“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Distribute handouts and discuss “Things to look for in stories” and “Characterization.”  Share the first lines of novels.  Why do you want to grab your reader with the very first sentence?  Several students also shared their writing with the class.

Creative Writing 2-4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Begin brainstorming and writing your fiction atmosphere piece using emotion as a guide for setting.  Next class will be the last class time devoted to this prompt.  We will be working on Theme.

Filmmaking ~ Begin class with a test!  Test covers shots, angles, mise-en-scene, lighting, 5-shot scene, movement, focus, and sound.  Class brainstorm for the first film project.  Individual short documentary titled “I Am…”  Use examples as in poetry or self-portrait to help convey your message.  We will split into groups and research ideas for our first short.

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