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  • 3. Create a list with the denotations and connotations ofASK this image. Once you’ve completed your list, write a paragraph explaining the meaning behind the image.
  • 4. AUDIENCE POSITIONING Audiences enjoy texts when they feel involved in them. We will learn to analyse the techniques used to ‘sew’ the audience into the text.  Plot (the story)  Narrative ( how the story is told)
  • 5. POINT OF VIEW SHOTS Adopts the position of the character – over the shoulder or ‘in their eyes’ Audience feels they are experiencing things as well.
  • 6. REACTION SHOTS Extreme close-up of face to show reaction to something.
  • 7. INSERT SHOTS Gives the audience extra information that one or more characters may not know yet. The audience is aware of what is happening when some characters do not.
  • 8. SHOT REVERSE SHOT Camera alternates between 2 characters. Usually as part of a conversation. Audience feels like 3rd person in the shot.
  • 9. TASKWe will watch a series of different film clips.Consider the shot types usedConsider the audience positioning techniques usedComment on why you think the director chose each shot type. What was the desired effect? Do you feel this effect was achieved?
  • 10. CLIPS
  • 11. PLENARY Watch the final battle of the Lion King. Record the information as before. Write a brief analysis of the scene, making reference to the shot types and audience positioning techniques used, commenting on why they were used and if they were effective.
  • 12. STARTER What does this shot type connote and denote?
  • 13. CAMERA SHOTS AND ANGLESIn this course it is very important that you learn to analyse how shots have been composed in film or print media.
  • 14. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERASHOTSExtreme Long Shot (ELS) Used in scene- setting, establishing shots. They normally show an exterior meant to give a general impression rather than specific• Establishing shot information. (ES)
  • 15. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERASHOTS Long Shot (LS) Shows the image as approximately "life" size (corresponding to the real distance between the audience and the screen in a cinema). Includes the full shot showing the entire human body, with the head near the top of the frame and the feet near the bottom.
  • 16. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERASHOTS  Shows a figure from the knees/waist up and is normally used for dialogue scenes, or to show some detail of action.  Backgroud detail is minimal.Medium or MidShot (MS)
  • 17. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERA SHOTS Shows very little background, and concentrates on either a face, or a specific detail of mise en scène. Everything else is just a blur in the background. This shot magnifies the object and shows the importance of things, be it words written on paper, or the expression on someones face. Close-Up (CU)
  • 18. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERA SHOTS  An extreme version of the close up, generally magnifying beyond what the human eye would experience in reality.  An extreme close-up of a face, for instance, would show only the mouth or eyes, with no background detail whatsoever.  This is a very artificial shot, and can be used for dramatic effect.Extreme Close-up (ECU)
  • 19. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERA SHOTS Over-the-shoulder shot
  • 20. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERAANGLES  High angle The camera is directly above the action. Bird’s eye view The camera is above the action, looking down at it.
  • 21. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERA ANGLES Eye-level The camera is below the action, looking up at it.  Low angle
  • 22. MEDIA LANGUAGE: CAMERAANGLES Oblique/Canted angle Worms Eye View The camera is directly below the action.
  • 23. PLENARYQUIZ! Can you explain each of the following 5 shots?
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