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ERIC Number: ED168030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The "How" of Film and Composition.
Green, Ann
Film and writing each resolve quite differently the problem of how to communicate. Still, film can demonstrate some underlying principles that are helpful to writers, especially those writers lacking understanding or skill in certain writing principles. There are at least five principles that both film and composition portray: the importance of context and focus, organizational principles, effective emphasis both by repetition and by the amount of time/space given to a particular idea or quality, juxtaposition for contrast and comment, and the effectiveness of concreteness versus generalities. These concerns suggest only some of the possibilities for using film study to visually emphasize and illustrate composition principles with film equivalents. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (29th, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 1978)