Lesson 2 Reading
The Technology of
How to Read a Film
In Chapter 2, Technology: Image and Sound, read the section titled, "Art and Technology."
In Chapter 6, Media: In the Middle of Things, read the sections titled, "Community"
and "Print and Electronic Media."
Photography (including motion pictures) and recording changed our world. For
the first time, we could produce representations of reality without significant
human intervention or talent. Please post your responses to the following questions
on the class message board.
- What is the most important photograph in your life? (Itís possible that
it may be an art or commercial photo, but it is more than likely a family
- Is there a sound recording (music excluded) that holds the same significance
for you personally?
- Is there something about the composition of this photo (or the construction
of the recording) that is meaningful? Or is the significance entirely in the
- Does one of your photos remind you of a particular scene or shot from a
movie? Does one of them evoke a feeling similar to a feeling that a movie
has evoked within you?
(If you like, post the photo or sound bite to the message board.)