Referencing

Bibliography

Author  Title

James,  A (2005)  A History of film form

Websites

www.filmform.com – accessed 10/09/2010 

Filmography

Year     Film         Director

1979 –  Star Wars (George Lucas)

On top of this your posts should have images, print screens and embedded YouTube clips to support the points you are making.

Genre Research Task

You are now going to add a section to your blog entitle ‘Genre Research’. In this section you should outline:

  • What genre is
  • Its advantages and disadvantages
  • The genre you have chosen for your film and its conventions
  • The origins/history of your chosen genre
  • Some particular good examples (such as films/director/producers/actors) of your chosen genre and why you think they are good
  • An in-depth discussion of one particular film from your genre that you think is a good example of your genre and why
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography
 (Remember to reference your work with hyperlinks to websites/images/videos where appropriate)

Denotation and Connotation

1.What is the genre of the movie
2.Name three codes and conventions of that genre
3.What are the key signifiers in the movie poster and what do they signify?
4.What are the denotative levels of meaning in the poster? (What does the poster denote?)
5.What are the connotative levels of meaning in the poster? (What does the poster connote?)
6. To summarize, what does the poster communicate to the audience

Symbolic Codes

Search the internet for images relating to the movie genre you have chosen for your practical coursework. Uploaded them onto your blog and analyse their symbolic codes.

1.Settings & Props 
2.Costume, Hair & Make Up 
3.Facial Expressions & Body Language 
4.Lighting & Colour 
5.Positioning of characters/objects within the frame

Codes and Conventions of FilmTrailers

From your trailer opening analysis you must now add a section to your blog entitled Codes and Conventions of Film Trailers. Make a note of the codes and conventions of film trailers listing examples (films) as evidence (with pictures and YouTube links).

  • Production Logo/Distribution Logo
  • Plot Summary
  • Voice Over
  • Music
  • Cast/Credit/Studio Info
  • Technical Elements
  • Title of the movie
  • Stars shown often
  • Genre conventions (so audience know what genre of film it is)
  • Inter-textual references (if sequel or prequel)

Genre Research

You are now going to add a section to your blog entitle ‘Genre Codes and Conventions Research’. In this section you should outline:

  • An in-depth discussion of the codes and conventions of three particular films from your genre
  • Include why  you think they are good example of your genre and why
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography
 (Remember to reference your work with hyperlinks to websites/images/videos where appropriate)