English credit note: English credit for Seniors only. Elective credit for Juniors

Learning Recommendations:  None

General Description: This semester class is an in-depth study of classic and 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.