This video offers a brief review of 5 wonderful films that focus on specific topics in modern Latin American History.
Acoustics (from Greek ακουστικός pronounced akoustikos meaning "of or for hearing, ready to hear") is the science that studies sound, in particular its production, transmission, and effects. The science of acoustics has many applications which are dependent upon the nature of the sound that is to be produced, transmitted or controlled.
Audacity is a versatile and open-source audio editing software that has gained popularity for its user-friendly interface and robust feature set. It offers a wide range of tools for recording, editing, and enhancing audio files, making it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced audio enthusiasts. Audacity supports multiple audio formats, allowing users to import and export audio with ease. It includes features such as multi-track editing, real-time audio analysis, and a variety of effects and plugins that enable users to manipulate and improve audio quality. Additionally, its extensive documentation and active online community make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to explore the world of audio editing and production. Whether you need to clean up a podcast, edit a music track, or record a voiceover, Audacity provides a free and powerful solution for all your audio editing needs.
This packet is a pre-fab creation I have used for multiple shows over the years. I have tweaked to fit the needs of the many companies I have worked with and for from elementary through high school. However, you could make changes to fit any level group. Break a leg on your next show and enjoy the resource!
Open Music Theory is a natively-online open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. OMT2 provides not only the material for a complete traditional core undergraduate music theory sequence (fundamentals, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, form, 20th-century techniques), but also several other units for instructors who have diversified their curriculum, such as jazz, popular music, counterpoint, and orchestration. This version also introduces a complete workbook of assignments.
A free, open-source collection of discussion prompts and assignments intended to pair with Part I of Russell Sharman's textbook Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema. Attributions: Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema by Russell Sharman is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
Even as cinema is an aesthetic experience, a commercial institution, and a social practice – it is first and foremost a mode of using machines. This course surveyed the history of cinema as technology from its origins within the machines of 19th century visual culture to its digital manifestations in the present. The moving image originally came into being from experiments measuring motion, before film technicians around the world (most prominently in Hollywood) created a language for narrating stories through techniques and tricks of camera, editing and eventually, sound. The post-World War II new cinemas and revolution in documentary would not have been possible without the miniaturization of cameras, better film stock, and ease of sound recording. As cinema moved from film to video, and now to digital, what has not changed is the urge to experiment with the means of production, that is the material equipment of movie making. In this course, we watched and read about movies where the story content was not so much our focus, but the technologies that allow us to experience the magic of cinema. We started the course with discussing the multiple origins of cinema, followed by watching and learning about early cinema. Next, we moved on to Classical Hollywood Cinema, where we discussed camerawork, lighting, amateur film, and the coming of sound and color. Discussions on documentary, television, and home video were also on our list. The course ended with materials central to contemporary times like videogames, Netflix, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. In wrapping up the course, students were asked to write short essays on any topic of their choice, related to media technology. Here they are, arranged alphabetically as per the last names of the authors. Enjoy.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes documentary filmmaker Martin Smith for a discussion of his work. (53 min)
Host Harry Kreisler speaks with Tariq Ali, a British-Pakistani journalist, novelist, playwright, publisher, filmmaker, and renowned social critic about Islam, empire, and the left. (57 min)
This fluent and comprehensive field guide responds to increased interest, across the humanities, in the ways in which digital technologies can disrupt and open up new research and pedagogical avenues. It is designed to help scholars and students engage with their subjects using an audio-visual grammar, and to allow readers to efficiently gain the technical and theoretical skills necessary to create and disseminate their own trans-media projects.
In the face of renewed competition from Hollywood since the early 1980s and the challenges posed to Europe's national cinemas by the fall of the Wall in 1989, independent filmmaking in Europe has begun to re-invent itself. European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood re-assesses the different debates and presents a broader framework for understanding the forces at work since the 1960s. These include the interface of "world cinema" and the rise of Asian cinemas, the importance of the international film festival circuit, the role of television, as well as the changing aesthetics of auteur cinema. New audiences have different allegiances, and new technologies enable networks to reshape identities, but European cinema still has an important function in setting critical and creative agendas, even as its economic and institutional bases are in transition.
Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students’ learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.
Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students’ learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.
This open set of course materials for Film Aesthetics is a downloadable version of a course created for a learning management system. Included are learning modules and a quiz bank based on introductory film concepts including the following topics: Narrative Structure and Motifs, Mise-en-Scene, Cinematography, Sound Design, Music, and Visual Effects.
This is a text by Dr. Christine Gengaro to be used primarily for film music appreciation courses. Some of the materials are applicable to music appreciation, cinema studies, film studies, music history, musicology, and media studies. It attempts to provide a methodology for studying and analyzing film music without requiring the specific study of a particular set of films. It is appropriate for those with musical backgrounds and those who simply love film music. Suggestions are made in the instructor materials for assignments and assessments that empower students to analyze films in multiple ways, drawing upon cultural context, emotional viewing experience, historical milieu, among other lenses.
This guide compiles starting points for OER and freely available resources for interdisciplinary Film Studies courses and topics. This OER subject guide was created for TCC faculty and staff and reflects TCC credit, continuing education, and corrections course offerings. The purpose of this guide is to help faculty and staff more easily find and review OER in their areas so that they can make decisions about quality, accuracy, relevancy, and potential use.
The emphasis in this course is about establishing the kinds of habits and techniques that you can build upon if you choose to pursue visual media production further than the extent to which this course is designed.
This text provides readers with a comprehensive study of the theory and analysis of tonal Western art music. Author Andre Mount begins by building a strong foundation in the understanding of rhythm, meter, and pitch as well as the notational conventions associated with each. From there, he guides the reader through an exploration of polyphony—the simultaneous sounding of multiple independent melodies—and an increasingly rich array of different sonorites that grow out of this practice. The book culminates with a discussion of musical form, engaging with artistic works in their entirety by considering the interaction of harmonic and thematic elements, but also such other musical dimensions as rhythm, meter, texture, and expression.