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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


Thinking Film DVDs »

Richard Gent | Monday September 17, 2012

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Shot Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Film Language

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The Thinking Film project is comprised of DVDs of selected film clips, CD-ROMs containing downloadable, curriculum-related teaching materials to accompany the extracts as well as online CPD and additional supporting materials.

Please click on the relevant subject icon below for further information on each pack as well as training programmes and other supporting materials.

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This project has been made possible through the generous support of the ...

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Making Movies Make Sense DVD | An Interactive Guide to Using Film »

Richard Gent | Monday September 17, 2012

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Analysis, Film Analysis, Shot Analysis, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Film Language, Representation, Starters, KS3 Film Studies Starters

What is Making Movies Make Sense?

‘Making Movies Make Sense’ is an all-new interactive resource to help you run film viewing and filmmaking activities with children and young people.

Making Movies Make Sense shows you:

  • What equipment you need
  • The key principles: camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • How to make a film step by step: planning, filming and editing
  • Practical activities for classroom and out-of-school contexts
  • What films to use

Making Movies...

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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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Analysing Film Title Sequences »

abateman | Wednesday November 16, 2011

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Opening Analysis, Shot Analysis, Title Sequences, Hot Entries

Functions of the Title Sequence

The functions of the title sequence in a film may seem to be fairly obvious. They are designed to tell the audience the names of the people and organisations involved with the making of the film and in this respect they do the job well.

Irrespective of the genre, there is a conventional way of presenting this information in the credit sequence. This information and the order in which it is presented follows a standard...

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Children of Men | Analyse Film Opening »

Caroline Bagshaw | Wednesday November 16, 2011

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Opening Analysis, Shot Analysis, Title Sequences, Hot Entries

Click on the link below to download a frame for analysing the opening of the film Children of Men.

Film Opening Children Of Men.doc

‘It’s just an idea for group work deconstructing an interesting text (especially because, unusually, this one starts in the middle of the disequilibrium, rather than establishing an equilibrium first of all, so is good for narrative theory.  Also, our “hero” is rather unheroic (he doesn’t return to the aftermath of the...

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Standard Shot Sizes »

jeremy | Monday September 12, 2011

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

BIG CLOSE UP (BCU)

CLOSE UP (CU)

MID CLOSE UP (MCU)

MID SHOT (MS)

LONG SHOT (LS)

VERY LONG SHOT (VLS)