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Learning Recommendations:  This class is for anyone interested in analyzing film. The class includes a wide variety of regular and AP students. Some seniors take it as an elective, while others take it as their English credit.

General Description: This semester class is an in-depth study of contemporary film in order to help students understand the mechanics of filmmaking, and the application of literary terms to films.  It also provides insightful information for viewing and analyzing films.  Students will be asked to participate in class discussions and complete written assignments.

Content:

  • Camera positions, angles, and movement
  • Story boarding
  • Script paradigm
  • Character development
  • Homage
  • Symbolism
  • Motifs
  • Metaphors
  • Allusions
  • Theme

Strategies:  Individual in-class assignments and class discussions on the films viewed; developing a script idea, and literary terms.

Homework:  There is no assigned homework for this class. Some students require extra time for in-class assignments and finish them at home.

Note:  English Credit for Seniors only. Elective for 11th Grade.