The language of_cinema

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The language of_cinema

  1. 1. The Language of Film A Basic Introduction
  2. 2. • Like all other media texts films are constructs • Film is a Primary media therefore films are constructed in such a way that we are gripped from the opening • The LANGUAGE of FILM is a visual and aural one • Films are a sequence of signs that when combined together create meaning
  3. 3. The Technical Components: The Language • The Mis en Scene • The Shot • The Edit
  4. 4. Aspects of the visual language to consider. • Mis en Scene • Basically the set, what is worn, how the scene is created
  5. 5. Camera Shot The Size of Shot The Lens
  6. 6. Camera Angles Low Angle Shot High Angle Shot Eye Level Shot
  7. 7. Camera Movement The Zoom In The Zoom Out The Pan The Tilt
  8. 8. Camera Movement The Tracking Shot Point of View
  9. 9. • Editing   • Creates pace: Slow editing has different connotations than quick.
  10. 10. Editing • Creating a transition in time and space – Dissolve – Straight cut – Fade in- Fade Out – Ellipsis
  11. 11. • Sound • Diegetic • The aspects of sound that are in the story within the ad eg dialogue, sound effects Non-Diegetic • Sound that exist outside the story, eg voice over, theme tunes – Voiceover – Creates anchorage whilst also adding to the dramatic effect within the narrative of the ad. – Famous voice feeds into prior cultural knowledge of the audience
  12. 12. • Lighting • Highkey • Bright light, clean clear • Connotations of purity up-beat clean • Low Key • Dull, shadows Mysterious, sinister etc • Coloured Light • Creates mood, has various connotations

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