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Syllabus and Schedule

Syllabus and Schedule

  • Thursday 5:30-8:10
  • CRN: 11449

    Film General Outline

    • All assignments are Pass/redo/skip.
    • To be eligible for redo work, the first FULL draft must be submitted according to the schedule.
    • If you do not submit a first FULL draft according to the schedule dates, you are choosing to skip the assignment
    • You must do a presentation to obtain a passing grade of A, B, or C in the course
    • You need to complete the following number of levels (and compile those levels into a passable presentation) to obtain the following associated grade in the course
      • C grade: Pass ALL 9 levels
      • B grade: Pass ALL 9 levels and make presentation
      • A grade: Pass ALL 9 levels and present presentation
    • Levels have different assignments; some are papers, some are projects, some are applied practices.

    The Levels

    • Level 1
      • Trailers and Opening Scenes

    • Level 2
      • Scripts

    • Level 3
      • Character Archetypes

    • Level 4
      • Devices and Plots and Genres

    • Level 5
      • Settings

    • Level 6
      • Lighting and CGI

    • Level 7
      • Shots, cuts, and Angles

    • Level 8
      • Sound

    • Level 9
      • Music

    • Level 10
      • Presentation a powerpoint on all of the levels you have successfully passed


    • From your Titan email, send me your discord user number (a four digit number assigned to you by Discord) as verification.
    • Until you are verified, you will not be able to join any Discord course.
    • My Discord channel called Virtual 130 is an extension of my campus classroom and EFSC's Student Code of Conduct applies.
    • Once you have signed up for Discord, click on the period at the end of this sentence.

    Submitting Assignments

    • You must use Titan email
    • The Contact page has my address.

      Skip to A, below, if you are submitting an assignment.

      Skip to B, below, if you are emailing me a question or concern.

      A. Submitting an Assignment

      1. The ONLY information in the subject line must be the course and section number
        • ENC 1101 ##T
        • Make sure the section number is correct: 01, or 72, etc
      2. You must attach any assignment as a Word document DIRECTLY to the email.
        • Do not use One Drive or Google docs or any other intermediary to send attachments.
        • Submit only one assignment per email.
      3. Do NOT put any information at all in the body of the email.
        • If you have a question or concern, send a separate email, see below.
      4. Properly label the filename of any attached file
        • Use Capitalization as per the following example.
        • Start the file name with your Last Name then add the name of the assignment.
        • Check the course schedule or the top of each Level's page for assignment names.
          • SmithMiniResearch1.docx

      Submitting rewrites of assignments

      • Rewrites must be labeled properly
      • I will be renaming your file names when I send them back to you.
        • STAMPED
        • If I add the word STAMPED, it passed.
        • SmithSTAMPEDMiniResearch1.docx
        • Reviewed
        • If I add the word Reviewed, it needs to be fixed and sent back to me.
        • SmithReviewedMiniResearch1.docx
      • When sending in rewrites to me, follow the above four items and then indicate the assignment is a rewrite in the filename.
      • The second word in the file name must indicate if it's a rewrite.
        • SmithRewriteMiniResearch1.docx
      • If you have a second rewrite (or a third, or a fourth) put that number in the document title.
        • SmithRewrite2MiniResearch1.docx
      • Remove any words I added to your file name.

    2. Asking a Question/relaying information via Email

    • Do not put the class name and section number in the subject line.
      • My emails pop to my phone, and I ignore the assignment emails until I grade papers, but I respond quickly to questions. If you use the class name in the subject line, I won't know to read it right away.
    • Put the subject of the question or statement in the subject line.
      • Citing sources
      • My grade at this time
      • Going to miss class
    • In the email, the first sentence must say
      1. what class you are in and
      2. exactly what the problem is or what the point of the email is.

    Breaking Email Etiquette

    • I want your emails to me to break typical conventions of emailing. Usually people warm up to a point by being nice or slowly working toward a point.
    • In research, in each paragraph, we state and defend.
    • That's how your question or concerns email should be written: State what the problem is then add to that discussion.
    • However, all email communication with me is considered office hours discussion.
    • Follow all typical decorum for such a context.
    • The EFSC Student Code of Conduct applies to all email communication