Visual Techniques SB 1.4 As part of your first project you will be asked to create an Illustrated narrative. Share what you know about visual techniques, movie making, photography. Understanding how film makers use “shots and framing” to create a mood will help you choose how to use framing to illustrate your narrative. Glue on the next open Page IYNB Visual Techniques. Academic Vocabulary: A technique is a way of carrying out a particular task, so visual techniques are ways images can be used to convey narration. Mood: is the overall emotion that is created by the authors language, tone and subject matter. Film and illustrations Framing Long Shot You can see the some background, as well as the majority of the character’s body. Framing Medium Shot You can’t see as much of the background and the characters are shown from the waist up. Framing Medium Shot I’m Director is focusing on one part of the body and it takes up most of the frame. Framing Extreme Close-up Shot You only see part of the face. Angles Eye Level The shot is head on. Angles High Angle (Birds Eye View) The city looks smaller and less intimidating. Angles Low Level (Worm’s Eye View) The man looks tall and powerful. Camera Point of View Objective Subjective Lighting High Key Pretend you are directing an action movie: IYNB: What mood would you want to create? IYNB: What techniques would you use to create that mood? IYNB: Explain your choices. You as the director IYNB: Write down the following questions: 1. What framing is used to film the protagonist? (LS, MS, CU, ECU) Why do this? 2. What angles are used in the opening scene? (Eye level, high angle, low angle) 3.What kind of lighting is used? (High Key, Low Key, Neutral) Why did the director use this lighting. 4. Which camera point of view is it shot from? Why did the director choose this point of view? Analyzing Visual Techniques Visual Techniques The Lion King While viewing, jot down how the director uses the visual techniques. 30-Second Run Down What mood is created by using these techniques? How is this mood created? Writing Prompt How does the director use a combination of visual techniques to create a specific mood? Topic sentence: The directors of The Lion King, Allers and Minkoff, use ___, ___, and ___ to create a ___ mood in the opening sequence of their film. Evidence: For example, they use [technique 1] to ____ Commentary: [connect the supporting detail to the mood] Revisit of a Wrinkle in time IYNB Analyze the mood of A Wrinkle in Time? 2. IYNB provide textual evidence to support your interpretation. 1. Partner/Group work 3. Imagine you are creating a film version of A Wrinkle in Time. Work with your partner to plan and draft a visual frame that represents imagery from the text. Use a variety of techniques to achieve your goal.