Week 12: Community Guidelines

This blog was created to discuss films, and while different perspectives are welcome, certain comments will not be permitted on this website. Please consider the following before leaving a comment: Comments that contribute to discussions around the work under review are welcome (including respectful disagreements), but irrelevant comments, personal attacks (against the writer or other

Week 8: Copyright

This week we had guest speaker Jon Festinger educate our class on copyright law. I was looking forward to this lecture because I have always found copyright law confusing, especially with people constantly taking items from the internet and doing almost anything they please. What surprised me most about this lecture was the amount of

Week 6: Audience of One

One of the difficulties of this course is figuring out who your target audience is and what design and editorial decisions to make in order to reach that audience. I have been imagining my blog viewers as ages 20-30 roughly—male and female. I imagine my audience does not have any film studies experience, but rather

Week 5: Website Critique

I worked at Landmark Cinemas for over six years, yet I rarely explored their website. I loved working at Landmark. My coworkers were hilarious, my managers were kind, and the atmosphere was positive; it was a great first job. Working there sparked my desire to work in the film industry. I have a personal connection

Week 3: WHO AM I?

John Suler’s exploration of “The Online Disinhibition Effect” made me reflect on my own experiences with developing an “online self.” From the beginning of Suler’s article, I questioned the extent to which this article would relate to myself. Suler suggests that people “loosen up, feel more uninhibited, [and] express themselves more openly” online (Suler), yet