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Distinctively Visual

This prezi unpacks the Module and Elective for students studying The Shoe-horn Sonata

melissa mcmahon

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of Distinctively Visual

Experience through language
Module A
Distinctively Visual (Elective 2) The rubric What do we think about?
What do we discover?
How are our perceptions challenged?
How are we left feeling? This module requires students to explore the uses of a particular aspect of language. It develops students’ awareness of language and helps them understand how our perceptions of and relationships with others and the world are shaped in written, spoken and visual language. Key words in rubric images we see
images we visualise (imagine) The power of image Drama: a visual form In their responding and composing students explore the ways the images we see and/or visualise in texts are created. Students consider how the forms and language of different texts create these images, affect interpretation and shape meaning. Students examine one prescribed text, in addition to other texts providing examples of the distinctively visual. how forms and language create these images how these images affect interpretation and shape meaning distinctive What does this mean?

* we use language to make sense of

the world and to communicate with others

* we communicate in many different ways -
through writing, through speaking, through body
language and through images

* our message and the emotional impact we have is shaped by the choices that we make -
the words that we use, how we arrange them in sentences,
the tone of voice we use in speaking , our pace, pitch, the way we compose a photo, the colours we choose in a painting, facial expressions, costumes

* we are increasingly becoming a visual culture so in a play we are talking about
what we see on the stage physically, but
also what we see in our mind's eye, what we
are lead to imagine it is a good idea to then have a related text
that contains images created through words and
a related text that either relies on images we see or combines the two how do the images influence your emotional response or understanding of characters, ideas? Watch the speech. Make notes about
the ways in which images have educated and
changed attitudes How do you think images are different from
other forms of communication?
What visual material do you see everyday?
How do we engage differently with visual material? How does a composer achieve their purpose through visual language? Drama relies on the audience seeing, hearing and experiencing the action. The playwright communicates their ideas and feelings through a range of techniques that allow us to see and imagine. The inner lives of the characters have to be expressed in visual ways as we don't have internal access through a narrator * body language of characters
* positioning of characters on stage- proxemics
* lighting
* foregrounds/ backgrounds
* props
* symbols
* costuming
* contrasts
* language/ voice of each character
* setting
* use of imagery
* music * photographs How does John Misto use these techniques to connect us with his characters and their struggles?
What do we think about, think learn about as a result of experiencing this play and its distinctively visual elements? What is the effect of the distinctively visual elements? the healing power of truth mateship and resourcefulness discover Misto's purpose- commemorate suffering and survival of women POWs, reveal injustince power of art / music to inspire reconciliation Distinctively Visual
Elective 2, Module A language language needs to be the focus of your writing, both visual and written
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