Assignments

Grade check

As we near the end of the term, I recommend that you login to Moodle and check the "Grades" section to make sure that you are on track for the grade you want or feel you can live with. Time is short to make up missing assignments and in line with my Extensions & Make-ups Policy, I may not agree to credit all missing work, but it would still be better to ask than not if that work is going to adversely affect your grade.

Following my Grading Policy, remember that your final grade will be based on your average completion rate of credited assignments. To get an accurate account of your progress, you will want to calculate that average yourself. The total percentage in Moodle is not an average, but is for all submitted work.


Basic film information

One reason why I provide the links to IMDB and Wikipedia for the films we are screening is so that you can have ready references for basic information about the films, like character and actor names. Please use these references when writing about the films. There's no reason to rely on memory or even notes when this information is easily accessible.


Formal Analysis of MOON

The task (which we will discuss in class on W 6/3):

  • Write an analysis identifying the following in relation to Moon:
    • The most notable or interesting uses of mise-en-scène.
    • The most notable or interesting uses of the camera.
    • The most notable interesting uses of sound as it relates to your reading of mise-en-scène.

Assessment:

  • I will look first at the precision and formality of your language. Be as specific and as technical as possible.
  • Note that you will be able to check the film out on DVD from Hamersly Library. You can also rent Moon in HD from Amazon.
  • I will also be looking at how clearly you explain your interpretation in visual terms. Being articulate is more important than being "right."
  • I will also be looking at how carefully your analysis is composed and edited and that you have addressed each of the required points for each image.
  • I think that two to four single-spaced pages is a reasonable guideline for length.

Submission:

  • You should submit your assignment via Moodle by W 6/10 at 7:50 pm. Additional details on Moodle.
  • This assignment is worth ten (10) points.