Respond to prompt on this page. For instructions on how to submit a journal entry, please follow these instructions. FORMATTING FOR THIS WEEK: Use the title format “[FirstName] [LastName] LP Outline” and select the Category “Journal Entry – Week 11 (long paper outline)”

Long paper outline

Review the long paper guideline and grading rubric and submit a thesis or outline as a journal entry by next week. Your entry should include:

  • The name of the full feature film, short or TV series that you will be focusing on (it must have been created in the past 10 years, and does NOT have to be a piece we discussed in class).
  • Why are you drawn to this film/show – because of it’s story? technique? aesthetic? political context? etc.)
  • An outline of elements you will be researching/writing about (this can be done in the form of a list or in a paragraph).

If you choose to submit the optional journal entries below please use this formatting: Use the title format “[FirstName] [LastName] W11 (optional)” and select the Category Journal Entry – Week 11 (long paper outline)”

Journal Entry (Optional)

The following journal entry prompts are suggestions. Professors may come up with different ones for their individual course sections. 

Prompt 1

Watch the documentary/interview on Stan Brakhage or Robert Breer on Kanopy. After watching the film, summarize the approach of the artist you chose to the craft of filmmaking. Why do you think they were considered important in their time? How were they considered innovative?

Prompt 2

Review the trailer for “Fantastic Planet”. How would you describe the style of drawing and movement? Think of this film in the context of the other work we looked at this week, particularly the works aimed at a youth audience, like Ralph Bakshi’s work and “Yellow Submarine”.

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