ACTION ADVENTURE RECAP
LO: To recap knowledge of narrative
structure
To understand the terms ‘spectacle,
jeopardy and susp...
What is a hybrid?

What is a sub-genre?

Target audience of AA films?
List all the words you associate with a
hero

HERO
What theory can we link to AA films?
Narrative structure
There are 5 stages to any narrative.
• What are they?
• Who came up with the 5 stage narrative
theory?
Character types
• List the 7 character types which occur in any
narrative.
• Who identified these character types?
Point of the narrative
Levi Strauss identified the key term which refers
to the conflict which drives the narrative.
• Wha...
Jeopardy and
Suspense

Speed and
motion

Action Adventure

Conflict and Combat

Spectacle
CGI
Fighting

Fast tempo
Special Effects

Exotic location
Hero and Villain
Damsel in distress

Explosions
Epic
High Speed ...
Spectacle
• Special effects are becoming an essential to
any modern Action Adventure film
• Sometimes hard to spot because...
Types of special effects
• Models and miniatures – scaled down realistic
representations of buildings or vehicles (e.g.:
S...
• Camera Speed – slow or
fast motion
• CGI – Computer
Generated Imagery now
makes everything
possible (Avatar)
Task
Make a list of any Action Adventure films that
you know which use the following special
effects, provide examples :
•...
Conflict and Combat
• The fist fight – common in early films - now also
includes martial arts
• Combat can be hand to hand...
• Speed and Motion –
chases, races against time and
escapes are common features
• Speed is mainly associated
with fast mov...
• Jeopardy and Suspense – scenes often end on
a cliff hanger set around the hero having to
escape a threatening situation....
Watch
• As you watch – make notes on all the key
terms we have identified and recapped in
today’s lesson that are featured...
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GCSE Media Action Adventure Lesson 10 - Recap

  1. 1. ACTION ADVENTURE RECAP LO: To recap knowledge of narrative structure To understand the terms ‘spectacle, jeopardy and suspense’
  2. 2. What is a hybrid? What is a sub-genre? Target audience of AA films?
  3. 3. List all the words you associate with a hero HERO
  4. 4. What theory can we link to AA films?
  5. 5. Narrative structure There are 5 stages to any narrative. • What are they? • Who came up with the 5 stage narrative theory?
  6. 6. Character types • List the 7 character types which occur in any narrative. • Who identified these character types?
  7. 7. Point of the narrative Levi Strauss identified the key term which refers to the conflict which drives the narrative. • What is this key term? • List 3 examples of conflict
  8. 8. Jeopardy and Suspense Speed and motion Action Adventure Conflict and Combat Spectacle
  9. 9. CGI Fighting Fast tempo Special Effects Exotic location Hero and Villain Damsel in distress Explosions Epic High Speed Chases Sound Camera work Threat of injury/death
  10. 10. Spectacle • Special effects are becoming an essential to any modern Action Adventure film • Sometimes hard to spot because the technology is now so good
  11. 11. Types of special effects • Models and miniatures – scaled down realistic representations of buildings or vehicles (e.g.: Star Wars, Harry Potter) • Make-up – transforms actors – scars, blood, alien creatures etc. • Physical Effects – Stunts and pyrotechnics
  12. 12. • Camera Speed – slow or fast motion • CGI – Computer Generated Imagery now makes everything possible (Avatar)
  13. 13. Task Make a list of any Action Adventure films that you know which use the following special effects, provide examples : • Scale models • Make-up • Stunts • CGI
  14. 14. Conflict and Combat • The fist fight – common in early films - now also includes martial arts • Combat can be hand to hand, involve lots of different weapons or mass battles • Fight scenes can be comic in tone with no one being seriously hurt OR realistic portrayals of mass deaths e.g. Gladiator • Which films use light references to violence and which ones are more graphic?
  15. 15. • Speed and Motion – chases, races against time and escapes are common features • Speed is mainly associated with fast moving vehicles (e.g. Speed, Bourne Identity etc.) • This is created by the editing straight cuts every second. • Non-diegetic sound - Fast paced music also adds to create a sense of speed and motion. • Diegetic sound adds sense of urgency (e.g.: wheel spins etc)
  16. 16. • Jeopardy and Suspense – scenes often end on a cliff hanger set around the hero having to escape a threatening situation. • To create suspense the characters need to be someone we can identify with and care about.
  17. 17. Watch • As you watch – make notes on all the key terms we have identified and recapped in today’s lesson that are featured within the clip.

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