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Analysing Images »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 01, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Media Language, Magazines, Image Analysis, Other Topics, Moving Images, Skills

Brief Definition

Image analysis is the way in which an audience ‘reads’ the meaning of a media text image.

One of the ways image analysis works is to look for meaning through signs and symbols suggested by the way a scene is set up and filmed.

Signs and symbols in media texts are polysemic which means they are open to many interpretations. The different possible meanings in media texts depend on two things. The first is the way the signs and symbols in the text are...

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Understanding TV Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Other Topics, Moving Images, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Comedy, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Finally in Year One you should start the class thinking about the topic for the B question in the exam. The current topic is TV comedy.

Individuals need to make their own study of this topic depending on their own consumption of the many varieties of TV comedy, so that they have a thorough knowledge of at least two different texts and preferably three. Gervais in Extras might be a way of looking at postmodern comedy

ACTIVITIES

INSTITUTIONS & AUDIENCES

Before looking at...

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Technical & Symbolic Codes for Moving Image »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 09, 2012

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Associated Resources

  • Technical and Symbolic Codes - Moving Image.ppt



Understanding Action Adventure Films »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Action Adventure, Hot Entries, Other Topics, Moving Images, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

This genre of films appeals to a family audience. The stories often pick up on the characters and type of stories that children have come across in children’s books – pirates, swashbuckling heroes, a quest for lost treasure and lots of adventures with monsters and exotic locations such as ancient Egypt. The most successful action adventure films include Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark franchise, and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.

Pirates of the Caribbean is a...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 9 Complete Student Sheet »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 9 - Complete Student Sheet

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES - Establishes where, when and who of a sequence of film.

Long Shot - LS - The subject being filmed can be seen from head to foot in their surroundings.

Mid/medium Shot - MS - Classic newsreader shot. A person can be seen from the waist upwards. We can still see some of the setting.

Close Up - CU - The subject fills the screen. We cannot see much of the background.

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 9 »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 9 - Student Sheet

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES ........................................................................................

Long Shot - LS ........................................................................................

Mid/medium Shot - MS ........................................................................................

Close Up - CU...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 8 Student Sheet »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 8 - Student Sheet

Lighting

There are 3 types of lighting:

Key light - can be artificial light or the sun. It creates shadows in the shot to make it look like the light is coming from a particular light source.

Back light - the subject is lit from behind and usually from above, it throws the subject into silhouette. Back light creates atmosphere and mystery.

Practical - any light source that is part of the scene, like a fire, lamp...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 8 »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 8

See Year 7 sheet for explanations of basic shots, angles and movements.

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES

Long Shot - LS

Mid/medium Shot - MS

Close Up - CU

Big/Extreme Close Up - BCU/ECU

Point of View Shot - POV
The shot is from a character’s Point-of-view, as if you are seeing things through their eyes. It helps the audience to identify with the character.

Over the Shoulder Shot
The shot is from behind a character as if...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 7 Lesson 1 »

Gill Clayton | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Main/basic effects in italics under name to be used in plenary

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES - Establishes where, when and who of a sequence of film.

Lets the audience know who the shot is about and where and when they are.

Long Shot - LS - The subject being filmed can be seen from head to foot in their Surroundings.

Shows where someone or something is. Can make someone seem small, lonely and vulnerable.

Mid/medium Shot - MS - Classic newsreader shot. A person can...

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Moving Images Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Moving Images

Breakfast Club Resources.doc

GCSE Film Coursework Workbook.doc

High School Movies Intro.ppt

Moving Images | Back To The Future Reading.doc

Moving Images | Breakfast Club Resources.doc

Moving Images | Coursework Guidelines.doc

Moving Images | Film Fill in Blanks Quiz.doc

Moving Images | Film Studies AS Overview.doc

Moving Images | Film Theorists Sheet.doc

Moving Images | GCSE Film Review Coursework.doc

Moving Images | GCSE Film Workbook.doc

Moving Images | High School...

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Moving Image Footage Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Film, Other Topics, Moving Images, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Video Production, Web Production

Alluc.org Free films, series, ads - in fact, all you can see!

Newsfilm Online is planned to be one of the most exciting resources to be offered to Higher and Further Education in the UK. 3,000 hours of television news and cinema newsreels, taken from the huge collection of the ITN/Reuters archive, is to be made available online in high quality format for teaching, learning and research. Newsfilm Online will be a gateway of unmatched richness to nearly one hundred years of...

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Film-making Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Film, Other Topics, Moving Images, Production Zone, Audio Production, Video Production, Web Production

BBC Film Makers’ Guide

Behind the Camera

BFI on Shot Types - a pdf handout

Convivial.com on Video Production

Apple Education - Digital Content Creation

First Light Movies Want to make your first movie? Check this site out for practical advice + competitions you can enter.

Knowledgehound.com on Video Production

Top Ten Video tips - O’Reilly Media

The Guardian Guide to Making Video

Make your own movie with Moving Voices

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DVD Rental Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Film, Other Topics, Moving Images

LoveFilm.com




Archive Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Moving Images

Archive

This is an outstanding site for downloading text, audio and moving image resources that you can analyse and edit.

ARKive.org is the world’s centralised library of films and photographs of U.K. and the world’s endangered habitats and species - freely accessible to all online for private research and internal educational purposes.  Hailed as the digital Noah’s Ark, it has won numerous education and communication awards since its launch by Sir David Attenborough in...

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