Module 5 – Discussion Board

Questions for Consideration (Due Feb. 15, 11:59 pm). Answer four of the following:

  1. Based on the reading of “The Camera” what cinematography techniques did you discover (or rediscover) that may help you the most in critiquing films. Offer an example. What else did you gain from that reading that you feel is important? Why?
  • After engaging in section titled Cinematographers tell their Story” describe what impressed (or intrigued you) the most after watching or listening to one of the award-winning cinematographers. You must identify which cinematographer or video/audio segment you engaged.
  • After watching or listening to one of the filmmakers talking about their period-based, true story, or adaptation-based films (Sarah Megan Thomas, Paul Ireland, Angus McFayden, Jonathan Jakubowicz) describe what impressed (or intrigued you) the most of their work on these projects. You must identify which filmmaker or video/audio segment you engaged
  1. After engaging in the sections “Understanding Adaptations”, “Drama, Reality and Documentary,” and “Evaluating Remakes and Sequels” choose one topic or element that surprised you, intrigued you, or that you feel will truly help you in your understanding of cinema critique. Always defend your answer with “why you feel that way” with critical thought.
  1. After exploring “color theory” in this chapter, name a recent film you’ve seen and identify the color-scheme that was used (throughout the film or in a particular scene) and explain what the color represented (based on your understanding of this lesson). How will understanding the use of color-themes in film help you understand the filmmakers/director’s intent.

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