1st Edition

Film: The Essential Study Guide

Edited By Ruth Doughty, Deborah Shaw Copyright 2009
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

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    Providing a key resource to new students, Film: The Essential Study Guide introduces all the skills needed to succeed on a film studies course.

    This succinct, accessible guide covers key topics such as:

    • Using the library
    • Online research and resources
    • Viewing skills
    • How to watch and study foreign language films
    • Essay writing 
    • Presentation skills
    • Referencing and plagiarism
    • Practical Filmmaking

    Including exercises and examples, Film: The Essential Study Guide helps film students understand how study skills are applicable to their learning and gives them the tools to flourish in their degree.

    1. Introduction – Why Study Film? Professor Sue Harper  2. The Independent Student
    Deborah Shaw and Ruth Doughty  3. Writing on Film: Part 1 - journalists v. academics
    Laurie Ede  4. Writing on Film: Part 2 – the essay Christine Etherington-Wright  5. Referencing and Plagiarism Lincoln Geraghty  6. Using the Library Justin Smith and David Francis 7. Research Skills Sue Harper  8. Elearning Ruth Doughty  9. Lecture Skills Deborah Shaw and Ruth Doughty 10. Seminar Skills Ruth Doughty and Deborah Shaw  11. Presentation Skills Dave Allen  12. Viewing Skills Van Norris 13. Studying Foreign Film Réka Buckley  14. Reading Skills Ruth Doughty and Deborah Shaw  15. Screenwriting for film Craig Batty  16. Preparing to Make Films: From Theory to Practice Karen Savage, John Caro and Dylan Pank  17. Exams
    Emma Dyson and Paul Spicer  Glossary of Terms


    Ruth Doughty, Deborah Shaw