Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MSNBC: Declaration of Forward

Period 2:

Here is the link for the MSNBC ad that uses the Declaration of Independence as the basis for its script.

MSNBC: Declaration of Forward

Note: It's a YouTube link, so you can't view it on the school network. ಠ_ಠ

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tumblr Assignment: Movie Purgatory

All Periods:

Read this article from the LA Times:
Hollywood's little secret: movie purgatory

Then, in your tumblr blogs, answer this:
What steps can be taken by filmmakers, studios and distributors to avoid having any movies in "purgatory"?

Note: If you are not following me on tumblr, then I cannot see your posts.

Due 10/31/10

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Storyboard Paper

All Classes:

Click here to create your own storyboard paper.

Periods 1 & 3, your aspect ratio is 4:3.
All other classes, your aspect ratio is 16:9.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Poets for the Poetry Project

Periods 1 & 3:

Here is the list of poets you will choose a poem from for your poetry project.

Contemporary American Poet Choices
Billy Collins
Yusef Komunyaka
Claude McKay
Maya Angelou
Niki Giovanni
Gary Soto
Robert Frost
Anne Sexton
E.E. Cummings
Elizabeth Bishop
Adrienne Rich
Dylan Thomas
Rita Dove
Langston Hughes
Countee Cullen
Alice Walker
Sylvia Plath
Allen Ginsberg
Emily Dickinson
Lucille Clifton
Gwendolyn Brooks
Li-Young Lee
Christina Rossetti

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tripod Parts

All Periods:

So you know we call a tripod sticks, but what about the individual parts? Here's a list and diagram of the head and arm/handle that should help you.

A. Plate
B. Tilt lock
C. Pan lock
D. Plate release
E. Plate lock
F. Arm/Handle lock

Other Parts (not pictured):

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Camera Manuals

Periods 1, 2, 3:
To understand the camera you are using in class, take a look at the manual:

Periods 4 & 6:
Don't think I forgot you. Here is a link for the HD camera too:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tumblr Assignment: 5 Favorite Movies

All Classes:

Now that you're at your workstations, take a look at the Internet Movie Database to research your 5 favorite movies.

In your Tumblr blog, post a list of those 5 favorites, who directed them, and 3 other movies that director made that you would be interested watching.

Have fun!

Oh, and don't forget, if you're not following me, I can't see your work.

Due 10/17/10