Film Analysis Worksheet: TEMPLATE

Summary

  • IN ONE TO TWO SENTENCES, DESCRIBE WHAT FILM YOU ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT AND WHY YOU CHOSE IT
  • DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s ALL UPPERCASE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE

Film Analysis

Film TitleDo The Right Thing
Year1989
DirectorSpike Lee
CountryUSA
GenreComedy-Drama
If you could work on this film (change it), what would you change and why?

Film information can be found at imdb.com

As you view films, consider how the cuts, camera angles, shots, and movement work to create particular meanings. Think about how they establish space, privilege certain characters, suggest relationships, and emphasize themes. In addition to shot distances, angles, editing, and camera movement, note details of the narrative, setting, characters, lighting, props, costume, tone, and sound.

Ask yourself the following questions:

TOPICYOUR NOTES
1. Who is the protagonist?Mookie
2. Who is the antagonist?Sal
3. What is the conflict?
4. What is the theme or central, unifying concept? (summarize in one or two words)
5. How is the story told (linear, non-linear, with flashbacksflash-forwards, at regular intervals)
6. What “happens” in the plot (Brief description)?
7. How does the film influence particular reactions on the part of viewers (sound, editing,
characterization, camera movement, etc.)? Why does the film encourage such
reactions?
8. Is the setting realistic or stylized? What atmosphere does the setting suggest? Do particular objects or settings serve symbolic functions?
9. How are the characters costumed and made-up? What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age? How do costume and makeup convey character?
10. How does the lighting design shape our perception of character, space, or mood?
11. How do camera angles and camera movements shape our view of characters or spaces? What do you see cinematically?
12. What is the music’s purpose in the film? How does it direct our attention within the image? How does it shape our interpretation of the image? What stands out about the music?
13. How might industrial, social, and economic factors have influenced the film? Describe how this film influences or connects to a culture?
14. Give an example of what a film critic had to say about this film. Use credible sources and cite sources.Example: “The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert.” All Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2015.
15. Select one scene no longer than 5 minutes that represents well the whole film and shows relevant cinematic elements. Write a one-sentence description of the scene and record the time of the scene.Example: from 1:05:00 to 1:10:00.Explain why you chose this scene.PLACE THE TIME STAMP FROM THE SCENE HERE… Example: 00:00:00 – 00:05:00 
16. In the selected scenewrite a sentence for each of the elements below to justify why this scene best represents the film:
a. Screenwriting:
b. Sound Design:
c. Camera Movements/Angles:
d. Light Setup:
e. Soundtrack/Score:
18. What’s the socio-cultural context of this film?

This worksheet was developed with ideas from many IB Film teachers, thus should remain in the Creative Commons

Mr. Le Duc’s Film Analysis Resources

Ethics of using AI

By: Jay Yee

Artificial Intelligence is becoming more advanced than ever before. It has become more common in our everyday lives. Artificial Intelligence has been morphed to be viewed as a positive thing or that it only has positive benefits. The future of AI was only seen before as a simple creation, with little complexion. New advancements and growth has turned to the need of super computers and data in mass numbers. AI has advanced and reached many fields, including healthcare and education. AI’s progress has overshadowed the downside. The real problem that is being shielded is the negative impacts and what it could do to us in the future. The question, “Is AI ethical” will be discussed and examples will be given to show.

Privacy

As Artificial Intelligence advances, data is needed to absorb information for certain tasks. Breach of privacy has been a main problem when determining the ethical concerns of AI. With advancements to AI, personal information has been used to complete tasks such as facial recognition, online resumes, medical files, and more. AI scans all this to perform tasks at hand. Throughout recent years, AI processing has scanned a major amount of data that could be personal information. Facial recognition for example, lets AI scan millions and even billions of faces across the world and links up data to faces. This is for identification purposes but also poses a risk for how to establish ethical and legal boundaries.

Bias in AI

Artificial Intelligence isn’t perfect. Bias in AI is seen as a technological problem. AI can be created or a mistake made in the coding to where data isn’t scanned properly. This can result in AI being “biased” towards something like a specific subject, group, or even ethnicity. This ethical problem has to do with data and whether the input is just as good as the output. When humans create AI, the influence of being biased cannot impact AI which is naturally not biased.

Human Factor

Artificial Intelligence is related to humankind and the creators of it. Humans design AI and influence how AI will react and work. Bias in AI and human factors have a close relation. With human influence, AI is not just a technological concern but also a human concern. Is the data that humans provide for AI complete? For AI and the algorithm, it will most likely fill in the blanks or unfinished data. This falls under an ethical concern for being more responsible humans and not letting AI be at fault. The ethical concerns of Artificial Intelligence is being pushed between human beliefs and laws.

Production Project Session 1

Jay Yee

Chocolate
Chocolate” by John Loo is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

SUMMARY

Role

Sound Engineer

Intention (SMART Goal)

By Oct 14th, as the Sound Engineer of team 2, I will have evidence of use of two sound sources by following this tutorial, How to Record Audio for a Film: Audio Setup for Filmmaking.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Denis Villeneuve

Note:

He talks about how sound is really important to having a good film.

Using multiple sounds together to create unique sounds.

They talk about using multiple types of mics to pickup different audio.

Training Source(s)

https://www.creativehumans.com/blog/how-record-audio-film

Project Timeline

PRODUCTION – ACTION

The (FILM, SOUND, or GAME Creation)

Film

Skills Commentary

Slides

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

We were given a script to follow, our group focused on using creativity to show humor and drama. we used problem solving as we faced absences in our group through our filming days and final days.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

We worked to communicate throughout our production cycle, from out stand up meetings, to timeline check ins, and our burn down chart. We used problem solving together when problems came up. We had a short timeline so we planned and organized as a group to achieve our personal goals and in the end, our final team goal.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

We used Google drive on Tori’s computer to organize the uploaded audio clips and film files. We used a paper drawing layout to draw out our timeline. Throughout the production, we used Trello to organize what we needed to do and keep us in line for our goals.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

The film and its production prepared me for a support role and helping out throughout the group. It also challenged me to work through a new type of timeline/planning style. I got better at learning how to work with that schedule. It helped me to learn how to present myself with my organization skills.

Reactions to the Final Version

A response from Oscar of our film was that we could’ve lowered the audio levels to match throughout the film. He pointed out that the last part of our film where PJ opened the KitKat bar and during the black screen. He mainly wanted to see a more even level throughout the film so that it matches up better.

Mr. Leduc added that in order to even the audio , we could’ve filmed a section of audio for just the blank library and the background noise.

Coletrane added that the camera could’ve been aimed higher at Nathan during his walkout clips. He added that if we were to cut part of his face off on purpose, then we should get a closeup shot of his first, then aim down/zoom in onto the objects he was carrying.

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

Our film concept and story telling was simple so that the points we needed to show through our film were clear and straightforward.

I learned that in order to have a successful film, it takes the whole team to work together and do their own part to come together and work together. I have learned that planning each stage in the production cycle is key. I have also built my basic knowledge and advanced my skills in the roles of the film.

Grammar and Spelling

I used Grammarly and spell check

Editor

Nathan, Sophina