Inside the Classroom
Links to every blog I publish about film, film theory, and film terms.
May 27, 2017
Owen R. Horton
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...
Teaching Demo: Large Lecture Hall
Video Essay: Continuity Editing
March 7, 2017
February 21, 2017
February 14, 2017
Mise en scène
February 7, 2017
February 1, 2017
What is Film Form?
January 24, 2017
Links, lesson plans, and syllabi from my composition classroom