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Steps tosuccess


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Steps tosuccess

  1. 1. September 13, 2013
  2. 2. September 13, 2013 Choose an area of interest and where there is lots to read and lots to say. SELECTING YOUR FILMS How the rise of Pixar saved Disney The Iraq war in recent Hollywood combat movies 1) an Annotated Catalogue (approx 15 items) 2) a Presentation Script (1500 words) So what will you be doing?
  3. 3. September 13, 2013 Developing a question (this should be an area of interest for you) I am interested in Scorsese as he is my favorite director and his films are full of recurring themes and motifs. Scorsese's obsession with guilt, sin and redemption Jotting down initial ideas (what would I really like to find out) and defining my films. My focus - it has a number of themes I want to focus on, which are highlighted by his filming style. This is another Scorsese anti-hero. The visual style (especially sound and editing) are really important for addressing the idea of a tormented soul. It's obvious to me that Scorsese's film are influenced by religion. I am interested in looking how he ambitiously portrays the humanity of Christ.
  4. 4. September 13, 2013 Textual analysis of about 2 scenes from each film. A focus group with a film studies teacher who using clips of the film to discuss. Books (my starting point is Scorsese on Scorsese by Michael Henry Wilson but there are so many on him) Magazines (interviews with Scorsese and retrospectives on his earlier films.) Internet gave me some initial insight. Journals Images Journal is great place to start. Gathering research from as a many different places as possible. (Collecting useful quotes and making notes along the way as keeping a record of where I got the information from) RSAResearch Select Apply Skim an article Pick out some points/select a quote Turn it into something interesting to say
  5. 5. September 13, 2013 Reflecting on what I think I have found out, what it all means and what ideas this has given me. Write the Annotated Catalogue. Numbered Correctly referenced. Clear notes This is a list of the best bits of research you uncovered. How it is related to the area of investigation What value the item offers to the project The nature and the reliability of the sources How it compares to other items The basis for its inclusion. References to unused items (these are items I won't use in the Presentation script.) A concluding paragraph on how the research went and my key findings.
  6. 6. September 13, 2013 Writing the presentation script. Print your presentation script, including the notes.
  7. 7. September 13, 2013 Relevant research Broad range Excellent notes Excellent reasons for non-inclusion Excellent insight Ideas are developed Well-structured References to source items Well-chosen examples
  8. 8. September 13, 2013 Q N Question for now.... Next lesson I must...