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ONLINE Schedule of Meetings, Readings, and Screenings
Note: This is the ONLINE schedule.
See the
On-Campus Schedule for the on-campus course.

Please note: this syllabus is subject to change (with notice),
and all screening times given below are approximate.

Key to abbreviations for assignments listed on this page:

FA12 Film Art: An Introduction, 12th edition, by David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson
or FA earlier editions Click here for page assignments for earlier editions of Film Art
View View the assigned film or video on DVD reserve in the Library or streaming on D2L before class
D2L See instructions for how to use Desire2Learn (D2L) on our Orientation link below and also the HUB's online Training Tutorials.

 

SECTION 1

Week 1         Film Appreciation / Film Form & Meaning

Saturday, August 13

IMPORTANT: Required Online Orientation Videos and Quiz 0. Be sure to take Quiz 0 on D2L before Wednesday, August 24 at 5pm. This will count as your attendance; if you do not take Quiz 0, your absence must be marked as a "no show" and the Registrar will drop you from the course.

Assignments: Watch Video Lectures 1.1 - 1.5 and the Orientation Video on D2L in the Start Here Module, and read through all pages of this online syllabus.
  Then take Quiz 0 on D2L (available January 8) as proof of your online attendance. Due before August 24 at 5pm.
Quiz 0 on D2L (Watch the Orientation and Video Lectures 1.1-1.5 in order to unlock the quiz.)
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Report access problems to Dr. Bonner; report technical difficulties to the HUB.
Available August 13; due before August 24 at 5pm as proof of your online attendance to avoid no-show status.

Monday, August 15

Reading: FA12 Chapter 2 and pages 2-9 and 402

Wednesday, August 17

View: Rear Window on D2L or rent via Amazon (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954, US; 113 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 1.6 - 2.4 on D2L
Assignments: 1. Print out the In-Class Screening List and use it while viewing class lecture videos every day.

This weekend (if not completed last weekend):

Assignments: Watch the Orientation Video on D2L and read through all pages of this online syllabus
Take Quiz 0 on D2L (Quiz 0 covers the introductory lecture, orientation video, and the syllabus.)
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Report any D2L access problems to the HUB.

 

Week 2         Narrative & Narration

Monday, August 22

Reading: FA12 Chapter 3 & pages 313-322 and 470-472
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.6 on D2L

Wednesday, August 24

View: Citizen Kane on D2L or rent via Amazon (Orson Welles, 1941, US; 119 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 1 due Friday on D2L
Quiz 0 on D2L expires Wednesday at 5:00pm (Quiz 0 covers the introductory lectures, orientation video, and the syllabus.)
Report any D2L access problems to the HUB.

 

Week 3         Mise-en-scène

Monday, August 29

Reading: FA12 Chapter 4 & pages 410-415 and 465-468
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.5 on D2L

Wednesday, August 31

View: Do the Right Thing on D2L or rent via Amazon (Spike Lee, 1989, US; 120 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.5 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 2 due Friday on D2L

 

Week 4         Film Production & Early History / Camerawork

Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) or Tuesday, September 6

Reading: FA12 Chapter 1 and pages 457-465 and 476-479
View: No screening this week as you prepare for Quiz 1
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.4 (located in the Film History Module) to Review for Quiz 1
Study Aids: 1. Review for Quiz 1 on Monday via video lectures

Section 1 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before Quiz 1

Tuesday, September 6

Quiz 1 on D2L 25-minute quiz
Available 12:00am - 11:59pm

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor**
Quiz covers all material from Section 1

BEGIN SECTION 2 ON CAMERAWORK

Wednesday, September 7

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 section on Framing (177-209)
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.5 for Camerawork on D2L

 

SECTION 2

Week 5         Camerawork

Monday, September 12

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 sections on Duration (209-215) and Perspective (168-174)
***VIEW O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? BEFORE MONDAY'S CLASS***
View: O Brother, Where Art Thou? on D2L or rent via Amazon (Joel Coen, 2000, US; 103 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.4 on D2L

Wednesday, September 14

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 sections on The Photographic Image (159-164), Speed of Motion (164-168), and Special Effects (174-177)
Online Video Lectures: 3.1 - 3.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 3 due Friday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 4 due Friday on D2L
  3. Study Clip Quiz 5 due Friday on D2L

 

Week 6         Camerawork /Editing

Monday, September 19

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 (216-219)
***VIEW THE PIANO BEFORE MONDAY'S CLASS***
View: The Piano on D2L or rent via Amazon (Jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand; 121 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures:

4.1 - 4.4 on Camerawork in The Piano and
1.1 - 1.2 on Editing on D2L

Wednesday, September 21

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 on Continuity Editing (219-252)
Online Video Lectures:

1.3 - 1.6 on Editing on D2L

Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 6 due Friday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 7 due Friday on D2L

 

Week 7         Editing

Monday, September 26

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 on Alternatives to Continuity Editing (252-262) & pages 472-475 on Soviet Montage
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.4 on D2L

Wednesday, September 28

View: Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) on D2L or rent via Google Play or iTunes (Tom Tykwer, 1999, Germany; 81 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 3.1 - 3.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 8 due Friday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 9 due Friday on D2L
Section 2 Study Clip Quizzes 3-9 expire Friday at 11:59pm.
** NOTE: Study Clip Quizzes 1-9 comprise half of your midterm grade.

 

Week 8         Sound & Sound Design

Monday, October 3

Midterm Grades posted on the DUCK early this week.
(Note that this grade does not include Quiz 2 or Study Clip Quiz 10; it includes only Quiz 0, Quiz 1, and Study Clip Quizs 1-9, which comprises 20% of your final course grade. See our Assignments page for full details.)

Reading: FA12 Chapter 7
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.4 on D2L

Wednesday, October 5

View: Singin' in the Rain on D2L or rent via Amazon (Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen, 1952, US; 103 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 10 due Friday on D2L

Friday, October 7

Course Withdrawal deadline

Quiz 2

25-minute quiz on D2L
Available 12:00am - 11:59pm

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers all material from Section 2

 

Week 9        Fall Break / Film Analysis Review / Midterm Exam Online 

Monday, October 10  

No class meetings during Fall Break

Tuesday, October 11

Reading: FA12 Chapter 8, skim Ch. 11
Online Video Lectures: 1.1-1.4 on D2L includes Midterm Review
***VIEW GET OUT BEFORE MONDAY'S CLASS/VIEWING VIDEO LECTURES***
View: Get Out on D2L (Jordan Peele, 2017, US; 104 min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 11 due the night before the Midterm Exam on D2L
2. Midterm Review Practice Clip Videos & Lecture Videos 1.1-1.3 on D2L
Covers terminology to date & analysis of film techniques in Get Out (HINT: This is a GREAT midterm review!)
Review session is also optionally available during on-campus review session whenever the course is offered on-campus

Remaining Section 2 Study Clip Quizzes 10-11 expire the night before the Midterm Exam.

Wednesday, October 12

MIDTERM EXAM ON D2L
Available 12am - 11:59pm
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers all material from Sections 1-2

 

SECTION 3

Week 10       The Avant-garde & Experimental Filmmaking

Monday, October 17

Reading: FA12 pages 371-400
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.4 on D2L

Wednesday, October 19

View: Avant-garde short films & classroom discussion of each on D2L. Total screening time: 142 min. (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 12 due Friday on D2L

Week 11        Documentary

Monday, October 24

Reading: FA12 pages 352-371 and 434-443
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.4 on D2L

Wednesday, October 26

View: Nuit et brouillard (Night & Fog) on D2L or rental via Amazon (Alain Resnais, 1955, France; 31 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 13 due Friday on D2L

 

Week 12        Italian Neo-Realism, French New Wave, & Art Cinema

Monday, October 31

Reading: FA12 pages 479-484 and 420-424
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.4 on D2L

Wednesday, November 2

View: A bout de souffle (Breathless) on D2L or rental via Amazon (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, France; 89 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 14 due the night before Quiz 3 on D2L

Section 3 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before Quiz 3.

Friday, November 4

Quiz 3

25-minute quiz on D2L
Available 12:00am - 11:59pm

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers all material from Section 3

**VPA Job Fair on Friday**

SECTION 4

Week 13        Classical Hollywood Genres & Ideology

Monday, November 7

Reading: FA12 Chapter 9
Online Video Lectures: 1.1-1.4 on D2L

Wednesday, November 9 

View: Bringing Up Baby streaming via YouTube link on D2L (Howard Hawks, 1938, US; 102 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 15 due Friday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 16 due Friday on D2L

Week 14        Genre Transformation & Ideology

Monday, November 14

Reading: FA12 pp. 484-490
  Online: John Cawelti, “Chinatown & Generic Transformation” on D2L
Online Video Lectures: 1.1 - 1.4 on D2L

Wednesday, November 16  

View: Chinatown on D2L or rent via Amazon (Roman Polanski, 1974, US; **135 min.**) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.2 on D2L
And begin Ideology Lectures 1.1 - 1.2 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 17 due Thursday on D2L

Week 15        Ideology & Cultural Criticism / Thanksgiving Break 

Monday, November 21 

Reading: 1. FA12 pages 490-494 and 3 Short Articles Online:
2. John Leo, “Fumanchu on Naboo”,
3. David Wong, "5 Ways You Don't Realize that Movies are Controling Your Brain", and
4. J.F. Sargent, "5 Prejudices in the Movies"
Online Video Lectures: 1.2 - 1.6 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 17 due Friday on D2L

Wednesday, November 23

No class meeting today during Thanksgiving Break

 

Week 16         Ideology & Cultural Criticism

Monday, November 28

Reading: 1. FA12 pages 490-494 and 3 Short Articles Online:
2. John Leo, “Fumanchu on Naboo”,
3. David Wong, "5 Ways You Don't Realize that Movies are Controling Your Brain", and
4. J.F. Sargent, "5 Prejudices in the Movies"
Online Video Lectures: 1.2 - 1.6 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 17 due Friday on D2L

Wednesday, November 30

View for Monday: The Matrix on D2L or rent via Amazon (The Wachowskis, 1999, US; **136** min.) (Study Guide)
Online Video Lectures: 2.1 - 2.6 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 18 due Friday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 19 due Friday on D2L
  3. Optional: Final Exam Review with Dr. B in UC 272 whenever the course is offered on campus
Online course evaluations on the DUCK this week
Section 4 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before the Final Exam.

 

Final Exam Review (Optional)

Review videos on D2L
OR
Optional in-person review session with Dr. B on Wednesday, November 30 at 11:30am in UC 272

Bring your questions and we'll do some practice clips too.

Final Exam is ONLINE ON D2L Monday, December 5

Required Final Exam ONLINE ON D2L:

Monday, December 5 on D2L
Available 12am - 11:59pm
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**

Exam covers all material from Sections 1-4, with an emphasis on Sections 3-4