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  • 1. Learning Objectives
    • You will need to understand the codes and conventions of a Film Poster.
    • You will understand how different genres are constructed through Media Language.
    • You will start to learn Media terminology.
  • 2. .
    • What makes a Pass Grade, Merit Grade and Distinction Grade?
  • 3. Differences in Pass Merit and Distinction grades
    • P2 outline ways in which a media product is constructed for a specific audience.
    • M2 describe ways in which a media product is constructed for a specific audience with some detail and with reference to appropriate illustrative examples
    • D2 explain ways in which a media product is constructed for a specific audience with reference to precise and detailed illustrative examples .
  • 4. What do you normally see on a poster?
    • Image
    • Title
    • Names of stars
    • Production company
    • Genre identification
    • Colour
    • The Main characters
    • Where the action takes place
  • 5. Theatrical Posters Colour Mode of Address Tag Line Lighting Name of Films Image (half skeletons Links to genre) Close up Shot Colour and font Characters in film in order of importance Lighting
  • 6. Your turn – look at the previous slide headings and start to analyse this poster
  • 7. Media Terminology (higher grades) Iconography -significant features in the genre Representation – how someone or place is represented. Stereotypes – simplified version . Connotations – our human response to the text Mise-en-scene – everything in the scene The lighting, props, Non verbal communication, costume, location Narrative – how a story is told. Binary oppositions – opposites in the text. Enigmas Codes – puzzles, questions in the narrative.
  • 8. In pairs – analyse two different posters. Use the list of prompts to help you
  • 9. Teaser poster Why are teaser posters used?