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By Sarah Casey Benyahia

AS movie stories: the basic Introduction supplies scholars the boldness to take on the whole lot of the WJEC AS point movie experiences path. The authors, who've vast ranging event as lecturers, examiners and authors, introduce scholars step-by-step, to the talents desirous about the research of movie. the second one variation follows the hot WJEC syllabus for 2008 instructing onwards and has a better half web site with extra assets for college students and teachers.

Specifically designed to be person pleasant, the second one version of AS movie reports: the basic creation has a brand new textual content layout to make the booklet effortless to persist with, comprises greater than a hundred color photographs and is jam filled with positive aspects such as:

  • Case reports appropriate to the 2008 specification
  • Activities on motion pictures together with Little pass over Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean & The Descent
  • Key phrases
  • Example examination questions
  • Suggestions for additional interpreting and site resources

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Why has this opening camera movement been chosen? How does it work to introduce the film and the central character, and in what ways is it appropriate for the film and the character? How does it contribute towards ensuring the opening engages our attention? Or, what about the opening to Jackie Brown (Tarantino, 1997), what sorts of camera movement are being used here? If you get a chance to look at this you will see the way in which the opening tracking shot has been complicated by having the central character standing on a moving walkway somewhat confusing our sense of movement.

1 2 If possible, watch the opening to Donnie Darko, Jackie Brown and one other film of your choice. Try to find time to discuss these scenes with other people, noting any particular aspects of camerawork you find interesting. Do not be afraid to play and replay these scenes as many times as necessary in order to try to see exactly how the camera is being used. You need to attempt to detach yourself from the narrative so that you are mentally in the position of watching over the shoulder of the cinematographer as the scene is being filmed.

33 FILM FORM The extent of the range of camera possibilities The important point, of course, is that if the cinematographer and director as a team are ‘on top of their game’ then each permutation of possibilities will be carefully chosen in an effort to achieve a particular desired effect whether in the creation of meaning or the generation of audience response. Consider the elaborate camera movement forming the opening to Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001) in which the camera seems to track past half-lit undergrowth before moving towards the central character lying in the road and circling him.

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