Thursday, November 09, 2006

242 Extra Credit

People have asked what the difference is between the proposal and the analysis.

The proposal is one paragraph.
The only reason I ask for the proposal is to steer people away from making a poor choice of scene. If you are unsure which scene to do, suggest several and I will tell you which one I think would be a good choice.

The analysis is at least two pages.


PART I: PROPOSAL PROPOSAL DUE 9:00 AM 11/14

Choose one of your favorite films and select a sequence that is two to four minutes long that you enjoy that DOES NOT FOCUS ON DIALOG OR MUSIC but is instead designed around sound effects, Foley and/or backgrounds. (Although the scene may include some music or dialog, it should not be designed around it. It should be an “effects scene.”)

IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT, YOU MUST NOTIFY ME NO LATER THAN NEXT WEEK. Please let me know exactly which clip you will be showing. E-mail me a copy of your proposal.

IF YOU DO NOT TURN IN A PROPOSAL, I WILL NOT ACCEPT AN EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT FROM YOU.

PART II: ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT DUE 9:00 AM 11/21
Type up a brief analysis of the sound design in the scene. Try to analyze what elements are present and how they function. Try to write as clearly and thoroughly as possible in a critical and analytical manner, the same way we do when we analyze clips in class. E-mail me the assignment.

Your typed paper should be at least TWO pages long (double-spaced in a normal typeface, at least 500 words).

If you choose a clip that includes music, you should discuss its spotting and function, however, the main area of analysis should be the sound design.

If you choose to do this assignment, your grade on it will replace a lower quiz grade. Please note that if you already have a high average (a “B” or above), this assignment will NOT necessarily help your average significantly.

If you have an average below 80, you should definitely do this assignment, especially if you have missed more than one quiz.

Extra credit assignments that are turned in after the due date will be treated as late and will be downgraded. No extra credit assignments will be accepted after our last regular class meeting.
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