Along in the late 1970s when I was in grammar school, we watched a film in class that had a catchy tune about "Mecology" -- the idea being that ecology is relevant to you and "me." What was this film? (Could it have had something to do with being on a spaceship, or is my memory playing tricks on me?) [more inside]
I teach English in Spain and would like to incorporate some conversation stimulating short films in my adult classes. [more inside]
Does anyone have an recommendations for good video editing or film making seminars? I've got a pretty good background in filming and editing, but, looking to expand my knowledge and have a budget. Can be anywhere in the lower 48 states.
To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
What are the most inspiring, exciting documentaries on music education? [more inside]
YANAL but I need to get some answers so I can stop obsessively worrying about whether or not I can get sued over this. [more inside]
Catch-up-the-North-American-filter: Please suggest films that I can watch to get up on the socioeconomic situation in Britain, leading up to the current unrest. Bonus if it's streaming on Netflix. Documentary or not.
1970s/80s educational anti-drug films. Can you help me identify this one? And (hopefully) find it online? [more inside]
In what English movies or books would I most likely be exposed to new words? Any genre and time-period.
I need non-depressing short films to show my class each week. [more inside]
Where can I find statistics for numbers of graduates per type of degree in the US? I want to know the number of film students graduating each year, and whether its been increasing.
I have two degrees in Film Studies (not production, more history and criticism) and I also love working with little kids. How can I combine these two interests career-wise? [more inside]
Robot toys and fiction on the topic of robots / artificial intelligence and learning? [more inside]
What resources (films, books, websites) can I share with my 13 y/o daughter who has expressed a recent keen admiration and care for the American soldier from the Vietnam War era to the present? [more inside]
Good movies about theatre? [more inside]
Where is the best place to buy produced screenplays? 12-point courier, 8.5x11", brass-brad screenplays. Not buy to make, but buy to read and study? [more inside]
How do I go to film school without going to "film school" [more inside]
How can I get a short clip from a DVD and save it to use in the classroom? Say I was teaching a lesson and a film had a short clip that was perfect at demonstrating something or at getting a point across and I wanted to save it and let other teachers use it in their lessons what would I have to do? Obviously I would look to getting the right clearance in terms of copyright - but how would I do this? Is there a really quick and easy way? Thanking you.
I have several films assigned for a Business Ethics class that I teach including Thank You for Smoking, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Wall Street. They make for good discussion and a change of pace from lots of tough reading. This semester for the first time I have a student who does not watch rated-R movies. I want to accomodate the student. So I'm looking for movies with themes equivalent or similar to these three movies that are rated below R, and preferably PG or G. Any ideas?
Advice on non-degree film editing workshops? [more inside]