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Week 02: Film and New Media

Class Task and Information

  • Lesson 01:
      • Start Man - start 7:45
      • Drawing Shortcuts - Poses and Body Language





    • Sitcom - Introduction to comedy - The IT Crowd.
      • Task:
        • Developing criteria to identify Sitcoms.
          • Where does the episode start and end?
          • What is the duration of the episode
          • What was the main theme for the eposode?
          • Who were the main characters (Focus people)
          • What were 3 key jokes within the episode
            • Classify the type of jokes

        • Students will view the first sitcom in class.
        • Record the key features that make the show a sitcom.
        • At the conclusion of the screening, discuss your conclusion with your working party.

       

    • Start Man - the next step in your drawing process:
      • Link to tutorial: Storyboarding basics - drawing Short-cuts start 7:45
        • The Starman body
        • Developing composition
        • Linear drawings (time line)
        • Drawing hands
        • Curves to create form

      • Follow the tutorial and replicate the drawing techniques.







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    • Students are to view and record the critical notes from the presentation and attempt the sample drawings to emphasize the key points of the presentation.

      • Place images of your work in SWT to demonstrate your development and progress.



  • Lesson 02:

  • Lesson 03:
      • Key elements of sitcoms (situational comedies)
      • Analysis and recognition of success criteria for sitcoms.



    • Sitcom - Introduction to comedy - The Big Bang Theory S07E19
      • Task:
        • Developing criteria to identify Sitcoms.
          • Where does the episode start and end?
          • What is the duration of the episode
          • What was the main theme for the eposode?
          • Who were the main characters (Focus people)
          • What were 3 key jokes within the episode
            • Classify the type of jokes

        • Students will view the first sitcom in class.
        • Record the key features that make the show a sitcom.
        • At the conclusion of the screening, discuss your conclusion with your working party.

       

       

    • The art of the story....:
      • There once was a character called....... Each day...... Until one day........ Because of that.... This happens..... And then this happens...... until finally........


    • A sitcom, clipping for situational comedy (situation comedy in the U.S.), is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories to an audience. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are found mostly on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. This form can also include mockumentaries.

    • A situational comedy television programme may be recorded in front of a studio audience, depending on the programme’s production format. The effect of a live studio audience can be imitated or enhanced by the use of a laugh track. During filming productions, the laugh track is usually pre-recorded.

    • Critics disagree over the utility of the term "sitcom" in classifying shows that have come into existence since the turn of the century. Many contemporary American sitcoms use the single-camera setup and do not feature a laugh track, thus often resembling the dramedy shows of the 1980s and 1990s rather than the traditional sitcom. Other topics of debate have included whether or not cartoons, such as The Simpsons or Family Guy, can be classified as sitcoms.







    • Table Task 01:
      • Using the Wooden Jointed Doll Model, Manikin Figurines - place the model into a position.
      • Using the skills you have developed over the last few lessons draw a shot type of the model.
      • Shot Types:

        • Each member of the group is to set the Manikin Figurine into a position and draw.
          • note: Each member of the group is to draw each of the positions creating one drawing for each member

        • Once you have finished each drawing, discuss your success with the group before moving to the next position and shot type to draw.


    • Table Task 02:
      • Using the Wooden Jointed Doll Model, Manikin Figurines - place the model into a position and set a scene to draw a composition .
      • Using the skills you have developed over the last few lessons draw a shot type of the model in the composition scene.
      • Students are to take turns in setting the model and setting the scene for the group members.



Readings / Homework
  • Complete all storyboard tutorials in preparation for week 3.

 

 

 

 

Focus Point

 

 

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