CHARACTERISATION IN JUNO Characterisation in Juno List the characters in the film. You should have a list of at least 6. For each character, write: 1. 2. 3. One adjective you would use to describe them. Word(s) another character would use to describe them. Their most important moment in Juno. Characterisation in Juno We are learning to: Explain how characters are developed in the text. Use visual language terms to discuss aspects of the text. This Week: Character Study. Essay on Character. Characterisation in Juno We learn about characters in texts through things they do, things they say, and things others say about them. In film texts, visual language features are also used to communicate ideas about characters. Characterisation in Juno Character Study: instructions on your worksheet to construct a profile of a character from Juno. I suggest you choose Juno, Vanessa or Mark, as these characters have the most impact on the narrative of the film. Complete activities 1-3. Characterisation in Juno e.g. Juno Actions: decides to keep the baby without discussing it with anyone else first Conclusion: she is independent Adjectives/Phrases: independent Evidence: decides to keep the baby without discussing it with anyone else first Characterisation in Juno Essay #1: Character in Juno. Describe at least ONE character or individual who played an important role in the text(s). Explain why the character(s) or individual(s) was important in the text(s) as a whole. Discuss visual / oral text features in your response. Characterisation in Juno Construct a plan for this essay. You can choose the character you write about. You should aim to write three paragraphs, about three different visual/oral techniques. I will check your plans tomorrow; we will write the essay in class on Friday 26th. Characterisation in Juno Copy the quote and describe the scene: Juno: “I was looking for, maybe, a thirty-something graphic designer with a cool Asian girlfriend who kicks ass on the bass guitar, but I don't know, I don't wanna get too particular”. Gerta: “So how far along are you?” Juno: “I'm a junior.” Vanessa: “Your parents are probably wondering where you are.” Juno: “Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?” Characterisation in Juno Today we are learning to: Explain the process of characterisation. Explain how visual features are used to develop characters. Characterisation in Juno Visual Feature: tracking camera shot to show Juno moving through the crowds at school. At first, she must push through; with a pregnant belly, the crowds part for her. This shows how Juno has changed, and how her peers see her. Characterisation in Juno Visual Feature: costume - the red hoodie, matched with the red liquorice noose. Shows Juno at her lowest emotionally. Mimed suicide shows…? Characterisation in Juno Visual Feature: colour – the grey shades of Autumn. Adds to the gloomy, low feeling in this scene. Mirrors a scene later in the film, when Juno is upset and wearing her red hoodie again. Characterisation in Juno Visual Feature: close up of the intimacy between Mark and Juno. The relationship between Mark and Juno… Oral Feature: dialogue “I want things to be perfect….” Shows Juno’s frustration at events out of her control. Characterisation in Juno Visual Feature: costume both Mark and Vanessa are dressed up. Most importantly, Mark is dressed in a similar style to Vanessa. This shows Mark’s relationship to Vanessa is strong. Characterisation in Juno Visual Feature: costume at this point, Mark and Juno are dressed almost identically. Is Mark dressing like Juno? Is he dressing like he really wants to, not how Vanessa wants him to? Shows close relationship between Mark and Juno.