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write this discussion, take a few moments to do the following:
Review the Modeled DiscussionPreview the documentView in a new window.Read any required and recommended reading materials for this week, especially Chapters 3 and 10 in your text.Review the grading rubric for this discussion.Then, watch the following movie clips, paying special attention to the cinematic elements under the discussion.
Editing – visual transitions between shots that work to move the story forward
Watch the following clips. Each demonstrates the effective use of editing.The Baptism Murders – The Godfather (8/9) Movie Clip (1972) HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.A Beautiful Mind (4/11) Movie Clip – Nash Cracks the Code (2011) HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowThe Shower – Psycho (5/12) Movie Clip (1960) HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowCinematography – camera angles, types of shots, framing, and color all working to set a particular mood
Watch the following clips. Each demonstrates the effective use of cinematography.The Long Take: Goodfellas (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowManhattan – The Bridge Scene (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowMiriam’s Last Breath – Strangers on a Train (4/10) Movie Clip (1951) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowLighting – light and shadow used to affect the mood, the way we view characters, and set the overall tone of the film
Watch the following clips. Each demonstrates the effective use of lighting.Jurassic Park (10/10) Movie Clip – Raptors in the Kitchen (1993) HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowLost in Translation (7/10) Movie Clip – Bob and Charlotte Meet (2003) HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.The Stuff that Dreams Are Made of – The Maltese Falcon (10/10) movie clip (1941) HD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.TranscriptPreview the documentView in a new windowReflect.png Reflect
Think about how you watch film and how the aesthetic elements of editing, cinematography, and lighting work together to create meaning for the viewing audience.Write.png Write (due Thurday, Day 3)
Analyze each of these aesthetic choices by following the instructions below. Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with
examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.
Choose one of the clips from the “Editing” section and analyze the use of editing in one short paragraph. In your analysis, describe the transitions between specific
shots and the overall effect this has on the scene.Choose one of the clips from the “Cinematography” section and analyze the use of cinematography in one short paragraph. In your analysis, describe the way specific
shots are composed, paying particular attention to the camera angles, types of shots, framing, color, and the overall effect this has on the scene.Choose one of the clips from the “Lighting” section and analyze the use of lighting in one short paragraph. In your analysis, describe the way the light looks in
specific shots, how it affects the mood and the way we view characters, and how it sets the overall tone of the film.
DISCUSSION 2: Please see below for discussion. Only requires 200 words to answer questions.
Prepare
As you prepare to write this discussion, take a few moments to do the following:
Read any required and recommended reading materials for this week, especially Chapter 3 from the text.Review the grading rubric for this discussion.Select a full-length film from the AFI 10: Top 10 list (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..Reflect.png Reflect
Our textbook sets up a distinction between story and plot, stating that story is what happens in a movie, and plot is how it happens. The distinction may seem minor;
however, throughout this course, we will be scrutinizing the various aesthetic choices and cinematic techniques that work together to create meaning in any movie. With
that in mind, we can see that how a film presents action can be very important.Write.png Write (due Thursday, Day 3)
HELPNOWlogo.png Please view the video Adding Pictures and Video to Discussions and Introductions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for guidance on
how to integrate multimedia with your response.
In at least 200 words, describe the relationship of story to plot in your chosen film. Be sure to:
Identify the title, writer, director, major actors, and the year.Summarize the story and plot of your chosen movie.Discuss whether your film is presented chronologically or non-linearly. In your discussion, address the following:How did this aesthetic choice contribute to the general effect on the audience?How are elements like character development or foreshadowing impacted by the choice of storytelling methods?If the film had followed a different presentation style, how would the general effect on the audience have been different?You must use at least two outside sources, in any combination of embedded video clips, still photos, or scholarly sources. All sources should be documented in APA
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