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May 27, 2017

This is a teaching demonstration I compiled for a job search.

Assumptions about the classroom:
 
1. Class contains 350 students and 25 TAs.
2. We are midway through the semester, at least far enough in to have covered Mise-en-scene and Cinematography.
3. Students have a...

May 3, 2017

A deeper looking into the final duel scene from Sergio Leone's masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West.

March 28, 2017

Below, we will discuss the principles of editing a motion picture.

What is Editing?

Editing is the process by which shots are cut and arranged in order to tell the story of a film. Other elements of film-making, such as Acting, Mise-en-scene, and Sound are all present in...

March 22, 2017

 Below, we will discuss acting, acting styles, and how to assess acting in a film.

Stage and Film. While film acting takes an overwhelming majority of its core tenets from stage acting, there are some important distinctions between the two. Of primary importance are loc...

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