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ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 1 An Evolving Industry ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 2 Narrative and Storytelling ENG 225 Week 1 Quiz ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 1 Actors and Acting ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 2 Tools of Cinematography ENG 225 Week 2 Assignment Elements of Design ENG 225 Week 2 Quiz ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 1 Frame by Frame ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 2 Music and Soundscapes ENG 225 Week 3 Assignment Final Film Critique Draft ENG 225 Week 3 Quiz ENG 225 Week 4 DQ 1 The Cinematic Auteur ENG 225 Week 4 DQ 2 Elements of Genre ENG 225 Week 4 Quiz ENG 225 Week 5 DQ 1 Focus on Society ENG 225 Week 5 DQ 2 Criticism and Commentary ENG 225 Week 5 Final Film Critique --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 1 An Evolving Industry For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

An Evolving Industry. How are the Internet and other technologies currently affecting the ways in which movies are produced, distributed, and exhibited? Are the changes having an


impact on the quality or depth of the films? Provide specific examples as you explain your point of view. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 1 DQ 2 Narrative and Storytelling For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Narrative and Storytelling. Explain the difference between a film’s story and a film’s plot. Use a specific film to illustrate your point of view. In the film you chose, are the events presented chronologically or are they presented non-linearly? What might a filmmaker’s intentions be when he or she chooses to present events chronologically or in non-linear order? How are elements like character development or foreshadowing used differently between the two storytelling methods? --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 1 Quiz For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

1. Question : What is the most important role of a film critic? 2. Question : What is the most likely reason that theatrical movies have survived competition from television and various home video formats? 3. Question : In a scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the title characters are holed up inside a building discussing their plans for future bank robberies while the audience is shown the entire Bolivian army gathering outside to


kill them. The filmmakers are making use of what literary element in this scene? 4. Question : Why is there typically a lag time between a movie’s theatrical release and its home video release? 5. Question : Which of the following became an important new competitor for theatrical movies in the 1980s? 6. Question : Which is the best description of the difference between “plot” and “story”? 7. Question : Which critical assessment applies the standards for art suggested by Goethe? 8. Question : What is a theme? 9. Question : Which of the following questions is part of the “truth test” for evaluating films? 10. Question : Which setting seems most appropriate for a film about emotional isolation? --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 2 Assignment Elements of Design For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Elements of Design. During the process of envisioning and designing a film, the director, production designer, and art director (in collaboration with the cinematographer) are concerned with several major spatial and temporal elements. These design elements punctuate and underscore the movement of figures within the frame, including the following: setting, lighting, costuming, makeup, and hairstyles. Choose a scene from movieclips.com. In a three to five page paper, (excluding the cover and reference pages) analyze the mise-en-scène. Respond to the following prompts: Identify the names of the artists involved in the film’s production: the director, the production designer, and the art director.


Describe in separate paragraphs each artist’s role in the overall design process. Conduct additional research if necessary, citing your book, film, and other external sources correctly in APA format. Explain how the artists utilize lighting in the scene. How does the lighting affect our emotional understanding of certain characters? What sort of mood does the lighting evoke? How does lighting impact the overall story the filmmaker is attempting to tell? Describe the setting, including the time period, location, and culture in which the film takes place. Explain what costuming can tell us about a character. In what ways can costuming be used to reflect elements of the film's plot? Explain how hairstyle and makeup can help tell the story. What might hairstyle and makeup reveal about the characters? Discuss your opinion regarding the mise-en-scène. Do the elements appear to work together in a harmonious way? Does the scene seem discordant? Do you think the design elements are congruent with the filmmaker’s vision for the scene? The paper must be three to five pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 1 Actors and Acting For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Actors and Acting. The text defines five types of actors: Impersonator, Personality, Star, Wild Card, and Character. Come up with examples of each type of actor (in addition to those


identified in the text) and explain in detail why you think they fit each particular category. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 2 DQ 2 Tools of Cinematography For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Tools of Cinematography. Choose any film clip from Movieclips.com (preferably from a film with which you are familiar). After reviewing your chosen scene, explain how cinematography is used within that scene. How does the cinematography inform the setting? How does it inform the characters? What do the choices made by the cinematographer tell you about the mood at this point within the story? How does the cinematography contribute to symbolism and/or metaphors in the clip? --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 2 Quiz For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

1. Question : Which special effects technique is being used in television weather reports in which meteorologists stand in front of moving maps? 2. Question : Which of the following is true of the differences between film acting and stage acting? 3. Question : What is another name for the cinematographer?


4. Question : In the collaboration between actors, directors, and writers, the role of the actor is: 5. Question : Which of the following roles required impersonation? 6. Question : The “rule of thirds” applies to which dimension of a cinematographer’s work? 7. Question : Shooting the same scene from multiple camera viewpoints to provide options for the director is known as what? 8. Question : Which of the following is a danger of using stars in movies? 9. Question : What is the main source of light in a scene shot in the three-point lighting system? 10. Question : Method actors draw upon which primary source for their roles? --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 3 Assignment Final Film Critique Draft For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Reflective Paper Draft. Review the final Paper instructions in Week 5 of the online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. Then, visit the Ashford Writing Center located under the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation tool bar in your online classroom. The outline must contain: a. Introduction with thesis statement b. At least five body paragraphs c. Conclusion d. Reference page


The paper must be three to five pages in length (excluding the cover and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 1 Frame by Frame For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Frame by Frame. Choose one of the following video clips for the discussion: Psycho (1960) A Beautiful Mind (2001) Considering one film is from 1960 and the other produced in 2001, there are clearly differences in what the filmmakers were able to do. Describe the style of editing that is used in the film clip you chose. What types of shots are used? What types of visual transitions are used between shots? Does this scene follow continuity editing or does it work in a different style? How does this affect the audience’s understanding of the scene? Be sure to watch the entire scene closely to see the scene as a whole --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 3 DQ 2 Music and Sounds capes (Ash Course) For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com


Music and Sounds capes. Using the video clips, below, identify and describe the three basic categories of sound in film as described in the text. Which of the three categories is prominent in each of the clips? How does the use of sound inform the mood of the scene? Does it complement or work against the scene? Jaws (1975) You've Got Mail (1998) The Mask (1994) --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 3 Quiz For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

1. Question : What is the name of the process used to create everyday sound effects in films? 2. Question : What is the correct technical name for the music that plays in the background of a scene while the action takes place? 3. Question : According to scholars, what is one way the advent of talking pictures changed the behavior of movie audiences? 4. Question : Which of the following tends to be true of silent film acting as opposed to sound film acting? 5. Question : Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein promoted which idea about editing? 6. Question : Which of the following is not one of the three basic reasons to use dialogue in movies? 7. Question : What is the name for a set of related scenes that follow one another in a film? 8. Question : Which of the following is typically true of soundtrack albums?


9. Question : At which stage of the process of film production does editing primarily take place? 10. Question : Filmmakers can make up for which of the following problems with the use of coverage? --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 4 DQ 1 The Cinematic Auteur For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

The Cinematic Auteurist. Much in the same way people have favorite authors who create certain expectations from their writing, we have the auteurist theory in film. Explain why the auteurist theory has become so important to film analysis. What are some arguments against auteurist theory? How does auteurist theory affect the way that films are marketed? How does it affect the way that films are analyzed by critics and audiences? Please use an actual film/director/marketing campaign to illustrate your points. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 4 DQ 2 Elements of Genre For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Elements of Genre. After watching three of the five movie clips listed in the Multimedia section, above, describe how they fit into a specific genre (or subgenre) as explained in the text. What elements of the film are characteristic of that genre? How does it fulfill the expectations of that genre? How does it play against these expectations?


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1. Question : Which of the following films is an example of the classic “screwball comedy”? 2. Question : Which critic is best known for opposing the auteur theory? 3. Question : What is a term for cheap, quick westerns that were churned out in large numbers? 4. Question : Why was The Birth of a Nation such a controversial film, in spite of its technical brilliance? 5. Question : In which auteur’s films are you most likely to encounter gritty, urban subject matter? 6. Question : Which of the following is the “outer circle,” or minimal requirement, of Andrew Sarris’s model of the auteur theory? 7. Question : Which of the following films is most responsible for the ongoing revival of interest in film noir in recent decades? 8. Question : Actors frequently identify what as the most desirable quality in a director? 9. Question : Which of the following gangster films was forced to add a title at the end to satisfy public watchdog groups? 10. Question : Beyond setting up shots and other technical work, what is perhaps the director’s most important job? --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 5 DQ 1 Focus on Society For more classes visit


www.snaptutorial.com Focus on Society. Just as some books are preserved and regarded as having had obvious effects on society (such as Lolita, Lord of the Flies, and Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984), there have been a number of films that we look back upon which have clearly had cultural resonance, or became part of a social dialogue we’re perhaps still engaged with today (see Figure 9.1 of the text). Our text tells us that “the impact of these movies is mostly unintentional” and that there is debate about whether the movies caused a societal shift, or if a change in the culture caused the movie to be created (see page 262). The text also says that the exact nature of this exchange “is up to you to decide.” For this Discussion, please provide detailed examples of at least two films you have seen that you feel have either influenced society, or were directly influenced from an event that we collectively experienced. Keep in mind that some of the films listed are documentaries, and have different structures and intentions than a typical narrative film. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 5 DQ 2 Criticism and Commentary For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Criticism and Commentary. Reviews for movies are readily available through newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other print sources. Metacritic.com provides full reviews for a multitude of movies. Find a review for a film, preferably one that you have seen. According to the distinctions made in Chapter Ten, how is the reviewer approaching the film. To what degree does the review acknowledge the public perception of the film? What evidence does each review provide to illustrate main points and claims? Do any words or phrases capture the essence of the


reviewer’s attitude toward the film? Additionally, please share with the class exactly which sources you rely on, as a member of the general audience to evaluate whether or not you will see a movie. --------------------------------------------------ENG 225 Week 5 Final Film Critique For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com

Focus of the Final Film Critique Review the critical analysis questions in the “Conclusion and Critic’s Resource” section of your textbook. Write an eight to ten page film critique (excluding the cover and reference pages) of an American feature film of your choosing. Use the list of critical analysis questions provided in your textbook as a guide while writing your paper. Areas that must be covered: Storytelling Acting Cinematography Editing Sound Style and Directing Impact of society on the film and vice versa Genre Application of at least one approach to analysis and interpretation Overall textual themes Writing Tips: Students must select a film that they have not previously explored in class, either in written assignments or discussion posts.


Students must establish a coherent thesis statement in the introduction of their paper with a claim that they intend to prove. The body of the essay serves to support the thesis through an analysis of the film and other relevant material. Avoid simply rehashing descriptive material from other source. Support your thesis through textual and formal analysis. Refer to specific shots, scenes, characters, stylistic devices, and themes in the film. As much as possible, use technical, literary and industry terms to make your points. If needed, you may use additional resources to support your claims. Suggested sources might include academic books and articles; film reviews; and personal opinions from reputable film critics and scholars. Information other than production details obtained from popular sources such as The Internet Movie Database and Wikipedia is not considered reputable. Only use plot information to support the thematic points of the paper. Include only one to two sentences of plot summary when explaining each of the required filmic elements. Also, students should not choose a film that the authors of the textbook have analyzed in detail. ---------------------------------------------------


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