Mr. T. Theriault

World Issues, Sociology, Media Studies, Digital Productions, and Journalism.

Posted: October 25, 2016

Subculture / Counterculture Project

You and your group are to create a presentation on one particular subculture or counterculture and present it to the class. You are to teach the class about your chosen group and include the following in your presentation: language (slang, lingo, terms) formal norms informal norms goals brief history how does the outside world view the group? true?

You are to keep in mind the following rubric for your presentation: - Delivery - 10 - Content - 10 - Pic/Media - 10 - Mechanics - 10 - Extra - 10 - Anything extra you want to do as a group to make your presentation stick out. Use of costume, music, create a video, handouts, poster, etc.

Due: Thursday, 27th of October

Posted: October 3, 2016

Reminder to World Issues class of their upcoming Map Test on the Middle East this Wednesday.

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Your assignment making the comparison between Flint, Michigan and Miramichi is due on Wednesday, Oct. 5th.

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You will read the following link:

Afterwards you will get a "Storyboard Template" from Mr. Theriault and begin the process of designing you final film project. Your Storyboard should not be the template alone. You will hand in a TYPED description of the plot of your film. On a separate sheet you will have a description of all of the gear you will require for filming, AND all of your film locations with a justification of WHY you need that gear and WHY you want to film there. Your actual storyboard template will consist of sketches of what you want to take place in each scene as well as very brief notes. On a separate page again (typed) you will have a numbered, and in point form, sheet that expands on all of your brief notes on each slide that you sketched. As an example, was there a sound effect, which direction did it come from, what is the camera angle or shot, is there a specific background you want, even weather matters. Does it need to be rainging in that scene?

In total you should have 4 different pieces. 1) Your description or plot of your film. 2) A list of gear and locations explained. 3) Your actual storyboard which may be 2, 3, or even 4 pages. 4) Further explain your storyboard in point form, numbered, as explained above. This MIGHT be more than one page.

Plot due May 17th
Gear and location list due May 18th by end of class.
Storyboard and expansion due May 20th by the end of class.

Remember, this is a film pitch for you. You are pitching this film to a producer, me, who decides whether or not this film will happen.



View a small segment of a TV program or movie (5 minutes worth) and identify as many different camera angles and movements as you can. (At least 20) Use your own PowerPoint as a guide.


In groups of no more than 2 you will work to create a one minute film of which the goal is to

teach a lesson. You are to use several camera angles and shots (at least 8), with no text, and no sound. You will refer to the camera angles in your PowerPoint for guidance as you film, and each group will edit their footage to create a polished, finished product.


DUE DATES: PART A - Tuesday, May 10th

PART B - Friday, May 13th


There are NO Groups for this assignment.

You are going to create a PowerPoint explaining PROPER FRAMING, BASIC SHOT TYPES, and ADVANCED SHOT TYPES. You are to create your own example to show proper framing, as well as all basic shot types. You will have to FIND examples of advanced shot types because we do not have the proper equipment. If you do one example of each per slide you should have approximately 15-16 slides in your presentation.

You can use the links on the note below to help you.

DUE Monday, May 9th. 

This assignment will not be accepted late.


Please have a look at the following link for Camera Shots, Angles, and Movements. Please pay special attention to the Rule of Thirds.

The following video explains Camera Shots, Angles, and Movements in under 2 minutes. Please watch:

Posted: April 18, 2016

You are going to create  a 2-3 minute movie trailer. The movie can be any genre you like BUT must meet the Codes and Conventions of that genre style.

What are codes?
Codes are systems of signs, which create meaning. Codes can be divided into two categories – technical and symbolic.

Technical codes are all the ways in which equipment is used to tell the story in a media text, for example the camera work in a film.

Symbolic codes show what is beneath the surface of what we see. For example, a character's actions show you how the character is feeling.

Some codes fit both categories – music for example, is both technical and symbolic.

What are conventions?
Conventions are the generally accepted ways of doing something. There are general conventions in any medium, such as the use of interviewee quotes in a print article, but conventions are also genre specific.

When you are done your project it will be viewed by the class. You will also hand in the attached Story Board sheet with your draft of your trailer and all codes stated.

Value 50

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Fairy Tale Project

For this assignment you are to choose a fairy tale that is public domain and record an audio story using it. You can work in groups of 2 or 3 or you can choose to do it on your own.


-          You are to record your own reading.
-          Use at least 10 sounds in your story.
-          Record at least 3 of these sounds yourself. (If not recorded yourself sounds must be copyright free.)

Organization: 10           Mic’ing: 10           Quality: 10              Value: 30


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