Cinema and Media (Theory)

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Cinema and media (Proyecto 4º)

Cinema project (4º ESO)

The project consists on analysing a film or a series and to be able to understand how the scenes have been made and to recreate them through the photography.

-        To recognize the basic elements of a digital image
-        To recognize and take advantage of the resources offered by cameras
-        To identify photographs of different periods (style and techniques used)
-        To appreciate and identify the genres of film make.
-        To understand the relationship between the development of technology and the evolution of film making and media
-        To carry out a creative audiovisual project employing the content.

Around 6 sessions of 55 minutes + outside

The activity has been already presented, so that, everyone has already selected a film o series in which s/he is going to work on.

Students have to bring all the necessary information (Biography of the film director and films that he has made; Chosen movie and its information) to carry out with the following activities:

1.     Warm up activity 
"My 10 Movies"
o   A movie that made you cry
o   A movie that made you laugh
o   A movie that scared you
o   A movie that made you fall in love with you
o   A movie that surprised you
o   A movie that made you angry about any cause
o   A movie that made you to change something in your life
o   A movie in which you identify yourself
o   A movie that you did not like
o   A movie in which you learned

2.     Timeline of the director’s biography (professional life)
3.     Film credits
4.     Personal review
5.     Write 3 tweets related to the film (no more than 140 characters)

6.     Character’s organigram (relationship between them, names, age, profession)
7.     Students have to bring printed or in the computer the following frames. They have to organised and named them:
o   Scenes:
§  A scene with nature
§  An interior scene without people inside
§  A scene where people appear
§  A scene with architecture
o   Basic camera shots
§  Extreme close up
§  Close up
§  Medium close up
§  Medium shot
§  Wide shot
§  Extreme wide shot
o   Camera angles
§  Bird’s eye view
§  High view
§  Neutral view
§  Low view
§  Worm’s eye view

8.     Poster activity.
To work on the next activity, they have to bring printed or in a computer the film poster.
Students have to analyse the poster: composition, message, colours used, if there is any rhetorical figure, etc.

9.     Sketching. 
Individually, students have to choose one scene they like and they have to draw it, this way, they will understand the previous step before starting a movie.

10.  Performing activity.
Students will have to perform, outside the school, a non-dangerous scene of the film. For this task, they must first select 3 frames (made with different camera angles) and print them.
Afterwards, it will be tried as far as possible to imitate the costumes and make-up of the characters. The objective is to immortalize the scenes imitating the poses and the point of view of the camera. In the scenes family and friends may be part of the scene if it is required. 

Percpective (project 3ºESO)

Choose between the following options:

  • Draw your name (you decide: one vanishing point or two vanishing points)
  • Draw a city (you decide: one vanishing point or two vanishing points)

Remember at the end of your project you will have to have employed one vanishing point and two vanishing points.


Draw your name using one VP.

Draw your name using two VP.

Draw a city using one VP.

Draw a city using two VP.