Discussion in 'Class Suggestions' started by cosmicriver78, Jun 7, 2009.

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  1. cosmicriver78

    cosmicriver78 Member

    I really like films especially independent ones and have gone to film school myself but all along was thinking how much better it would be via a free school. So I wanted to suggest that class, I'd be happy to contribute / teach/ share what I know. So anyone who is interested, let me know, it'll be fun.
  2. lunarverse

    lunarverse The Living End

    anyone seen the movie 'Brick' ? If so what'd you think of it?
  3. fluttersteke

    fluttersteke Member

    I saw Brick. It was okay but only a one time watch. But the girl that got in trouble at the end, the manipulative b*tch with the coke. She was very pretty. Do you know what actress that is?
  4. Emilie de Ravin, I think
  5. Jela

    Jela Guest

    I'd like to join the class! :)
  6. slappysquirrel

    slappysquirrel Senior Member

    as alwayz i am going to suggest

    troll 2

    AND since you've been to film school you'll enjoy it that much more.
    just watch it
  7. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    I'm just wondering how a class on movies can help humanity. Will movies teach you how to survive, how to live off the land, will movies heal the nation, would watching a movie save any lives.

    This Free School is a serious thing, not for games, you have the whole forum for posting about movies, plus there already a movie forum. Go There

    This is not the place for that sort of thing.

  8. slappysquirrel

    slappysquirrel Senior Member

    ^go back in the woods dude^

    dont listen to this guy, he obviously doesnt know that film is a form of art. this dude lives in his head, not in the real world
  9. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    If you are serious about starting a class on film making and being an instructor in the class and conduct classes on a regular bases, that would be encouraged, cosmicriver.

    But as you can see, ppl are already posting about movies they liked. and there is already a forum for that.

    "anyone seen the movie 'Brick' ? If so what'd you think of it?"

    I hope you understand what I am saying. It's a job and you have to be on top of it. You have to keep it purely educational and not just chit chat.

    If you're interested in starting a class, look over the other classes to get a feeling of what the Free School is about and the formats the other classes try to adhere to.

    It makes it easier to run a class when you have an example format to go by.

    If you have enogh ppl to start a class you can pm Skip and send him a message and ask to open a Film Class. I 'think' you have to have at least 5 ppl to start a class.

    Bright Blessings on your journey
  10. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    You will have to moderate your class also to keep these kind of comments at bay
  11. zombiewolf

    zombiewolf Senior Member

    This is about as ignorant a comment as I've ever heard. Movie-making is an art form no less than any other. It is a collaborative art requiring the cumulative skills of many highly trained specialists.

    Art is arguably the most important survival trait we hold as humans.

    A few pertinent points from the article;

    "The Restoring Power of Imagination"
    by Cathy Malchiodi

    1) Makes life special. Although art making continues to be sustained by a commercial society, the arts have been present before monetary value was slapped on them. "Making special" relates to humans' needs to embellish, decorate and personalize. In the visual arts, this may mean creating an aesthetically pleasing design on something utilitarian or simply wanting to have personally appealing imagery in one's life. Dissanayake also observes that human survival is related to the arts. For example, groups who make things special via the arts have more unifying interactions and ceremonies. In earlier times in human history, these groups were able to survive longer on the whole than those who did not engage in using arts in this way.

    2) Engages the senses. The arts most likely emerged as a health-giving behavior. In other words, they enabled humans to feel good. Possibly before the arts were ever used to make things "special," humans enjoyed the satisfaction of rhythm, novelty, order, pattern, color, play and body movement. In brief, we engage in the arts because the sensory experience of the arts helps us to feel better. Research in art therapy, music therapy and dance/movement therapy is starting to support Dissanayake's theory that engaging the senses through the arts has a powerful affect on body/mind, physical perceptions, and cognition.

    3) Involves rituals. Rituals in the arts have been part of human history since its beginnings. There are sacred art rituals (Tibetan sand paintings and Native American totems, for example) and non-sacred ones as well. The origin of these activities is both sacred and profane (mundane), but in both cases are survival-based because they help us make meaning of life as well as reduce life's inevitable stresses. Rituals allow for fantasy, too, and are a way to transcend difficult circumstances and tragedies such as disaster, illness and death.

    4) Enhances community. Art is created to be experienced by others and engages us in community even when our reactions to art are deeply personalized. This communal engagement echoes back to "safety in numbers" and the modern psychological concept of social support that is widely accepted as a key factor for resilience. When we act in concert to share a cultural experience through art, it is often to gather together celebrate or commemorate life's important issues. In the realm of the healing arts, research increasingly underscores that making art together (community art programs and engaging in dance or music groups) is an important factor in psychological and physical recovery.
    The phrases "art heals" and "art saves" have become ubiquitous and will continue to circulate; like many catch-phrases, they are just too cool to go away. Like any popular slogans, they blur real meaning; in this case the actual purpose of art is often forgotten. Will painting a picture cure what ails you in the long run? Will singing that happy song completely take care of your depression? Not likely, but there is evidence that art serves a larger purpose when it comes to health. As someone who is in the business of "healing arts," I will not deny that I am glad to hear someone discover art's power to repair and restore the body and mind. But I also rejoice in remembering what Dissanayake says, that "art is a normal and necessary behavior of human beings and like other common and universal occupations such as talking, working, exercising, playing, socializing, learning, loving, and caring, should be recognized, encouraged and developed in everyone."
  12. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I would be interested. Like to see some kind of format for the class. I'm interested in editing.

    Oh--2009? Hmmmmmmm
  13. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    This :2thumbsup:
  14. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    If you took the time reading my other post on a Class in Film Making you wouldn't be talking crap about me zombie and others.

    I didnt come here to argue so dont push it.
  15. zombiewolf

    zombiewolf Senior Member

    I read your other post.. (attempt at covering your ass)...:coffee:

    I wasn't talking crap, you out of hand dismissed an entire art form and I felt compelled to call you on it. If this wasn't an ancient resurrected thread I would say you owed the OP an apology.
  16. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    As I watched the 'movie talk' start is when I said what I did BC of the 'movie thread' that is already posted.

    To be fair to The Art and The OP I posted what I thought about having a Film Class and how to get one going, not a bullshit movie thread like it was turning into. I really dont have to explain myself or motives to you or to anyone except Skip, so back off.

  17. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    To be fair to the posters, "Brick" is an indy film so the discussion was maybe more appropriate than one might think.
  18. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

  19. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    This is an example of what I am referring to.. "who was the actress" and " she was very pretty"

    What part of this post was referring to Film Making? The same type comments are in the movie forum.
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