In your analysis, describe the      way specific shots are composed, paying particular attention to the camera      angles, types of shots, framing, color, and the overall effect this has on      the scene.

Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
 

Effective   Use of Aesthetic Choices

Review the Modeled Discussion before beginning your post. Think about how you watch film and how the aesthetic elements work together to create meaning for the viewer audience. Some of the important elements to consider are: editing, cinematography, and lighting. Analyze each of these aesthetic choices by following the instructions below.
Editing – visual transitions between shots that work to move the story forward

  • Watch the following clips. Each demonstrates the      effective use of editing.
    • The Baptism Murders       – The Godfather (8/9) Movie Clip (1972) HD
    • A Beautiful Mind       (4/11) Movie Clip – Nash Cracks the Code (2011) HD
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    • The Shower – Psycho       (5/12) Movie Clip (1960) HD
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  • Choose one of the clips and analyze the effective use of      editing in one short paragraph. In your analysis, describe the transitions      between specific shots and the overall effect this has on the scene.

Cinematography – camera angles, types of shots, framing, and color all working to set a particular mood

  • Watch the following clips. Each demonstrates the      effective use of cinematography.
    • The Long Take:       Goodfellas
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    • Manhattan – The       Bridge Scene
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    • Miriam’s Last       Breath – Strangers on a Train (4/10) Movie Clip (1951)
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  • Choose one of the clips and analyze the effective use      of cinematography in one short paragraph. In your analysis, describe the      way specific shots are composed, paying particular attention to the camera      angles, types of shots, framing, color, and the overall effect this has on      the scene.

Lighting – light and shadow used to affect the mood, the way we view characters, and set the overall tone of the film

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references. By Day 7, respond to at least two classmates who analyzed at least one different clip than you did in your initial post, focusing on the clip that you did not discuss. In your responses, reference your initial post and show how your ideas relate to those of your peers. Each response should be at least 125 words in length.

 

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