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Posted by Quinn Warnick January 28, 2011 1 Comment

I hope you enjoyed today’s Documentary Photography Exercise. Dr. Loewe and I are excited to see what your teams did when we meet together again on Monday.

Next week we will complete our collaborative activity, then we will spend two days discussing strategies for rhetorical analysis and how to apply those strategies to documentary films. Here’s a breakdown of how we’ll spend our time in class:

  • On Monday we will meet jointly with Dr. Loewe’s class in our regular classroom. Your homework for the weekend is to obtain copies of all photographs taken by members of your team during today’s photography exercise, then review your team’s photographs and select what you believe are the 10 “best” images for your theme. Come to class on Monday ready to discuss your choices with the other members of your team. In addition, Monday is the deadline for submitting your two film choices for Project #2. Please email me before you come to class on Monday with the titles of your films and, if they are online, links to your films. I will respond as quickly as I can to approve one of your choices. If you are struggling to find films that will work for Project #2, the Resources page has a long list of links to websites that host free documentary films.
  • By Wednesday, everyone will have chosen a film for Project #2, and we will begin our exploration of rhetorical analysis. Before you come to class, please read the following pages in Convergences: 2-18, 208-18, and 221-25.
  • On Friday, we will continue our discussion of rhetorical analysis, and we will conduct an in-class analysis activity using a short documentary film. Before you come to class, please read pages 221–34 in Convergences. UPDATE: Class canceled due to inclement weather.

If you have any questions about these plans, please leave a comment on this post or send me an email. I’ll see you in class on Monday—until then, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

One Response so far.

  1. Lily says:

    I’ve been trying to share this really cool link on Delicious but I don’t think I’m doing it right, so I’m going to leave it here:


    My friend, Kelly, and her boyfriend, Jefe, made this fantastic documentary video about their volunteer experience in Pisco, Peru. Check it out!!