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IB Unit 1 Film

Emily Prentice | Wednesday October 17, 2018


Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis:

The Language of Film

Content Overview

  • Cultural Context
  • Film Elements*

Assessment Overview

Which assessment objectives are covered in this unit?

Denotated with *
  • Cinematography*
  • Critical Response and Reception
  • Editing*
  • Filmmakers’ influences, intentions and vision*
  • Genre, codes and conventions*
  • Mise-en-Scene*
  • Motifs, Symbols and Themes
  • Narrative Structure*
  • Sound*

Skills and Understanding

  1. An understanding of the variety of ways in which film creates meaning
  2. An understanding of the effective use of appropriate film language
  3. Originality and creativity in developing an idea through the various stages of film-making, from conception to finished production
  4. Technical skills and appropriate use of available technology
  5. The ability to draw together knowledge, skills, research, and experience, and apply them analytically to evaluate film texts.


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