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1 FTV4 FINAL PROJECTS | ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION To encourage everyone to adequately prepare for their final projects, we’ve created a quiz on CCLE. This quiz covers plagiarism, to make sure everyone understands those issues, as well as this assignment description. The quiz will go towards your general participation grade. Contents: Description of Assignment Options: 1-12 Grading Rubric for Final Projects: 13-15 Checklists for Projects: 16-18 Final Project Due: 5pm Friday, Dec. 13 (Week 11) For the final assignment, you will develop a project that makes an argument through examining film form in relation to one or more vectors of difference (e.g., race, gender, sexuality, nationality, class, disability, and so on). Your project must engage with genre, though it does not have to be one that we’ve discussed in class. As described in the prompts below, your project must include a discussion of mise en scene, cinematography, editing, narrative, and/or sound. We will provide rubrics that you can use as a checklist for the final project. For example, your project could examine: The ways that an action film uses editing and cinematography to create tension during action scenes, and how gender and race work in these sequences. The ways that a recent western uses mise en scene and cinematography to upend the gender conventions associated with the genre. How film noir conventions work in a film from outside the U.S. How aspects of melodrama and elements of film form work within recent campaign videos featuring women candidates. How sound and other elements of film form can create an uncanny, fantasy or science-fiction world, even without the use of special effects, and how such worlds can comment on issues of ethnic, gender, or class difference.
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2 Your project can take one of three forms. Regardless of format, your project must: Make a compelling argument, which you defend by analyzing specific examples from media as evidence. Refer to at least THREE readings from the class syllabus (optional readings included), outside of the Corrigan and White textbook. If you wish to reference other material, that would be great, though it would be in addition to the three readings from class. Be saved and backed up to the cloud as you work. Crashed computers and corrupted files shouldn’t matter if you’re regularly backing up your work, as you go. Set up your computer so that your files are backed up automatically. Written components must use a standard referencing system (e.g., MLA, Chicago, APA). For guidance, please see the UCLA Library website . For information on citing TV shows, films, and images you can consult this guide (the examples here are in MLA, but each referencing system will have its own format). Each project will be submitted in three stages : 1. Tuesday, November 12 (Wk. 7) : Your TA will provide a link to a Google Doc sign-up sheet. Before November 20, you should carefully read the assignment descriptions and look at the examples provided. You will then sign up on the Google Doc for your chosen option.
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