“Whiskey–I like it, I always did; and that is the reason I never use it.” ~Robert E. Lee

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin with a 10-minute free write.  Collect Magazine Fundraiser items.  Discussion on “What Makes a Good Short Story” and begin reading and discussing Flannery O’Connor’s story, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.”  What makes this a GREAT story?  Image

Creative Writing 2-4 ~ Begin with a 10-minute free write.  Collect Magazine Fundraiser items. Reminder, Editor Apps are due by Friday, September 13.  Please apply!  Collect Field Trip forms for the UVA Art Museum Writer’s Eye Field Trip which will be on Monday, September 23 from 10:30 to 2:00.  Final decision has been made on the t-shirt color.  It is “Galapagos!”  Begin discussion on precise words, sensory imagery, figurative language and how it can reflect/convey the atmosphere of a story.  Read and discuss Eudora Welty’s “A Piece of News.”  Think about your next story.  What kind of atmosphere are you going to create? Image

Filmmaking ~ Collect Magazine Fundraiser packets.  Continue mise-en-scene.  Discuss and use examples of Low Key / High Key lighting and how to use Three-Point lighting. Look at a perspective shot from Silence of the Lambs.  Reminder, first film test will be on Thursday, September 12.

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