MAS.845 | Spring 2004 | Graduate

Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling


1 Narrative - Dynamic Situation and Character View one movie of your choice in light of the readings.

Bruner, Jerome. Actual Minds: Possible Worlds. Chapter 1.

Kearney, Richard. On Stories. Chapter 11.

Leacock, Richard. Technology and Reality at the Movies. pp. 2-7.

———. Ethnographic Observation and the Super-8 Millimeter _Camera.
Vogler, Christopher. The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters. pp. 13-31.

2  Information into Narrative Screeing of Brakhage, Leacock, and Figgis.

Lipman, Doug. Improving Your Storytelling. Chapters 1 and 5.

Pearson, Carol. The Hero Within - Six Archetypes We Live By. Chapter 1.

Information into Narrative due
3 A Question of Voice
(Guest Speaker: Kevin Brooks)
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. Chapter 6.   
4 World Scenario Presentations
(Guest Speaker: Kevin Brooks)
Meyer, Leonard. Emotion and Meaning in Music. (Excerpts)

Thiel, Philip. People, Paths and Purposes.

World Scenario and Representation due
5 Narrative and Technology
(Guest Speaker: Tamiko Thiel)
Davenport, Glorianna. Cinema in Transition.

Minsky, Marvin. The Emotion Machine. Chapter 6.

Mueller, Erik. Story Understanding.

Singh, Push, and Barbara Barry. Collecting Commonsense Experiences.

6 Commonsense Story
(Guest Speakers: Push Singh and Barbara Barry)
Screening of Marker, Godard, and Hitchcock, Wallace.  
7 Things that Think Symposium    
8 Design for Immersion
(Guest Speakers: Pattie Maes with Orit Zuckerman and David Gatenby) 
Genet, Marie-Laurie. Courchense. Video Story Engine due
9 Final Project Ideas    
10 Final Project Ideas (cont.)    
11 Final Project Updates    
12 Final Project Presentations   Final project due

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2004
Learning Resource Types
Projects with Examples