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Film Studies

Explanation of the GCSE Film Studies Course


on 8 September 2011

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Transcript of Film Studies

exploring film new horizons coursework You may not be aware
of it but you're pretty good at reading film language already.
Throughout the course you'll
learn technical terms to
help you write about the... MACRO FEATURES
of connected events
(the term also refers to
the way the story is told,
i.e. narrative structure) a type or category of film
which has certain predictable
codes and conventions narrative genre the ways in which a film
communicates meaning
to an audience how people, groups, races or religions
are shown on screen; the ideas and
assumptions about who and what they
are are generally used representation and MICRO FEATURES
OF FILM CAMERAWORK EDITING What genre is this film?
How do you know? What can you say about
representations in this film? sound mise-en-scene or rather cinematography refers to how the camera can show narrative from a particular point of view and how atmosphere and emotions can be empasised through the use of the camera. You have to be able to use terminology to
describe camera shots, angles and movement camerawork What can you say about
the editing in this clip? editing mise-en-scene how the visual aspects with the frame create meaning for the audience, how the positioning of characters and objects can give us clues to relationships and narrative development and how lightung and colour can create atmoshphere and meaning is very important to the way a narrative is structured; during the editing process the order in which events sre revealed to the audience is finally organised. Editing controls pace, and time the importance music and sound effects have on the impact and meaning of a film sound What can you say about the mise en scene and sound for the opening of the film Seven (1995) Exploring the film industry will give you knowledge and skills to complete your coursework and answer exam questions SUPERHERO
FILMS exam paper 1 codes AND conventions themes ICONOGRAPHY NARRATIVE AND PLOT STYLE CHARACTERS AND STARS IDEOLOGY EXPLORING FILM OUTSDIE HOLLYWOOD This part of the course will allow you to appreciate films from other countries exam paper 2 hollywood vs. other parts of the world SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS OF FILMS LOOKING AT THE CHARACTERS, NARRATIVES, THEMES AND ISSUES RAISED COMMENTING ON THE WAYS IN WHCH PEOPLE, PLACES, EVENTS AND ISSUES ARE REPRESENTED CONSIDERING YOUR OWN RESPONSE TO THE FILM YEAR 10 FILM EXPLORATION (25 MARKS) INDUSTRY RESEARCH (5 MARKS) MICRO ANALYSIS OF A FILM SEQUENCE (20 MARKS) industry research you'll research the production cycle for a film of your choice PRODUCTION: Who made it and how? DISTRIBUTION: Who sold it and how? EXHIBITION: Why have audience chosen to see it? Where? micro analysis using the same film you used for industry research, you'll write a 350-750 word analysis on a short sequence from the film focusing on the micro features pitch and pre-production (30 MARKS) pitch (10 MARKS) pre-production (20 MARKS) pitch create a sales pitch for an imaginary film of approx. 150 words pre-production complete TWO pre-production tasks for the film you created for your pitch:
and a STORYBOARD or a SCRIPT production (35 marks) started in year 10 and completed in year 11 2min short sequence
OR a homepage with links
OR a poster campaign YEAR 11 evaluative analysis (10 MARKS) a 350-750 word written anaylsis highlighting what you've learnt about the main study areas for film from your pre-production and production work http://classes.yale.edu/film-analysis/index.htm
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