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A Case Study from South Africa on the teaching of Film Theory via practice-based research. Presented to the CILECT African Regional Association Conference, "New trends in research, teaching and practice in motion picture production" Cape Town, 2012. By Alan Taylor and Gregory du Tertre.

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  • 1. CARA: The CILECT African Regional Association2012 Cape Town Conference:Through Film Praxis to Critical Theory -starring Michel FoucaultA presentation by Alan Taylor & Greg du Tertre Film Program, TUT, South AfricaApril 30th 2012

2. Through Film Praxis to Critical Theory starring Michel Foucault,by Alan Taylor, Greg du Tertre 1. Introduction, conceiving the assignment, Taylor 2. Applying the assignment, du Tertre 3. Film viewing: An Experiment in Time 4. Summary account q and aCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 2 3. We already knowtheory is bad for usbefore it arrivesbecause, likespinach, it is decidedby others that it isgood for us, that thereis always lots of it andwith no choice, thatwe must have it. -Taylor CILECT African Regional Association Conference/ Cape Town/ April 30th 20123 4. 1. The institution2. The students3. The curricularCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 4 5. Histories: The HerosJourney 1971-2012Pretoria Film SchoolMotion Picture AcademyFilm ProgramCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 5 6. ProfilesPrior ExperienceScope of Current KnowledgeCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 6 7. 3025 24Male2015 1313 Female1111107 8 Black5 45 310 White State Private unsure TOTALCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 7 8. CILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 8 9. CILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 9 10. The Curricular&The Place of TheoryCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 10 11. Assignment BriefThe ConceptThe ProductCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 11 12. THE INDY MINDSASSIGNMENT, aAimsObjectivesGrading CriteriaDeadline CILECT African Regional Association Conference/ Cape Town/ April 30th 201212 13. THE INDY MINDSASSIGNMENT, bTheoristsResearchersFilmmakers CILECT African Regional Association Conference/ Cape Town/ April 30th 201213 14. THE INDY MINDSASSIGNMENT, cThe ThinkingThe TheoriesTheir LifeCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 14 15. THE INDY MINDSASSIGNMENT, dThe PanopticonScriptingProduction ProcessCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 15 16. :::::::::::::::: CILECT African Regional Association Conference/ Cape Town/ April 30th 201216 17. CILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 17 18. FINALTHOUGHTSCILECT African Regional Association Conference / Cape Town/ April 30th 2012 18 19. T Alan Taylor Professor, Film Program, TUT, RSAH Country Champion, Department ofEducation, University of OxfordA Contact: http://about.me/kinowordsNGregory du TertreK University Lecturer, Production (pt) Postgraduate Research Student, TUT, RSAS Contact: http://about.me/gregdut19