Showing Professors...
in Boston University that teach Film Edit
Professors
  • Load More
Ray Carney
Professor in the Film department
at Boston University, Boston, MA
are you Ray Carney?
Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
Top 20 Tags for this Professor

See how other students describe this professor.

Choose your tags
16 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
05/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
film101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Even if you don't agree with him on other things, he still is a fascinating teacher who will give you a whole new palette of directors and works to check out. Take him if you are sick of wading through underwhelming films. Plus, his insights on Cassavetes are remarkable.

12/04/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
AmInd1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ray is by far the most intelligent, thoughtful, and motivating figure I've ever encountered in my life. He demands quite a bit from his students but all of the work he assigns is extremely relevant and instructive. And he doesn't waste a single moment of class time, making plenty of room for meaningful, heated and ultimately productive dicussion.

05/19/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
FT553 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

A very interesting and captivating teacher, only take if you're prepared for an intellectual challenge! He does come off as judgmental and biased, but is nonetheless a great learning experience. Highly recommend him even though I expect a B!

09/17/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
absDFA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I have never had a better professor in my life. Still, his words stay close to my heart.

08/13/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
film Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! A funny and very friendly dude.

07/10/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Film Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher in BU Film. Treats film taste as an objective subject where there is a right and wrong opinion. Ex: First day of class, asked students their favorite movie and then told them why their choice sucked. Also, no clear grading guidelines. He discourages instead of nutures young filmmakers. How many next cassavettes has he squashed?

04/28/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
FT 554 Casvets Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You have to know what you're getting into with Carney. He's incredibly intelligent, whether you agree with him or not. Somedays you love him, some days you hate him. But to graduate from BU film without taking a Cassavetes class with the world's expert on the director is a waste of tuition money, regardless of the grade you might receive.

09/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
FTV 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors I've ever studied with.

09/05/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
film studies Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Regardless of your particular concentration within the field, to study film at BU without taking a course with Ray Carney is tantamount to committing a crime. It's really that simple.

08/29/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
FT 553 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I have ever encountered at BU. Avoid his classes at all costs. The only thing that wasted more time than his classes were his tedious papers.

08/26/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
FT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His insights on film are outdated and illogical. Teaching is just his forum to rant. Avoid at all costs. Has no clear vision for his classes except to trash that which he doesn't comprehend. A blight on BU's film school rep.

05/16/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
film Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very tough grader, but one of the most brilliant minds in the school.

05/09/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AM502 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Despite his egotism I thought he was a nice guy. Pretty sure he was tripping on acid the whole time. Goes off subject a lot. Feels like he pulls grades out of his ass. Entertaining...until you get a C-

09/30/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Film Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Ray was a tough, demanding, but excellent teacher. He challenged my traditional movie thinking and exposed me to a new way of looking at film. He was very available when I had questions. You may not get an A, but you'll actually learn something.

08/20/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Film Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Worst. Professor. Ever. I had him TWICE. One of those intellectuals without a purpose, so bitter about his uselessness and disconnection that he takes it out on students. Subjective, arrogant, outdated. I succeeded in the film industry to spite him.

04/07/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
various Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Some days it's like pulling teeth, other days it's terrific and inspiring. Bottom line: You will learn more about film and yourself in his class than any other professor in the department.

Were these reviews helpful? Help out your fellow students
Rate this Professor
date Class Note
Are you sure you want to delete this note? Once deleted, we can't bring it back.
×

Thank you for submitting your note.

Close ×