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LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
LeighASfilm induction session 2014
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  • 1. Welcome to AS Film Studies leighmediafilm.blogspot.com To demonstrate your analysis skills To demonstrate research skills To demonstrate knowledge of Independent & Hollywood film
  • 2. Outcomes To categorise independent film from mainstream, and define Authorship To analyse films for narrative, genre and style To read meaning and significance into film
  • 3. Research Our Suspect: Danny Boyle For your given film – who was the production studio behind it? What type of films does this director make? What is an Independent film? How are they different from Hollywood? Look at advertising for 'Trance' Is this a Hollywood film? What conclusions can you draw about him?
  • 4. The Detective approach – analysis & reading meaning to film Our suspect: Danny Boyle 'Clips for detective work' post on blog Shallow Grave (together) Work through the questions in your teams and present to the class Analysis means giving Meaning = purpose (what it is for/effect/clues etc) of metaphorical associations (ie Red = anger, passion) Capture the key frames that tell you what is going on/significant on your phones – make some notes
  • 5. Conclusion – just what kind of suspect are we dealing with? Watch the trailers 'Danny Boyle Authorship, Style & Genre' Authorship – examine characteristics & conclude: What makes a 'Danny Boyle film'? What is recognisable about his use of Genre & Style Justify your conclusion as 2 sentences on a post it note with your name on the back.
  • 6. What is this telling you?
  • 7. Independent learning Our comparative theme for the choice of films for the exam is Dystopia. What is it? Find out for yourself! 'Themes – Dystopia' post Define it by examining examples, what do these films have in common?
  • 8. Section A: Film Texts (Comparative Thematic Approach - Dystopia)
  • 9. Framework (MACRO)  Genre  Narrative  Representation  Style  Themes  Messages & values  Audience  Mise-en-scene  Cinematography  Edit  Sound Textual (MICRO)
  • 10. Close Textual Study – Individual note-taking required for summer enrollment task Children of Men – what can you tell from the opening Collect 9 key frames Character & role Lighting & colours Location & set design Themes Sound How it is filmed (camera/editing) & why?
  • 11. Starter: Worst Movie Prequel Ideas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q2aV2fEeMM What are the big event movies of 2012-13 – imdb box office & which studio made them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It2FjSz08Zk Quiz - How many have you seen/can you name? What do they all have in common? How many were prequels/sequels? Why? Piracy?
  • 12. Critical thinking Why are there so many sequels & prequels? Mark Kermode video about Big Dumb Movies (Blockbusters) http://leighmediafilm.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/big- dumb-movies-cinema-attendance.html What do you think are the causes? How does this affect your own film careers? Cine Literate?
  • 13. What is Sweeding 7 your final task for the summer Hunger Games – Prequel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3C8yTy5twY Skyfall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGOSMiJlm1I Amazing Spiderman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mktyxZiGB4M
  • 14. Your Swede In the remaining time select you summer blockbuster to swede Identify the main plot points If time begin sweding! Post to your blog by enrollment 22nd August

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