- Part 1: What is Film
Discussion- What are the various elements of film?
What are the different roles?
- Part 2: History of Film
Teacher Presentation- History of film.
- Part 3: Storytelling
Discussion- What is the difference between a story and a plot? (Novelist E.M.Forster had these suggestions: A story is a series of events recorded in their chronological order.
A plot is a series of events deliberately arranged so as to reveal their dramatic, thematic, and emotional significance.)
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- Part 4: Sequence
Discussion- How is sequence different from storytelling?, How can the sequence of a movie influence the story? Can playing with the sequence too much make the movie confusing?
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- Part 5: Character
Discussion- How does a character help drive a movie? Give examples.
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Submit Assignment 1: Book vs Movie.
- Part 6: Soundtrack
Teacher Presentation- History of sound in film.
Discussion- What genres rely the most on soundtracks and why? How does sound enhance emotions of a scene in
Horror, Sci Fi, Comedy etc?
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- Part 7: Location
Discussion- How is a film location decided? What makes a good location? Why? Does a location need to be big?
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- Part 8: Visual Effects
Discussion- What are some of the more memorable movie special effects?
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- Part 9: Costume and Makeup
Discussion- What effect do costumes and makeup have on a movie/audience?
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- Part 10: Genres
Discussion- What defines a genre?
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Movie Review x 4 (One for each film watched)
- Part 11: The Remake
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Movie Review x 2 (One for each film watched)
- Part 12: The Blockbusters
Discussion- How does a film become a blockbuster? If a film is a blockbuster does it make it the best movie?
Activity 5: What Makes a Blockbuster?
Have the students look at blockbusters over the years and figure out what made that film a blockbuster. Use a Venn Diagram.
Journal 9: Think about the different time periods and how that played a role in making the film a blockbuster. Would a blockbuster today have been one back in 1920 or 1960? Would a blockbuster from 1920 or 1960 be one today? Why or why not?
Movie Review 14/15- Students must write a movie review about each of the movies.
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- Part 13: Animation
Discussion- How has animation evolved over time?
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