The blog of E. Anthony Collins (Tony), Filmmaker and Educator,

Spicy-hot Thai Isan food near the University

By pwsadmin | December 28, 2021 |

Isan food comes from NE Thailand.  I am so glad there is a great place to enjoy super spicy larb kai and other larbs right across the street from the Ramkhamhaeng University in central Bangkok where I have been fortunate to teach for one month each year! A central Bangkok add-on to an ongoing…

Learning assessment, Finnish style

By pwsadmin | December 28, 2021 |

I am trying to find new, innovative, and useful models for assessing higher learning in student work.  I also seek formative assessment through self-reflection upon my own performance as a teacher-facilitator. Five purposes of mathematics assessment have been outlined by Kulm (1994) as the following: improving instruction and learning, evaluating student progress, providing feedback for…


By pwsadmin | April 8, 2021 | Comments Off on UNIT 4

LEARNING UNIT 4 Dramatic conflict, actions and character motivations; turning points, the mid-point crisis, Aristotle’s Poetics and the three-act story structure Assignment 6: Re-write a scene with two characters, including-EXT/INT, LOCATION, and TIME indicated at the top of scenes-three pages. Print your work in progress, as you wish, so we can share and discuss in class.…


By pwsadmin | April 8, 2021 | Comments Off on UNIT 3

LEARNING UNIT 3: Visualization of Process and Interaction


By pwsadmin | April 8, 2021 | Comments Off on UNIT 2

LEARNING UNIT 2 Improvisation, treatments, outlines, and the writing of scenes Assignment 4: Write a scene with your main character interacting in a conversation with someone else in three pages or less. Integrate dramatic conflict in their dialogue. Give each character an objective. Embed dramatic conflict in the dialogue. We must want to learn something about…


By pwsadmin | April 8, 2021 | Comments Off on UNIT 1

LEARNING UNIT 1 The big picture: Building a screenplay It’s time for you to determine the best step forward as you begin your journey through the land of screenplay writing. Assignment 1: Write an essay of any length to clarify your purpose-what do you want to do, say, and realize? What do you hope to learn…

Recent Posts