project if you have not completed this yet. Today is the last day to do so.

Please feel free to post a comment about what you liked and didn't like in this course.

Have a good finals week and a productive and safe summer!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Film Project (late) & Dogme '95

Please turn in all work today as we close our course. Film projects should be exported to your network file, then copied as a mv4 to my jump drive so that I can prepare these for screening next class (and for our party).

Today, please turn in your homework on Dogme '95. Here's an interesting film site: Green Cine

A few dogme '95 influenced films:

The Celebration (1998)
The Idiots and part 1 of the Idiots
The King is Alive
The Blair Witch Project (trailer)
Cloverfield (trailer)

A few films that limit or use rules that restrict:
Rope (Alfred Hitchcock) This film is made of long continuous shots.
Lifeboat (there is only one setting for the entire film--can you guess which one it is?)
Russian Ark One continuous shot is used for the ENTIRE film.

If you are planning to enter your films (and you should) to the Teen Film Festival, please fill out the appropriate form in the front of the class and hand this to me by the end of the class period.

Go here. Watch some films.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Film Project (Due Today)

Your film projects are due today. Remember that you have to EXPORT the file first (and this takes quite a bit of time, so please be aware so that you don't work to the last minute today and then expect to turn the film in). Late projects will count as a lower grade, but as long as you turn in your work you cannot get lower than a "C" grade.

The Rochester Teen Film Festival deadline is here. Any film you are submitting should be copied as a MV4 file and given to me on a flash drive (you'll get these back...I just need the file) so that I can burn a DVD for Mr. Bailey. There is a form you need to fill out in the front of the class if you are submitting your film project. I'll give extra credit to anyone who does this.

HOMEWORK: Please read the article Dogme '95 and write a short 3-5 reflective paragraph (to turn in next class) in which you compare the style of filmmaking described here with your own project. What freedoms does Dogme '95 allow a filmmaker? How does this affect the film industry/culture as a whole? What does this mean to you as a young filmmaker?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Film Project (deadline looming)

Your film projects are due at the end of next class. Please use this time to complete them.

Also, if you are planning on submitting a film to the Rochester Teen Film Festival, please send me the movie file and fill out one of the forms (found at the front of the room).

HOMEWORK: Prepare and complete your film.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Film Project & News

Just a reminder that your film projects are due Tuesday, June 7.

Coffeehouse is scheduled for June 6 at 7:00 (extra credit if you go and read)

West Side Story is June 2. Please gather in the Commons at 6:45. We will then walk over to the Auditorium Theater.

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