The final project for the course is a group presentation on the film you have chosen. The objective of your presentation, regardless of whatever film you use, is to justify why that film is worth studying in a formal academic setting.
(For an alternative way of looking at this same objective, you may think of your goal as having to convince me that you understand why I chose to screen that particular film in class this semester.)
As I’ve been saying in class, you don’t necessarily have to appreciate the film in the basic sense of liking it, but you do have to be able to appreciate it in the broader sense by being able to place it against the context of the ideas we have been discussing in class since June. You have to understand the film as a response (whether positive or negative) to the ideas from our course readings.
Be creative as possible in making connections: while I will not prohibit you from using only one reading for your chosen film, you may expect that an attempt to substantially link more than one article to the film in question will be far more impressive. (Unless of course, it’s obvious that the connections you are drawing are strained.)
I would very much prefer you follow a pecha kucha format, with each presentation having exactly twenty slides with each slide held in place for only twenty seconds. This means that your presentations will last for six minutes and forty seconds. This will force you to be creative in your thinking, snappy in your visuals, and enthusiastic in your voiceover.
You must upload your finished presentation online by 11:59 pm of 15 October 2011, which is the Saturday of finals week. Anything submitted after that time is considered a late submission. I leave it up to you to choose a place to upload it (YouTube, Vimeo, Prezi, Slideshare, etc.), but you must include the URL of your video as a comment on this page that anyone can click and access.
Here’s an incentive for submitting earlier than the mentioned deadline: if your classmates end up commenting on your video here, I will give your group points for credit. If you have any questions, please ask here or in class.
Here’s a list of the films that have been chosen by the groups. Please verify your selections and group members. Let me know if there’s a problem by commenting at the bottom of this page.
[● REC] (Marquez, Orallo, Jose)
Suicide Circle (Alapide, Ringor, Rodriguez)
Deadgirl (Fischer, Victa, Uyenco)
Ginger Snaps (Mendoza, Ang, Dy)
Voice (Cruz, Prudente, Molaer)
Grace (Bayle, Sundiang, Farcon)
[● REC] 2 (Panopio, Patrick Ching, Mercado)
May (Tetangco, Rivero, Noda)
The Descent (Steph Sy, Charm Sy, Dychangco)
Pontypool (Sevilla, Garcia, Luna, Lopez)
The Orphanage (Laogan, Lizardo, Arceo)
Let The Right One In (Abad, Samaniego, Vargas)
A Tale of Two Sisters (Derrick Ching, Ozamiz, Flores)
Session 9 (Forbes, Barcenas, Villariba)