So if you recall, for my big project I've decided to take the films I'm watching for a film class in the French department and compile a kind of portfolio. I've been watching the films and basically writing a reaction to many of them. I think that what makes this particularly fun and interesting for me is that I don't have a specific format for my reactions. For some films, I focus on one scene, for others I'll focus on a series of scenes, or I'll think about a broader theme or themes. So each one looks different, and they each deal with what spoke to me in that particular film.
I start out with writing a bit of an introduction about what I want to get out of this experience and some background. I'll have a half-point update in there as well, and a conclusion once I'm done. Film is a genre that is terribly new to me, and so I'm quite uncomfortable with it, and so my aim for this project was to find a way to read and understand film that is comfortable for me. And at this point, I'm happy to report that I do feel that processing the films in this way has been useful for me, and I hope that what I produce for this big project will be of use later on, if I ever chose to use film in my further research or teaching.