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Walsh, A G (FILM 26, Fall 2013)
Assignments
86
Exams
100
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
80

Comment: Film 26 is also the same class as Art 26. Unfortunately, this means you don't get to pick one or the other. The class is structured with one 3-hour lecture and one 3-hour section per week. Walsh's lectures were unfortunately very boring to me, partly because I and many others went into the class interested in the technical aspect of film production as opposed to the artistic appreciation aspect. The in-class movies that we watched were usually boring, but occasionally interesting. Class assignments and readings were "required" but never checked or quizzed during lecture. Basically, lecture is a 3-hour listening/watching time that's graded on attendance. But what really defines the class is section. Section is where you are assigned homework, learn how to produce film from scratch, and get one-on-one help from your GSI on your projects. The grading on the first projects felt rather arbitrary (after all, it is film, it's a grade based on aesthetic appeal), but every project from then on productively build your filming/editing skills. The final project is a personal project of your choice, very open and thus could be fantastic or terrible. I learned so much about the process of amateur video-making and video-editing, but I've heard this can depend heavily on your GSI and their personal affinity for film versus art; luckily my GSI was strongly film-based, and insanely experienced in the field. Many students are proud of their final project, often doing more with them such as submitting them to the Eisner Film Award which is awarded every Spring. A few clarifications on the exams/assignments: No quizzes. Grades were based on homework projects graded by your GSI, and attendance in lectures and sections.

Submitted March 4th, 2014