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Opening sequences

AS Media Studies

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Aim

» To view many opening sequences » Prepare to produce a detailed

analysis of the components

» To view many opening sequences » Prepare to produce a detailed

analysis of the components

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Components» Visuals

Simple Long and extreme long shots predominate

» Editing Slow

» Sound Volume Pace/tempo Tone (style/genre)

» Narrative Content Todorov

» Titles Order

» Visuals Simple Long and extreme long shots predominate

» Editing Slow

» Sound Volume Pace/tempo Tone (style/genre)

» Narrative Content Todorov

» Titles Order

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Mississippi Burning

» 2 shots» Introduces the subject matter» Gospel blues music - crescendo» Slow paced» Limited titles

» 2 shots» Introduces the subject matter» Gospel blues music - crescendo» Slow paced» Limited titles

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The Perfect Storm

» 2000» Dir Wolfgang Petersen

» 2000» Dir Wolfgang Petersen

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Walk the Line

» 2005» Director James Mangold

» 2005» Director James Mangold

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The Commitments

» 1991» Director Alan Parker» Same director as Mississippi

Burning

» 1991» Director Alan Parker» Same director as Mississippi

Burning

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Syriana

» 2005» Director Stephen Gaghan» See sheet» Example of analysis

» 2005» Director Stephen Gaghan» See sheet» Example of analysis

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Syriana

» Re view with sheet» Re view with sheet

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Watch and try

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Tweet

» Research - viewed several opening sequences and took notes

» Research - viewed several opening sequences and took notes

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Opening sequences

Lesson 2

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Aims

» Understand how to analyse opening sequences

» Understand how to analyse opening sequences

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Task 1

» You will need to demonstrate that you can observe and deconstruct a film O/S

» Watch Paris Texas» Make notes» Refer to Syriana

» You will need to demonstrate that you can observe and deconstruct a film O/S

» Watch Paris Texas» Make notes» Refer to Syriana

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Discuss

» Visuals» Soundtrack» Dialogue» Narrative» Titles

» Visuals» Soundtrack» Dialogue» Narrative» Titles

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Task 2

» In groups produce analysis of a film from those available

» In groups produce analysis of a film from those available

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Feedback

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How to present

» Remember visuals are better than words

» Remember visuals are better than words

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Advice

» Complete on Notes or similar» Save as jpeg» It will then show directly on blog

» Complete on Notes or similar» Save as jpeg» It will then show directly on blog

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Homework

» Produce an analysis of a film O/S in a visual form

» Load onto your personal blog» Name film, year, director, genre» Deadline Friday 26th November

» Tweet - analysis of opening sequence completed

» Produce an analysis of a film O/S in a visual form

» Load onto your personal blog» Name film, year, director, genre» Deadline Friday 26th November

» Tweet - analysis of opening sequence completed

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Opening sequences

Lesson 2