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124264 KO Critical Media Analysis (2020W)

Lights, Camera, Action! Critical Film Analysis and Alternative Media Production

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

UPDATE on 2 November 2020: As of Wednesday, 4 November 2020, this course will be taught in fully digital format. Participants will receive further information via email.

Wednesday 07.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 14.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 21.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 28.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 04.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 11.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 18.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 25.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 02.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 09.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 16.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 13.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 20.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 27.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content

How can we study film? What kind of media 'literacy' do we need to 'read' movies critically? And what do we mean by saying that (moving) “images are never transparent windows onto the world” (Rose, Visual Methodologies 2)?

Proposing that the meaning of film is not reducible to the storyline, this film class sets out to equip students with the tools to analyze filmic representation with a focus on production technologies: film photography, mise en scène, movement, editing, sound.

Furthermore, this course will provide hands-on opportunities for students' own film production.

Schedule

07.10. Critical Media Literacy (Intro)
14.10. Photography 1
21.10. Photography 2
28.10. Mise en scène
04.11. Movement
11.11. Editing
18.11. Sound
25.11. Critical Media Literacy (Outro)
02.12. Midterm Exam
09.12. MediaLab Session - Recording
16.12. MediaLab Session - Editing (double session 14:45 - 17:45)
13.01. Midterm Exam Feedback and Project Presentations Teams α and β (Feedback Teams δ and ε)
20.01. Project Presentations Teams γ, δ, and ε (Feedback Teams ζ, η, and θ)
27.01. Project Presentations Teams ζ, η, and θ (Feedback Teams α, β, and γ)

Aims

Aimed at students in the BA and BEd programs, this class is designed to contribute to the methodological skills involved in critical media analysis.

This course is also intended to develop students' practical film production skills.

Methods

A blended learning environment combines in-class and online research-based learning activities with a focus on giving and taking peer feedback.

Students will be introduced to using film-production technologies at the Faculty's MediaLab.

Assessment and permitted materials

(A) In-class and out-of-class performance, (B) midterm exam, and (C) essay project.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum Requirements

• Total score of ≥50 points

Assessment Criteria

(A) In-class and out-of-class performance:
• 0-15 points: Moodle analysis assignment (450-750 words) plus in-class screening (5-10 minutes)
• 0-15 points: pre-class readings (8 pre-class reading tasks) and in-class performance
• 0-12 points: Moodle feedback of partner team's project proposal (250-300 words)

(B) Midterm exam:
• 0-22 points: questions based on Course Dictionary of Film Terms

(C) Essay project:
• 0-12 points: Moodle proposal submission (250-300 words)
• 0-12 points: in-class project presentation (max. 10 minutes presentation plus 20 minutes discussion)
• 0-12 points: Moodle essay submission (750-1500 words)

Film-plus-essay project (optional):
• 0-12 bonus points

Assessment

089-100 points: 1
076-088 points: 2
063-075 points: 3
050-062 points: 4
000-049 points: 5

Examination topics

Course Dictionary of Film Terms.

Reading list

Class readings will be available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

Last modified: Mo 02.11.2020 17:08