Superhero Revision - Codes and Conventions

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Superhero Revision - Codes and Conventions

  1. 1. GCSE – Exam Revision
  2. 2. In this session, we will… Provide you with an example exampaper Go through the first two questions ofexam Revise terms for analysis Revise conventions of superhero movies Analyse two scenes from The Avengers
  3. 3. Exam – Paper 1 Exploring Film – Superhero Movies 1.5 hours 4 questions Clip from Film (analysis) – 2 questions Print Resources (creative task) – 2questions Total 50 marks (10,10,10,20)
  4. 4. Question 1 – Analysis Tends to make reference to a specificmicro feature (eg. Camerawork, editing,etc) Identify the micro feature Explain the relevance of the microfeature Combine with another feature toexamine audience response (eg.Tension, excitement)
  5. 5. Terms for Analysis Mise en Scene Sound Cinematography Lighting Editing Remember: MuSCLE
  6. 6. Question 1 – Example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD5olEUvL6k (The Avengers) Identify one example of editing from thisscene How is editing used in this sequence? How is editing and sound used toconvey the emotional conflict in thissequence?
  7. 7. Question 2 – Conventions Asks you to identify one convention fromthe sequence You have to relate this to anotherSuperhero film Explain why the convention is used inother films
  8. 8. Remember... Superman’s Tights Can Produce Nasty Smells
  9. 9. STCPNS
  10. 10. ConventionsQuestion Answer What is the typical settingof a superhero film? How do we separate thethemes in superheromovies? Which character typestypically feature in thesuperhero genre? Often a major Americancity. Lots of crime. Herowill have secrethideout/HQ Public / Private Hero Villain Princess
  11. 11. ConventionsQuestion Answer What term do we use todescribe a significant objectthat the plot revolvesaround? What props would wetypically expect to see in aSuperhero film? What is the typical narrativeof a superhero film? MacGuffin Gadgets (Iron Man’s suit,Batman’s utility belt), IconicSuperhero weapon (Thor’sHammer, CaptainAmerica’s shield) Good vs Evil, Todorov(equilibrium, disequilibrium,equilibrium)
  12. 12. Question 2 – Example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP7qoEcHEd4 (The Avengers) Identify one typical convention of theSuperhero film used in this clip Describe how this convention is used inanother Superhero film Explain why this convention is used insuperhero films that you have studied
  13. 13. Summary What is question 1 of your exam about? What is question 2 about? How do we remember terms foranalysis? How do we remember terms forconventions? Name two typical conventions of asuperhero film

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