Your English is GoodPosted by Josh G. on October 13, 2008
Now that I’m back in the swing of things and classes are underway, I thought it would be a good time to let you know how they are going.
As a film major I’m required to take 2 semesters at an Elements level
or 1 semester of an Intermediate level language. I probably could have placed out of the requirement with the German I learned in high school, but I decided to start a new language and take French. The program is great (being 1 of 3 schools in the US to be accredited by the French government), but it’s tough starting from scratch.
I’m also taking 2 classes to help with distribution requirements. The first is an Intro Sociology class that is really interesting. The professor is great and
really helps explain the material. The other class is one called Back to the Future. It’s an Anthro class that looks at all types of material from many different fields, and we discuss how different cultures throughout history view the future and the concept of temporality.
The other 2 classes are film classes. The first of those is my Intermediate
Film Production class that is incredible. We have already come up scripts that we will be shooting this semester. The class involves shooting a 3-5 min short film with non-sync sound (so that means no synced dialogue or sound effects recorded with the film). I may even be working with a music composition student from Towson who would score my film. My other film class is a screenwriting class focused on writing the images for film, not just story.
Along with these I’m taking a 1 credit independent study where I blog for the Film Program. You can read 2 of my blogs that are already posted through the links below.
Here is a short film made by a Johns Hopkins student for you to check out:
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