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WJEC AS Film Studies FM1 Exploring Film Form Scheme »

Rob Miller | Thursday July 16, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, FM1, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Opening Analysis, Macro Analysis, Micro Analysis, Shot Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Grand Budapest Hotel, Gravity, Skyfall, The Shining, Up, Non-Hollywood Films, Submarine, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Mise-en-Scene, Planning, Pre-Production, Reflective Analysis, Production Zone, Moving Image Production

Overview

  • Analysis of a 3-5 min Film Extract – Mise-en-Scene, Cinematography and Editing only: (30 Marks)
  • Creative Project – Planning, Producing and Editing a 2 min approx. film sequence of between 10-25 shots (50 Marks)
  • Reflective Analysis – (10 Marks)

Edusites Film recommends a logical time to introduce the FM1 coursework is in week 6, the second week in October, 1 week before the Half Term. By then, students will have learnt skills of textual...

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Film and Textual Analysis Workshop »

Richard Gent | Wednesday September 24, 2014

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Opening Analysis, Micro Analysis, Shot Analysis, Hot Entries

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Our full or half day interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce pupils/students to the skills of textual analysis. We will provide a range of mainstream and independent examples to encourage and develop an understanding of film language from mise-en-scene through to cinematography, editing and sound.

Cost

  • Half Day (3 Hours Contact Time): costs from £300
  • Full Day (6 Hours Contact Time): costs from £450
  • Travel and...
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Moving Image Technical and Symbolic Codes »

Richard Gent | Monday January 13, 2014

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Micro Analysis, Shot Analysis, Key Concepts, Film Language

Semiotic terminology applied to moving image media.

Semiotics/Semiology

The study of signs that help us to deconstruct film e.g. Technical and Symbolic Codes in Film

Technical Codes

Constructed codes e.g. Camera angle, types of shot, types of edit, type of lens, SFX, Sound, Framing, Focus

Symbolic Codes

Cultural Representations – in film the mise en scene can be described as symbolic codes ie they ‘stand’ for something

Mise En Scene

The Mise en...

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Technical & Symbolic Codes for Moving Image »

Rob Miller | Monday October 01, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Analysis, Film Analysis, Micro Analysis, Shot Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Film Language


Student Example of Micro Analysis | High Level Work »

Rob Miller | Monday October 01, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Micro Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Your Highness, Genres & Case Studies, Action Adventure, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Hot Entries


Postcolonialism & Cultural Imperalism »

Richard Gent | Wednesday April 25, 2012

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Micro Analysis, Shot Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Representation, Theory, Film Theory

We had an enquiry recently about Postmodernism which led to some productive responses. Ellen Grundy’s approach involved:

(L)ooking at representation and postcolonialism (as follows):

A research task on Gurinder Chadha and her films. How do her life and the themes of her films suggest a post colonial identity? For example Bend it like Beckham as a coming together of different ethnicities / cultures.

The classic clip of going for an ‘English’ in Goodness...

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Understanding Editing »

nicoleponsford | Wednesday December 07, 2011

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Micro Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Film Language, Production Zone, Moving Image Production

What is it?

This is the post-production process of making a moving image text, by the selection and ordering of a range of shots (the footage) into a continuous sequence. Editing can bring in audio (dialogue, score and sound effects), titles (credits) and still images.

Editing can help to enforce a theme, narrative or atmosphere, due to the pace and combination of elements selected. This could be through the use of a montage, the use of continuity...

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Student Examples of Micro Analysis | Low Level Work »

nicoleponsford | Wednesday October 12, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Micro Analysis, Hot Entries

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Student Examples of Micro Analysis | My Favourite Film

Just as it is important to show students examples of excellent work, showing them work which could be improved can be just as helpful. Look at the two examples below. By asking students to improve and comment on these examples below, students can both apply the assessment objectives, understand what not to do and it will...

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