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Persuasive Narrative Reading and Editing Film Trailers. Julie Green Film Education. Today. Consider how narrative is established in a film trailer and explore effective editing techniques. Focus on horror/thriller genre. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Persuasive NarrativeReading and Editing Film Trailers

    Julie GreenFilm Education

  • TodayConsider how narrative is established in a film trailer and explore effective editing techniques. Focus on horror/thriller genre.Film key shots for a trailer based on a given pitch, synopsis and storyboardEdit your trailer with text, music and sound effects

    Intro, watch, discuss etc. - 30 minsFilming - 30 mins Editing - up to 1 hour

  • Not today(but in class)Watch and discuss lots of different trailers. You can use recent Film Ed CD-ROMsChoose genre and come up with film pitch, character, synopsis etc.Plan and storyboard your trailerUse microphones to add an audio voiceover as well as text.

  • Trailers and the Primary Framework for LiteracyYear 4 Non-fiction - Unit 4Persuasive Texts

    Watch a trailer for a popular children's film. Discuss the purpose of the text and the emotions it is intended to provoke in readers. Discuss how the soundtrack, sound effects, voice-over and moving images were used to persuade children to go and see the film...

    Plan a trailer to promote a film using key moments from the film. Prepare a written voiceover script to persuade a reader to see a film. Demonstrate how to combine words, music and images to convince the reader.

    www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primaryframework/literacy/planning/Year4/Nonfiction/unit4

  • Trailers and the Primary Framework for LiteracyYear 5 Narrative - Unit 5Film Narrative

    Use key points in a film to discuss features and themes. ExploreApproaches made by the film maker to create moods, pace andviewpoint. 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 story board for a narrative by capturing and importing keyimages into a presentation program. Children write their own version ofa narrative, organising writing into paragraphs, and create a multimodalpresentation of this version including images, voice-over, soundtrack andwritten text.www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primaryframework/literacy/planning/Year5/Narrativestories/unit5/

  • Trailers and the Primary Framework for LiteracyYear 6 Narrative - Unit 1Fiction genres

    Identify features typical of a genre and note narrative structure.

    Make comparisons and identify typical features of genres.

    Select a genre and use drama activities to explore typical characters, setting, events.

    www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primaryframework/literacy/planning/Year6/Narrativestories/unit1/

  • Trailers and the Primary Framework for LiteracySpeaking and Listening

    Drama

    SEAL - social skills, teamwork

    Cross-curriculular links (e.g. Design & Technology for creating costumes, props etc.)

    ICT www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primaryframework/literacy/ictapplications/

  • Narrative Structure

    Generic structureOpening Build UpProblemEvents ResolutionEnd

    Narrative structure of trailersOpeningBuild UpProblemEvents ResolutionEnd

  • Opening Establishes setting and introduces character

  • Build Up Relationships established. Development of characters and their world

  • Problem A dilemma or series of complications. Characters are faced with an obstacle to overcome. Often more than one.

  • Events A series of events/action as characters try to overcome obstacle, solve problem etc. Further complication may arise in the process.

  • Watching TrailersTake note of the following;Text on screen/voiceoverTransitions between shotsLength of shots at beginning and endUse of music and sound (and quiet)

  • Trailer Conventions - EditingThrillers, horror, action and fantasyLonger shots to establish character, setting and the problem Fade in and out to black/white, accompanied by SFXShorter shots (and quick cuts) of some of the most exciting moments from the film. Not necessarily in chronological order.Sudden moments of quiet and silence as important as music and SFX

  • Trailer Conventions - Text On Screen and VoiceoverThis Season From the people who brought you(implies genre)Words that suggest key themes e.g.experience a new kind of fearthey will find hope where they least expect itGrand summary of plot, e.g.In a worldOne mans destinywill face their biggest challengewill change their lives, forever! Based on the unbelievable true story Based on the bestselling bookStar Names (actors/director)Title (often said at the same time so it sticks in viewers minds)Quick flash of credits and official website

  • Woman Found Living In ClosetJustin McCurry in Tokyo. The Guardian, Saturday May 31, 2008

    It's fair to say that the people of Kasuya, a sleepy town in western Japan, had never given much thought to Japan's homeless problem. But that all changed this week when one of its residents noticed that food had been mysteriously disappearing from his fridge.

    Convinced that he was the victim of frequent burglaries, the 57-year-old resident installed security cameras that transmitted images from the inside of his house directly to his mobile phone. The culprit was not, as it turned out, a highly skilled and hungry burglar, but a middle-aged, homeless woman who had been living on the top shelf of his closet for several months.

    Police arrested the 58-year-old, identified as Tatsuko Horikawa, on suspicion of trespassing after she was captured on film taking advantage of the owner's absence to move from her tiny dwelling to the fridge in search of food. Police had arrived expecting to apprehend a burglar but found the front door securely locked and the windows closed.

    "We searched the house checking everywhere someone could possibly hide," a local police spokesman told the Associated Press, adding that the woman may have used the residence and other houses in the areas as makeshift sleeping quarters for the past year. "When we slid open the closet, there she was, nervously curled up on her side," he said.

    Police said they had yet to determine how the woman entered the property, where the owner lived alone, or how she managed to live undetected for so long. The owner, who has not been named, would not have been able to sniff out his uninvited guest: the woman took regular showers while he was out and, according to the spokesman, was unusually "neat and clean".

    www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/may/31/japan

  • Your TrailerSynopsis

    ___ is a reserved man leading a solitary existence. Each day is the same and he avoids communication with others. However, ___s routine is about to be shaken up when he starts to notice strange occurrences within his flat. Food disappears from his fridge, his phone bills include calls he has never made, and he begins to feel as though he is not alone. Then he makes a shocking discovery. ___'s life is about to change forever

    (Name and gender of main character can change)

  • TaskSequence the story board. There is no correct answer.Head off to your accommodation and film each shot. - Establishing shots no longer than 5 seconds from Action! to Cut!. - Other shots 1-3 seconds3. Get back here in 30 mins and import footage into iMovieSequence and trim shots Write and add voiceover text. Give your film a title.Add transitions (fade in and out, quick cuts etc.)Add music and sound effectsTweak editing and keep trailer under 2 minsExport trailer (click on File) as a QuickTime file at CD-ROM quality.

  • Taking this back to the classroomWatch and discuss lots of different trailers. You can use recent Film Ed CD-ROMsPupils choose genre and come up with film pitch, character, synopsis etc.Plan and draw storyboards. Study shot types, camera movement and angles and their effectUse microphones to add a audio voiceover as well as textWrite a full short story to accompany trailerAlternatively, adapt a novel studied into a film pitch and trailer.

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