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1 Picturacy Film Narrative and The Primary Framework Matt Poyton Primary Education Officer Film Education

2 Film and the Primary Framework for Literacy The narrative and non-fiction units within the renewed Framework encompass both paper and on-screen texts and are intended to cover the full range of texts envisaged within the National Curriculum for English.

3 Film and the Primary Framework for Literacy For example; Year 4 Non-fiction - Unit 4 Persuasive Texts Watch a trailer for a popular children's film. Discuss how the soundtrack, sound effects, voice-over and moving images were used. Demonstrate how to combine words, music and images (to engage an audience).

4 Film and the Primary Framework for Literacy Year 5 Narrative - Unit 5 Film Narrative Use key points in a film to discuss features and themes. Explore approaches made by the filmmaker to create moods, pace and viewpoint. Develop children's film language by identifying how colour, light, sound and camera angles have been used to tell the narrative... Children work as part of a group to use drama strategies to explore characters in depth. Develop a storyboard for a narrative by capturing and importing key images into a presentation program. Children write their own version of a narrative, organising writing into paragraphs, and create a multimodal presentation of this version including images, voice-over, soundtrack and written text.

5 Word - sentence - text(Literacy) Shot - sequence - text(Picturacy)

6 Actively reading film Improves reading and enjoyment of all texts Knowledge and understanding of filmmaking so pupils can develop skills as filmmakers

7 From screen to page Deeper understanding of genre, narrative, character, audience… Allows comparison of composition and effect in film and writing


9 FILMWRITING CHARACTER Acting and dialogue Use of camera Costume and make up Direct and reported speech Verbs and adverbs Descriptive language SETTING Set design Special effects Descriptive language Figurative language MOOD Light and colour Music and sound Use of camera Descriptive language Figurative language PACE Music and sound Editing - Transitions Length of shots Sequence of shots/scenes Sentence length/structure Paragraphs and chapters Vocabulary VIEWPOINT Use of camera Voiceover narration 1st and 3rd person narration PASSING OF TIME/ FLASHBACKS Light and colour Voiceover narration Editing Tense Time connectives Paragraphs and chapters

10 Camera How are the effects of these shot types achieved in writing?

11 Camera

12 Camera

13 Task 1 - Task 1 - 20/25 mins You are going to tell your own version of a scene’s narrative. 1.Choose 12 key images from the clip ‘Run to the front door’. Pause the video at each chosen moment and create a screen grab. This is harder than you think! 2.Sequence your screen grabs into a storyboard. Empty the screen grab bank of any images you don’t need 3.Use the first image with Bubbles to add speech and/or thoughts as well a text box with a couple of sentences. Use punctuation with speech and powerful verbs and adverbs in text boxes. Create a new screen grab of the finished image. 4.Repeat 3 for each image in turn and create a new storyboard from your screen grab bank 5.Each pair read another pair’s finished work.

14 Task 2 - Task 2 - 40/45 mins Meanwhile… You play the parents (or aunts/uncles) of the three children. You are discussing their behaviour at the other side of the house, but something is watching you too… With your narrative you need to: 1.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different shot types and their effect. 2.Establish character visually and by using speech and thought bubbles 3.Use text boxes to add a sentence or two to accompany each frame. Use time connectives, powerful verbs and adverbs etc.

15 Task 2 - Task 2 - 45 mins 1.Pairs into fours 2.Plan - sketch a storyboard. 12 frames max (10 mins) 3.Off to take photos (all landscape). Back in 15 mins 4.Back into pairs 5.Import photos onto laptops and then into Picturacy 6.Add bubbles, text boxes, adjust light and colour etc. 7.Make screen grabs of each final image 8.Sequence in a storyboard 9.Pairs swap laptops to read the others’ narrative.

16 Tips The 180 degree rule Shot reverse shot

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