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Science fiction genre

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Transcript of Science fiction genre

Science Fiction Films
Conventions
It incorporates :


-Heroes
-Villains
-Unexplored locations
- Advanced technology.
They must display
parrtially true/partially ficticious
laws or theories of science.



-If it is completely unbelievable, it will be considered
fantasy.
Settings
Characters
- Humans.

-Aliens.

-Monsters.

-Hybrid or mutation of all three
-Robots
Camera Techniques
Camara Techniques
-"Establishing and high angle shots" specifies the setting of the scene.
In the future.
In the space.
On a different world.
In a different universe or dimension.

Close-ups helps to emphasize characters´emotions.
Camera techniques
Medium shots.
Eye- Level shot
over-the-shoulder shots
ALL THREE OF THEM, HELP TO:
ADVANCE THE NARRATIVE
Camera techniques
Oblique or Dutch angle used to show:
strangeness-
Camera Techniques
Tracking shots help to involve the audience,
Apocalyptic film
World War Z (2013).
Dystopian film

Hunger Games (2012).
Time Travel Film

Back to the Future (1985)
Alien Film
Alien(1979)
Monsters and Mutants
Cloverfield(2008)
References
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Carey, D. (n.d.). Characteristics of the Science Fiction Genre - Life123. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://www.life123.com/arts-culture/cinema/science-fiction/science-fiction-genre.shtml

Craney, A. (n.d.). How Are Camera Angles Used in Science Fiction Films? | eHow. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://www.ehow.com/about_6625616_camera-used-science-fiction-films_.htm
Dav3ydav3 (2008, February 9). Alien Trailer (1979) [Video file]. Retrieved from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEVY_lonKf4Mikey3200 (2012, March 4). THE HUNGER GAMES - Extended TV SPOT District 12 (NEW FOOTAGE) HD [Video file]. Retrieved from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBip5QnYPZ4Movieclips (2011, October 6). Cloverfield (8/9) Movie CLIP - Hud Meets the Monster (2008) HD [Video file]. Retrieved from
MovieclipsCOMINGSOON (2013, March 25). World War Z - Airplane Attack Clip (HD) Brad Pitt [Video file]. Retrieved from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EC7P5WdUkoReadWriteThink (2005). Definitionf of Science Fiction. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson927/SciFiDefinition.pdf
ReadWriteThink (2006). Genre Characteristics. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson270/genre_sheet.pdf
The Script Lab LLC (n.d.). Genre: Science Fiction – Genre. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://thescriptlab.com/screenplay/genre/science-fiction
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