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Including micro elements in your paragraphs

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Including micro elements in your paragraphs

  1. 1. Including Micro Elements in your Paragraphs
  2. 2. Your Question for Today Discuss the significance of cinematography and sound in shaping the response of the spectator to the documentary films you have studied for this topic.
  3. 3. Micro Elements What is Sound?  Dialogue  Voice of God Narration  Diegetic Sound  Musical Score  Sound Effects What is Cinematography?  Lighting  Focus  Camera Angles  Camera Movement  Camera Shots
  4. 4. What films use these well?  Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty 1922)  Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1935)  Sicko (Michael Moore, 2007)  Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, 2003)  Super Size Me (Morgan Spurlock, 2004)  The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1965)
  5. 5. Micro Analysis – Sicko Opening Sound  What is being used?  How is this shaping the response of the spectator? Cinematography  What is being used?  How is this shaping the response of the spectator? Extension:  Are any other elements (micro or macro) integral to shaping spectator response?
  6. 6. Write up a Paragraph  Use PEETA to write up a paragraph using the information you have just gathered.  Your theory here will partly be your specialist language and terminology used to analyse your micro elements.  ‘Notions of the Real’ and ‘Authenticity’ will also come into play within this paragraph to ensure you have the right balance of theory.  Label each section of your paragraph to show where you have used PEETA. Discuss the significance of cinematography and sound in shaping the response of the spectator to the documentary films you have studied for this topic.
  7. 7. Micro Analysis – Touching the Void Sound  What is being used?  How is this shaping the response of the spectator? Cinematography  What is being used?  How is this shaping the response of the spectator? Extension:  Are any other elements (micro or macro) integral to shaping spectator response?
  8. 8. Write up a Second Paragraph  Using this scene write up a second paragraph.  Link it to your first paragraph.  Does it contrast to it? Is it similar?  Remember to use PEETA.  ‘Verisimilitude’ should come into this paragraph as part of your theory.  Don’t forget to link back to the question Discuss the significance of cinematography and sound in shaping the response of the spectator to the documentary films you have studied for this topic.
  9. 9. Micro Analysis – Triumph of the Will Sound  What is being used?  How is this shaping the response of the spectator? Cinematography  What is being used?  How is this shaping the response of the spectator? Extension:  Are any other elements (micro or macro) integral to shaping spectator response?
  10. 10. Write up a Third Paragraph  Using this scene write up a third paragraph.  Link it to your first and second paragraphs.  Is it similar to either? Is it different at all?  Remember to use PEETA.  ‘Mediation’ should come into this paragraph, alongside Hypodermic Needle Theory.  Don’t forget to link back to the question Discuss the significance of cinematography and sound in shaping the response of the spectator to the documentary films you have studied for this topic.
  11. 11. Introduction  Write an introduction based on the scenes you have now analysed  Think about what you have said about each of them, summarise and hint at this in a subtle way. Discuss the significance of cinematography and sound in shaping the response of the spectator to the documentary films you have studied for this topic.
  12. 12. Conclusion  Sum up your argument.  Do sound and cinematography play an important role in shaping spectator response?  How important is this role?  Are other elements more important?  Does this differentiate documentary from fiction films? Discuss the significance of cinematography and sound in shaping the response of the spectator to the documentary films you have studied for this topic.

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