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Film Montage

Level: Second Year Art & Design/ ESL intermediate to high-intermediate

Language Focus: Collocations in film vocabulary + reading comprehension

Design Focus Film Theory: Deleuze Time Images + Eisenstein Montage

Time: 2 classes of 2 h 40 min. (2h 15min activities + 25min. break+debrief)

Prep time: 4.5 hours

 

Lesson Description:

These 2 class lessons, the teacher covers concept-development techniques and research methods for students to retrieve memories as content for a video project produced in Adobe Premiere and Audition. Montage techniques and sequence serve as a platform to piece together memory trails, in relation to identity and emotions. In understanding the holistic meaning of the words CUT and SHOOT (used as both verbs and nouns in various contexts)—their inflections and derivatives—students outsource visual examples of these word-collocations from contemporary cinema and daily life imagery to expand their technical film vocabulary.

 

Popplet.com wordmap setup/starting point. Niberca Polo, 2016.
See samples: SHOOT and CUT.

 

 

 

  Yoko Ono’s Memory cups (left) and “Touch Poem #5” (right)

 

 

Lorena Cosba, “Your Hair on my Pillow…” Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

Isaac Julien “Ten Thousand Waves,” 2010

 

Natalia Riedle, Spring 2014 

 

Class 1

FOR TEACHER:

Readings:

Visual Aids: 

TEDtalk:

 

FOR STUDENTS:

Readings:

Handouts:

Worksheets:

 

Class 2

FOR TEACHER:

Readings:

  • “Montage Theory in Film Studies.”Samuel R. Forkner
  • “Expanded cinema, video and virtual environments.”Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary after Film. Peter Weibel
  • Video Editing techniques 

Visual Aids:

TEDtalk:

 

FOR STUDENTS:

Readings:

 

Handouts:

  • Film Editing

Worksheets:

 

 

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