Film Appreciation is a HALF YEAR art elective course that is open to all sophomores juniors and seniors. This course can only be taken one time by a student throughout his/her high school career. Using the curriculum created by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences students will examine film by studying a variety of units focused on screenwriting, cinematography, media literacy, sound & music, special effects, animation and more.
After the completion of each unit students will be able to view a nominated motion picture that highlights the learned curriculum. The goal of this course is to understand the process of film production and communicate to others the standards that make a film great. Students will share their opinions often, participate in daily group discussion and learn to communicate their own ideas, believes and opinions to other students in this class. Worksheets, tests, quizzes, bellwork, group work, typed essays and projects can be expected.
1- ** The Rating System** *Keep it clean Talk about the rating system writing prompt- if the theatre was your church… Background of the Birds clip- horror movie sounds clip- pixar For the Birds clip- Alfred Hitchcock trailer the Birds Start Movie- The Birds
2- Movie- The Birds evaluate with sticky notes
3- Rating system- Gangsters writing prompt- if a mob was after you what would you do Background- The Night Chicago Died clip- The Night Chicago Died Movie- Some Like it Hot
4- Movie- Some Like it Hot Women represented in film
Stereotypes 1- **MOVIE GENRE UNIT** Movie genres- Horror clip- Michael Jackson- Thriller clip- Michael Jackson ghost Movie- The Phantom of the Opera
November/ April 2- Movie- Phantom of the Opera 1- **STEREOTYPE UNIT** Talk about women represented in film clip- Boys perfect day- PS4 commercial clip- Girls perfect day- Not about the nail PP- Disney Princesses clip- Girls Grade Notebooks
2- African Americans Represented in film clip- first film clip- Birth of Nation Legislature Scene clip- Blackface clip- Mammy- Gone with the Wind clip- Production code- Look Who's Coming to Dinner clip- Blaxploitation Films clip- Sidekick clip- African American Stars- Will Smith Start Movie- Remember the Titans
3- Movie- Remember the Titans
Movie Genres 1- Review notes for test **Return back to Movie Genres** Talk about different movie genres Movie Bingo Bollywood Videos clip- Bride and Prejudice clip- Hum Dil de Chuke Sunam Take the Movie Exam #2- Stereotypes, genres
2- ** Foreign Films** PP- Talk the Holocaust (google holocaust PP) Begin movie- Life is Beautiful 3- Movie- Life is Beautiful
December/ May 4- Finish Life is Beautiful Talk about the introduction to CGI clip- The Avengers trailer clip- King Kong 1933 clip- King Kong 2003 clip- Godzilla clip- New Jurassic Park Movie- Making of Jurassic Park worksheet