Student Film Project – The class watched several minutes of a film project produced by Franklin, which examined the impact of smoking pot on diverse people.
Concept – The class reviewed the idea of concept and read the “It’s Gotta Be Big” section of the textbook (page 30.) The class broke into small groups, each group developed a concept statement, in the form of a premise question, for the film that Franklin produced. Some of the concepts:
- What if smoking pot made you smarter?
- What if you asked people who have never tried pot to do so?
- What if you used marijuana as a conflict resolution tool?
- What if you got members of the Bloods and the Crips to smoke pot together?
- What if you showed the down sides of smoking pot through heavy users attempting to explain the benefits?
Loglines – Noemi reviewed loglines that were turned in. Noemi referred everyone to Rob Gregory-Brown’s “Anatomy of a Logline.” (See this link for details.)
The Hero’s Journey – Noemi provided a review of “The Hero’s Journey.” (See this link for details.)
Script Analysis – Noemi reviewed the handout on Script Analysis:
- Plants and payoffs – something in the script that would potentially meaningless until it is tied up with a “payoff” — something that reveals the reason for the plant and supports the theme.
- Motif – any recurring sound, image or idea that evolves over the course of the script.
- Open-ended – are there any lose ends? Or, are there unresolved issues?
Homework Must Be Typed – Noemi reminded the class that homework must be typed unless otherwise instructed; she will not longer accept handwritten homework.
HOMEWORK DUE NEXT CLASS (4/7) – The “Precious” screenplay analysis is due at the beginning of class, April 7.