Throughout the course, various aspects of film were discussed, such as form and the definitions of different genres, such as science fiction. The class had an incredible amount of emphasis on how a film is created with different aspects, such as light, sound, and music, among others. My highlight of this course is me giving an oral presentation on two films, Drive (2011) and Taxi Driver (1976). I am presenting with two of my classmates, however, I am the one closest to the computer. We are discussing the impact of “hiding yet shining,” where each character attempts to hide in the darkness and become anonymous, however, there are certain aspects of them that stick out.
I have always been a quiet person, and this class brought me out of my shell. I usually do not speak up when questions are asked in class, however, this class was presentation-based. To do well in the class, I had to overcome my quietness. This class also improved my public speaking skills in a way I did not think was possible. Since I took this course, I plan to engage in more social events now that I know how to speak effectively. Additionally, this course provides a great benefit to my future career in nursing, as speaking skills are incredibly important to any nurse’s career.