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    • CHILDRENS FILM G321
      Unit outline and film conventions
    • UNIT CONTENT
      Preliminary exercise: Continuity task
      Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film: CHILDRENS FILM OPENING SEQUENCE.
      The unit is marked out of a total of 100 marks:
      20 marks for the presentation of the planning and research;
      60 marks for the construction;
      20 marks for the evaluation.
    • Blog preliminary task
      Upload preliminary to the blog
      Go onto blogger.com
      Username: longroadchildrensfilm10
      Pass: childrens film
      Evaluate your work: what did you learn? How has this practice helped you prepare for the real thing?
    • Evaluation questions
      1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
      2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?
      3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
    • Evaluation questions
      4. Who would be the audience for your media product?
      5. How did you attract/ address your audience?
      6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
      7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
      (20 marks)
    • GENERAL OPENING SEQUENCE CONVENTIONS
      Title sequence
      Credits/media company
      Introduction of main characters
      Establishment of location
      Theme tune/sound track
      Introduction of film narrative
      Introduction of film genre
    • Paired activity
      Choose one of the following films and watch its opening sequence (first three minutes). With your partner brainstorm the various conventions. So what do you see within the opening sequence.
      Toy Story 3
      A Christmas Carol
      Harry Potter
      Night at the museum
    • Childrens film genres
      Animation
      Crime
      Thriller
      Sci-fi
      Fantasy
      Adventure
      Action
      musical
    • What is a fantasy
      Fantasies can be stories that involve beings and events that could not exist in real life. These works may begin realistically but soon turn into stories that could never really happen. 
    • Fantasy genre conventions
      contains elements that are not realistic
      talking animals
      magical powers
      often set in a medieval universe
      possibly involving mythical beings
    • Other characteristics
      Use of time travel
      Imaginary beings from other planets
      Animals that talk or act human
      Fantastic creatures may be part of a fantasy – unicorns, trolls, elves, etc.
      Sometimes characters speak a fantasy language.
      Conflicts involve magic or impossible strategies.
    • Magical objects may be used
      Mirrors
      Rings
      Cloaks
      Lamps
    • Types of Fantasy
      High Fantasy – Epic type Hero saves the world.
      Game Related – stories based on movie or video game
      Historical Fantasy – Magic set in past era or age.
    • Example clip
      Jumanji
      Clip in folder
    • Action genre
      Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases,
      possibly with
      rescues,
      battles,
      fights,
      escapes,
      destructive crises (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.),
    • Action genre
      often two-dimensional 'good-guy' heroes (or recently, heroines) battling 'bad guys'
      all designed for pure audience escapism.
    • Example clip
      Spy Kids
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWpsgXT5_XE
    • Adventure genre
      Adventure films are usually exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales.
      very similar to or often paired with the action film genre.
    • Example clip
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzow5wUp7hY
      Baby's day out
    • Adventure and fantasy
      CHARLIE AND THE
      CHOCOLATE FACTORY
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62TEljaPzo0
    • Sci-fi conventions
      stories that often tell about science and technology of the future
      involving partially true fictions laws or theories of science
      Settings:
      in the future
      in space
      on a different world
      in a different universe or dimension
    • Example clip
      Back to the future
      Clip in folder
    • Group task
      Choose two different genres and discuss opening sequence conventions for two different films.
      Describe how it fits the genre of the film.
      Once you have completed your research blog your work as a group.(use images from the opening sequence as examples)