Tuesday, January 27, 2009

09 Week #4 Blog Post

Watch this video and blog about it. More points awarded for quality and quantity of insights. Try to relate things you have learned in class with your analysis of the commercial.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

09 Week #3: iCan!

This is not just a pun, but an actual student Film festival held every year in California. Click on the link to the student-produced movies here: http://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican/4.html
**Notice that you can click on the numbers across the top to view additional years of entries. Watch as many as you like... then review at least one of them. What did you like, not like, wonder, etc... Pretend you are Siskel and Ebert and give your candid review. Make sure you leave us the URL so that we can go watch it as well!

Monday, January 12, 2009

09 Week #2: Childhood Classics

Before we put you behind the lens, put yourself back in the audience. What was your favorite movie growing up? You know, the movie that you went to see 10 times in the theater and then purchased the VHS tape that you watched so much that you wore out. I can't name one, but I can name several: E.T., Ghostbusters, Footloose, Flashdance, and my all time favorite "The Sound of Music" all come to mind right away! Even though we grew up in different times, I think it safe to say that a movie classic is a classic forever. Do we hear any common Hollywood hits? Remember that a big part of your job as a moviemaker this semester is to be a movie-"watcher." Analyze, critique, and enjoy watching what you are learning about in class come to life on the big screen. And don't forget to leave your comments to this post to share some of your "Childhood Classics."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Digital Media Blog Post #1

Welcome to a new semester and a great new opportunity. Digital Media looks to be a challenging, mind-stretching, enjoyable experience for all of us involved this semester. For your first blog post, please comment on your hopes, fears, and expectations of this course. What projects are you thinking about creating this semester? What types of learning will most directly mesh with your learning style? Finally, where do you think you will use the knowledge gained from Digital Media in your near or distant futures?

As with all blog postings, make sure that you leave your name on your comment and that you utilize good composition skills (including spell-check) before publishing.