Week 2 – Visual Narrative, the Storyboard and Sequencing

In Class:
Assignment 1 – Blogged Sequences Due and Discussion
Intro to Digital Imaging & Photoshop
Visual Narrative, the Storyboard and Sequencing
Eisenstein & the Five Methods of Montage
In Class Exercise: Finding the Frame(s)
Lecture Notes

Notre Musique – Jean Luc Godard, 2004
The Haunted Castle – Georges Méliès, 1896
Birth of a Nation – D.W. Griffith, 1915
Battleship Potemkin – Sergei Eisentein, 1925
La Jetée – Chris Marker, 1963

Read: John Berger, Ways of Seeing – Chapter 1 + Understanding a Photograph
Do: Project 1 – Sequence Stories. Imagine you are making an in-camera edited film. With a camera of your choosing shoot a story in ten still frames. Upload these images to PhotoCentral. Have the lab make 8×10″ prints of your narrative. Bring the prints and the corresponding digital images to next class.
Share: Series images or a short clip from an sequence you watched this week that you think is particularly well edited. Or a sequence you think was terribly edited.

***If you have your own camera, find the manual (if you lost it, find it online) and bring both the camera and its manual to class.

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