Story of Film – Episode 1 – Birth of the Cinema

Notes:

Introduction

The following material is from Wikipedia . . .

1895-1918: The World Discovers a New Art Form or Birth of the Cinema

1903-1918: The Thrill Becomes Story or The Hollywood Dream

Have actors look towards each other through each cut, so it makes more of a connection

In the beggining of film, Women were mostly directing movies because they couldnt get a job somewhere else. It was later when film business became more important when Men started working.

Tools, Time, and Rooms

CreativeCommons image Tool Stash by Meena Kadri at Flickr.com

SUMMARY

PRACTICE ROOM (TUTORIALS)

  • Videoshop
  • I used to use this in like elementary school and sometimes in middle school when I was bored and just messed around with video editing. So I already know how to use it. Quite simple software, not the best.

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

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Image from sneakonthelot.com/my-courses/

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my life after highschool, there’s so much opportunities so I’m a bit overwhelmed and I want to find something I enjoy doing.

Film – Week 10 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 2

Image from BiggerPlate.com

Teens are overwhelmed, partly because they don’t yet have the skills to manage the unprecedented amount of stuff that enters their brains each day.  – from LifeHacker.com

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”

“You can do anything, but not everything.”

― David Allen, (GTD) Getting Things Done for Teens: Take Control of Your Life in a Distracting World

SUMMARY

  • Hanged out with Friends for the first time in a while.

PRACTICE ROOM (TUTORIALS)

Screenshot from Sneakonthelot.com
Screenshot from Sneakonthelot.com

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

Screenshot from Animated Book Summary And Review at YouTube

You are going to learn to develop your own version of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) process in this ‘room.’

LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)

Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot from Animated Book Summary And Review at YouTube

Examine Two GTD Maps: Basic and Detailed

  1. Detailed map by guccio@文房具社 icensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
  2. Basic map from BiggerPlate.com embedded below

GTD-based Trusted System

Image from Trello.com
  • Examine and pick a trusted system from the 4 options listed below to ‘capture’ your work
    • trusted system is your method for managing your tasks in a way that you consistently get things done
  1. Trello.com with a – GTD Template
    • We use Trello in this class to manage group projects
      • You will create a Trello account a few weeks from now regardless
      • You might want to start now
    • We start using Trello in the second semester
    • Watch Mr. Le Duc Creating a Trello Account and Add GTD Template Tutorial (3:45)
    • You can get the free Trello app at the Apple Store or Google Play
  2. Your phone
  3. Paper and pen or pencil
  4. Examine LifeHacker.com’s GTD Resources

OUTSIDE (PRODUCTIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • I saw a deer outside

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • I did my geometry homework and I learned the concepts pretty well

Week 9 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 1

“Day 092/366 – To Do List” by Great Beyond is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Your toughest work is defining what your work is! –  Peter Drucker

SUMMARY

  • Did my first Drivers Ed test drive with one of the Teachers
  • Doing all my work
  • Started handling stuff in life differently

PRACTICE ROOM (TUTORIALS)

Image of David Allen at TED Talk
Screenshot from David Allen TED Talk

In this ‘room’ you are going to try Getting Things Done (GTD).

STEP 1: MAKE A LIST

Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
  • List
    • All the things you need to complete for school
    • All classes, all assignments
      • Finish this blogpost
      • Study for Spanish Test
      • Do all my Geometry Homework
      • Romeo and Juliet Homework for English
      • Do Science Homework

STEP 2: NOTICE WHAT YOU NOTICED

Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
Screenshot of David Allen TED Talk
  • Priorities ! ! !
    • Make sure I’m not stressed or overworking myself
    • Get School done for the week
    • Practice Driving
    • Do things I enjoy

STEP 3: SET A TIMER

https://giphy.com/gifs/time-clock-konczakowski-d3yxg15kJppJilnW
  1. Set a timer for your first task
    1. Decide how long you think it will take before you start
  2. Start working
  3. Repeat this process for 45 minutes for as many tasks as you can complete, then take a 15-minute break
    • Get up and get a drink of water
    • Get up and go for a walk
    • Every 20 minute blink your eyes 20 times while looking at least 20 feet away
      • This is good for your eyes

Start steps 1 through 3 again, repeat for your school day

OUTSIDE (PRODUCTIVITY & THE BRAIN)

David Allen image
Oct. 2020 Lucidchart interview with David Allen
Image from FastCompany Magazine, https://www.fastcompany.com/3026827/the-brain-hacks-top-founders-use-to-get-the-job-done
Image from FastCompany Magazine, https://www.fastcompany.com/3026827/the-brain-hacks-top-founders-use-to-get-the-job-done
  • Reflect on GTD and getting to the top of the colorful list above for a minute
    • How can the GTD process help you tame the crazy-busy dragon of modern life?
  • Set your priorities, Don’t let little annoying things change your view on your whole life and change how you see things, just don’t get bothered by stuff easily and trust yourself.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Learned how to stay in a good mood more

I fixed how I look on some things

Film – Week 8 – Screenwriting

SUMMARY

This weeks work felt nice, easy to do. I left this assignment to be the last one I did because it was probably going to be the easiest one.

(TUTORIALS)

CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)

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I learned about the history of the camera, the process of filming, and the different roles people have in completing a film. I was surprised by the quality of the old films in the course, like the “A trip to the moon” the film quality wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.

LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)

Homework

People

OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)

  • I want to go outside but I have homework to do first
  • I want to ollie up a curb on a skateboard but first I need practice doing ollies
  • I want to make bacon but I have none left to make
  • I want to drive but my parents’ arent home
  • I want to drop in at Yauger Skate Park but I can’t go anywhere right now
  • I want covid to be over but I can’t do anything about it but wear a mask

STUDIO (FILMING)

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • This week I started grinding on work right away, so I didn’t have to do the rest of my work on Thursday and Friday

Developing Quality Workflow

What is Workflow?

Image Creative Workflow from Behance.com, https://www.behance.net/gallery/27919515/Creative-workflow-GIF

Work•flow /ˈwərkflō/

“The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.” – lexico.com

What is a quality workflow?  How do we develop it?  Below are elements of the production cycle that most creative people move through as they create something.  First, we must identify the stages of project production. What is each stage and what are the quality checks for each stage.  Read on and find out!

Stages of Creation Development

Inspiration

How do we find ideas to develop?

  • We use our brains
  • We think
  • How much work you put in measures quality
  • You measure quality

Intention

How do we clarify our specific goal(s) for a project?

  • Things that will help you reach your goal
  • Process of elimination, your ideas
  • What you really want to do
  • You measure quality

Pre-production

How can we brainwrite, brainstorm, storyboard, and plan our ideas at this phase?

  • Computers, imagining, concept art, and drawing scenes
  • discussion with others
  • With detail
  • Your and the people around you, the capability to draw your ideas

Production

How do we communicate with each other and execute our plan for this phase? This is where we actually make the project.

  • Camera, mic, sets, music, production house
  • Filming the scenes, making sets, making the soundtrack
  • The Passion
  • Your team and you

Post-production

How do we communicate with each other and execute our final stages of the project for this phase? This is where we publish the project.

  • WHAT TOOLS SHOULD WE USE?
  • WHAT PROCESS SHOULD WE USE?
  • HOW DO YOU MEASURE QUALITY?
  • WHO MEASURES QUALITY?

Presentation/Performance

How do we share our project with our learning community, advisory members, and the world?

  • Theaters, an audience
  • Trailers, Test screenings, then release
  • If we met our goal or not
  • the audience does

Feedback

How do we conduct a feedback session at the end of the project development cycle?

  • Websites with reviewers and ratings like Rotten Tomatoes
  • Looking and listening to the reviews
  • Audiences positive or negative reviews, Your Goal is met and noticed by others
  • The reviews

Recipe for Success: Tyler, the Creator

Tyler in September 2012

Picture of Tyler from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_the_Creator

Born March 6, 1991 in Ladera Heights, California

Personal Success Definition

EXAMPLE: I define success as someone who creates amazing art or material for the world and who gives back to people around them.

I feel success is finding happiness and creating something new, having lots of money to me isn’t really being happy.

Tyler was the musical group Odd Futures leader, who alone has released 5 albums and a mixtape. He also has had some Tv shows most prominently the adult swim comedy “Loiter Squad”. A successful clothing brand labeled “Golf” and hosts the annual music festival “Camp Flog Gnaw”.

Skills for Success

Tyler is a talented musician, at age 14 he taught himself the piano and as a kid used to make his own album covers before he even knew how to write music. Tyler has also always had a unique sense of humor which he became known for throughout his career as well as being inspiring coming from somebody whos Dad left them and grew up poor.

How They Used These Skills

Odd Future on Spotify

Tyler was the leader of Odd Future and produced and performed for almost every song they released, what really made Tyler famous is when the song “Yonkers” first dropped being one of his singles for his debut album “Goblin” people were first drawn into Tyler and Odd future because of their controversial lyrics, which none of them were meant to be taken seriously by anyone.

Challenges Overcome

Tyler’s first mix tape and first 2 albums where always controversial and criticized by many, which ultimately led to his ban from the UK in 2015. Tyler explained that the music wasn’t supposed to be taken serious and reminded people that it was all fiction on Goblin.

Significant Work

Tyler, the Creator's 'IGOR' Album Credits: Solange, Kanye West, More | SPIN

Tyler’s song “Earfquake” off of his most recent album being his highest-charting song in the US ranking #14 on Billboard’s 100 Best Songs of 2019 list.

Resources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_the_Creator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earfquake