Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Plan for today:

Powerschool! Announcements and then we go!

We will continue Finding Nemo / Behind the Scenes for 15 minutes.

Then, **the first documentary ever made!!**

History of documentary film

What is a "documentary" to you? 

Oxford Dictionary:
documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.

1870s -1880s - Impressionism - paintings of "modern life," the natural world, un-constructed scenes. 

Pre-impressionism -- Historical, religious, constructed paintings -- 

Alexandre Cabanel - Death of Moses - 1851


Pierre-Auguste RenoirDance at Le Moulin de la Galette

1897 - A boxing match
filmed by Enoch Rector

1900 - 1920 Travelogue films - Moscow Clad in Snow (1908)

1911 With Our King and Queen through India -- first "kinemacolor" film - Invented by Charles Urban

1920s -- Documentaries became more "idealistic" through Romanticism - a movement to glorify nature, the human condition, unstructured life (sound familiar -- Impressionism was a part of Romanticism!)

Example: First full-feature documentary: Nanook of the North (1922) by Robert J. Flaherty

Heavily staged for "true man vs. nature" -- 

-- He had his subjects shoot a walrus with a harpoon instead of a nearby shotgun

-- He built igloos whereas many of them lived in constructed westernized cabins.

Beginning of Nanook of the North

Stamp and file your ~spelling heart~
 Late spelling homework goes in my late tray - other wise I won't see it / give you credit!

Planner reminder: Study flashcards for the quiz tomorrow

Plan for the day:
1. Biography timeline examples
2. C3 - daily writing share-out
3. Smarter Balance testing practice (computer lab)

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