Film 2700- Spring 2014

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Hello!

I just wanted to take a moment and extend a warm welcome to all of the students who signed up for my Film 2700 classes this spring. Please note that you will find course information, including a weekly schedule, policies, information on ordering your textbook, and a list of graded assignments under the Film 2700 tab in the menu above.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I am only an email away.

I look forward to meeting you all in the coming days and hope to enjoy a productive semester!

Best
Erik

Film 1010- Final Paper Due Date Extended till Tuesday 12/10 at 11:59 p.m.

Hi class,

Several of you have emailed me asking for an extension on the due date for the final paper. I know this is a busy time of year, and I feel your pain. As a result, I will extend the deadline by 24 hours. Final papers are now due no later than Tuesday, 12/10/13 at 11:59 p.m.

I hope this helps, and I look forward to reading your papers.

Please feel free to email with any questions.

Best
Erik

Film 1010 Schedule Changes

Hi class,

Please note that I have made the following changes to our class schedule:

1. Class attendance on Wednesday 12/4 is now optional. This class period will be dedicated to helping those of you who would like some last minute guidance on your final papers. Bring a rough draft, and we can discuss.

2. Class will not meet on Monday 12/9. Papers are due by 11:59 p.m.

Thanks for a great semester, and hope you enjoyed it!

Best,
Erik

A Reminder and Another Film 1010 Extra Credit Opportunity

Hi gang,

As a quick reminder, this week’s screening of The Sweet Hereafter (1997) is no longer mandatory. Instead, I will offer the following extra credit opportunity:

After viewing The Sweet Hereafter, write a one-page analysis of the film as it relates to one of the elements of narrative film discussed in your textbook (e.g. story versus plot, character function, diegetic or non-diegetic elements, etc.). This assignment will be worth one point towards your final grade. In order to receive credit, you will need to turn in your analysis no later than Monday, November 25.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Erik

Film 1010 Extra Credit Opportunity

Hi Class,

I should have posted this earlier but I have been swamped. Sorry for the delay. As I explained in class, I am offering an opportunity to earn extra credit related to the new documentary film Let the Fire Burn. A link to the film’s website may be found here.

Here’s how this will work. I will give one point of extra credit for any student who brings me their ticket stub (that’s right, I will give you extra credit just for going to see a movie). I will give two points if you bring me a ticket stub and a brief (it doesn’t need to be more than two double-spaced pages) analysis of the film. Remember, I do not want a review. Instead, you should focus on writing a short analytic essay that makes use of some of the terms and theories we have discussed in class.

The film is currently playing at the Midtown Art Cinema, but I have no idea how long it will be there. As a result, I encourage you to check it out ASAP if you want to take advantage of this opportunity.

Best,
Erik

Film 1010 – Midterm Exam Extra Credit Question

For up to five extra credit points, analyze the clip below in terms of cinematography and/or mise-en-scene. You will be given one point for each substantive observation you make (accordingly, there is no need to analyze more than five elements of the scene). As I have noted repeatedly throughout the semester, analysis is more than simple description. Thus, in order to get a point, you will need to do more than identify a camera angle, prop, etc.; you will also need to tell me how these elements function in a broader context.

FILM 1010 **Reminder** Watch The Royal Tenebaums for Monday’s Class (9/23/13)

Hi class,

I forgot to remind you today, but please remember to screen Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) prior to coming class on Monday the 23rd. We will be discussing the film in detail. Please pay special attention to the elements of mise-en-scene we discussed in today’s class (lighting, sets/setting, costume/makeup and staging).

Thanks, and see you Monday!

Erik

Film 1010 – Fall 2013

FILM 1010 CANCELLED TODAY 9/16/13

Hi class,

Very sorry for the short notice, but I am afraid I have to cancel class for today due to a family emergency. We will meet for our regularly scheduled class session on Wednesday the 18th. Again, my deepest apologies.

Regards,
Erik

Hello!

I just wanted to extend a warm welcome to those of you who have signed up for Film 1010: Aesthetics and Analysis. A variety of information, including the reading list, graded assignments, course policies, and a tentative weekly schedule can be found under the Film 1010 tab in the menu above. For the course description, click here.

I look forward to meeting you all, and enjoying a productive semster.

All the best,
Erik