Comparative Study Worksheet 2020-21

Comparative Study Worksheet 2020-21

1 YOU ARE MAKING A CASE, PROVING YOUR THESIS
2 PREPARATION FOR PROJECT
3 “Simple formative analysis of film elements, no matter how precise or insightful, won’t cut it which is why the research question needs to be crafted in such a way that it provides scope for theoretical and socio – historic exploration. It’s basically an EE in disguise but focusing on two very different textual sources.”
4 Thoroughly read the Comparative Study requirements in IB Film Guide PDF (including rubrics)
5 Examine the CS Poster 1
6 Examine the CS Poster 2
7 Watch Garrett’s CS Example
8 TASK COMPONENTS (INQUIRY)
9 Provide a strong justification for the choice of TASKS 1, 2, and 3 below. This includes your justification for how the films arise from contrasting cultural contexts
10 TASK 1 – Pick a FILM FOCUS (film focus can be: film movements, film genre, film style, or film theory)
11 Research Film Movements
12 Research Film Genres
13 Research Film Style (difference between genre and film style defined)
14 Research Film Theory
15 Date: FOCUS:
16 TASK 2 – Pick TWO FILMS
17 Film1 – (must come from contrasting time (historical) or space (geographicalto the personal context of the student)
18 Film 2 – (must arise from a contrasting cultural context to the first filmCULTURAL CONTEXT can be: economic, geographical, historical, institutional, political, social, technological
19 Date: FILM 1: Cultural Context:
20 Date: FILM 2: Cultural Context:
21 TASK 3 – Define Topic which links both the selected films and the identified area of FILM FOCUS
22 Likely to be expressed in the form of a research question – ensure it is clear, focused, and concise
23 The topic should seek to enrich your understanding of the chosen area of FILM FOCUS and should avoid a plot-driven approach to comparison
24 Date: RESEARCH TOPIC QUESTION:
25 SOURCES for FILM FOCUS (primary and secondary sources: including original films, critiques, publications and other media)
26 Find research a range of relevant sources and add below, decribe how these sources help define a WHAT, WHY or HOW for your comparison
27 Add more sources, as needed
28 Date: Source: What, Why, How:
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37 Date: Source: What, Why, How:
38 How films COMPARE and CONTRAST (Add below as many rows as needed)
39 Consider the ways in which FILM ELEMENTS work together to convey meaning in your analysis of how the selected films compare and contrast
40 Gather evidence of links that exist between the selected films, as well as your ability to identify connections, similarities and differences while relating these back to the chosen area of FILM FOCUS
41 COMPARE CONTRAST
42 Film Element:
43 Film Element:
44 Film Element:
45 Film Element:
46 Film Element:
47 Film Element:
48 Film Element:
49 Film Element:
50 Film Element:
51 Film Element:
52 TASK COMPONENTS (ACTION)
53 Date: Assemble Findings Notes Peer Review of Draft
54 Date: Develop a personal and critically reflective perspective
55 Date: Identify and gather appropriate audio-visual material to support the study
56 Date: START SCREENPLAY Assemble in Two-Column AV Formatt in Celtx (Tutorial)
57 Date: Justify the chosen topic and selected films
58 Date: Make sure that the text is in a formal academic register (can be in the 1st person)
59 Date: Balance between visual and spoken elements
60 Date: Make clear reference to your sources as on-screen citations (text on-screen)
61 Date: Make sure primary weight of evidence for the study from the two chosen films
62 Date: Make sure each film is given equal consideration
63 Date: Make sure film language information is communicated clearly throughout (avoid “to be” verbs – make statements like “blah is this.”)
64 Date: Make sure information is communicated logically rooted in film language
65 Date: Have another student highlight the WHAT WHY HOW in your draft screenplay
66 Date: START VIDEO ESSAY
67 Date: Recorded voice and edited commentary numerous times until happy with the material
68 Date: Make sure your name and the school’s name ARE NOT IN THE ESSAY
69 Date: Make sure to have 10 second title card with: 1. Area of film focus, 2. Titles of the two films for comparison, and 3. The chosen topic
70 Date: Include breaks in your recorded commentary to enable other audio-visual material included in the study to be clearly heard (if needed)
71 Date: Make sure film clip length matches points being made
72 Date: Make sure still images have citations on-screen, if you have them
73 Date: Make sure text on screen is legible and spelled correctly
74 Date: Make sure information is communicated audibly (levels are good for all sound)
75 Date: Make sure information is communicated visually appropriate manner
76 Date: Make sure background music is from Creative Commons and is cited
77 Date: Make sure edits are clean
78 Date: Make sure presentation is 10 minutes maximum, including title card and credits
79 Date: Make sure two films are listed in sources
80 TASK COMPONENTS (REFLECTION)
81 Reflect on the learning undertaken in this task, and review and refine your comparative study ahead of submission
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Date: Revision 1 elements:
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Date: Revision 2 elements:
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Date: Revision 3 elements:

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