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This assignment is designed to illustrate your ability to construct an argument, your understanding of a theoretical concept and your ability to apply your understanding to an analysis of a film. 

Your essay should make reference to appropriate reading and include footnotes and bibliography in accordance with the Film Studies style sheet. 

Make sure that you:

1.    Present your work in 1.5/double spacing.
2.    Provide a title and bibliography.
3.    Proofread your work thoroughly.

Through an examination of one of the films screened on this module, consider how a theoretical framework we have studied this term can be used to analyse film. Your essay should incorporate an explanation of the theory and in-depth analysis of the film.

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In order to complete the game audio analysis, please refer to the Game Music Framework for Listening Preview the document. You may also find it useful to read this Online Lecture Preview the document and the Scale Supplemental Preview the document helpful in illustrating some of the melodic concepts. Or, for more on video game music specifically, try reading through Chapter 2 of Tim Summers's book preview the document Understanding Video Games for some ideas on how to approach game audio analysis, or refer to his handy AppendixPreview the document (in outline format) of how to listen and classify what you are hearing!

1. Choose a video of pure gameplay footage, without commentary or voiceover walkthroughs. This playlist (Links to an external site.) has a few examples to get you started, but you are welcome to choose your own. This channel (Links to an external site.) also has a ton of great footage.

Searching the name of the game you're interested in, followed by the word "long play" on YouTube will get you the best result--these videos tend to be free of commentary.
If you choose a video, not on the playlist, please link it at the top of your post.
2. Choose approximately a 5-10 minute snippet of the video and provide the timestamps at the top of your post (e.g., Legend of Zelda long play, 2:50-7:45). Try to pick a section where there is an interesting use of music or sound or the game transitions between sound in interesting ways.

Note: You may use a cutscene for one (but not all) of your Game Audio Analysis posts--cutscenes are pre-rendered and the music is composed to fit specifically to the image, much like in a film. Therefore, cutscenes are not as good of a representation of the different ways that sounds can function in video games since there is no gameplay.

3. Next, perform an analysis using the FrameworkPreview the document as a guide. You do not have to answer every question, but strive to capture as many musical details as you can over multiple listenings, and record them here. There is no penalty for misidentifying something; I would rather see you try, and then I have something to work with you individually on, to help you improve.

Need help? Not sure quite how to get started? See below for an introduction to some of the important elements of musical analysis, or this introduction to musical analysis lecture from my history of rock and roll course offering: Online LecturePreview the document. There are many examples of pop and rock songs listed--you can hear all of them on this Spotify playlist (Links to an external site.).

4. As you'll see, the framework will have questions that don't apply to every song (e.g. for an instrumental, you can ignore the lyrics section), so you'll only answer what is relevant, but you should try to answer everything that you can. The post length will vary based on whether you answer in short sentences (like filling in the Framework as a worksheet) or in full paragraph prose to organize your thoughts. Either is ok--I'm looking for strong content and analysis, not a particular arbitrary length.

5. The goal is to capture as much musical detail as possible, so I can see how you are listening and analyzing what you hear and help you grow into the level you'll need to do the analysis portion on the final paper. Grading in these posts is participation-based so that I can help you become more comfortable with the terminology and the technique of this style of listening.

Intro to Analysis

This course asks you to do a great deal of critical listening and analysis. To the non-musician (and even to the seasoned performer!), this can be quite daunting. Critical listening involves knowledge of how music is put together, and to a lesser extent, elements of its cultural significance and historical development. When we listen critically, we usually rely on tools of music analysis. This is an approach to music listening that might be new to you. To help, let's break critical listening down into six musical elements or parameters that you can refer to throughout the semester:

Soundprint-- the unique qualities that distinguish one performer, style, or genre from another. The sound print entails the more or less immediate effect the music has on your ear, the elements that enable you to tell the difference in just half a second between 8-bit and 16-bit sound, or between music composed for the Super Nintendo vs. the Sega Genesis. In describing a particular "soundprint," you can talk about five specific musical aspects:
Timbre (tone color): the characteristic sound of an instrument or voice, as determined by its frequency and overtone components (the high, virtually inaudible secondary tones that accompany any musical pitch); we talk about a timbre as bright or dark, pure or dirty, smooth or rough. Any evocative adjective will do! 
Instrumentation: for instance, in popular music we often differentiate between acoustic and electric (electrified) sounds, or note the presence of unusual instruments in a certain musical context or genre, such as flute or marimba in a rock song.
Texture: the interaction of different layers of sound. We can have simple blocks or more complex, woven textures 
Dynamic levels (volume): soft, loud, or somewhere in between? 
Inflection: the note-to-note shaping of a musical line; for instance, many popular musicians slide expressively into and out of notes rather than hitting them neatly head-on. 
Harmony -- the simultaneous occurrence of two or more musical pitches, and how hose note sets are arranged and deployed 
Melody -- the main (sung) line, the horizontal aspect of the music 
Rhythm -- how music moves through time 
Form -- the organization of music, its structure, its basic building blocks, & the ways 
in which they are combined 
Text -- the words or lyrics of a track, if applicable 

Here are the link of game audio you may use: 1.

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will write an 4 full pages compare-and-contrast research paper that investigates how two works of art from different period styles illustrate a particular theme in art. 
The pair you choose must be : compare an example of Abstract Expressionism with an example of Photo Realism

1)Abstract Expressionism( Mark Rothko)

key characteristics:  
Expressing artist's feelings and experiences
Exploring unconscious self; "collective unconscious"
Metaphor for existential struggle to assert one's identity
Influences: Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Hans Hofmann
Large scale; "all-over"

2)Photorealism, 20th Century Art .(Audrey Flack )
is a painting style in which the artists used photographs as their sources and mimicked photographic processes to construct their paintings.
key characteristics :
Still lifes
Symbolic objects; women's experiences, passage of time
Used projected photographs as starting point
Highly saturated color
Influence of Dutch vanitas paintings

Structure your paper so that it covers the following elements:
1)Introduction, including a thesis statement.
This is the main point of your essay and tells your reader what you are going to cover in the body of your essay: the stylistic and cultural connections between the two works of art.
2)A full discussion of your first image, including its cultural context and stylistic significance.
3)A full discussion of your second image, including its cultural context and stylistic significance.
4)A full discussion of the similarities and differences between the two works. What makes this a good comparison? Discuss the basics: medium, scale, subject, use of line, light, color, etc. Also, analyze things like: the artist's goals, approaches, historical contexts, etc.
5)Conclusion: It should tie back into the thesis.
6)Works cited page following MLA formatting standards

at least three additional sources

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Jazz Concert Review Assignment Directions
Jazz Concert Review: 

session.  See the Jazz Concert Review Performances page, immediately below this page, decide on a jazz performance to "attend," and proceed accordingly.

The Jazz Concert Review assignment should be approximately 500 - 600 words.  The assignment can be turned in as soon as you have completed it, and we recommend that you write your concert review shortly after having "attended" the performance.


Assignment Directions:

Be sure to read page "Theatre Etiquette" in Lesson 5 before attending your selected live performance of jazz music.

Important Note:  Read carefully the Lesson 5 page, "Theatre Etiquette."  Conducting yourself in accordance with these directives is as important as any aspect of this assignment.

Be sure to get a program for the concert, if available, as you enter the performance hall.  The program will provide useful information--and help stimulate your memory--when you turn your attention to writing your concert review.

Do not attempt to take notes during the performance, or between pieces.  If you have paper and pen tucked away in a pocket or purse, you can write notes during the intermission (if there is one).  Otherwise, wait until the concert is concluded before writing about the concert.  The point is not to create any disturbance during the performance itself.

After the performance, as soon as you can, write notes about your experience:  your recollections, impressions, and thoughts relating to the performance, and your experience attending the performance.

You have considerable liberty as to what you write about.  Your paper, though, must address the following:

1) Your experience of attending the performance, which can serve as a "frame" for your review.  The performance venue, the people you see, the performance hall--describe these aspects of the experience that take place before the concert itself.  Convey to the reader distinctive characteristics of the performance venue and the stage setting.

2) The performance--the performers, the instruments, the music--this is the heart of what you are writing about!  Select the piece or pieces that most impressed you.  Describe the performance and your response to the music.  Highlight individual performers, if that was one of the impressive aspects of the concert.  Describe as best you can what you hear and how it affects you.

3) Consider, too, whether you recognize any aspects of jazz or jazz style(s) in the music.  Has our study thus far allowed you to perceive aspects of the music that you might not have observed before studying?  For example, melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, timbre--blue notes, swing rhythms, syncopations, improvisation--are there aspects of these musical elements that stand out for you that you can describe?

4) Finally, reflect on the value of attending a live performance of jazz at such a high level of artistry.  Did you enjoy the music?  Has the experience changed you in any significant way?  Offer a conclusion to your paper that conveys your "take-away" from the experience.

One final suggestion:  Write in your own "voice," and be as expressive as you can.  Make this an interesting and enjoyable read!  After the reader has read your concert review, if the reader wants to be there with you the next time to share the experience, then you have done a  superb job!

You can pick one of the five jazz concert that I have attached in the Doc and write about it.

And I have also attached the  "Theatre Etiquette" page in a Doc

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Be creative Create a song/rap/poem, video presentation, documentary (with actors) or a story with at least 10 terms covered in class or from the textbook. Highlight which terms are used with a brief definition page.

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The essay has to be an analysis of the Book "The picture of Dorian Gray"  a 3-5-page (500 – 750 word) description of the text, noting what it is about, the historical context in which it was written, and its relevance to the class (Sex and Sexuality).

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This assignment is an alternative option for visiting a museum or art gallery. For this paper, you will select and curate a minimum of 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists to include in your own art museum. Use your textbook and online sources to help you find these works of art. A good resource for this assignment is the Google Arts and Culture website from the Google Cultural Institute. Here you can immerse yourself in cultural experiences across art, history and wonders of the world—from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries.

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Write a 2 page report, 500  words that describes your experience.

Select a minimum of 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists, from different time periods discussed in the text (Ancient Times to 1600s).
Clearly identify the location of the museum and your initial reaction when exploring the artwork in the online museum or gallery.
Provide a description and summary of at least 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists.
Include a screenshot of each piece.
Explain your initial reaction to the artwork you selected and explain why you chose each piece.
Describe the role of museum founder and curator.
Use the class text as a reference (additional sources are fine, but not necessary unless required by your content). Your report should include connections you make between things observed in your activity and things learned in the course and text.
Your assignment must follow these requirements:

This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) [PDF]. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. 
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the professor's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Examine historical works of art to identify themes that are relevant to both past and present.

attached is the template to use , thanks!

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Please write a short essay (400-500 words) in response to John F. C. Turner’s articles, “Approaches to Government Sponsored Housing” (1972), and “The Squatter Settlement” (1968). What is the best solution for developing nations around the world to address the housing shortage? 

Please use the attached reading, no outside sources please!
Please focus your discussion on the questions below. Make sure that your response addresses specifically the reading. Avoid generalizations.

Please summarize Turner’s argument and substantiate your essay by discussing some of his
examples. The following points may help you:

“Approaches to Government Sponsored Housing” (1972)

o Page 5: compare figure 2.a. and 2.b. what is the author’s point in this comparison?

o What are the advantages of housing built by a large organization versus housing built 
  by the users themselves?

o What are the “renewable resources” for housing construction in a developing nation
according to Turner?

o What is the principle of requisite variety in cybernetics, and how does this principle apply to housing to achieve stability?

o What should be the government’s role to facilitate housing provision / construction?

“The Squatter Settlement: An Architecture that Works”:

o What does Turner mean when he writes that “the squatter … builder … forms himself in the

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Discuss how the United States became a world power in the period from 1877-1916?

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Brazilian Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro Harbor.

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