Arts

Film School: Introduction to Film *FLEX*

In this 12-week flexible class, students will learn how to appreciate, analyze and interpret theme, character, story structure, and narrative technique through the medium of film (movies & cinema). #osff
Angelia Derrick, MFA
94 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

No live meetings

Over 12 weeks

11-14

year olds

1-12

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 29

May 29 - Aug 28 (12 weeks)
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Sun Jun 12

Jun 12 - Sep 11 (12 weeks)
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Sun Jun 26

Jun 26 - Oct 2 (12 weeks)
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Sun Jul 10

Jul 10 - Oct 9 (12 weeks)
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Sun Jul 31

Jul 31 - Oct 30 (12 weeks)
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Sun Aug 21

Aug 21 - Nov 13 (12 weeks)
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Sun Sep 4

Sep 4 - Nov 27 (12 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn how to appreciate, analyze and interpret theme, character, story structure, and narrative technique through the medium of film. We will also explore the artistry of sound, camera, costumes, set making, stunts, and SFX that help the filmmakers tell their stories.  
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
1.	Three “Three Page Challenge” student-created scripts.
2.	Regular nightly homework with mini-writing assignments and analysis of student and teacher-selected film clips.
3.     Watch assigned films and fill out tracking sheets for each film. 
4.	Three essay-length written reflections in in MLA format on in-class films screened in their entirety or another topic suggested b the teachers (students have the option to switch one of the papers to a presentation)
Students will need to rent/stream required movies to watch as homework. The Princess Bride, Cat Ballou, Arrival, Poltergeist, Jurassic Park, ParaNorman, Clue, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Bumblebee, Dolphin Tale, Hidden Figures. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
If you wish to take this class for fun and not as an elective credit, your parent can request that no grade be issued. If you don't wish for a grade, you can skip the three papers and the written responses to questions.

For a Grade:
Methods of Assessment
1.	Three “Three Page Challenge” student-created scripts
2.	Regular nightly homework with at-home analysis of student and teacher-selected film clips
3.	Participations in discussion threads of assigned films
4.	Three essay-length written reflections in in MLA format on in-class films screened in their entirety or another topic suggested b the teachers (students have the option to switch one of the papers to a presentation)
5.	Mid-Term and Final Exam

Homework assignments, watching the movies, and short scripts will be given points based off completion and turning them in on time. 

Mid-term and final exams are multiple choice and grade will be auto-determined based on the number that are correct. 
Essays turned in on time will start with a 100% and then will go down based off not using MLA format, spelling errors, poor grammar, not coming to a conclusion, not completing or explaining your thoughts and conclusion clearly, not backing up your thoughts and assumptions, and not having an outside source. 

Presentation turned in on time will start with a 100% and then will go down based off not having a works cited slide and title slide, not using various slide layouts to best show of your text, not using any graphics or pictures, spelling errors, poor grammar, not having a point to your presentation, not having an outside source, and not making them visually appealing. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
We will be discussing and/or watching clips and full films of PG-13 and R rated movies in this class that might contain adult content such as violence, language, and sexuality. 

The mid-term and final exam will be conducted utilizing Google Forms. Learners will need a gmail to take the tests (requirement of Google), but they can use a parent/guardian gmail and do not need their own. 

A few of the homework assignments will include watching a YouTube video and the link will be posted in the classroom. One of the homework assignments will be submitted via Flipgrid. 
This class uses and is based off the Film Studies: Intro to Film elective curriculum created by English Gamechangers. 

Teacher

Angelia Derrick, MFA
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
94 total reviews
189 completed classes

About Me

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"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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