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FA7036 - Reading and Film Plan

January 18, 2016



FA7036 – Surbiton Project (leading on to Pre-Production)


How to Read a Church – summarise

How to Read a Painting - summarise

Re-Imagining Animation – different and unusual techniques

Ideas For the Animated Short – how to make a winning pilot (based on the (a) caravan)


FA7031 – Essay/Essay Film

Folk Tale/Myth


Myth and Meaning – leitmotifs (sounds – feelings)

Morphology of the Folktale – understanding the origins/structure of folklore. A connection with folk music? Can the story of the caravan be treated as a nostalgic folktale? Folktale versus Fairy tale?

The Writer’s Journey – making the caravan into a character? Connect this with mythology, and learning from it in relation to screenwriting for a pilot?

Animation, Genre and Authorship (for Genre too) – exploring who and why we make animation. What kind of animation do I hope to achieve featuring the (a) caravan?


Peter and the Wolf – music as narrative/character archetypes/31 narrative stages (apply to the story of the caravan?) – Find a suitable piece of music and bring the story down to the familiar 12 stages of narrative

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs – relate to discussion on folklore and the significance of the apple


Batman Begins – each of these for the 12 stages of narrative




WALL-E – for nostalgic representation and genre

Commercials (links on in propaganda document) – for finding nostalgic leitmotifs and incorporating them into the essay film


Essay Film (General)

Frank Film (

Snack and Drink (

Man With a Movie Camera (

Yearning for Yesterday – for nostalgia discussion









FA7036 (leading on to Pre-Production)

Frame by Frame (Galek)

Secrets of Oscar Winning Animation (Cotte)

Animation: Form Follows Fun (Grant)

Simulacra and Simulation (Baudrillard) – GET FROM AUB


FA7031 (leading on to Pre-Production)


Folk Tale/Myth:

Mythologies (Barthes)

The Enchanted Screen (Zipes)

Visual and Other Pleasures (Mulvey)

Film Theory, An Introduction (Stam)



Modern Genre Theory (Duff)

Film Genre, from Iconography to Ideology (Grant)


Essay Films (General):
Frank films : the film and video work of Robert Frank

The best of Resfest [DVD]. Vol.1

Man With a Movie Camera [DVD]

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