2008 -- first class : intro (overview)

1. course

2. textbook

3. online (web) list/group/forum

4. homework

5. class project ( movies and politics? )


Moving from 1 to 2 to 3

1. Creativity

2. Technology

3. Business

Art vs. Craft [film-making]

... Ch. 1 -- my web references are mostly @ directing.filmplus.org : directing process. Production and distribution.

Theatrical Exhibition and and Video (DVD) ... and now -- digital!

Film as Business = MOVIES

[ overview in class 2 : points in film-north blog ]

* feedback on Chaplin (Dog's Life)

* 2007 Textbook : Film Art : David Bordweel [blog] Grading Standards:

A - achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.

B - achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.

C - achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.

D - achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements.

S - achievement that is satisfactory, which is equivalent to a C- or better.

F (or N) - Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I).

I - (Incomplete) Assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances, e.g., hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student. [ old textbook(s) ]

Script Analysis Directory & DramLit


Featured Pages: Film Directing


2007 : Four lessons/weeks/chapters

2005: Monaco textbook


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2007-2008 Theatre UAF

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1.1 -- 200(7)8 Film Art

Intro + Chaplin ?
Bordwell Textbook : chapter [ 1 ] 2 and 3

Film & Movies: Part I -- Movies

... The beginning -- When movies were films.

Dog's Life : Chaplin (First "200 words")

Select one part (1-5) for your analysis

Homework -- define the character/hero

Comedy, drama?

What is the message?

Where does exposition end?

Conflict? How many?

Name the situation

Justify each episode

[ online forms to make, instead of handouts ]


* Part 2 -- Form (Total System)

Term to introduce :

FORM [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_forms Plato : The forms that we see, according to Plato, are not real, but literally mimic the real Forms. In the Allegory of the cave expressed in Republic, the things we ordinarily perceive in the world are characterized as shadows of the real things, which we do not perceive directly. That which the observer understands when he views the mimics are the archetypes of the many types and properties (that is, of universals) of things we see all around us. [ useful in film theory because of "recording" of the Real, almost as to IDEAS ]

STYLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style Style may refer to Genre, a loose set of criteria for a category or composition [ explain ]

-- wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_style : In film theory, genre refers to the primary method of film categorization based on similarities in the narrative elements from which films are constructed. Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism. As with genre in a literary context, there is a great deal of debate over how to define or categorize genres.
Film genres can be categorized according to their setting, theme topic, mood, and format [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

* see dictionary/glossary.

Structure (Aristotle, Poetics) -- screenplays

... The Wizard of Oz [ ch.2 ]

"Motivation(s)" of signs, symbols, icons (semiotics)

1. Referential Meaning (use Chaplin)

2. Explicit Meaning

3. Implicit Meaning (interpretation)

4. Symptomatic (ideology)


Principles of Film Form


Similarity and Repetition (motif)

Difference and Variation


[ Plot Segmentation ] scenes/chapters



3 - Narrative [ch.3 textbook]

Film-North [promo]

-- Old (first) Movies Page.

movies -- list [vote]