Department of Film and Television
FT 303/CI 303
Meets: MW 8am-9:45am, CAS 325
Discussion Sections meet on Fridays
Professor: Charlotte E. Howell, PhD
Office location: COM B04
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou
30 April 2013
EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - DAY
A WOMAN drives. She is on a country road, with fields on
either side. She reaches a deserted spot where three donkeys
SCENE 1 - INT. APARTMENT - DAY
The hallway is a mess. A window opening onto a light well is
The door to the apartment is suddenly broken open. A plainclothes detective, two uniformed police officers and several
Mar 29, 2017
The argument from marginal cases is both a controversial topic and a powerful challenge.
It supports animal welfare by arguing that we are not supposed to think that marginal human beings are more morall
ONE PAGE PITCH
One Page Pitches are an art form, difficult to write and get right and probably the most important
and powerful selling tool at a writer's disposal. So how exactly do you write a great One Page
Pitch? Here's how I do them.
The font yo
The Interview (Draft 4)
INT - DAVIDS BEDROOM - MORNING
The sun rises; birds CHIRP. Snow falls on to the outside of
the window, as it melts off from the trees. DAVID, 17,
sleeps on his bed, in his square - cramped bedroom.
David opens his
Second Midterm Exam Study Guide
This test will cover all homework, lectures, and discussions for the period of US broadcasting
history of 19551995.
You will have 50 minutes. You will have some amount of choice in the questions you
30-DEGREE RULE: A cinematography and editing rule that specifies that a shot
should only be followed by another shot taken from a position greater than 30
degrees from that of the first.
ANALYTICAL EDITING: Continuit
Melodrama: Theatrical, literary, and cinematic narrative mode often centered on
individual crises within the confines of family or other social institutions, frequently
characterized by clearly identifiable mora
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1948: Claude Shannon publishes A Mathematical Theory of Information
1930s telephone systems becoming ever larger and more complicated
mazes of circuits controlled by relays
two state characteristic o
Understanding the Long Tail
What percentage of 10,000 albums
available on a popular digital jukebox site
sold at least one track per three months?
We Are Consumed by Hits
They are the connective tissue of our
From kids TV to late night
From mecha to magical girls
From Japan to the world
Western and Japanese Animation
The contrasts and connections
Narrative structure and duration
Genre and theme
Media Mix and convergence
Generally, a refresher on basic lm terminology can be helpful for future class discussions. My terminology is deliberately stripped down; most of
your production professors will make it much more complex for you. In this kind of interdisciplinary studies
What is melodrama? Generally, when called upon to define this term, we declare that we
know it when we see it. If pressed, well turn towards familiar plot and thematic
elements, such as the sympathetic heroine, misplaced love and obstructed marriages,
Short Schatz version:
Generic entertainment at its most basic and its finest is a myth-making process in which
the industry and the mass audience reciprocally participate. The demands of the
marketplace, and the perception of those demands, shape the cult
Convergence? I Diverge.
hats all this talk about
media convergence, this
dumb industry idea that all
media will meld into one, and
well get all of our news and entertainment through one box? Few contemporary terms generat
British Cinema and Thatcherism
Thatchers Political Plank
Reduce government funding
Reduce taxes to restore incentives
Abandon commitment to full employment
Reform/bust trade unions
Increase deregulation to promote competition
What is fanfic?
These are the three key points of contention:
Do you have to self-identify as a fan?
Does fanfic have to be produced socially within a fan group?
Does there have to be a particular audience for it to be fanfic?
Ultimately, who decides w
Fanning the Audiences Flames
Ten Ways to Embrace and Cultivate Fan Communities
with Dr. Henry Jenkins
and Dr. Grant McCracken, Parmesh Shahani,
Ivan Askwith, Geoffrey Long and Ilya Vedrashko
10 ways that fans multiply or appreciate the value of m
Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage: Grandparents of Computers
Steampunk's origins: clockworks, steam engines, difference engines
came very close to inventing computer
more than a century before American engineers produced ENIAC
Met when Babbage demonstrated
DGA Report Assesses Director Diversity
in Hiring Practices for Episodic Television
September 14, 2011
UPDATED: September 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES The
Geoff King, Film Comedy.
Gregg Rickman. The Film Comedy Reader.
Andrew Horton, Comedy/Cinema/Theory.
What Laughter Requires of Audiences:
Comedy is an art that often depends on incongruity and shock. Our assumptions and