Assignment 9 iconography collage

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Assignment 9 iconography collage

  1. 1. Assignment 9: Collage of _________ Iconography Set: Tues Jan 28 Due: today!
  2. 2. Identify ‘things’ in a western • • • • • • • • • Dusty lonely roads Saloons Cowboys = hats, chaps, spurs, Masculine men Horses & saddles Jails Sherrifs Guns ‘shoot off’ between baddie and goodie – long/mid/close up…..sharing at eachother…..tension!....dust bunny….
  3. 3. Iconography means… • What do you think? • Iconography is used in film to describe the visual language in films, focused on genre. • It’s a simple form to analyse (deconstruct / break down) the aspects of genre before we even know what things mean. • It’s the symbolic meaning we attach to images, the connotation • We expect to see certain objects on screen with certain genres, they are similar to conventions and are like ‘genre indicators’
  4. 4. Ingredients in your collage: • • • • • Setting & staging Plot/narrative (and/or themes and content) Key scenes – what happens? Character types Character MES (costume/props/make up/body language/facial expression) • Celebrity/actors associated with genre? • Distinctive camera shots/angles/movement • Optional: music/sounds (no visuals – just words) • Can have stills from films in your genre, but doesn’t have to be JUST that.
  5. 5. Steps • • • • • 1. Who is doing what? 2. find and save images (jpgs) 3. make into 1 full collage (electronic) 4. save this collage as a JPEG 5. in word, type bullet points which summarize your findings (could be a chart of each ‘ingredient description) • 6. Blog – title: College of ________ iconography – Picture: attach collage (jpeg) – Text: copy and paste the bullet points from word
  6. 6. Examples….. Btw – not all ‘good’!
  7. 7. • http://megi-asmedia.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/iconography-collage.html

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