Friday, 28 October 2011

Year 13 Film Studies - Short Films Examples

WARNING - This film is the winner of the 'Ctrl.Alt.Shift' short film competition which has a remit to produce films that fight global social injustice. It is shocking and thought provoking and as one commentator said: "This short film makes an admirable attempt at performing one of the key roles of visual media in social activism - bridging the gap between the audience and a distant reality. By changing the context of the violation the film recasts child soldiers - no longer are they 'distant others' worthy of our pity and damned to a place of violence, but precious children in need of our attention and support."

Ctrl.Alt.Shift Film Competition Winner: War School from Ctrl.Alt.Shift on Vimeo.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Year 12 Film Studies - Wednesday 6th October 2011

Good Morning Everyone,

I am going to be a bit late to your lesson this morning so can I please ask you to make a start on the following activity - I will be with you by 9.20/9.25am.

1. Read the following mini-story.  

2. Split into groups of 4/5 (6 Groups in the class Max) trying to have at least one person in the team who has created a storyboard / learnt about storyboarding previously.

3. In your teams plan and storyboard the story in no more than 15 shots (12 minimum). There are storyboard sheets in the red box at the front of the classroom.

Tom is writing with a red pencil. He stops writing and rubs his eyes. When he goes back to write again, he can’t find his pencil. He searches his desk, but cannot find the pencil. As he searches, he notices the student next to him has a red pencil. Tom glares at his neighbour. Tom gets up his nerve and snatches the pencil back. Tom holds the pencil triumphantly. Just then, another student passes by, and bends to pick something up. It is Tom’s red pencil, which had fallen on the floor. She hands it to Tom, who now holds two red pencils.

When complete, you are going to film your sequence (Jack will bring cameras in on my arrival).
Please remember that I will be collecting 'City of God' micro essays and some of you will be presenting your mise-en-scene analysis PowerPoints tomorrow so bring memory sticks!