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