Film 6 (iPod Touch version)
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Film 7 (iPod Touch version)
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Film 9 (iPod Touch version)
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Film Shoot: Day 4
In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad figures out how to incorporate a new scene into their film while staying within their budget.
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Bill Viola's 'Reverse Television'
Bill Viola's 30-second portraits were about portraiture and the idea of a person staring at the viewer (as the viewer stares at the TV screen). This short excerpt shows a man seated on his couch, the only sounds heard being the load ticking of a clock, and the man's breathing.
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African Liberation Committee Film
Caroline Hunter comments on the struggle for African liberation. Guests Caroline Hunter, Dinizulu Ceitou (both of Boston's African Liberation Day Committee), and Christopher Nteta (of the Pan African Liberation Committee) discuss the liberation struggle in Mozambique with host Topper Carew. Topics include Frelimo (the African freedom fighters in Mozambique), the influence of African American support on the cause, the relationship between corporations and the seizure of African land, the need for
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Defining the Public Interest - Education vs. Commercialism in the Social Role of Television
In Bhutan, an isolated country in the Himalayans, television only recently arrived in 1999. This lesson examines the dialogue surrounding the introduction of commercial television and American media to an "untouched" culture. Students will assess television's educational and entertainment values and define responsibilities that accompany the freedom of press.
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Terrorism A War Without Borders
"Terrorism: A War Without Borders" is an instructional package produced in collaboration with a special committee of social studies educators. The video print materials, and other resources in this package are intended for use with middle school and high school courses.
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Coca-Cola Television Advertisements
This site presents TV commercials, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage that together reflect the historical development of TV advertising for a major product. Ads include the 1971 Hilltop commercial with an international group of young people on an Italian hilltop singing I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke; the first Polar Bear commercial from 1993; the Snowflake commercial from 1999; and First Experience, an international commercial filmed in Morocco in 1999.
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Consequences of the War on Terrorism: George Soros
Consequences of the War on Terrorism Introduced by Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau George Soros Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Institute, Financier, Philanthropist, and author of The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terrorism Lowell Bergman Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for Public Service, and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor of Investigative Reporting at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism Dana Priest Author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journ
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Television - Conversation Topic
A list of vocabulary relevant to television and a suggestion for a class plan on how to get students talking about television programmes.
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Using a film in Transition Year
Lesson built around watching a film - el Mariachi. Includes preparation and follow-up exercises, both written and oral.
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Suggestions for productive use of films in the classroom.
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Air Waves "are in the Public Domain": Public Television Advocacy in the 1950s
Although educational radio stations flourished in the early 1920s--more than 200 existed prior to the introduction of network radio in 1926--most faltered shortly thereafter. One reason was the alignment of the Federal Radio Commission (FRC), created by legislation declaring that the airwaves belonged to the public, with commercial interests. When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) replaced the FRC in 1934, educational, religious, and labor groups promoted an amendment requiring the all
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"A Sop to the Public at Large": Contestant Herbert Stempel Exposes Contrivances in a 1950s Televisio
Television had become the nation's largest medium for advertising by the mid-1950s, when the Revlon cosmetics corporation agreed to sponsor The $64,000 Question, the first prime-time network quiz show to offer contestants fabulous sums of money. As Revlon's average net profit rose in the next four years from $1.2 million to $11 million, a plethora of quiz shows tried to replicate its success. At the height of their popularity, in 1958, 24 network quiz shows--relatively easy and inexpensive to pr
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Acids and Bases: Making a Film Canister Rocket
In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, two cast members demonstrate what happens when vinegar is added to baking soda inside a container. The resulting chemical reaction produces enough carbon dioxide to launch their paper rocket skyward. Recommended for: Grades K-5
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Fundamentals of Narrative Film Editing
This course covers the basics of editing a conversation. This is dramatic scene with scripted dialog. Editing dialog is the most basic form of editing in motion pictures. This is what you need to learn first. This series of lessons gives you hands-on experience editing actual motion pictures and television dramas. It's the real thing!
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Film Scoring Introduction
Here is a series of lessons in film scoring for anyone who wants to create music for motion pictures but is not a musician.
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From Godzilla to the Ring: An Overview of Japanese Film
The unit is a gentle, eclectic introduction to Japanese film. It also draws some comparisons between US films and Japanese films. Students examine US and Japanese film from multiple perspectives. The unit features readings, presentations, and interactive activities. For the culminating project, each student creates a simple website on a Japanese movie that he or she has chosen to watch.
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