Presentation on theme: "Teaching Film Karen Yager – UNSW & Knox Grammar School."— Presentation transcript:
1 Teaching FilmKaren Yager – UNSW & Knox Grammar School
2 Stage 4 OutcomesOutcome 1: A student responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis and pleasure.Outcome 2: A student uses a range of processes for responding to and composing texts.A student uses and describes language forms and features, and structures of texts appropriate to different purposes, audiences and contexts.(4.8: in visual texts: medium, organisation, colour, layout, perspective, focus, camera angles and editing)Outcome 6: A student draws on experience, information and ideas to imaginatively and interpretively respond to and compose texts.Outcome 8: A student makes connections between and among texts.Outcome 9: A student demonstrates understanding that texts express views of their broadening world and their relationships within it. (9.10: narrative techniques in film-making and in the media, including their use in news and current affairs reporting and 9.11: film and media techniques used in representing people, places and events.)
3 Culture of learning What do I want my students to learn? Why does it matter?What do they already know?How will they demonstrate learning?How will they get there?How well do I expect them to do it?
4 Film as Text Close or critical study Visual link to a concept or theme CreatingAuteurBook or film trailerStimulus for writingDocumentariesTransformation
5 Analysis Explicitly teach film techniques Act of representation CharacterisationConnections through themes or ideasContextualisation
6 Strategies Picture books and posters to introduce visual techniques Short films and trailersMise-en-sceneSound offGroup or individual tasks focussed on an aspect of the filmJigsaw or cafes
7 AssessmentCreativity: Creating a storyboard or film script -Film: Moviemaker, iMovie or Final Cut ProComics:Comic life:Toondoo:
8 Suggested Films Stage 4 Stage 5 The Black Balloon Anime: Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Birthday BirdFantasy: Harry Potter films, Never Ending Story, The Princess Bride, Tangled, Ever After, Willow, Labyrinth, Alice in WonderlandBabeMulanBend it Like BeckhamE.T.To Kill a Mocking BirdThe Secret of Roan InishThe Secret GardenBridge to TerabithiaWhale RiderNim’s IslandIron GiantDiary of a Wimpy KidCorallineLemony Snickett: A Series of Unfortunate EventsThe Black BalloonThe Lord of the RingsThe MatrixThe Fifth ElementEdward ScissorhandsBrassed OffStand By MeHolesA Knight’s TaleNightmare Before ChristmasThe Boy in Striped PyjamasBig FishThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyOctober Sky
9 Resources Vancouver Film School Australian Screen or Film Australia:
10 Subjective Frame Personal Response: How do I respond to this image? What do you feel?What does it remind you of?What is the composer conveying in this image about the subject and the times?
11 Structural Frame Techniques: How does the film make meaning? Visual techniquesFramingCompositionSalienceGazeVectorsDemand and OfferMedium of production
12 Cultural FrameContext: How would this image have been received, and how does it reflect its times?Historical: When and where?Cultural:PoliticalSocialResponder’s contextImpact on Meaning?
13 Positioning of responder Critical FrameRepresentation: How could this image be read?Gaps and silencesManipulation of imagePositioning of responder