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Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:24 pm

i begin again tomorrow, my second year.

this term i am doing:
-imagining reality: the documentary film
-bodies and selves (all year)
-art and the city (all year)
-american art 1900 - 1940

next term i am doing:
-practical media production (in a proper massive fun studio with autocue and control room and all fun things!)
-thinking about culture.

it is going to be such an exciting fun year! wohoo!

what are you doing this year?

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Post by let it ride » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:47 pm

OH GREAT.

my schedule this year is absolute rubbish.

i will be at uni until six on both monday and friday. worst times!
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Post by Woodbine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:49 pm

5-6pm is a totally crap lecture time.

I remember in my first year at uni I had a lecture at that time IN THE BUILDING I LIVED IN. I didn't even have to put any shoes on to go. How many times did I go? About two.
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Post by let it ride » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:08 pm

haha, yes, the closer you are, the later you will be.

i mean, i know it is still nothing compared to working times, BUT this is the most time i will have off before i retire, i want to make the most of it!

you can really tell the whole approach to the second year is different though. last year in my intro to british cinema module, we'd have a screening and lecture every odd week, and then a seminar every even week, whereas now there's all three every week and tons more reading expected.

we watched gimme shelter which was really interesting, and night mail, which made me think "hah! that is so clever" many times but also had me almost falling asleep because of all the train track sounds!

i am about to go to "bodies and selves" in a bit which i think will be interesting.
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Post by Woodbine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:23 pm

Ooh, I really want to see Night Mail. Did you know none of it was actually filmed on a train? It was a mock-up, like Nigella's kitchen.
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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:38 pm

Woodbine wrote:Ooh, I really want to see Night Mail. Did you know none of it was actually filmed on a train? It was a mock-up, like Nigella's kitchen.
I'm just slaving over Night Mail now for w*rk. It's coming out on DVD in December (although it's been out a few times already). I love it but yeah, the interior bits weren't filmed on a moving train because it was too dangerous. It's quite something though!

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Post by let it ride » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:42 pm

hee, those little nets and things were so cute!

i loved that.

although i often find that sound recordings from that era plus the way they talk makes it a lot harder for me to hear what they are saying. i need it super loud or with subtitles, and i couldn't go "EXCUSE ME!" in a screenign, so i will watch it again.

and the pigenhole-mail-sorters were so cool too.
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Post by tigernoodle » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:42 pm

Astrid wrote: next term i am doing:
-practical media production (in a proper massive fun studio with autocue and control room and all fun things!)
ooh... i'm doing telly production stuff too. except i don't get to start it until january. but still, it's a proper little studio with a little control room and shiny macs and things. eeeeee! :D

i'm also doing:
-representing the past in film and tv
-film/telly analysis
-media and cultural policy
-documentary in film and tv

none of which are quite as fun, but should still be interesting.

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Post by tigernoodle » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:58 pm

the Last King of Scotland is on the film analysis screening list for this semester. get in. :D

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Post by dear rose » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:18 pm

I am doing my dissertation and my final major project this year, and a rubbish career module next term. That's it! I'm only in for about two hours every two weeks at the minute. It's nice to be doing independent work, but at the same time slightly terrifying to be left alone for such long periods of time. eep!

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Post by let it ride » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:58 am

hah. i am already doing a late night read before a seminar tomorrow.

although it is only two wee essays at least, so it's not much!
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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:07 am

I kind of have to attend some lectures and practicals for one of the MSc courses, stuff that will be really useful for my research. But I've been on holiday, or busy, or have just plain forgotten, for the past few weeks. It's on an informal basis, so I won't be assessed or anything, and it should be easy to just turn up, learn some stuff, and leave. But I am finding it impossible to juggle my research (for which there is a neverending list of smaller tasks to do), my tutoring commitments (which take up way more preparation time than they should, but I need the money) and all the admin stuff I need to do to keep my research on track. I don't really have any time to fit in a whole day of lectures and practical classes every week, but then, it's probably a lot easier than learning it myself from a book. Hffff.

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Post by SophieC » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:26 am

nerdaversity more like.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:10 pm

Don't make me come over there and kick you in the knackers, you cheeky cunt.

Can I call people cunts?

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:12 pm

Just Jamie.

You nerd.

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Post by let it ride » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:25 pm

tonight i am going to the art history party in the main professor's "palazzo" which is apparently like a big palace.

it should be fun! i'm a bit nervous though.
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Post by ladystardust » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:07 am

I am preparing to go back to uni next year. It is bloody exciting, I have to say.

Does anyone have access to lists of Phd dissertation topics? I know university databases have a list, but you have to be a student to get access, apparently. I can do random searches, but need to find a comprehensive one, that documents every thesis ever written.
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Post by let it ride » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:36 pm

i am a bit bummed about having half-accidentally chosen a philosophy module. URGH. so much reading that i am not very interested in.

but it was quite a small choice of modules for that little bit and i already switched once. bah.

today is my favourite day of the week at least, because even though it is at quarter past five in the afternoon, the seminars on documentary films are the most fun of all. i wish we could have two hours of it each week, not just one!
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Post by DefenderOfPants » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:19 am

i have an essay due in about six and a half hours. i have to compare two sculptures: the seated scribe and myron's discus thrower.

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i think the focus of my essay will be on the scribes man-boobs.

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Post by Contravene » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:32 am

One of them represents physical perfection, whilst the seated gentleman looks a little flabby. Nice colouring though.

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