I’m working on a art discussion question and need an explanation to help me study.
Surrealism is about the dream state or what challenges what we logically know or are familiar with. Television and film have often used Surrealism to visually make points when words will fall short.
Find Your Surrealist Film Clip:
Taking some inspiration from Salvador Dali, or directors like David Lynch, find a short movie or television show clip that you find is Surreal. Do some research, there are plenty of clips of this nature on YouTube. Be sure tell us the name of the film or television show where the clip is from, and the name of the film’s director, or episode if it’s from television.
Make sure the clip is not too long, maybe 2 and a half minutes max. I have to view all of these while grading each of your submissions.
Tell us why you chose this film clip.
What is it about the clip that made an impression on you?
What do you feel makes it visually effective? Discuss some principles of design that are responsible for the visual impact created in the film clip.
Avoid going to Google for answers to the questions. Adding a little info from a source is OK, but I really want to hear your very own thoughts.
Part 1: Write a short essay that answers the above questions in detail. Additions to your thread resulting from any added research is fine. But remember to stay on topic and answer the questions.
Part 2: Respond to a minimum of 2 other student Posts.
Points will be distributed in this manner: Your initial Post can earn you up to 10 points, and each response is worth up to 5 points max. Maximum points is 20. Extraordinary posts and responses will be rewarded with extra points, making totals larger than 20, but no more than 24 points. Poor spelling and grammar will result in the loss of points. Entries with any errors in spelling and grammar will receive no higher than 17/20. Be sure to make your entries perfect.
*The purpose of this exercise is to promote critical thinking. Be sure to provide detailed and supportive answers. One word answers like “cool, awesome, lol” are not sufficient.You will be graded on the quality of your posts and responses. Failure to respond to at least 2 posts will cost you points. Be mindful and polite to one another, and more importantly, be creative and have fun.