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    • Learning Aims: Develop creativity Introduce advanced portfolio Skills preparation for advanced portfolio Across the 5 weeks there will be workshops on: Lip-syncing, Composition and Framing, Editing, Narrative Structure. You will be working in small groups and so attendance is important. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions Task 1; Skills review Why? Links to A2 exam – important that skills develop over time – can only identify what needs to develop through acknowledgement of processes learnt and processes which need improvement.
    • Workshop 1: Composition and Framing Why? AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • Composition and Framing is really important in order to create a visually exciting music video A video is really a series of still images – so can you take a good photograph?!!! AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • Symmetry Depending upon the scene – symmetry can be something to go for – or to avoid completely. A symmetrical shot with strong composition and a good point of interest can lead to a striking image – but without the strong point of interest it can be a little predictable. Experiment with both in the one shoot to see which works best. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • The depth of field that you select when taking an image will drastically impact the composition of an image. It can isolate a subject from its background and foreground (when using a shallow depth of field) or it can put the same subject in context by revealing its surroundings with a larger depth of field. Depth of field AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • Framing - Most of us use ‘frames’ to display our images when we hang them on walls for viewing – however ‘framing’ can be used within the composition of a shot to help you highlight your main point of interest in the image and and/or to put it in context to give the image ‘depth’. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • A frame serves numerous purposes: • It gives the image depth and helps to give the perception to viewers of it that they’re looking at something that is more than 2 dimensions. • Use correctly, framing can draw the eye of the viewer of an interest to a particular part of the scene. • Framing can bring a sense of organization or containment to an image. • Framing can add context to a shot. • Frames can take many forms – from an overhanging tree, a window, a bridge, arch or even part of another person etc. When using this technique – look for a frame that has a similar shape to the main subject that you’re framing. • Frames can also be in the foreground or background of images (although more often than not they’re in the foreground). AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • Perspective The perspective that a shot is taken from is another element that can have a big impact upon an image. Shooting from up high and looking down on a subject or shooting from below looking up on the same subject drastically impact not only the ‘look of the image, emphasizing different points of interest, angles, textures, shapes etc – but it also impacts the ‘story’ of an image. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
    • Space • There can be a fine line between filling your frame with your subject (and creating a nice sense of intimacy and connection) and also giving your subject space to breathe. • Either technique can be effective – so experiment with moving in close and personal and moving out to capture a subject in its context. • Sometimes it is what you leave out of an image that makes it special!
    • •The colours in an image and how they are arranged can make or break a shot. •Bright colours can add vibrancy, energy and interest – however in the wrong position they can also distract viewers of an image away from focal points. •Colours also greatly impact ‘mood’. Blues and Greens can have a calming soothing impact, Reds and Yellows can convey vibrancy and energy etc. •Think about using contrasting colours in your shot – blue and purple, orange and blue or green and red. Colour
    • The Composition Challenge You will each be given your own theme! You must use the composition tips to take 4 photographs keeping to your theme You will present your final images to the class
    • Workshop 1: The Composition Challenge • What did you find easy/difficult? • What have you learnt? What new skills can you take away with you and apply to the A2 advanced portfolio? AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions