Response post and upcoming assignments:
Response Due Oct. 8 by 11:59 PM:
Read and review materials from Chapter 6:
- Explore Natural vs. Non-Natural acting
- Tips from Films Actors
- How does a Critic tell good acting from Bad Acting? (with more acting tips)
- Exploring Comedy, health and humor, and the Humor mathematical formulas
- Tips for writing your review headline
Response Post Assignment
After reading the materials and listening to some of the featured actors, respond to what is “acting?” – Answer the following questions in the response section of this page.
- What did you learn about acting you didn’t know before? How do you feel that will change the way you view, and review films?
- As a rising film critic, what do you find to be the most challenging about evaluating “good acting?” Name someone you feel is a good actor (male or female) and defend your answer. Name someone you feel is a bad actor. Why?
- Select three elements from the readings about comedy/humor that you found interesting. Explain why they interested you.
- Based on the interview with one of the actors on this page, what did you find most intriguing or interesting about their approach to filmmaking. Why?
Upcoming Assignments and updates:
- Review Assignment (option 1): Write film review (550-650 words) on music-driven film (from this list). Load onto your blog & email the link to email@example.com. *Due October 10 by 11:59 PM. Use this rubric as your guide: musical-evaluation-rubric
You must also address how music, sound and silence are used in your selected film. Find the examples here.
Review Assignment (Option 2)
You may also choose to review a film from 20 Great Performances Every Actor Should Watch or from this list featuring some of Hollywood’s best ever acting talent (talent and films listed here). Use this 600-word-evaluation-rubric if you select an “Acting-driven” film.
- October 13-31– Semester Project notes: watch final two films (and make detailed notes).