read: the “Sense of Wonder” column from Cinefantastiquemagazine
post a hypothetical press junket interview with yourself (just go with it). press junkets, where members of the press drill stars and filmmakers about new films in order to garner soundbites and quotes for articles, are incredibly common and a cornerstone of the relationship between studios and other media. These tend to be extremely brief, so write up 5-8 interview questions pertaining to one of your roles so far (screenwriter, director, editor, lighting designer, costumer, actor, whatever) and then answer them on your blog.
get the word out about the screening and upload any trailers you make to Vimeo ***PLEASE let me know when you’ve uploaded something so that I can direct the UI-7 coordinator to your videos. She can upload them to the channel from there.
discuss adapting words to images – “sketching” stories
activity: “Conversations” with the Star Wars Cantina Scene
“Jenica’s Theory of Past Lives in Cinema”
project groups (20+ min)
read: 1 “Master Class” interview
read: “Avoid that Puddle!”
listen to a director’s commentary (or a comparable supplementary audio track relating to your job duties) of a film you have seen before and post on it
“finding inspiration”: review your three words – how can they help you/guide you in your present filmmaking endeavor? what’s your vision, your inspirations, your references for your job? what is it you want to convey to the audience, about the story?
watch a movie you’ve never seen before directed by one of the Master Class directors you’ve read and post a response