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ERIC Number: ED021546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 10
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Oklahoma Consortium on Research Development Pilot Grant: Introduction to Film. Final Report.
Cawthon, David L.
Although educators have been turning to motion pictures and television as devices for supplementing instruction, there has been a sparsity of instruction about the elements of film or how to understand the medium. An innovative program designed to meet this need was introduced at St. Gregory's College. The course dealt with the history and the grammar of the medium, the film in relation to other art forms, and the film as an artistic esthetic experience. Methods of instruction included lectures, screening of films, discussions in groups and as an entire class, and reading and summarizing film reviews. The class met three hours a week for 16 weeks. Projects were the preparation of portfolios containing critic and student film reviews or the preparation of a 5- to 10-minute film grammar and technique. At the conclusion of the course, the 42 students were asked to evaluate the objectives, film selections, and course content. All students agreed that the proposed objectives had been accomplished. With few exceptions, the students agreed that the films screened adequately represented the academic area under study. As a result of the evaluation it was decided that (1) the attempt to offer a comparative study of the film in relation to other art forms should be eliminated, (2) the order in which the material was presented should be altered, and (3) more concentration should be given to the era of the 1930's. (DG)
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Identifiers: Oklahoma; Shawnee