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key terminology - a powerpoint to revisit key terminology for the controlled assessment

key terminology - a powerpoint to revisit key terminology for the controlled assessment

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  • 1. Key Terminology - 1 G.C.S.E. Film Studies
  • 2. Starter •What is the actual translation for the word mise-en-scene?
  • 3. Todays Objectives • This week is recovering the key terminology covered in the first half term as prep for the controlled assessment. • WALT • Understand the range of areas covered by mise-en-scene. • The impact and effect of camera shots and their movement • The impact of editing and the techniques being used. • WILF • You to identify and analyse the range of criteria covered in miseen-scene and how different genres differ. • Analyse the impact of camera techniques on the audience. • Be able to identify the difference in editing pace and techniques.
  • 4. Controlled Assessment • What is the five minute extract you are intending on covering for your controlled assessment. • I need the name of the film and the start and finish time of the extract.
  • 5. Genre • Genre is a form of catergorsing a film based on reoccuring codes and convetions. • This means similar forms of narrative, or setting, locations, types of characters etc. • There can be a range of types of genres : • • • • • • Horror Comedy Action Western Romance Superhero • To Name but a few.
  • 6. Terms • Denotation – This means what something is. • An example the denotation of red is that it is a colour. • Connotation – This means what it could mean. • An example of the connotation of the colour red in a vampire film would be that it represents murder and death as well as blood that a vampire seeks to survive. • Sample Scene • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7VK7vHwnw&list=PLD80C E53FDFEC7104&index=6
  • 7. Mise-en-scene • It is a french term and means everything within the frame this will include: • • • • • Costume Props Setting – including the decoration and use of colour Lighting Even the way the actors move • This becomes a very important element when analysing a scene as well as identifying characters as some films will have very unique mise-en-scene.
  • 8. Mise-en-scene • Watch the following examples and identify the mise-en-scene of these scenes. • Understanding this is vital to your controlled assessment. • You must identify the following elements of mise-en-scene and describe how they are creating meaning for the audience. • Costume (this includes make-up) , Props, Lighting, Setting, decoration, movement of actors. • Sample Scenes – Once Upon a Time in the West, Lost Boys, War of the Worlds
  • 9. Mise-en-scene • You will have fifteen minutes to analyse each scenes. • You are covering as a reminder: • Costume (this includes make-up) , Props, Lighting, Setting, decoration, movement of actors. • The films are: Once Upon a Time in the West, Lost Boys, War of the Worlds
  • 10. Camera Shots • Open additional Powerpoint – Camera Angles
  • 11. Camera Movement • The camera can be moved using a variety of methods of style of camera work. • Hand-held (Chronicle, Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity) • Steadicam – camera attached to the camera operator allows for smoother movement than hand-held • Cinematic – using a variety of movements: • • • • Tracking Jib / Crane Tripod All of the previous mentioned where required.
  • 12. Camera Movement • Directors pick the types of camera work to convey a message or an emotion to the audience. • Fast camera movements are often to make action exciting. • Slow could be to add or build tension or in a horror build suspense for the audience.
  • 13. Sample • Sample Scene – Donnie Darko – this scene uses a lot of cantered angles • In your table discuss the three questions • Question • How does the camera work make you feel when watching the scene? • What techniques are being used? • What might it be conveying about the character of Donnie?
  • 14. Editing – creating meaning • The move from one shot to another is called a CUT. • The editing is how the story is told to the audience, keeping a wide shot is boring it creates visual interest for the audience. • The edit will also draw and move to what is of interest to the viewer.
  • 15. Pace This is the speed of the cuts. It could be fast or slow, a film will often have a different pace for different scenes depending on what is happening.  A conversation A fight  The pace will often increase when more dramatic things are happening.
  • 16. Transitions • The use of an effect to move from one shot to another • Dissolve • • Wipe Fade to Black
  • 17. Additional Effects Images and graphics Text  This is often used in foreign films to translate the language.  It could also be used for a stylistic effect.  Example – BMW  What impact does the use of onscreen text have on this film?  Do you like the effect or dislike it (offputting)?
  • 18. CGI • This can be used now for a variety of uses. • Creating characters • Creating backgrounds / worlds / universe • Destroying things that would cost to much to do for real or would never be allowed.
  • 19. Practical Effects • There are a variety of practical effects. • • • • • Fake Cuts / Wounds on skin Prosthetics Creature / monsters Puppets Animatronics • A practical effect is anything the actor can interact with.
  • 20. SIN CITY • A short video showing how they created sin city showcasing the use of green screen and how they created the world of Sin City

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