Monday, 18 May 2015

Shorts that move us 3



Photo Credit: Alexandr Trubetskoy via Compfight cc


This term we’ve been working with shorts that move us. We’ve watched these shorts:


Alma (2009, Rodrigo Blaas)




Loop (2011, Aritz Moreno)




Splitscreen: a love story (2011, James W. Griffiths)




Symmetry (2011, Everynone)



We’ve analysed the grammar of the audiovisual language applied by the filmmaker in order to make a strong emotional impact on the viewers. We´ve uncovered how all these features convey meaning related to the theme in each short. We’ve also talked about these themes in the context of our culture.


Now, you're going to get ready for the final activity. Read the activity instructions carefully and if you have any questions, please, contact me before Wednesday 3rd June 2015.



Final activity instructions


Choose only one of the following activities and get ready to do it in class next time we meet.

A) Choose 1-2 scenes from one of the shorts in order to enrich the story. Create a remix. Add dialogues, stage directions and/or prose*.


B) Choose only one of the shorts in order to create a prequel, sequel or new scene (to be inserted somewhere in the plot). Design and write the dialogues, stage directions and/or prose*.


C) Choose only one of the shorts in order to rewrite the end. The new end must include dialogues, stage directions and/or prose*.


D) Choose a character from one of the shorts in order to write their biography. The text must help the viewers understand the actions of the character in the short.


E) Choose a character from one of the shorts in order to create a crossover with a character from another short or from a book you’ve read.


(*) N.B.: short narrative captions.
 MIND YOU: if you have any questions, please, contact me before Wednesday 3rd June 2015.