Analysis and Reflection Week 1 – FILM TV 1

Analysis and Reflection Week 1 – FILM TV 1

In 200 words or less please outline your goals, desires – what you want to get out of this semester. You will review this later in the course. Many will rethink this dramatically – this is a good thing.

After taking time off from this University program it allowed me to reflect on what I genuinely find interest in and what I want to gain from my University experience. In Film-TV 1, I aim to challenge myself both creatively and academically. My intention creatively, is to discover how I can transform experiences in my daily life into creative content, how I can use the knowledge I gain through exposure to different types of media, such as TV programs, films, online interaction and print to enhance my own work. I am to constantly be inspired by my surroundings, and interactions with the people I meet.

In the academic sense of this challenge, I want to enhance my production knowledge, discover how things work, what works and what doesn’t. I aim to use this course as a learning experience through trial and error, acquire a technical knowledge in both filming using the different film equipment, editing software but also refining my time-management skills and planning ability. As a result I anticipate having a deeper understanding and appreciation of all the elements that go into the creation of a film.


Consider Jasmine’s lecture on Screenwriting and briefly describe one point that you have taken from it.

A point that intrigued me the most is the idea of making the ordinary, extraordinary. How I can utilize events, interactions and tasks I experience on daily basis and inspiring a heightened balance between reality and non-reality that makes a plot or character my exciting and engaging.


Select from one of the readings from week 1 or 2 and briefly describe two points that you have taken from that reading. Points that excite you, something that was completely new to you. 

In the Branston G. and Stafford R. excerpt on Narratives, a key point when it comes to studying narratives as a media student and not a practicioner is that we are looking to understand them and how they are created and what they do rather than creating based on a academic formula.

The notion to remember with characters from an academic standpoint is to always recognize that characters are a constructed; they play a specific role in the plot and the cause and effect relationship. Though the realistic portrayal entices audiences to categorize them, this creates and opportunity to shock audiences by constructing a character who has specific conventions and altering them to enhance and drive the plot.