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    Film poster analysis homework Film poster analysis homework Document Transcript

    • Homework Analysis Task for 7/10/2011
    • Select ONE of the posters on the slides that follow. You are going to produce an analysis of the poster using all the skills you have learned so far.
      • Make plenty of notes first – use the grid you are given. A copy is provided on the last slide, so you can print off more, as you need them.
      • Things to consider:
      • Characters and how they have been represented – costume, body language, props, facial expression, associated colours, cinematography, lighting etc.
      • Setting – what can you see? How has it been shot? What is the dominant colour palette? Lighting?
      • Words/ slogans/ title – how do these help anchor the image? What words effect this and what connotations do they build up? What about the style of font used?
      • Anything else noteworthy…
      • Aim to describe what you can see in as much detail as possible first of all, using the correct terminology where this is required.
      • Now write this up using the structure below:
      • Call your homework: Analysis of………… Film Poster
      • Write a brief introduction stating that your task was to analyse the media language in a film poster, focussing on mise-en-scene and cinematography.
      • Write each feature up as a separate paragraph – start by describing what you see. Then add some comment on what this suggests or might mean, what effect it adds to the poster.
      • Conclude by summarising the main image the poster creates of the film – the way it represents it to us. How do you think this will appeal to its potential audience?
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    • Planning Grid for Poster Analysis Features – detailed description with terminology Analysis of features – what they suggest/ mean/ add to the overall image