Black and White Silent Film

Public Domain still from “Voyage dans la Lune” {1902} by Georges Melies

Goal

  • Convey knowledge of narrative and mise-en-scéne terms and concepts in a media production using sound, video, text, images, etc.

Terms and Concepts

  • Narrative, Narration, and Narrator
  • Surprise vs. Suspense
  • Diegetic and Non-Diegetic
  • Mise-en-Scène
    • Setting
    • Familiar Image
    • Frame Composition

Product

  • Create a blog post with embedded media from YouTube and/or Flickr

Examples

Steps

  • Day 1-2
    • Review Black and White Silent Film Requirements
    • Review production team roles
    • Create blog post titled, Black and White Silent Film Project
    • Create the Summary heading
      • When project is finished, write what you did and made  for the project
        • Include a pdf version of the screenplay and give credit to the authors
    • Create the Storyboard heading
      • Embed the scanned storyboard paper from Flickr
      • CC image by visualpun.ch at Flickr
    • Create the Shot List heading
  • Day 3 through second to last day of project
    • Create the Narrative and Mise-en-scéne Evidence heading
      • Include the film evidence of your creation
      • Include a narrated version of the film explaining the elements listed below as they occur in the film
        • Narrative, Narration, and Narrator
        • Surprise vs. Suspense
        • Diegetic and Non-Diegetic
        • Mise-en-Scène
          • Setting
          • Familiar Image
          • Frame Composition
    • Create What I Learned heading
      • Explain what you learned and at least one problem you solved
  • Last Day
    • Present project

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