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  • 1. ACTION ADVENTURE
    Lo: To understand the requirements of the new exam topic
    To define action adventure as a genre
    To explore the conventions of action adventure
    TASK:
    Look at the film posters – which films are Action Adventure?
    Ext: How are you deciding? What do you denote? What do you connote?
  • 2. ACTION ADVENTURE
    NEW EXAM TOPIC
    1.5 hours exam
    Pre released brief (4 weeks prior to exam)
    Monday June 13th 2011
    Unseen tasks
    Simulation in role / production skills
    What will I be tested on:
    Knowledge and Understanding
    Textual Analysis
    Production Skills
  • 3. The good and bad news
    This exam used to be 3 hours and is now one and a half!!
    You have a month longer to revise than last year
    You have a choice of two design tasks-so no storyboarding if you hate it!
    You can write your responses in a wide variety of ways-spider diagrams/annotations etc
    We have a brief but will not know the exact questions till the day of the exam
    You must prepare and plan out several answers before hand and get in lots of practice
    You must come to and work hard in all your lessons as we only have 6 weeks to prepare
  • 4. Which of these filmsare Action Adventure?
  • 5. What elements helped you decide? Choose 2 posters to analyse
    What is representing action or adventure?
  • 6. What elements helped you decide? Choose 2 posters to analyse
    What is representing action or adventure?
    Consider colours, mise en scene, characters, setting…
  • 7. Watch this scene
    On separate post its – write down anything that you think is ACTION and anything you think is ADVENTURE
    Keep them in two piles
  • 8. ACTION ADVENTURE
  • 9. So what are the CONVENTIONS of Action Adventure:
    What are the conventions of the action/adventure genre?
    Try and group them under the following headings:
    Setting:
    Narrative:
    Mise-en-scene/props/iconography
    Characters:
  • 10. So what are the CONVENTIONS of Action Adventure:
    SETTING:
    Isolated, Mysterious, Dark, Exotic, Dangerous, Vast. Natural, Caves, The sea, The jungle.
    Allows for danger, fights, chases, quest
    Example:
    NARRATIVE:
    A single hero on a journey or quest in search of something or someone. Has tasks and challenges to complete that move the story forward. In the end they are usually victorious.
    Example
  • 11. So what are the CONVENTIONS of Action Adventure:
    Characters/Representation: Typical characters such as the hero/villain and the side kick/love interest.
    Usually follows a single hero and must have a good and bad conflict to drive the quest forward.
    Example:
    Iconography/mise en scene:
    Props that we associate with the genre- swords, guns, bows and arrows, torches, mines, natures.
  • 12. Do you still class all these films as Action Adventure?
  • 13. There are many hybrids of the action adventure genre:
    Thriller
    Disaster
    Fantasy
    Historical
    Quest
    Do you still class all these films as Action Adventure?
  • 14. Plenary?
    Fill in your progress tracker sheet:
    What was the learning objective?
    What did you learn?
    What would you like to know more about?
  • 15. ACTION ADVENTURE
    Which of the following conventions fall under the action adventure ‘quest’ hybrid of the genre?
    Themes
    Revenge
    War
    Romance
    Solve a Mystery
    Search for an artefact
    Defeating a villain
    Props
    Guns
    Bombs
    Car Chase
    Explosions
    Characters
    Explorer
    Princess
    Police officer
    Child
    Location
    Jungle
    Cave
    Ship
    Desert
    Mountains
    Pyramids
    City
  • 16. Representation in Action Adventure Films
    In most action adventure films the narrative is driven by a single ‘hero’ who is in conflict and opposition to a villian
    This is also known as binary opposites where opposing influences create drama and conflict- eg. Good VS Evil, Man Vs Woman, Rich Vs Poor, Man Vs nature, Water Vs Land
    What do all these Heros and Villains have in common?
  • 17. Representation of Masculinity
    What stereotypes of men and women in action adventure films do we have?
  • 18. MALE FEMALE
    On your post its – write stereotypical words associated with the 2 genders…at least 3 for each and come and stick them up…e.g. strong, caring…
  • 19. How is masculinity represented in these films?
  • 20. Vladimir ProppClaims that all storys have the following character types they help to move the narrative forward
    The Protagonist
    The Antagonist
    The Helper
    The Donor
    The Princess
    The False Hero
    Can you identify the following on this poster?
  • 21. Design an action adventure character in threes
    Use one of Propps character types and create a new character for an action film, you may conform to stereotypes or may choose to challenge them.
    The Protagonist
    The Antagonist
    The Helper
    The Donor
    The Princess
    The False Hero
    Consider:
    Costume
    Props
    Physical appearance
    Gender
    and ethnicity in your sketches
  • 22. ACTION ADVENTURE
    Textual analysis skills are important when discussing character types.
    Watch this clip and write 200 words to analyse the two character types
    Watch the clip –
    Who is the hero? – Give evidence
    Who is the villain? – Give evidence
    How are binary opposites used?
    Link to mise en scene, sound, cinematography…
    Ext: Do either challenge conventions?
  • 23. Representation of Women
    How has the role of the ‘princess’
    Changed in action adventure films?
    How do they still have conventional aspects of a female character?
  • 24. Design a HEROINEfor either kids, teens or adults
    Lo: To analyse the representation of women in action adventure films
    Fill out your profile sheet
    Name:
    Age:
    Gender: FEMALE
    Target audience:
    Character qualities:
    Catchphrase:
    And DESIGNED character
  • 25. How is gender represented in this scene?
    Lo: To analyse the representation of women in action adventure films
    EXT: Link to media terminology: Mise en Scene, sound, cinematography…
  • 26. ACTION ADVENTURE
    Lo: To analyse the representation of women in action adventure films
    Answer the following:
    Who is the main character? How do you know?
    Ext: How is the composition within the shot helping to represent the main character?