Sometimes we don’t know what we are capable of until we’ve been presented with a challenge. Which is precisely why the 60 Second Film Challenge is a very good idea for aspiring filmmakers at ACI. Get your storyboards started and your cameras charged! Film submissions are due February 15, 2016.
L4 Film Assignment
In many films, you’ll find the obligatory fight scene between the good guy and the bad guy. In this assignment, you will stage and shoot a simple fight scene betweentwo actors, using the 5 shot and block/light/rehearse/shoot process. View the following fight scenes from the film, Aris and the Art of Parkour Bhangra-Fu, by Chrysovalantis Stamelos (producer, Hello Anatolia).
We all have to start somewhere! Before they conquered Hollywood, these famous directors made student films. My personal favorite is Christopher Nolan’s Doodlebug. What’s yours?
At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile”, a long- term, holistic vision of education that underpins all three programs and puts the student at the center of their education. After viewing the IB Learner profile video, rate how you think you measure up to the IB learner attributes here.
Blog Response Assignment 1
Write a 350 word response discussing how you rate yourself within the IB Learner Profile guidelines. Which of these traits are your strengths? Give specific examples to show how you excel in these areas. Also, point out the areas that are your weaknesses. Discuss what you can do to overcome them. Your response should begin with an introductory sentence, and be free of grammatical errors.
Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to create a pastiche or copy of an original. Follow the directions in this reverse engineering assignment where you will recreate a scene shot by shot.
Write a Reflection
Write a reflection on your role in the process of the filmmaking assignment, The Chase.
L4 Blog 1
11’09″01 September 11 is a 2002 international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the 9-11 attack in NY in a short film of 11 minutes, 9 seconds, and one frame. As with any film of this nature, some segments are stronger than others. Of the four shorts we have viewed, discuss your thoughts on the various styles of the directors, and how they chose to tell their stories.