Final project requirements Film Genres

Final project requirements Film Genres - Comm 296 Film...

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Comm 296, Film Genres Final Project Guidelines and Requirements The final project for this course should demonstrate the following: 1. That you understand the artistic and cultural function of film genre, as described in our readings and class discussions. 2. That you understand how the characteristics and conventions of a genre appear in and structure a film. 3. Your in-depth knowledge of how these work in a specific genre, with reference to other important works. 4. Your ability to analyze and explain a film in these terms, pinpointing its generic elements and explaining their artistic, emotional, or cognitive effects. (That is, how they look, how they feel, and what they mean.) You can accomplish these objectives in one of two ways, either an analytic essay or a creative work. The final project for our class isn’t just a “paper,” a dry record of what you’ve learned, but a production , either of knowledge (such as a research project or analytic essay) or culture (such as a performance, video, website, or art work). The things we’ve learned should enable critical consumption and critical production. In the end, academia and art are never separate: the academic paper will require creativity in its writing and presentation of materials, and the creative project will require academic analysis of its approach and its product. Here are the basic requirements: Papers Ø 5-7 pages (1600-2250 words) Ø Analyze a film from outside our class according to the elements and techniques of a specific genre, and more importantly according to the cultural and psychological work the genre does. The focus of the paper should be on how the genre works, not just how the film fits the genre. The film doesn’t have to be an ideal illustration of the genre, just a good way to demonstrate how to look for the genre’s elements and functions. Papers should have sections on: The genre’s characteristics, conventions, history, and cultural function, with citations from sources. The particular film and what it means in terms of the genre. Attention to cinematic aspects, with close analysis of particular shots and/or scenes (remember to analyze more than you summarize).
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  • Spring '14
  • CharlesM.Chilcoat
  • Film genres

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