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( Jun. 5th, 2008 12:01 pm)
ENG 335: Postwar Global Film
Class Notes -- 2008.06.05

DOGME 95, continued...

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( Jun. 3rd, 2008 12:06 pm)
ENG 335: Postwar Global Film
Class Notes -- 2008.06.03

A postmodern avant-guard film tradition which began in Denmark in 1995.
Dogme 95 builds on, as well as deconstructs, the earlier New Wave movements.
It is a movement that isn't really a movement, a not-entirely-serious satire that has grown since its inception.

"The Chastity Belt"
Dogme 95's 10 rules to make authentic films
1. LOCATION - Shooting on location ONLY. No sets. Props must not be brought in.
2. SOUND - Only natural sound. No recording of sound separate from that recorded during filming. No looping, no sound FX.
3. CAMERA - Only hand-held cameras.
4. COLOUR - Only film in colour, without special lighting.
5. OPTICS - No filters or optical work. No superimposed titles. No SFX.
6. ACTION - No superfluous action. (No murders, weapons, etc.)
7. TIME - Film must be set in the here and now. No period pieces, or future fiction pieces.
8. GENRE - Not allowed.
9. FILM - The final picture must be transferred to Academy 35mm film, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, that is, not widescreen. (The 35mm film rule has been relaxed over time, in light of the emergence of digital filmmaking.)
10. DIRECTOR - The director must not be credited.

Cool 6-minute video to explain the Dogme 95 movement:

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( May. 29th, 2008 12:04 pm)
ENG 335 Postwar Global Film
Class Notes -- 2008.05.29

Class Discussion: "In the Mood for Love" (2000)
Directed by: Wong Kar-Wai
Genre: Hong Kong Melodrama
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English 335 - Postwar Global Film
Class Notes, 2008.04.29
Xala & the French New Wave )
English 335 - Postwar Global Film
Class Notes - 2008.04.24
Nollywood )
Class notes, Québec studies -- 9-APR-2008 (continued)

Continuing: Historico-Institutional Context of Québec from "Nouvelle-France" to the end of the Duplessis reign, 1534-1959
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Québec Politics & Québec-U.S. Relations -- Overview
Introduction: "Setting the Stage"
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I'm going to try something a little different this quarter: I am going to post my class notes from WWU here on LJ.

I know from past experience that when I transcribe my handwritten class notes into typed form, I retain more of the information. No doubt, this is because I am processing the information a second time, and instead of processing from verbal/visual to written, I'm going from written (chicken scratch) to written. ;-)

I already type stuff here on LJ, and it is stored in a chronological manner, plus I can put tags on the entries, making it easier to go back and find the notes later. All of these are reasons why I am going to do this.

I know not everyone is interested in reading my class notes, so I will liberally use LJ cuts on the notes, so readers who don't care about Québec, Interpersonal Communications or World Film won't have their friends page filled up with lots of notes.

It will be interesting to see if doing this makes a difference in the retention of material at the end of the quarter.
Comm 327 Class Notes - 2008.04.03

Stimulus exercise

What just happened? Write down everything that happened and that you saw.

-We had to write our 1st and last names on papers, and display them.
-We had to write name, career choice, favourite movie, TV Show, and book on index cards.
-Candy was past around (Taste, Touch, Sight)
-Objects, such as stuffed animals, balls, crystals, soap dishes, toothbrush holders and do rags were passed around (Touch, Sight)
-Aromatherapy lotions were passed around (Smell, Touch, Sight)
-Candles were passed around. I lit the candles before passing them on. (Sight, Smell, Touch)
-Music was played (Hearing)
-Video of the office was played on the screen, with no sound (Sight)
-Background talking was going on (Hearing)
-The room was uncomfortably warm
-We had to fill out a questionnaire about communication
-Some people had orange cards, others had green cards
-I talked to my neighbours, Erin & Brittany. Brittany was more communicative, Erin was busy trying to fill out her survey.
-I walked across the room to talk to others.
-I eenie-meenie-miney-moed to choose a person to talk to, and chose Nicholena.
-Next I talked to Brendan.
-I also talked to Shannon, but I misremembered her name as "Jennifer." When corrected, I immediately apologized, touching her on the knee.
-When I talked to Joel, I mentioned that my favourite book was The God Delusion, because I am an atheist. There was an uncomfortable, awkward moment at that point.

After the exercise, we discussed what had taken place.
I commented that all 5 senses were being stimulated while we were trying to work and/or talk. This is "noise" in the communications model. We were having to selectively screen them out from our awareness while trying to communicate. For someone who is easily distracted, like me, this can be difficult.

"People will never remember what you say, people will never remember what you do, but people will always remember how you made them feel." --Anonymous
Class Notes, Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"The Relationship is the communication bridge between people."

Course Requirement - chapter reflections
  1. Your initial reaction
  2. What is the Author's argument?
  3. Select 1 or 2 theories/concepts you have learned, and how you can apply them in your life.
  4. What was confusing?

Find 1 quote that relates to Interpersonal Communication.

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