Date of next class, when Journal is due:
What Im writing about:
5 Things I learned from the assigned reading?
One concept Im struggling with, either from lecture or reading. (Explain as well as I
How do I incorporat
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Rob Nilssons 9 @ Night Series
For 30 years, San Franciscobased Rob Nilsson has been serving as the
conscience and agent provocateur of lowbudget American independent
lmmaking. Beginning with the awardwinning Northern Lights, Sign
INT. AIRPORT - AFTERNOON
Jesse and 14-year-old Hank are walking through an airport in
So you got everything?
Positions within each group:!
Sound Field Recordist!
You will work in groups of five and you will rotate through positions on each of these five
Citizen Cinema Curriculum, Fall 2013
1. The Realist Urge
a. Students will rst View pioneering lms with a Realist component
beginning with the early Soviet directors of the 1920S and 30s, including
Alexander Dovzhenko, EARTH, (1930) Abram Room, BED AND SOF
Your rights as a photographer:
When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to
photograph anything that is in plain view. That includes pictures of federal buildings,
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11 INT. JOHN AND ANN MILLANEY'S HOUSE - NIGHT!
John, Ann and Graham are eating dinner.!
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through my mind when I saw you. !
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50 FILM LIST
by Rob Nilsson
These are 50 films of great merit which touched me, taught me and which contain at least
one image Ill never forget. I recommend them to all.
LA DOLCE VITA Fellini
8 1/2- Fellini .
Presentations Guidelines and ideas:!
- Choose a film director who inspires you!
- Write up a one to two single spaced page analysis of why he or she is important and/
- Bring a scene of his/her film to screen and discuss in class!
Script Analysis Exercise!
Scene Analysis Steps:
- FIRST, write down your INITIAL THOUGHTS about each of the characters. How
does each one of them strike you? Find some positive and some negative sides to
them. What questions can be raised about the
Reading Journal Rubric!
Read the chapter(s) assigned, and answer the following questions:
- What are five things that you learned from reading the assigned chapter(s)? Please,
enumerate the concepts discussed in the book(s) and discuss them in som
Step by Step Process:
- Write down your INITIAL FEELINGS about the characters in the scene and their
relationships. What do you like or not like about them? What are your personal
connections with the material? Do not judge the cha
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Suggested Exercises in Working with Actors!
Here are some ideas to try out during rehearsal:
- Ask the actors to slow down the delivery of their lines. Often times, they would speed through
them. Slowing down might give them the chance to live in
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Get the low-down on what it takes to get that next great role, from a casting director who knows.
There is a tendency to romanticize acting - to
Directors Elements Of Craft:!
Working with Actors:!
Truthful and Compelling Performances!
Mise-en-scene or Blocking (see separate handout on Blocking)!
Story and Screenplay:!
Originality and vision!
Subtext and layers!
Theme and ways to
Set Roll Call!
Sequence of events that the 1st AD commands on set:
- Waiting on (make-up, lighting, wardrobe) The 1st AD (assistant director) gives
the heads up on any hold up on set; it could be that the sound person has indicated
that a loud airp
Kurt Kuennes List of Film Festivals:
Denver Film Festival (November)
St. Louis International Film Festival (November)
Orlando Film Festival (November)
Ft. Lauderdale Film festival (November)
Napa Valley Film Festival (November)
Rehoboth Beach Internationa
32 Qualities Of Better Film By Ted Hope
I am thankful for anytime I nd more than one of these in the same lm. This list originally ran
on HammerToNail, a site I helped found, and one that continues to champion those movies that
offer up these elements. Fi
A Brief Description Of The Main Crew Positions
Director responsible for the artistic realization of the screenwriters script/idea; comes up
with a shot list, a general feel/mood for the lighting and shot design; works with the actors;
makes all important
How to make Premiere Pro create two mono audio tracks of your clips instead of bringing them
as video with one stereo track:!
First, Ctrl-click on the clip (or clips, as you can do this for multiple clips), and choose Modify>Audio Channels!
DIRECT/N6 ACTORS / WESTON
II. SAMPLE SIMPLE OBJECTIVES
I want you to laugh.
I want you to cry.
I want you to put your arms around me.
I want you to take care of me.
I want you to wait on me.
~ I want you to feel sorry for me.
I want you to kneel down in f
Questions About Your Characters!
- What are the characters interests?!
- What are their values?!
- What is the character NOT saying?!
- Whom does the character trust?!
- Where is the character vulnerable?!
- Look for ways that the ch
Some Bay Area Casting Agencies:
- Nancy Hayes Casting!
- Beau Bonneau Casting!
- The Stars Agency!
- Foreign Language Talent!
- American Eagle Casting (AE Casting)!
Some Bay Area Casting Directors:
- Nancy Hayes !
- Nina Henninger!