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Silent Movie

03/19/2010 - 13:24
04/13/2010 - 14:30
Etc/GMT-4
Charlie Chaplin: famous silent film star
In this next project we will learn about silent film, a major building block in the history of film.

For this project, you will create a video that tells a complete story in a minute. Your video will have no on-camera sound. All sound for your video will be entered during the editing process.

Mimicking the style and film of the silent film era is encouraged in this project. You can do this by including intertitles, black and white film effects, sepia tone, the sound of a wurlitzer organ, etc.
Examples:
I. Sunrise, 1929
-Won best picture, actress & cinematography at 1st Academy Awards
-Known for its innovative tracking shots
*to play video, click file attachment
II. Modern Times, 1936, Charlie Chaplin
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-UiCnxARJY

Schedule
-Fri 3/19: Intro to silent film, project intro
-Mon. 3/22: Brainstorming session, scriptwriting
-Tues. 3/23: Intro to the storyboard, group story boarding
-Thurs. 3/25: In class filming
-Fri. 3/26 In class filming
-Tues. 3/30: In class filming: All footage due by 4:00 p.m.
-Wed. 3/31: Intro to Final Cut
-Thurs. 4/1: Editing
-Tues. 4/6: Editing
-Wed. 4/7: Rough Cut - Editing
-Fri. 4/9: Editing, add SFX and music
-Mon. 4/12: Editing, project due by 4:00 p.m.
-Tues. 4/13: Screening