“No matter how much life sucks sometimes, there’s always some kind of escape.  And mine just so happens to be music.” ~Kevin Quinn

Creative Writing 1 – Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Collect late magazine fundraisers that were due on Friday?  Finish reading and discussing Flannery O’Connor’s “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.”  What makes this a good story?Image

Creative Writing 2-4 – Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Collect late magazine fundraisers that were due on Friday?  Field Trip forms are due by this Friday for the UVA Art Museum Writer’s Eye trip.  Finish discussion of Eudora Welty’s, “A Piece of News.”  ATMOSPHERE in story!  Activity–Select an emotion, go to the breezeway, describe the setting using words that reflect that emotion i.e. fear, anxiety, zealousness, new love…Image

Filmmaking – Review again for film test on Thursday.  It will cover shots, angles, mise-en-scene, 5 shot scene, focus, movement, and sound.  Finish discussion on Sound Mixing and Sound Design.  Watch behind the scenes footage of Forrest Gump, (dir. Zemeckis) and watch DVD extras “Rain” and “Pong.”  Complete Animation Sound Design worksheet watching the feature on Wall-E.  Distribute handout on “Rule of Thirds” and discuss.  Watch tutorials on youtube about “Framing Techniques,” “Camera Angles and Techniques,” and “5 Deadly Sins of Amateur Video.”

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