The main purpose of Film, Poetry, Style is to allow you to develop your natural gift for creative thinking. To this end, you will make films of poems - ‘film poems’. These cinematic works usually exceed the likely intentions of the poet, becoming something new; one creative work is used as a springboard for another.
In this module, you will be shown how to make film poems using a combination of mobile phone technology and analysis of style, enabling you to produce novel cinematic interpretations of poetry.
You will learn how to conduct an authoritative stylistic analysis of a poem, using this as the basis for creating a screenplay which you will film on your mobile phone (or other device), editing and enhancing through your employment of freely available apps.
To facilitate your creations, you will be shown easy-to-acquire filming, editing and post-production techniques using mobile phones.
Suitable for students seeking to develop both creative thinking and digital literacy.
No previous experience of filmmaking/analysing style in poetry is required.
One assignment with three components (with the option to complete the assignment collaboratively in a pair):
(1) 2,500 word report where you analyse a poem’s style, explaining how your analysis leads to the creation of a screenplay
(2) a 500 to 1000 word screenplay in note form
(3) short film of your screenplay (at least 1 minute)
Educational aims & objectives
This practical, hands-on module develops creative and experimental thinking, analytical and independent thought as well as video-making and editing.