TASK No 1
Select one of the attached files.
- If you choose Mr. Rothman´s text, define your own words to see the author's contribution to the cinema verité method. What does he see its value in? Try to explain briefly what was going on in the Cinema verité.
- If you choose Keith Reniere Coversations, describe what authenticity the man is talking about. Define the means by which the presenter manipulates the moderator to tears. Will his reasoning come to you believable?
-If you choose TED's presentation, define the three basic manipulative techniques used by the presenter. Try to think about one of them, how to apply it, and what effect does it cause in the viewer? And what in you? Do you feel you're being manipulated? Why?
- If you select a song of Tiffany Alvord, try to define a fundamental contradiction between the lyrics and the audiovisual display. What kind of authenticity does he sing? Is the singer herself authentic? Do you believe her, what she sings? Why Yes/No.
-If you choose the text related to Walter Benjamin, then try briefly to capture the basic concern about authenticity. What kind of authenticity is he doing? How do you understand him?