ANALYSING A MEDIA TEXT
STARTER
To be able to identify the shot types used and be
able to suggest reasons why they have bee...
The order of shots
Shot types
• Try to identify which shots are being used and why.
• What camera angles are being used?
• How do they affect...
Wide shot (WS) /
Long shot (LS)
Extreme wide
shot (EWS)
Close up (CU)
Over the
shoulder shot
(OSS)
Cut in
Noddy shot
Extre...
The shot types
• (
Establishing shot Close up Over the shoulder
Long shot Cut away Mid shot
Cut in Extreme close up Long s...
Frame by frame analysis
• This is an EWS or establishing shot of a factory from
a low angle. It is night and there is barb...
Watch the entire scene
• How has the director manipulated the audience’s
preconceptions and stereotypes in this opening
sc...
Chase sequence
• Using 5 filming locations around the Academy – I
want you to film a chase sequence of a teacher
chasing a...
Self-study task
• To write up the terminology from today’s lesson
onto your learning blogs.
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L04 Analysing a media text

  1. 1. ANALYSING A MEDIA TEXT STARTER To be able to identify the shot types used and be able to suggest reasons why they have been used. Working in groups, try to put the shot frames into an order to construct a narrative. • What is happening in the scene and who are the two main characters?
  2. 2. The order of shots
  3. 3. Shot types • Try to identify which shots are being used and why. • What camera angles are being used? • How do they affect the audience’s perception of the characters?
  4. 4. Wide shot (WS) / Long shot (LS) Extreme wide shot (EWS) Close up (CU) Over the shoulder shot (OSS) Cut in Noddy shot Extreme Close up (ECU) Two-shot Point of View shot (POV) Mid shot (MS) Medium close up (MCU) Cut away (CA) (Establishing shot)
  5. 5. The shot types • ( Establishing shot Close up Over the shoulder Long shot Cut away Mid shot Cut in Extreme close up Long shot
  6. 6. Frame by frame analysis • This is an EWS or establishing shot of a factory from a low angle. It is night and there is barbed wire fencing visible in bottom part of the shot. • This is done to give the impression…
  7. 7. Watch the entire scene • How has the director manipulated the audience’s preconceptions and stereotypes in this opening scene?
  8. 8. Chase sequence • Using 5 filming locations around the Academy – I want you to film a chase sequence of a teacher chasing a pupil for homework. • Try to build up tension through your choice of shot type, movement and angles. • Think carefully about your shot choices and be ready to explain them in our lesson later today.
  9. 9. Self-study task • To write up the terminology from today’s lesson onto your learning blogs.

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