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Mr. Cleerdin's Filmmaking I Class 2012-2013

by James Widdicombe
Mr. Cleerdin's Filmmaking I Class 2012-2013 by James Widdicombe
When I was in 11th Grade I took a Filmmaking class that was split into two. Semester one focused on film analysis and critical viewing, and semester two focused on actually making films. These films basically started my obsession with films, I discovered the magic of silent film through A Trip To The Moon and especially with Safety Last! I was hooked! My teacher did a good job at teaching the students to love film, at least he taught me how to love film. I learned to silent film and older films. Some of the films focused were shown because of their value as low-budget films and films made by teens. Although I didn’t love every film here, I… Read more

When I was in 11th Grade I took a Filmmaking class that was split into two. Semester one focused on film analysis and critical viewing, and semester two focused on actually making films. These films basically started my obsession with films, I discovered the magic of silent film through A Trip To The Moon and especially with Safety Last! I was hooked!

My teacher did a good job at teaching the students to love film, at least he taught me how to love film. I learned to silent film and older films. Some of the films focused were shown because of their value as low-budget films and films made by teens. Although I didn’t love every film here, I discovered my own tastes through watching these films and saw a lot of current favorites. I supplemented my film viewing in this class which is mostly pre-1960’s American films with foreign films checked out in the library.

For my two individual film projects I saw Metropolis and Rashomon which both really impacted me.

Here I tried to list every film we saw in the class in the order in which they were shown to us to the best of my ability.

I have forgotten the titles of several D.W. Griffith short films we saw though.

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