Earn Tuition Credit at Wizard Academy
Here's a note I received from Captain Jeff Sexton, part of the adjunct faculty at Wizard Academy, regarding his video needs for an upcoming class:
Most of us will almost instinctively fling the hammer away from us and curse it after we hit our thumb with it. This is what we do “in the moment.” It actually takes a moment of reflection and rational thinking to overcome our more primal instinct to blame the “bad hammer.” Attributing blame to the hammer is a form of magical thinking. We are attributing an inner life and motivation to an inanimate object.
You can see this subjectively magical experience whenever you talk to real experts at stuff like wood working, pottery, fly-fishing, etc. These experts will almost invariably talk about their art in poetic terms involving personification, anthropomorphism, etc. It's a safe bet the potter will talk about the clay as if it were living.
Do you see the personification I'm talking about? What I'm looking to do is to collect a few film clips that capture and dramatize this kind of subjective, magical thinking within films that are not explicitly magical or mystical in their theme. Unfortunately, I don't watch a lot of movies or TV. I know some of you are film buffs, though, so I'm hoping you can help me out with this.
Any response would be appreciated.
Here's Where You Come In:
Make a suggestion to Jeff regarding a specific scene in a specific movie available on DVD and you'll receive a $100 tuition credit for each suggestion he uses.
Send Jeff an actual video clip and your tuition credit will be $250 for each clip he uses. (Email him for instructions on how to best upload the clip to him.)
These tuition credits may used to defray – or eliminate – the cost of any Wizard Academy class within the next 12 months.
Here's the clip I sent Jeff. I'm not sure yet if he'll use it.
– Roy H. Williams, Chancellor, Wizard Academy