eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Lisette Flanary

Available Survey Results

ACM350, Spring 2013
ACM455, Spring 2013
ACM350, Fall 2012
ACM360, Fall 2012
ACM350, Spring 2012
ACM455, Spring 2012
ACM350, Fall 2011
ACM360, Fall 2011

Lisette Flanary: ACM350, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 350 - Screenwriting Crn (Section): 85974 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.06 16 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 16 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
6. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
8. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
9. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
10. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
12. I improved my abilities to revise my rough drafts and to make my writing more effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
13. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
14. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
15. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
16. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
17. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
18. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
19. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
21. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
22. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
23. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
25. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Organized, Helpful and Engaging
Knowledgable, friendly, encouraging
knowledgeable, helpful, understanding
Funny, Realistic, Approachable
Knowledgeable, Helpful, Challenging (meaning that she challenges the students to improve their skills with each draft)
Friendly, professional, inspiring
Fun, Critical, knowledgeable
Straight, helpful.
Professional, Passionate, and Constructive.
passionate, dedicated, reliable
enthused, motivated
Knowledgeable and fun
Helpful
Funny encouraging
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 16 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
27. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
28. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the open discussions, group work, and the brainstorming conversation the best.
I think the multiple drafts for each script along with peer feedback helps increase the quality of myscript.
I liked that it was structured like a workshop class and that Professor Flanary always had control, but also allowed for the students to have freedom and created an environment in which we felt comfortable enough to give and receive criticism. There was often laughter in the classroom as well and that goes to show how comfortable we all were.
I liked all of the other writing assignments given besides the screenplay drafts. They were helpful for her to see how we normally write.
I liked the constant flow of writing best. It's often said that the best way to hone your skills as a writer is to write as much as possible; this course fulfills that adage. I enjoyed having time almost every week to sit down and write something creative and new for the class. I also believe the "open discussion" setting was very helpful because everyone got direct feedback from other students during class. It is always great to get other perspectives and that style allows for that.
Reading our scripts out-loud in class really helped. Hearing other classmate's feedback gave me many good ideas which I never would have thought of.
Excellent class, I enjoyed the atmosphere and getting to know my classmates through their writing. I was challenged throughout the class and I feel that my story telling skills improved throughout the course of the semester. Enjoyed the fact that the professor was there to help at any time during the semester as when compared to other professors, is willing and flexible to meet individually with the student to work on his or her writing.
The freedom to write stories on any genre and the helpful critique given by the professor and students alike.
I really liked exploring the structure of story and what works and what doesn't. It was also very informative on structure and professional screenwriting standards.
I liked the exercise where we read the Little Miss Sunshine screenplay and then watched it. It was good to compare the two and see how a screenplay portrays onto the screen, etc.
everything
I loved watching short films for inspiration and reading out each other's screenplays in class to get very helpful feedback.
Writing
sharing ideas and pitches
29. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The days of pitching and script reading were sometimes hard and long to get through.
Waking up early.
I didn't like that we only got to write two screenplays. It might have been better had we written three.
Lectures felt a little redundant sometimes.
I can't exactly say I disliked any part of the course. I really liked the class!
Although reading the scripts was helpful, sometimes they were overly long and it was hard to follow / stay awake.
Student A) Creative control is limited in a way that if you don't make the changes the professor wants to see your grade will show it, even if you make changes your classmates suggested. Grading should reflect growth within the individuals writing ability, the student should not be reprimanded for making changes that were not in favor of the professors opinion. As I feel this subject should be viewed and graded subjectively. STUDENT B) There are ups and downs to having everyone read their screenplays out loud and give open criticism. Some people are shy and don't want their script to be read to everyone. Others cant take criticism well, and a lot of the students are too reserved to give classmates good feedback in fear of being seen as dick. Other times it is extremely boring to be forced to listen and participate to someones uninteresting story. STUDENT C) Power point presentations go too quickly with too much information. If this subject does not come naturally to the student it will be a rigorous class.
That it is only once a week. Other course work gets push before it and then when I get to it, it is too late.
I liked the open class discussions because feedback is an important part of the screenwriting process. It was very constructive and helpful when trying to crank out a story that fit the structures we were learning.
The class discussions of our screeplays, hearing my classmate's various creative ideas helped and encouraged me on my own screenplay.
long classes
N/A
Not homework
reading screenplay infront of everybody
30. Other comments:
I highly recommend Prof. Flanary for anyone who is serious about bettering their skills as a screenwriter.
Voicing opinions from other classmates as well as my opinion, I personally had a great time in this class and I feel that the professor challenged my writing and helped me develop skills based from a professional standard. Depending on what kind of personality type you are can affect your performance in this class as if you are social and open minded it will be a very enjoyable growing experience versus if you are shy and reserved you will feel uncomfortable at times as you need to engage actively and willingly in class in order not to be targeted. Even though the professor may seem overly critical it is necessary because it is from an INDUSTRY Professional's perspective.
I love how straight the professor is with her critique and helpfulness. But, sometimes it seems she cuts back the creativity of some students by having story content, even more condensed or minimal.
n/a
This class has probably taught me the most out of any ACM class taken thus far. Thank you for being such an amazingly inspiring professor!

Lisette Flanary: ACM455, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 455 - Indigenous Filmmaking Crn (Section): 87524 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.43 15 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 4 (27%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.86 15 0.36 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
6. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
7. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
10. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
11. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
12. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
14. I create my own learning experiences in connection with the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 15 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
15. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 15 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
16. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 15 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%) 5 (33%)
17. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
My favorite ACM course. More Indigenous film classes should be offered! This is Hawai'i people!
the fun our groups had, and the process that eventually led to the final product
Knowing the steps it takes to make an indigenous film and work with indigenous communities.
The ethical skills learned
The wonderful fun learning environment
the protocols I am now instilled with. As a filmmaker, there are many rules to remember, and creatively many to break. But with indigenous productions, there is a line in which what is appropriate and what is not.
Thinking of other ways to tell a story -indigenous aesthetics, not Hollywood conventions. I think it was also valuable how we learned to write up film treatments/proposals because that is an important part of filmmaking yet we never learned that in any of our other ACM classes.
The experience I had with working on the final film project with my group.
Looking at films through a more cultural point of view instead of the Hollywood lens. Also understanding the struggles that indigenous filmmakers go through.
learning the proper way to approach indigenous filmmaking. To also respect and understand the culture if it is part of the focus. And how to have fun.
The films I created while in this course.
Its use of indigenous aesthetics
Its signifant value. I found this course very important and useful because it is beyond Hollywood, it is much deeper than making a film for the art. In fact, I did not see this course solely for the making of the film, but for the processes taken in order to properly make a film with dignity, respect, and truism. If it was up to me, this course would be a required course for anyone who wants to make a film. This course has taught me that my personal choices as a director, as long as I keep them rooted in culture, I can be satisfied with my work. And that my own principals, as an Indigenous, do matter.
The who I am an what my culture really is, does it have to do with race or physical appearance or where you come from?
18. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
19. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Kind, Smart, Amazing
Organized, Helpful, Passionate
engaging, friendly.
akamai loa, fun
Approachable Caring Knowledgeable
Patient. Approachable. Knowledgable.
knowledgeable, graceful
inspiring, thorough, critical.
Enthusiastic and knowledgable.
Knowledgable. Strict. Fun.
organized, strict, prepared
Inspiring, Good Leadership
nice kind attractive
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
23. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
24. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 15 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
25. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
That it took the host culture of Hawai'i and incorporated it into almost everything within the class.
I think the best parts of the course were those that allowed me to explore my values as a filmmaker and an individual
I liked working in groups to complete our group projects.
making films and screening films
I enjoyed the classes I learned a lot in each and the atmosphere was great
I loved the atmosphere to be able to voice opinions and so forth. I learned quite a lot and the content of information was easily translated to us as students. Watching other indigenous films was encouraging and learning about other festivals that cater to indigenous films was eye opening...
Liked how we were encouraged to do something experimental. Felt comfortable to do a project that I wanted to do. I liked the groups we got to work in. Classmates were very helpful too.
the environment and hands-on approach.
Working in a large group to create an indigenous film.
We got to approach filmmaking in a different way, which was exciting. We learned a lot about different things and overall, broadened our horizons.
I enjoyed the group projects and in class discussions. Having guest speakers was also very interesting and helpful.
film making
Protocols
how fun it was to make films when you dont care about the confines of what the film industry has made.
26. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
It should be more than once a week! Makes the class feel less important.
Probably a little to much writing, and the imbalance of time between the 2 major projects. I think perhaps the â??olelo project should have been due sooner. I'm pretty sure a lot of people were sitting on it for a while.
I didn't like how we had 2 projects going at the same time. I feel like we should focus on one project at a time because towards the ending I had trouble juggling both projects.
n/a
The pacing was rushed and it made it hard to put out good films
Timing - I felt the first project should've been done earlier. I felt many of the students were sitting on it and did not take it as seriously as the second bigger project. Perhaps like in 310, we should complete it within a month to a month and a half, that way we could understand the concept she is trying to instill in us and apply it to our bigger project. That should've been treated like a 410 class in which we would have more time to complete it with some dignity.
We wrote a lot but it is not writing intensive.
I found it all useful information, but if I had to say what I liked least, it'd be the paper part, because I personally don't care for papers.
There were a lot of assignments that took a significant amount of time away from my film work.
Personally, I felt we didnt have enough time for the final project. for something worth so much points, I felt we shouldve dedicated more time to produce a better quality movie.
I felt as if the work load was heavy for a production course. Weekly papers and assignments took away from time spent on my production projects.
having a director with no vision
writing
not knowing what my grade progress was made me nervous.
27. Other comments:
More Native Hawaiian film classes NEED to be offered. Having just ONE is a joke! ACM people, get on it!
Overall, I enjoyed the class, and what I learned from it. I feel like I've grown a lot this semester as a filmmaker throughout this class and others. I'd only change some things in regards to timing for projects.
Should pace out the 2 projects better. Have the 1st project due date earlier and have the group project start earlier for funding.
n/a
I feel that since this is a production course, we should be a lot more focused on our films and trying to strengthen their indigenous concepts.
shootZ

Lisette Flanary: ACM350, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 350 - Screenwriting Crn (Section): 76540 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
6. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
8. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
10. I improved my abilities to revise my rough drafts and to make my writing more effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
15. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
17. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I learned how to write screenplays.
She knew screenwriting really well and her creativeness.
Her comments on our papers as well as her comments on our stories during our class discussions.
What I found most valuable and helpful about Lisette Flanary was her personality. I really felt like she genuinely cared about each of her students. She really wanted to see us improve from draft to draft and from project to project as the semester went on. Approaching her was not intimidating at all and I really liked that. I knew all semester long that if I needed help she would be there to help me and she would actually want to help me. She is also very well versed in her craft so this made me very confident and trusting in the things that she would teach us. Essentially she really knew what she was talking about and it showed.
It was the first time that I truly saw the development of my writing within such a short span of months. She was also very easy to talk to, and made the class interesting and fun to be in. It's very easy to see her passion in the subject, and then to feed off that and get inspiration to create something better.
She's available often.
Her office door was always open to students. For instance, I visited her office to discuss my progress and she happily put her papers away in order to help me. She is very encouraging, above all, I find her honest critique to be very helpful to myself and other students. I really appreciate that Professor Flanary pushes her students, the difference between her and other instructors I have had, is Lisette takes the time to get to know her students. Therefore she understands our goals and thus far, she has been pushing me and other students towards where we want to be in the future.
She was easy to approach for help and really seemed to know what she was talking about.
Her ability to get the class to work together and critique each others work
She was a very critical professor, extremely helpful in improving your writing. She has great power points and lectures as well as thorough feedback. Everything she did was extremely helpful.
Lisette was always available when we needed to see her or had any questions.
Availability out of class.
She was/is very helpful when it came to improving our screenplays. She made specific comments about them, rather than general or vague, and it was very helpful as a student to understand what was working and what wasn't within our screenplays.
Lisette is always willing to help. She really wants her students to be creative about the way they want to tell their stories, and encourages everyone to improve their writing. She makes class discussions interesting and she is easily accessible as far as having office hours/making appointments for office hours. She really knows what she is teaching and she has a vast amount of experience to share with the class.
She is very easy to approach and always willing to help you better yourself. If you wrote something incorrectly in your screenplay, she would find a way to correct/help you without making you feel bad about yourself. Also, it is helpful when she relates the lecture material to understandable concepts, such as cutting off the brontosaur's head.
Her critiques and dedication to screenwriting format has helped me hone my skills in the subject matter, and has taught me the basic foundations in writing for visual storytelling.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Have more students go over entire scripts in groups than go over four pages with the entire class in a pdf format on the projector screen.
None. I like the fact that we had to do only two screenplays. By doing so we worked on drafts which helped our final screenplay.
We were told what we shouldn't do during her lectures after we already wrote our papers. It would have been helpful to let us know what we shouldn't do before writing our papers.
Not necessary, but the viewing of a few more short films throughout the semester would have been welcomed.
no peer feedback waste of time because our peers don't care about improving each others stories
There was nothing I could think of to help her improve. I thought her class was very well done, and even though I'm not a screenwriting major, it was, by far, one of my more favorite classes.
I think you could quickly look over everyone's feedbacks because some people just write the paragraph for homework and don't actually give feedbacks when the drafts are returned.
Some of the prompts restricted ideas a little too much and as a result I wasn't as passionate about my writings as I could have been.
I think a lot of content in her lectures seemed redundant at times. Still, she had very good points to make and really drilled them into us.
Shortened version of screenwriting format how-to's.
Nothing really, except that I think that there should be more group discussions about our screenplays. When we were in groups of about 4 or 5, I felt a little more comfortable not only talking about my screenplay, but others as well. When we had class discussions, it felt a little more stressful making comments, especially trying to make comments that would help the person that was being critiqued.
Although I know the change in schedule was unexpected, it would have helped if the Short Screenplay Outlines were preceeded by a pitch of different ideas rather than skipping straight to the outlines. This essentially causes the outlines to become drawn out pitches of one idea rather than the stepping stones to the rough drafts.
I feel that the group critiques helped foster a less stressful environment for students to discuss their stories and ideas, and I think there could be a greater emphasis on group discussion over class presentations.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable and helpful.
Awesome Kind Funny
Intelligent, helpful and organized
Very Nice, knowledgable, and caring
on time
Enthusiastic, helpful, interesting.
Strict, understandable, knowledgeable.
Inspring!
Strong and Passionate. She knows what she believes in and likes and confidently goes forth in sharing this with her students.
Passionate, professional
Dedicated, Helpful, Critical, and Wonderful.
understanding, helpful, chill
The Basic's Master
Attentive Experienced Helpful
Helpful, Enthusiastic, Awesome!
Easy-going. Knowledgable. Approachable.
Objective, Fair, Dedicated
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
23. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
24. Other comments:
I definitely learned a lot in this class. Now I feel like I can write creative short stories more effectively. I also felt that the class discussions about each individual students stories were very helpful when having to rewrite our stories. I was nervous to be called on and present my stories to the class, but it ended up being fun. I loved hearing other students act out my characters in my stories. It was very entertaining and funny. Overall, I really enjoyed this class. I'm sad that it's over and if I was given the opportunity to take screenwriting with Professor Flanary again then I would.
Lisette Flanary is AWESOME!!
Thank you for the class--I enjoyed it very much! I hope to take another class from you again.
Some people gave very poorly written feedback. On one of my 2 characters 1 location drafts, I got feedback from someone just saying "oh" "okay" "huh" and "anti-climactic". One person did not give me feedback on another draft. It's not really a big deal but I felt a little cheated since I tried to give quality feedback and got nothing in return.
Thank you for all the encouragement and directing. I have always thought of myself as a storyteller, but none has helped me validate that until recently. I am excited to learn as much as I can under your guidance.
Great class!
Even though the Professor came off a bit intimidating at first, her course proved to be very helpful (Sorry, Professor :D). And I feel I definitely improved my story-telling skills. I have also developed a greater appreciation for screenwriters. Damn. Creating stories, especially original ones, can be a real pain in the ass sometimes. Kudos to those writers.
Probably one of the best teachers in the ACM department. I would highly recommend this professor to anyone in the ACM program.
Fun class + fun teacher = good semester
I can't thank you enough for the class, it really helped me start on the road to screenwriting, and keep up the excellent work!

Lisette Flanary: ACM360, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 360 - Indigenous Aesthetics Crn (Section): 74648 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.52 31 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 12 (39%) 16 (52%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.93 31 0.26 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 26 (84%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 31 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (23%) 22 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 31 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 8 (26%) 21 (68%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 31 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (32%) 20 (65%)
6. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 31 1.19 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 7 (23%) 9 (29%) 11 (35%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 31 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 13 (42%) 11 (35%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 31 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 9 (29%) 14 (45%)
9. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 31 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 13 (42%) 15 (48%)
10. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 31 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 14 (45%) 12 (39%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.84 31 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 9 (29%) 12 (39%) 8 (26%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 31 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 18 (58%) 10 (32%)
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 31 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (29%) 20 (65%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 31 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 10 (32%) 18 (58%)
15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 31 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 8 (26%) 19 (61%)
16. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 31 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 11 (35%) 18 (58%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 31 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 10 (32%) 19 (61%)
18. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 31 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 11 (35%) 15 (48%)
19. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 31 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 14 (45%) 14 (45%)
20. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 31 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 10 (32%) 15 (48%)
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The discussion groups are very strong as well as course materials.
the comments on essays
Professor Flanary demonstrates a great knowledge of indigenous film making and the aesthetics involved. She was able to educate the class about indigenous filmmakers and films, and the importance of this. She was well organized and worked hard to ensure that each person participated in class and learned something from each class.
Professor Flanary answered questions well and in depth, helping us to understand concepts and films we may have had trouble grasping. She affirmed, encouraged, and corrected students well when we answered questions, even when we didn't really know what we were talking about. She also kept discussions lively. I appreciate the grace she had over her students in discussions.
I found that the class discussions were a great way to mull over and articulate what we felt or what message we received from the movies. They were efficient and helped me gain a better understanding of what to write about for tests and for the five papers.
Knowledge and acceptance of others.
When she split us in groups for group works and then when we shared our ideas of the film helped to better understand the films. Also she takes time to write comments on all the papers which is helpful for future papers we may need to write.
Her attitude towards her students and how she made the classroom environment very friendly and comfortable to learn.
Professor Flanary really nails us to improve our writing as professional and academic writers. She gets us to think critically about Indigenous issues and to go beyond the simple comments of "oh I liked this or I thought that was cool." I found our class discussions to be the most valuable insights to how our peers decipher just to what ends does distribution, cast, and who controls a native story affect its outcome and reception. I have learned the profound impact in how positive community feedback and following protocols are inescapably key to proudly represent the people you are depicting. To not have their blessing or participation in every step of the production process is shameful (auwe!). Professor Flanary has taught a most valuable lesson in the sacredness for permission and respecting a communityâ??s wishes even if it means we have to go against our visions. So be it if it empowers us with the dutiful knowledge to refrain from furthering cultural insensitivity and offensiveness. I take from this class that filmmakers should do everything in their power to not harm a groupâ??s image. Being an unconcerned director who does not listen to criticism is a big no-no. They should highlight the beauty of diversity, perpetuate culture, and emphasize the distinctions, traditions, and cultural heritage that make certain groups unique â?? that sets them apart as their own cherished identity. Professor Flanary has been an encouraging and a most helpful professor who has left me with a rich new outlook to both examine and explore films featuring Indigenous people with penetrating discernment.
She is very knowledgable in her craft. She has great interpersonal skills which makes it a positive environment for learning. I like her style of teaching. Her workload is not unbearable but yet challenging at the same time, its just the right amount of work. Her brownies are AWESOME!!
Great insight to Indigenous filmmaking. Wa able to et a better understanding and appreciation for the genre that I wonʻt forget anytime soon.
Her knowledge in the subject and her kindness ;)
A very helpful, accessible, and approachable professor.
She herself is an indigenous filmmaker, which helps build her credibility and knowledge on the subject.
Willingness to meet
Professor Flanary was definitely a professional in this field and I knew I can trust her help. She always had the right answer to the questions I had and the classroom discussion helped expand my knowledge. Her writing evaluation was also helpful that I knew what I have to be careful about when writing papers.
I feel her passion with indigenous films and their makers are so deep, I'm inspired to make my own. Despite her own opinions, she allows the class to feel no need to take one side, but to defend and explore other perspectives without feeling "wrong". She's approachable and very available to students who want to talk and discuss about the class and or more, like other projects. She is an amazing professor and want to talk another class with her.
She directed a couple of documentaries that are quite popular around the world.
Shes incredibly interested in the topic of Indigenous people and their many mo'olelo. So to have a Kumu whose actually into what shes teaching is AWESOME! Plus her overall presence is great to be around too!!!
Her knowledge of the subject, and her encouragement were very helpful during the semester.
Her passion and dedication to the subject matter is second to none, and really helps to get students motivated about the course content as well.
communicates well with what needs to be done for the course
She is very easy to talk to and easy to approach.
22. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing new at this time
more chances to improve grades
Although this course was very beneficial to me, I found that there were issues with the professor and what was required of us in class. In terms of course content, the expected amount of writing for the class was very large, that of a WI intensive course, which it is not. Although I found the writing beneficial, the lengths of our papers were time consuming and the assignments felt repetitive at times. In class we were expected to participate in class discussion to demonstrate our knowledge of the director or movie we were discussing. This was beneficial in class, but unfortunately the teacher would sometimes choose to target students who hadn't done their homework. While I understand the motives behind this, at times it felt like targeting students who may not have had the time to research a specific topic while attempting to complete a five page paper for the class that day. Finally, professor Flanary's teaching style was a times discouraging to "non-indigenous" students. Professor Flanary continually emphasized the need for "native Hawaiian directors" to create native Hawaiian feature films. This made myself and the other "non-native" students feel discouraged from making films about Hawaii because we didn't have the right. Although a personal issue, I felt as if these statements by the professor took away from the overall message of the class.
Rearrange the philosophy behind the lessons. It is important to understand that on the quest to equality, one cannot promote a single group of people or rally behind a color, if one wishes for those people to hold the same standing as others in, regrettably, power. It is simply segregation. One must drop this vicious humanistic cycle of promoting or rallying behind a name and consider a more worldly view. Also, one must not bed "set" aesthetics to their own definitions or examples.
none
Keep on doing what she's doing.
I had a terrific in-class experience. Professor's teaching style and methods worked for me. However, there was that random pop quiz I was not too thrilled about as my memorization for specific titles was not the central idea I had recalled when reading. If asked a summary of what the chapter was about, I am certain I could have nailed that. Yet, given that we meet once a week and that I usually do the readings early, titles were the last thing on my mind of remembrance. But all in all, I am confident I can do well in this class despite that little mishap. With that aside, watching films and having discussions works perfectly well for insightful and thought provoking discourses about Indigenous aesthetics.
Maybe having more than one viewing for out-of-class films. Many students have class on Thursday and offering another day would be great. Have a multiple choice Mid-Term and Final Exam with a couple of essay questions instead of having all essay questions.
Mix up discussion activities. A bit more lecture time here and there.
Not much. The class was fun and informative.
Subject felt a bit redundant at times.
None, I think it's great!
The course was not W.I and was the lowest ACM class I was enrolled in, yet it was the most challenging and had the most amount of work to do. For a 300 level class, it was a bit much. I have taken 400 level classes that were W.I that were not as stressful. The grading system was also very hard to understand and was harsh.
Being more open minded to students opinions
I wished we discussed more deeply on the readings. I felt like I could have got a better understanding of the textbooks.
None.
She could give more assignments so that students can improve on their grade, and not just paper assignments that are due a specific date and is worth 10 percent of your grade.
Maybe spend at least one full class discussing Hawai'i, the films made here, and how a Native Hawaiian film-maker should tackle making a legitimate film about Hawai'i, it's history, and it's people.
I really think the format of the class helped to facilitate student learning and keep their attention during the session.
games
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 31 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 8 (26%) 19 (61%)
24. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 31 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 12 (39%) 15 (48%)
25. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The encouragement to pursue indigenous filmmaking, no matter what ethnic background the students have (within ethically correct guidelines. i.e Cultural advisors from the indigenous subjects being portrayed).
watching movies
I found the films screened in class were very beneficial in that they showed a wide variety of indigenous cinema
The many films we watched in class that I would have never had the chance to see, nor think about, nor enjoy and understand the way I do now. It was really great to see a great film that she had made as well. I really enjoyed it.
The movies were wonderful. Really good examples of what the course was teaching.
Discussions and assignments.
I like watching the different movies and talking about them in class because some of the movies I probably wouldn't have watched if not for this class and I'm glad I watched them because they were all interesting.
Discussing movies.
I loved the types of films we watched. They were engaging and comical. As hilarity ensued with each type of satirical comment, I could not help but feel a local connection to the Indigenous groups we watched.
I like the choices of films that were screened. Through this semester we screened a good variation of films from different places.
In depth discussions on Indigenous films and the differences between them. The required research was beneficial in appreciating the films on a deeper level.
The interesting films from around the world
Watching the various films
I loved watching the many Indigenous films and being exposed to them. I think I've grown a more like to them > Hollywood cinema.
I really enjoyed the films we've covered in class. I had no knowledge about the Indigenous films or filmmakers before taking this course. This class widen my knowledge about different types of films and culture.
I love the group discussions after the movies. It allowed us to hear out all perspectives.
watching indigenous films
The teacher, the subject, and the films we focused on.
Exposure to different movies and how they exist regionally and culturally.
Learning more about filmmakers and watching their respective films, and discussions on what they represent for their cultural viewpoints.
watching various indigenous films
I liked being able to watch films from a range of different cultures. It helped broaden my perspective on the film industry.
26. Other comments:
I felt humiliated many times. I would question the definition of Indigenous, and have it be promptly thrown back rudely in my face, even though I had stated that my intentions were merely to learn and rid myself of ignorance. I was singled out often, and at times did not feel respected by my own teacher. I had thought that things would be different in college, but this just simply continues the pattern of Hawaii education.
On a side note, I have gained so much knowledge and understanding for Indigenous aesthetics that it leaves me with a tremendous appreciation to have taken this course. I learned so much! With contemporary independent films, we were able to realize the difficulties minority groups face against the mainstream culture that misrepresent their image. Media is a powerful tool to transmit negative or incorrect depictions about Indigenous groups. Despite living in the modern era, there are those who still believe in the savage and uneducated tribal native. I hope there is a day where people will make comments like "that's unbelievable! I can't believe people in the past had such outrageous and silly beliefs" or something to that effect. However, media also holds the power to fix previous misconceptions by showing stories about the First People being human, having hardships, and are no where near the stereotypical images we are accustomed to seeing onscreen. If we look into the history of social and cultural elements circumscribing the production of stereotypes for Indigenous people, we will find stereotypes based on past observations are no longer applicable. I really enjoyed how much this class has transformed the way I see native people in cinema and am proud to witness an evolving generation, which shows there are positive effects in media that can ameliorate racial issues. Harmony between culture and races must come through recognizing the trend of problems and understanding the root of their existence or else negligence calls for an inescapable and destructive continuum for cultural animosity. We face a tentative future, but classes like this truly make a significant impact in warping our minds to see things that we might normally be ignorant of. I am honored to have been a student of a well-accomplished professor, writer, director, hula dancer, and well the list goes on!
I would recommend her to anyone taking ACM courses.
Great Job!!
Great job Lisette!!
Would love to be in her class again.
This class was alright, I wouldn't say I liked this class since the grading system is kind of ridiculous. Even after all this time I still really didn't like this class, but the instructor was great.
I think this is THE BEST ACM course offered here at UH MÄ?noa. Well actually I haven't taken Indigenous film-making yet, but I'm sure it'll be awesome too. I would recommend it to all ACM students, but especially those who come from an indigenous background. I think the next step for ACM is a HAWAIIAN FILM-MAKING class. This is Hawai'i after all. While I'm incredibly thankful for the indigenous classes of ACM (by the way there are ONLY TWO OFFERED HERE, and both are taught by two excellent professors) I feel its incredibly important for the department to recognize that this is HAWAI'I. At the moment there are ZERO Hawaiian feature films available or even in production. I do feel it's ACM's kuleana, or responsibility to aid the film-making students of Hawaiian descent in helping them to tell stories about Hawai'i FROM Hawai'i. Not trying to say that the stories of those who are non-Hawaiian are any less important, but it should most definitely be made priority that Hawaiians get the help that they need to tell their stories. Its very much necessary! Once again this is HAWAI'I, home of the Hawaiians. We've already lost so much and our stories are one of the few things from our culture that we have left. I think putting these stories into film would be a great way to help preserve them. ACM could truly do a great thing if they help the Hawaiians produce their very own film that we can all be proud of. Mahalo no ko oukou heluhelu ana mai. -He Kanaka Maoli
It's been a great semester, and thanks so much for an excellent class!

Lisette Flanary: ACM350, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 350 - Screenwriting Crn (Section): 86657 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
4. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
5. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
6. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
9. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
10. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She really knows the subject and is very helpful.
Professor Flanary is willing to set up conferences to discuss our screenplays. She is easy to talk to and makes the class enjoyable. It was useful when we had to write screen cards, an outline and a beat sheet for our screenplays. Watching the 5 minute or short films were good examples for us to write our screenplays. It was useful when we had small group activities and group discussions for our screenplays.
She's very attentive and creative and knows how to help support a student's potential. Her coursework is very fun, and not too difficult.
She wrote a lot of good feedback on all our papers and was available for help.
Professor Flanary was willing to change some aspects of the course mid-semester after a student feedback session, such as making PowerPoint presentations more concise and dividing up workshop time more evenly -- these changes made learning easier.
I found most helpful that she always challenged us to do better, even though we thought our work as at its best.
She was approachable, kind and yet professional. She was open for discussion and actually cared about my work. With so many students, she was able to sit down with me and give me great critique! She always encouraged the best out of the class and individually gave the little push for me to submit several of my works, as well as sharing it with others. I plan on taking future classes with Professor Flanary, she's an amazing teacher.
She's very personable. She's also understanding that we are students and we have dreams.
She is very easy to talk to and was available for in class help, in office help, or help by email. She gave a lot of examples that helped me understand what we were learning in class. I also liked that she was open to every genre of story and not just certain ones.
She has great office hours and is always willing to help you with problems. She's very open and entertains all ideas. She's very knowledgeable and will always take the time to help you understand materials or improve your work.
She's very well versed in alot of Hawaiian culture, especially hula, which made it A WHOLE LOT easier for me to relate to. We need more Hawaiian teachers in the ACM program...
Very thorough feedback. Prof. Flanary seemed genuinely interested in our work and ideas and is available when help is needed.
accessibility and professional attitude
very personal and willing to help students outside of class
11. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Going from not knowing how to write a proper script to knowing what I'm doing. I'm much more comfortable/confident with writing screenplays now.
I enjoyed watching 5minute short films as examples for our screenplays. I enjoyed working in small group activities compared to working with the entire class. The small group discussions is the most helpful because everyone can brainstorm about ideas on improving the screenplays.
The story writing and the workshops we had with each other.
I liked when we got in little groups to do feedback. I also liked watching the different short movies and scripts that gave us examples of what we needed to do.
Workshop sessions of class screenplays were great for getting suggestions and feedback on how to improve screenplays, and get an idea of what worked and what didn't. It was also interesting to see the stories of everyone in the class.
I liked how we workshopped in smaller groups. It wasn't as nervewracking as workshopping as a class, but it still provided much needed feedback.
I loved the meetings with Flanary. I definitely felt comfortable and more confident when I met up with her during her office hours.
I liked the interactive feedback.
I liked hearing other people's stories and listening to their critiques. It helped my strengthen my one screenplays.
In class workshops, screenings, handouts, and powerpoints
We were taught exactly how to go about writing screen plays, all the do's and don'ts
How I was able to bring in my interest of Hawaiian mo'olelo in to all of my scripts and it was totally g.
critiques, one of the most valuable tools in any art form. It gives the students a chance to really hear about their work and how they may improve/change it in ways they may not have seen prior.
i liked the meetings were we discussed one on one how to improve
12. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
We went through the PowerPoints a bit fast and there was a lot of information on them as well. Also, receiving feedback before the next assignment was due was an issue but only because it's a once a week class.
N/A
That it was only once a week! But I can't decide if I really dislike that or not.
I liked everything because everything was helpful. I didn't really like reading my scripts out loud at first, but reading it out loud to the whole class gave me better feedback so it was good.
It constantly seemed like there wasn't enough class time, especially on workshop days.
I didn't really like how we often had to email our work the night before class. It taught us how to manage our time, but especially if our weekend is always busy, it hurt us creatively.
I think the most confusing were the submitting of our 2-in-1 screenplays. When we would turn in a final draft, we would just receive our edits that same day, thus we weren't able to properly address the changes and improve our screenplay according to her advice. I wish we had more class time.
I didn't like how fast we had to write everything. Writing was very difficult, and to pump out ideas so fast was intense. But that's life. Bumbay you learn.
The powerpoint presentations moved very quickly. I barely had any time to write down notes.
Reading scripts out loud.
The lectures were a bit dry at times. Instructors should avoid reading power point presentations word for word.
reading our scripts in front of everyone. mainly because i was embarassed
13. Other comments:
n/a
Great class!
None
All in all, a great class!
one of my favorite and most encouraging classes.
Awesome Kumu, and I wish ACM let her teach more classes. Like a film class that focused specifically on Hawaiian culture and stories. You would think they would have a Hawaiian film class in Hawai'i right?
A suggestion would be to lighten the power points, make them less dense. I have also found that the presentations continue to remain useful when posted on Laulima. I often reference them when working on other classes. This would be especially useful with script format guides and some of the more technical elements in script writing (montage, flashbacks, POV, series of shots, etc.). Excellent course, excellent teacher... My favorite this semester.

Lisette Flanary: ACM455, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 455 - Indigenous Filmmaking Crn (Section): 88961 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
4. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
5. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
8. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
9. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
10. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
12. I create my own learning experiences in connection with the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
15. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
My teacher... she was amazing.
Being the one that gave me the knowledge of becoming a better filmmaker in Hawaii.
The fun times working on movies, and the people in the class.
Flanery's passion for the subject of Indigenous Filmaking
my internal struggle but being able to overcome my insecurities
the word indigenous. The class is called Indigenous Aesthetics. I will also remember this class with the word culture. This class focuses on cultures, especially the Hawaiian culture at least.
Itʻs influence on my filmmaking and the desire to be a successful filmmaker like my teacher.
Learning about the Indigenous protocols that are used to respect the community.
16. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
17. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Intelligent, punctual, kind
Kind, Passionate, and Inspiring
Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Cares about students.
Articulate, Enthusiastic
Passionate, Dependable, and Reasonable
Knowledgeable Kind Reassuring
intelligent, helpful and determined
Understanding. Intelligent. Laid-back.
Knowledgeable, caring, aloha
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
21. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i really enjoyed the projects, i thought that the guest speakers were really good and beneficial to the class. Especially Keo Woolford and Taika... good times
Everything. I wish we did more!
I liked the fact that we got to make an indigenous film and also watching and learning from indigenous films in class.
The Ê»Å?lelo project.
Watching Indigenous Films and creating our own
learning about all the different protocols and applying them in the field
making films, and watching films
The fact we got the whole semester to do our projects and could keep bringing in rough cuts to get feedback and continue improving it.
Having a group and project based on an 'Olelo No'eau
23. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I think that the group participation can be difficult if your partners like working alone.
Maybe the writing assignments. It's not that much, but personally, I just don't like writing. LOL
The writing! Too much writing. I wrote more in this class than I did in a writing intensive class that I was in this semester. This needs to be registered as a writing intensive class because it is one.
Too many written assignments. It felt like a writing intensive course.
lengthly lectures and the lack of pre production preparation on group projects
reading assignments and the papers we had to do for homework
I wish the power points were posted online to keep for future reference. And also I wish Na Loina projects were decided and dealt with a little earlier so it wouldnʻt feel as stressful.
Waking up early to make it to the class.
24. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this class. minus that it was at 9 in the morning haha i thought it was really great. Lisette is a great teacher with alot of experience, i really enjoyed her class and would recommend her to my friends. I wish i could continue on taking classes from her but i'll be moving soon. I wish her the best of luck with her teaching career.
I hope in the future, Lisette will be teaching more production classes. I would definitely take more from her!
Fun class that I learned much knowledge about indigenous filmmaking. Flanary knows what she is talking about and cares about her students. The only downside to the class is that the workload was very heavy. Production classes require enough work in themselves, and when you add so much writing to it then it turns into a really heavy workload of a class. I think this class should definitely be registered as a WI class so that students that are registering have a better idea of the workload. I also think it should be registered as a 4 credit class as well. All in all a really awesome class though that I learned an incredible amount and had a really fun time.
This class was a challenge for me. It was like entering new territory. I loved making films and having the chance to enter film festivals. Professor Flanary was determined for me and everyone in my class to have success. She's very smart and it was nice to see her after I had her in Screenwriting last semester. Thanks to her for her suggestions to make mine and everyone's projects better. Overall, this class was good.
LOVED learning from Lisette!
needs to lighten the written workload for a class thatʻs non-writing intensive. could also be clearer about whatʻs due the following class

Lisette Flanary: ACM350, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 350 - Screenwriting Crn (Section): 77282 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
4. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
5. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
6. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
7. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
10. I improved my abilities to revise my rough drafts and to make my writing more effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
14. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
15. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
16. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
17. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
18. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
19. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
20. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
21. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
22. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Very knowledgable, fair, and fun to learn from.
Constructive Positive Kind
knowledgeable, enthusiastic
respectful and organized
Personable, awesome, knowledgable
Passionate, understanding, intelligent.
educational and helpful
Creative, knowledgeable, fair
Knowledgeable. Hilarious. Sexy.
No nonsense, critical, High Strung
-Enthusiastic -Helpful
Passionate Responsive
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
24. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Developing a story and seeing how it progressed.
It was hard to open up to the class and share work, however by the middle of the semester everyone seemed really comfortable and gave really good feedback. I enjoyed listening to others comments and reading my work to the class.
I enjoyed the creativity aspect of the course and the discussions about the work. I think it helped make me a more conscious writer and storyteller.
class participation and discussion
I loved that the professor wasn't strict or mean. She gave us room to be creative. I always loved going to her class.
Group discussions and feedback from classmates. An opportunity to revise and perfect screen-writes with helpful information.
When we read each others' screenplays as a class and getting feedback on them. Also, when we had one-on-one meetings with Professor Flanary to talk about class materials and our progress in her class. Let me add in when we saw mini movies and discussed them as well.
class discussions
Reading screenplays aloud in class then discussing them was my favourite because it was fun to do the voices and made the stories come to life more. Plus, it was invaluable in terms of helping better one's screenplay.
Reading other scripts, sometimes they were humerous.
I really liked the constructive criticism given by everyone in the class. I also liked sharing our screenplays with the whole class. This class helped developed my screenwriting skills.
The feedback in the hard copy screenplays. The in class participation and discussion for everyone else's screenplays. Learning how to screenwrite step by step - Outline, Pitches, Character background, 2-3 page story and then script writing.
25. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I wish that some of the students would take the course more seriously.
the deadlines that had to be sent in a day early. With two jobs and a full class load I needed all the time I could get.
printing out so much paper
The classroom is very cold, and we only get one break. The class is very long and can become boring and focus is hard to keep sometimes.
The reading assignments from our dramatic writing book and even though the lectures were helpful, they were just okay to me.
-Deadlines -printing many copies of papers
That it ended and was interrupted by holidays.
Constant critisim. Pretty soon you want to give up.
26. Other comments:
I would recommend I using the post feature on laulima so that students can post their comments and suggestions for their revisions. It would be confident because the instructor can view it as well.
Lisette is a wonderful addition to the ACM faculty and I learned SO much in her class. So valuable and fun.
Hope to take another course that this professor teaches! :)
I loved how Professor Flanary challenged everyone in her class to be great screenwriters. She was very helpful with her advice. Even though we didn't do movies in this class, I loved it. It was fun to be creative and come up with interesting ideas. This was one of my favorite classes this semester.
Lisette is a wonderful addition to the ACM program, her one-on-one meetings are fun and she is insanely helpful.
Its good to have critiqing but you must say one word of encouragement other wise you walk away with your head down and feel defeated. Many of my classmates felt this way.
Great Professor, plan to be in her class next semester

Lisette Flanary: ACM360, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 360 - Indigenous Aesthetics Crn (Section): 75108 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (25%) 15 (63%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 24 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 1 (4%) 9 (38%) 10 (42%)
4. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 24 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 11 (46%)
5. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 24 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 3 (13%) 6 (25%) 12 (50%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 24 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 7 (29%) 11 (46%)
7. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 24 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 12 (50%) 9 (38%)
8. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 24 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (25%) 8 (33%) 7 (29%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 24 1.23 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 9 (38%) 7 (29%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 24 1.29 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 8 (33%) 11 (46%)
11. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 2 (8%) 18 (75%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (13%) 4 (17%) 15 (63%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 7 (29%) 12 (50%)
14. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 7 (29%) 11 (46%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 24 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (13%) 9 (38%) 10 (42%)
16. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 24 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 7 (29%) 11 (46%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 24 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 10 (42%) 9 (38%)
18. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.17 23 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 8 (35%) 10 (43%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I didn't know anything about the subject the class was covering and now I feel like I am pretty educated on the subject.
Amount of creativity we were allowed, and how helpful the professor was in encouraging each student to develop their skills.
I really enjoyed the movies watched inside and outside of class. I've never seen any of the movies we watched before so it was really interesting to see a different perspective on how to make a movie. I actually developed an interest for indigenous movies because of this class.
Everything, but..
Discussion on films viewed in class was always great. Listening to others' varying thoughts and opinions on the same material was interesting. Also, I was able to see a lot of films that I wouldn't have seen otherwise.
Watching and discussing films that I would normally pass and learning to appreciate the values of indigenous films.
i got to watch a lot of really cool independent films I would have never seen otherwise
I enjoyed the screening of films in class along with a discussion afterward. I also appreciate how the assigned readings and research go hand in hand with the course content.
Watching films and going over them together as a class. Watching short films - Broaden my knowledge of film as a film student Learning of Indigenous film and the people involved
Watching films in class and having discussions afterwards
I like watching variety of indigenous films. It help broaden my view of film genres.
In Class Movies and Tuesday screenings
I thought the writing exercises (both during class and outside of class) were extremely valuable because it helped me understand the course material, textbook and films in a much fuller way. It also allowed me to receive detailed feedback from the professor.
I liked watching the movies in class and having discussions about them afterwards. It helped me to better understand the subject and the movie.
Good insight from the professor on the topic.
Learning about and watching films from different indigenous groups opened my mind to a new way of thinking about filmmaking
learning more about indigenous films.
20. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Course over all was interesting, no complaints.
Too early in the morning.
I didn't like the writing assignments because of all the specific questions that needed to be addressed. It was hard to write because I had to make sure I was answering the questions correctly. Also, I had to keep in mind that my grammar was good as well.
The Bias
There wasn't really anything that I didn't like about the course. Just one little thing about the syllabus, though -- I understand that a HIFF paper was one of the required assignments, and I did turn one in. However, I noticed that the syllabus did not make this very clear; it sounded more like writing a HIFF paper was an optional substitute for one of the five commentaries.
Sometimes the discussion of what makes a film indigenous or not could get frustratingly ambiguous
I felt like the teacher was biased towards Hawaiian culture over other cultures. For a class that is meant to learn about the indigenous aesthetic, there is far too much talk about "haoles".
None that I can think of
N/A
Wish the films to write commentary or watch was more accessible. Its hard when schedule conflicts to watch certain films or when students borrow those films don't return in immediately.
There were a few things that bothered me about this course. One thing was that there was a lot of writing assignments, almost one everyday in class, and more than enough outside of class. I do not mind writing, but if that much writing is required then this should have been a writing intensive class. Also, almost every class period we had to break up into small groups, discuss the questions, and share the answers with the class. After a while it just seemed like a waste of time and became kind of boring. I felt that the instructor was biased in reference to the term "indigenous" she made it feel like Hawaiians are most important indigenous group. Some questions would be about basically opinion, but if she didn't like your opinion then you were wrong. I would get very upset in this class to the point of no longer wanting to participate because it seemed as though white people were the ultimate enemy in all discussions about issues with these indigenous people and the instructor seemed to reinforce that feeling.
None
What she sometimes says in class, doesn't match with the syllabus. It was very confusing.
9:00 am
the writing.
21. Other comments:
I really liked this class because I gained a new interest for indigenous films. The lectures on what makes a film indigenous (indigenous aesthetics checklist) taught me a lot about indigenous filmmaking. I didn't realize that there were there were so many issues that you need to keep in the back of your mind before making an indigenous film. One thing good about Lisette was how she showed indigenous films outside of class. The films shown outside of class gave us the opportunity to for fill one of the writing assignments. It was also very helpful because we were able to discuss it with Lisette and classmates about the film. She helped us with what to look up and what we should focus on when writing the paper. Lisette is a really good teacher because she allows us to speak our own opinion. She is also a hard grader especially when it comes to grammar; however, she is fair. I also enjoy talking to her outside of class whether it is on hw assignments or random topics because she is easy to talk to. Overall, I wouldn't mind taking another class with her again.
Enjoyed class. Inspired me to pursue my goal of making documentaries.
With the amount of writing we had to do, this course should fulfill a writing intensive slot.
As tedious as it was (to some) I feel as though the film commentary papers are a wonderful idea. It really makes one look deeper at films and understand what makes them Indigenous to the people being shown. DON'T GET RID OF IT!!!! IT'S EXTREMELY HELPFUL!!!! :D
Great Professor, hope to have her next semester
I enjoyed this course very much. It broaden my view of other film genres. I have a better understanding about film in general and styles used in indigenous films.
This should be a Writing Intensive course.
The instructor was enthusiastic about the subject and had a positive attitude throughout the semester. I just thought it was annoying and a little bit irritating in the writing assignments and class discussions when the conversations get a little to borderline in terms of how we feel about other races outside of Hawaiian. The class became irritating and routine which didn't help me want to be involved in the subject. She needed to grasp the fact that we are college students, not high school or middle school students, and conduct her class in that manner. I felt very much like I was being talked to and treated not like a college student near graduation.
I am really glad that this class was available and that it fulfilled the HAP requirement. I think it is a very unique and important course to offer.
i'd like to see a latin american indigenous film