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Jan 07 / Session 1: Class Overview & Introductions
– Create contact sheet; wait list info
– Introductions Part 1
– Class overview: Intentions & objectives – Syllabus review & discussion
– Introductions Part 2: Selections of Beth’s work – Assignment #1 Brief:

Jan 09 / Session 2: Assignment #1 Event Poster Critiques
– Pin-up poster print-outs
– Critique intent & guidelines discussion: What are we looking for?
– Presentations and group critique of Posters

Jan 14 / Session 3: Assignment #2 Book Covers
– Announcement of the portion of Assignment #2  due for Thursday’s Class
– Critique of remaining Event Posters
– Assignment #2 portion due Thursday: 

Solo ASSIGNMENT:  Book Cover 

Select a film from the list below to serve as the basis for your Book Cover assignment. Watch the movie and research the director to identify the film’s key themes, symbolisms and metaphor / allegory for discussion in Thursday’s class. 

+ Metropolis, 1927  | Director: Fritz Lang  | Screenplay: Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou

+ Get Out, 2017  | Director: Jordan Peele |  Screenplay: Jordan Peele 

+ The Big Lebowski, 1998  | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen  | Screenplay: Ethan Coen, 

   Joel Coen + Avatar, 2009  | Director: James Cameron  | Screenplay: James Cameron

Jan 16 / Session 4:  Assignment #2 Book Covers – Group Discussion & Class Work
– Break into groups for discussion of each movie’s themes, symbolism, and metaphors
– Explanation of next phase of Assignment due for next Tuesday’s class.
– Copywriting exercises in class, developing content for book covers.

Jan 21 / Session 5:
– In-class, group crits (by film):  6 design versions; copywriting content draft

Jan 21 / Session 6:
– In-class, group crits (by film):  3 design variations for each version selected*

Jan 23 / Session 7:
– In-class, group crits (by film):  6 design versions; copywriting content draft

Jan 28 / Session 8:
– In-class, group crits (by film):  3 design variations*

Jan 30 / Session 9:
– In-class, all class crit: final design or variations*

* or as specified by instructor in previous review

UPCOMING TOPICS & ASSIGNMENTS
• Narrative Expression / Poem Interpretation / Collaborative Assignment
• Macro Micro / Single Topic with Multiple Stories, Executions & Media / Solo Assignment • Denotative vs Connotative / Menu / Solo Assignment