CHILDRENS FILM G321<br />Unit outline and film conventions<br />
UNIT CONTENT<br />Preliminary exercise: Continuity task <br />Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film: CHI...
Blog preliminary task<br />Upload preliminary to the blog<br />Go onto blogger.com<br />Username: longroadchildrensfilm10<...
Evaluation questions<br />1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real ...
Evaluation questions<br />4. Who would be the audience for your media product?<br />5. How did you attract/ address your a...
GENERAL OPENING SEQUENCE CONVENTIONS<br />Title sequence<br />Credits/media company<br />Introduction of main characters<b...
Paired activity<br />Choose one of the following films and watch its opening sequence (first three minutes). With your par...
Childrens film genres<br />Animation<br />Crime<br />Thriller<br />Sci-fi<br />Fantasy<br />Adventure<br />Action<br />mus...
What is a fantasy<br />Fantasies can be stories that involve beings and events that could not exist in real life. These wo...
Fantasy genre conventions<br />contains elements that are not realistic<br />talking animals<br />magical powers<br />ofte...
Other characteristics <br />Use of time travel<br />Imaginary beings from other planets<br />Animals that talk or act huma...
Magical objects may be used<br />Mirrors<br />Rings<br />Cloaks<br />Lamps<br />
Types of Fantasy<br />High Fantasy – Epic type Hero saves the world.<br />Game Related – stories based on movie or video g...
Example clip<br />Jumanji<br />Clip in folder<br />
Action genre<br />Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases,<br />possibly with <br ...
Action genre<br />often two-dimensional 'good-guy' heroes (or recently, heroines) battling 'bad guys' <br />all designed f...
Example clip <br />Spy Kids<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWpsgXT5_XE<br />
Adventure genre<br />Adventure films are usually exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales. <br />very simi...
Example clip <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzow5wUp7hY<br />Baby's day out  <br />
Adventure and fantasy<br />CHARLIE AND THE<br />CHOCOLATE FACTORY<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62TEljaPzo0<br />
Sci-fi conventions<br />stories that often tell about science and technology of the future<br />involving partially true f...
Example clip<br />Back to the future <br />Clip in folder<br />
Group task<br />Choose two different genres and discuss opening sequence conventions for two different films.<br />Describ...
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  1. 1. CHILDRENS FILM G321<br />Unit outline and film conventions<br />
  2. 2. UNIT CONTENT<br />Preliminary exercise: Continuity task <br />Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film: CHILDRENS FILM OPENING SEQUENCE.<br />The unit is marked out of a total of 100 marks: <br />20 marks for the presentation of the planning and research; <br />60 marks for the construction; <br />20 marks for the evaluation. <br />
  3. 3. Blog preliminary task<br />Upload preliminary to the blog<br />Go onto blogger.com<br />Username: longroadchildrensfilm10<br />Pass: childrens film <br />Evaluate your work: what did you learn? How has this practice helped you prepare for the real thing?<br />
  4. 4. Evaluation questions<br />1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?<br />3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?<br />
  5. 5. Evaluation questions<br />4. Who would be the audience for your media product?<br />5. How did you attract/ address your audience?<br />6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?<br />7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? <br />(20 marks)<br />
  6. 6. GENERAL OPENING SEQUENCE CONVENTIONS<br />Title sequence<br />Credits/media company<br />Introduction of main characters<br />Establishment of location<br />Theme tune/sound track<br />Introduction of film narrative<br />Introduction of film genre<br />
  7. 7. Paired activity<br />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.<br />Toy Story 3<br />A Christmas Carol <br />Harry Potter<br />Night at the museum <br />
  8. 8. Childrens film genres<br />Animation<br />Crime<br />Thriller<br />Sci-fi<br />Fantasy<br />Adventure<br />Action<br />musical<br />
  9. 9. What is a fantasy<br />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. <br />
  10. 10. Fantasy genre conventions<br />contains elements that are not realistic<br />talking animals<br />magical powers<br />often set in a medieval universe<br />possibly involving mythical beings<br />
  11. 11. Other characteristics <br />Use of time travel<br />Imaginary beings from other planets<br />Animals that talk or act human<br />Fantastic creatures may be part of a fantasy – unicorns, trolls, elves, etc.<br />Sometimes characters speak a fantasy language.<br />Conflicts involve magic or impossible strategies.<br />
  12. 12. Magical objects may be used<br />Mirrors<br />Rings<br />Cloaks<br />Lamps<br />
  13. 13. Types of Fantasy<br />High Fantasy – Epic type Hero saves the world.<br />Game Related – stories based on movie or video game <br />Historical Fantasy – Magic set in past era or age.<br />
  14. 14. Example clip<br />Jumanji<br />Clip in folder<br />
  15. 15. Action genre<br />Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases,<br />possibly with <br />rescues, <br />battles, <br />fights, <br />escapes,<br />destructive crises (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.), <br />
  16. 16. Action genre<br />often two-dimensional 'good-guy' heroes (or recently, heroines) battling 'bad guys' <br />all designed for pure audience escapism. <br />
  17. 17. Example clip <br />Spy Kids<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWpsgXT5_XE<br />
  18. 18. Adventure genre<br />Adventure films are usually exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales. <br />very similar to or often paired with the action film genre.<br />
  19. 19. Example clip <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzow5wUp7hY<br />Baby's day out <br />
  20. 20. Adventure and fantasy<br />CHARLIE AND THE<br />CHOCOLATE FACTORY<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62TEljaPzo0<br />
  21. 21. Sci-fi conventions<br />stories that often tell about science and technology of the future<br />involving partially true fictions laws or theories of science<br />Settings:<br />in the future<br />in space<br />on a different world<br />in a different universe or dimension<br />
  22. 22. Example clip<br />Back to the future <br />Clip in folder<br />
  23. 23. Group task<br />Choose two different genres and discuss opening sequence conventions for two different films.<br />Describe how it fits the genre of the film.<br />Once you have completed your research blog your work as a group.(use images from the opening sequence as examples)<br />
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