(due 12.5.18 by 11:59 pm)
Part 1: After listening to the interview with Oscar-nominee Seamus McGarvey (Cinematographer for films like the Avengers, the Greatest Showman, and Bad Times at the El Royale), share what you found interesting about him and his approach to the cinematic arts. *Post something different from the other students or add a different angle to an existing post.
Part 2: Final Personal Blog Post: As we wrap this semester I’d like you to reflect and think back on what we’ve covered together this semester. Address one of the following questions/writing prompts and post this as your final personal movie blog assignment (on your own site) with the titles listed below. Make sure you add three photos and three links to your post to be consistent with your other original blog posts. This should be a 400-500 word post.
- Blog post title: “Exploring Film Criticism with a New Perspective” – questions to consider when writing this: How has your perspective on film criticism changed? Do you approach film viewing differently? Are there elements of filmmaking that you are more in tune with now? Do you appreciate things about film now that you didn’t before? Was there one thing or several things that triggered new thoughts for you?
- Blog post title: “Film Criticism = Past-Perfect” – Have you found that the issues and topics we covered served as a reminder or reinforcement of what you already knew? If so, touch on those things.
3. Blog post title: “Film Criticism = Critical Thinking in Action” – How can using the elements of film criticism we explored together help you (and others) examine other arts (music, TV, video games, literature, etc.)?
4. Blog post title: “Film: Why it Matters.” In a world divided by politics, culture, gender, and societal choices – how can film criticism impact humanity in a positive way?
5. Blog post title: “Why Understanding Film History Should Matter to Film Critics.”
Part 1 and Part 2 should be completed by Dec. 5 at 11:59 pm and will count as two grades.