Batman: Competencies with Classifiers & Space – Part 2
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Video created by Gallaudet University College of Continuing Education (2000)
Build your ASL skills with classifiers and use of space by translating clips from the movie “Batman” and comparing your translation to the work of ASL Master David Rivera. The video also includes a summary of the entire movie.
This activity is part two of three segments from the original video.
In this activity, you will watch a clip from the 1989 movie “Batman.” Spend a few moments predicting what the scene might contain. You can click here to read the Wikipedia entry of the movie to provide you with some background.
After watching the video, re-tell the action in ASL. Imagine you are meeting a friend after having seen the movie and want to describe the scene to them in ASL. Record yourself so you have documentation of your growth through this process.
After having watched it the first time, play it again and shadow David. Focus on specific skills that you are working on developing. For example, you might be working on body and body part classifiers. Make sure you are paying special attention to how he manages to use these types of classifiers to represent the action.