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Film art


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Film art

  1. 1. Film LanguageAccording to Bordwell and Thompson
  2. 2. ‘Film Art’• A seminal book about film written in 1977 and updated regularly since then.• Their purpose in writing was to describe the basic techniques of cinema and to show how the separate techniques of the film functioned in the films larger context.
  3. 3. You have alreadystudied this element at AS
  4. 4. Narrative is one element of ‘GLARN’. At A2 you need to understand how narrative works, for the auteur and the audience. Propp and Todorovare main theorists in this field.
  5. 5. This relates to film language, the techniquesthat create meaning. But there are generic conventions of whichtechniques are associated with various genres
  6. 6. You need to decide quite quickly what genre of film you wish tomake. You then need to researchthat genre, its brief history and conventions then appropriate some of those for your own production.
  7. 7. You will need to analyse:1. films that have influenced you. 2. As a focus group your classmates films. 3. The progress and final outcome of your own film.
  8. 8. We have been looking atsome notable films and discussinghow they create our expectations, enjoyment & understanding of film.
  9. 9. A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1935
  10. 10. "Le Cinema Règne" (Cinema Rules) is how Truffautdescribes the feeling when everything falls into placeduring filming. This is what you are aiming for in your film!
  11. 11. You need to constantly review your progresson your blog, treat it as an online diary andtrack the decisions you make, creative & technical. This is good practice in film termsbut don’t forget you will need to refer to it inyour evaluation & your Critical Perspectivesexam. Try watching the directors commentary on your favourite DVD
  12. 12. When researching, keep a note and screen shots of angles,lighting and techniques that you admire and would like toincorporate into your own.
  13. 13. You will come across lots of situations where you may be frustrated by logistical and/or technical hiccups, even problemswith your location or talent. Again you should keep a record of whenthese incidents occurred and what you did to get around them.