Seycove Film and TV 11/12 course Outline
Film and TV 11/12 is a locally developed course that meets the requirements set out in the BC Ministry of Education learning outcomes for Drama Film and TV 11/12.
The course is a mix of theory and practice.
Students will critique and create films from many genres.
Students will complete multiple short assignments that are both technical and theory based. These short assignments will culminate in short films created by the students based on the genres that we study in class.
By the end of the course it is expected that students will be able to:
Attitudes/ work habits
Work to one's personal best
Work in a team atmosphere to overcome problems and concepts
Maintain an organized work environment
Strive to improve their craft
Shoot and transfer video files
Basic editing of shot work
Audio capture and integration
Foleys and sound effects
Basic post production aspects (audio, and special effects)
Identify different genres of film
Identify different shots and angles
Understand and identify transitions and cuts
Understand the role of film in popular media
Understand the history of film
Identify audio effects and incorporate them into their own films
Evaluation will be transparent, meaning that marks breakdown will be available for every assignment.
Marks will be based on rubrics that accompany each assignment or project
Late assignments will not be accepted unless accompanied by a note from your parent/guardian.
This class has a certain amount of freedom to it. There are opportunities to work outside of the classroom. With this freedom comes responsibility. If you do not attend lectures, you will probably do poorly in this class! Regular attendance is mandatory. You are expected to be in class, on time, every class for attendance.
I am always happy to see students in my non instructional time, or by appointment. Students are encouraged to stop by room 206 for help. Please contact me at any time via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help, or to set up an appointment.
This class is broken into modules. Modules will have a learning outcome, and typically have one or more minor assignments and one major assignment.
Module 1- Course introduction, classroom procedures, Film History 1890-1899, Project 1
Books handed out
Stop Motion Project assigned
Overview of how to store footage on server (organization)
1890-1900 Film history shown
Module 2- Film History 1900-1909, IMDB, Voyage Dans La Lune
Creation of IMDB account for publishing critiques
“Voyage” review in class and IMDB questions
Clips of “Hugo” shown
For more viewing of the works of Georges Melies, click here
Module 3- Silent film Project, Chaplin and the founding of Hollywood
Film History 1910-1919
“Silent Film Project” assigned
IMDB review of Chaplin
In class work on synopsis and mind maps for Silent Film
Module 4- Camera shots and angles, the Roaring 20’s, Film ratings and Hays Code
Examples of shots and angles shown
Buster Keaton and “The General” clips introduced
“Modern Times” shown
Module 5- L and J Cuts
L and J cuts project assigned
Module 6- Screenplays and audio capture, 1940’s film
Sunset Boulevard screened
Introduction to screenplays and dialogue
Writer Duet screenplay app discussed
Casablanca screened or discussed
Citizen Kane screened or discussed
Module 7- Cuts and Transitions
Cuts and transitions project assigned
Module 8- Film Noir
“The Nice Guys” previewed
Film Noir project introduced
Further audio capture techniques
Incorporation of audio downloads from FreeSound.org (you MUST create an account)
“Brick” screened and screenplays reviewed
Audio capture tutorials in class
Audio assignment assigned