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Film, Poetry, Style (Module)

Module description

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 linguistic analysis, 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. 

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Dr Kieran O'Halloran

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

One assignment either in pairs or alone with three components:

(1) 2,500 word report where you perform a stylistic analysis of a poem and explain 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)

Key information

Module code 5SSEL025

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes