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  • 1. New Boy
    Rebecca Cobb
  • 2. About the film
    Drama/Comedy. Real Life?
    Released 2007
    Directed by Steph Green
  • 3. Micro elements: Camera angle, movement and position
    Position- behind Joseph (over the shoulder shot), then camera turns to face him
    Medium shots- at the beginning of the film to introduce Joseph to us, almost as if he is being revealed
    Close-ups- intimate shots, shows their facial expression so we can work out their emotions
    Camera zooms on Joseph- as he begins to daydream
    Long shot- show us more of the locations
    Low angles- give characters appearance of more power
  • 4. Depth of field
    Lots of narrow depth of fields- used to put the focus on certain characters
    Beginning of the film- when we first meet Joseph, only he is in focus
  • 5. Framing
    Mainly just characters in the frame, with background out of focus
    Facial expressions of other pupils can still be made out
    Just character’s face in frame- if its more emotional
    Rule of thirds has been followed
  • 6. Editing and Special Effects
    Continuity editing
    Match on action
    Editing and sound used together- sound bridge on change of scenes from Irish school to African school
    Transitions-simple cuts
    Composition-mainly characters in the foreground
  • 7. Mise-en-scene
    Film set 2 locations- Ireland and Africa
    Costume-used to show the difference in the two locations of the film and mean different things about the characters
    Props-Irish school- books, pictures and drawing on the walls etc, school in Africa-basic furniture, chairs and tables and a blackboard, walls are bare, no books
    Colour-different types of colours used in each location, to reflect Joseph’s feelings
    Lighting- contrasting lighting in each location to show the moods of the film
  • 8. Sound
    Mainly diegetic sound
    Non diegetic sound- mood music
    Sound of school children laughing and chatting- one of the first indications to where the film is set
    Different music for when Joseph begins to daydream- repetitive, has a beat, hypnotic, dream like
    Silences-add tension
  • 9. Script
    Important to help develop the narrative
    Dialogue-reflects how the children feel about Joseph
    Regional dialogue- all the children are from Ireland except for Joseph, so it singles him out
  • 10. Titles/Institutional References
    • Font-all in capitals, ‘B’ is in bold and stands out from other letters
    • 11. Positioned the left of the frame, with lots of space surrounding it
    • 12. Black and white
    • 13. Reference to the institution at beginning of film
    • 14. Titles fade in and out
    • 15. Obvious titles
  • Macro elements-Genre specific elements, Codes and Conventions
    Follows most of the codes and conventions of a drama
    Camera angles and movement-used to show the characters feelings and emotions.
    Follows the conventions of mise-en-scene
    Sound-reflects mood of film
    The film contains themes that many dramas have
    The film has follows the convention of the narrative of the genre
    Could be said that this film is more of a comedy-drama-contains humour and serious content
  • 16. Narrative
    Josephs point of view-3rd person
    Concept of time- day, learn about the past through Joseph’s thoughts
    Characters-move narrative along
    Linear structure
  • 17. Representations
    Set in present day, but does look back at the past
    Joseph- typical school boy, trying to fit in somewhere new
    Teacher-strict, has authority, caring
    Naughty school boys-typical trouble makers
    Follows stereotypes
    Todorov's theory of equilibrium is followed
    Gender and status are represented
    Audience are able to identify with characters
  • 18. Audience
    Target audience-teenagers and adults
    Constructed to appeal to audiences- realistic and sends out a message
    Positive response to film
    The audience are being asked to identify, sympathise with Joseph
  • 19. Themes
    Themes-racial prejudice, tragedy, loss, confrontation, bullying, acceptance and friendship
    Teaching us to be more accepting
    Comments on society-wedon’t let people in
    Means our society needs to change and we need to learn to put ‘differences’ aside