Presentation on theme: "Life of Pi: Visual and Critical Literacy Having analysed your first film still, now go about analysing and evaluating your second picture. Annotate in."— Presentation transcript:
Life of Pi: Visual and Critical Literacy Having analysed your first film still, now go about analysing and evaluating your second picture. Annotate in your still in separate colours. One colour should be for ‘surface’ or obvious analysis (what you see, what the picture clearly shows) and the other colour should be for ‘deep level’ analysis (what is suggested / implied, possible figurative and symbolic meanings hinted at). You should bleed the shot of its meaning and try to suggest implications for this image (what it adds to the film / how it develops Lee’s message / Martel’s themes).
Developing Critical Literacy In Film Pass your exercise book to a trusted peer. Now take ten minutes to analyse the picture in front of you. Supplement the ideas on the page with your own suggestions / interpretations. Add at least 3 meaningful contributions of ‘deep level’ analysis.
Developing Critical Literacy In Film: Reflection Cliché-busting or cliché-hugging? It is often said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, meaning that a single image can capture a complex idea or set of ideas easily and in an accessible way. How true is this statement in light of the two images you have considered? Explain your response in a short paragraph.
Exploring Storytelling On Film Your task is to analyse a clip from the film adaptation of Life of Pi (2-3 mins). This will be an assessed individual presentation (5-6 mins) You will need to analyse and explore a range of elements -
Exploring Storytelling On Film Contextualise the scene – what happens in the scene, when it happens and why it’s important Analyse and discuss camera angles – which have been used and why (their function) and their effects (results) Consider colour / music / sound / lighting / special visual effects – what strikes you? Why important? Which themes are captured in this scene? How are they represented? Interpret this scene from a personal viewpoint – does it succeed? Did you like it? Why yes / no? Compare this moment in the film to its equivalent passage in the novel – which is more successful?
Exploring Storytelling On Film You will need to choose a short clip very carefully. You need to choose a clip that gives you an opportunity to go into depth on what you see (surface) and how you respond to it and understand it (deep level) BE CREATIVE AND TAKE RISKS IN YOUR RESPONSE – don’t copy online sources!