filmic language


Posted by pbakes | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 18, 2013

pick a face to do an extreme close up on then imagine slowly zooming out.

What changing ideas might a movie audience get as this camera action occurs

Watch the short film entitled validation

1. What meanings can the word validation have?
2. How is the idea of validation established in the film?
3. Why do you think there are so many closeups in the film?
4. Why do you think the film was shot in black and white?
5. How is music used to convey mood and character?
6. Why is Victoria important in Hugh’s journey?
7. How is Hugh’s declining mood shown?
8. What do we learn about Hugh through his last line?
9. What do you think is the intended message of the film?

Questions from page 104-105 Insight English Skills 9 Sue Sherman Insight publications, Melbourne, 2011

Why is the film entitled validation and who needed validation? Is the story really more about Hugh than anyone else?

what techniques does the director use to show the passage of time
Why is it called perfection?
what is the film suggesting to us?

the most beautiful thing

what techniques does the director use to establish the main character’s loneliness in the opening scenes?


what is the director wanting to establish in our minds – what cinematic techniques are used to do this?

political advertisement – misleading?


Posted by pbakes | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 14, 2013

In your table groups deconstruct this advertisement before going to the explanation on the link shown below.

Note that Ausaid is, according to Wikipedia, “the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program until 31 October 2013, when it ceased to be an executive agency and was integrated into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The objective of the aid program is to assist developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia’s national interest.” It stood for the Australian Agency for International Development

What is this advertisement implying and how is this idea conveyed?

Go to the shared Google Doc: Political advertising – misleading

Source: debrief of advertisement

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