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Week 5 Homework 1)Complete newspaper assessment task 2)Read your picture book 3)Select five pages and answer these questions: 1)How has the composer used salience to convey a central theme? 2)How has the composer used vectors to convey a central theme? 3)How has the composer used character positioning to convey a central theme? 4)How has the composer used juxtaposition to convey a central theme? 5)How has the composer used gaze to convey a central theme? 4)For each answer, you must use the TEEL structure. Refer to example in your exercise books.
Visual Techniques 1)Symbolism - The use of an image to represent one or more (often complex) ideas 2)Colours - In black & white images examine the use of contrast, light and darkness. In a colour image, colours are used to signify feelings and evoke a response. E.g. Red = passion, anger, hell, vitality, etc. blue = peace, harmony or coldness. 3)Shot type - The same camera shots and angles relevant to film. Close ups, extreme close ups, medium shots, long shots, tilted up or down shots etc 4)Body language (posture) - How the characters are positioned 5)Contrast - The arrangement of opposite elements (light and dark, large and small, rough and smooth) to create interest, excitement or drama.
Modelled Example In reference to the illustration, And Stole Our Children, how has juxtaposition, colour and character positioning being used to depict the destructive impact of British colonisation on Aboriginal people?
Modelled Example Topic sentence: In the illustration, ‘and stole our children’, the Rabbits and the Numbats are juxtaposed to depict the power and control of the Rabbits and the weakness and submissiveness of the Numbats.
Modelled Example Example: In this illustration, the Rabbits are depict in one line hold papers. The central Rabbit is holding a baton and Rabbit aircrafts are pulling Numbat children away from their parents who are depicted reaching for their children.
Modelled Example Explanation: Through their firm and stiff posture, and through the blackness of their clothing, the Rabbits are portrayed as aggressive, powerful, strong and organised creatures. Moreover, their posture depicts a sense of assertiveness and control, which is reinforced by the central Rabbit who is holding a baton. The baton indicates that the submissiveness experienced by the Numbats is by force rather than choice. In contrast, through their weak and submissive posture, the Numbats are portrayed as subservient, fragile, helpless and heartbroken. This is indicated through their posture. The Numbats are reaching helplessly to the sky in an attempt to prevent the Rabbits from stealing their children; however, the Rabbits are too strong and too manipulative for the Numbats. Furthermore, the colour red that is used to write ‘and stole our children’ on the pieces of paper, is a symbol of blood. Moreover, the blood represents the hardship and heartache that the Aboriginal people experienced.
Modelled Example Linking sentence Finally, this illustration depicts the harshness of the Rabbits, who symbolically represents the British colonisation of Australia, and the tragic experience of the Numbats, who symbolically represents the Aboriginal people at the time of colonisation.
Joint Construction With reference to the cover, how has the illustrator used colour and posture to depict the negative experiences of the Aboriginal people.
Joint construction The illustrator used colour and posture to depict…(in the topic sentence, answer the following question: what are their negative experiences). In the illustration, it depicts….(you need to describe the illustration – what you see). The illustrator has used the following colours ___________ (list the colours) to ______________ (why the illustrator used those colours?) This is reinforced by the postures of the Rabbits and the Numbats. The Rabbits posture is _________________ (describe the posture of the Rabbits). This posture is significant because …. (tell me why the posture of the Rabbits is important and what does that tell me about what they want to do) On the other hand, the Numbats posture is…. (describe the posture of the Numbats) This posture is significant because …. (tell me why the posture of the Numbats is important and what does that tell me about what they want to do) Finally, the cover illustration …. (linking your explanation to the negative experiences of the Aboriginal people).
Independent Construction With reference to the illustration, ‘They didn’t live in trees like we did’, how has the illustrator used juxtaposition and character positioning to depict the destruction of British colonisation on Aboriginal people and the land?