This resource closely follows the EDUQAS A-Level specification and the Lisa Wardle textbook to offer teachers a comprehensive introduction to the main issues around spectatorship. This is especially useful in teaching Component 1, Section B, American Film Since 2005. Topics covered include active versus passive spectatorship, viewer positioning, analysis of how film form and narrative shape spectator response, viewing contexts, demographic factors, intertextuality, preferred, negotiated and oppositional readings ( Stuart Hall’s theory) with a few case study application suggestions (CAROL, Haynes, 2015). The resource includes interactive exercises and is presented with nice visuals and text/picture animations. Approx length of time - 1 entire lesson (1 hour). Number of slides: 38.
This exercise provides interactive discussion prompters and tasks that help students to reflect carefully on what they think tolerance really means. It should form the basis for two 1-hour lessons, for secondary students between ages 14 - 18. The aim is to foster a critical discussion about tolerant societies, and to help students to reflect upon whether there is a distinction between tolerance and cultural/ moral relativism. How can tolerance be a principled approach that is fair to both individuals and communities? Is tolerance fair to **all **citizens? Does a tolerant state promote genuine** intellectual** diversity? How can a state promote tolerance without becoming an intolerant state, i.e. without promoting censorship of controversial ideas?
This GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST film from the late silent period showcases many features of German Expessionist cinema, as well as being a key example of a film made in Hollywood for an American audience. Made in 1927 by Fox Studio, this film forms the basis of a lesson around German Expressionist cinema and its visual techniques. This 32-Slide presentation provides lots of detail as well as explanation about how certain visual effects were achieved. Ideal for teachers fdollowing the EDUQAS Film Studies A-Level, Component 2.
This 39-slide fully interactive presentation ends with exam questions and guidance from the EDUQAS boards, as well as offering historical context and aesthetic characteristics of German Expressionist cinema, with special focus on SUNRISE (FW Murnau). This presentation is excellent for exam revision and conveys the key talking points for this section of the **Film Studies **Component 2 paper.
Realism in Winter’s Bone helps A-Level Film Studies students to engage with the 2010 film ***Winter’s Bone ***(Granik). The resource transmits knowledge of both the aesthetics of film realism as well as an understanding of social realism in terms of representation, ideology and social contexts. This colorful 3 page illustrated resource forms one full lesson and prompts students to answer questions and to undertake their own BINARY ANALYSIS of the film Winter’s Bone, with helpful questions to spark ideas.
This 69 slide full-colour interactive PowerPoint Presentation covers very targeted learing objectives for the EDUQAS A Level Film Studies Specification on Global CInema. Objectives include: Core Study Areas (Mise-en-scene, Social and Political Contexts, Reception, Exam Questions and Mark Schemes, and Production notes. This resource will be used in a two-hour lesson and promotes discussion of key symbols and themes, as well as allowing for close analysis of mise-en-scene.
This is a great revision exercise for the EDUQAS Film Studies A-Level, Component 2, Global Filmmaking Perspectives: Silent Cinema. This is a 20 slide Quiz presented in PowerPoint. It works well for team or small group competitions.
For both film and media studies, this 14-slide full colour, interactive PowerPoint presentation provides a brief introduction to the basics of film editing (montage). The six elements of an edit are introduced, as well as a discussion of pace, style of editing and parallel editing (cross cutting). Helpful links to YouTube videos provide illustrative examples of the terminology presented. The Presentation - along with Q&A and examples - should fill a 1 hour lesson.
This is a full color 20-slide presentation with links to helpful film clips as illustrations. It forms a class lesson for A-Level film Studies or equivalent and gives helpful context for films produced at this exciting, director-led period of of Hollywood cinema.
This fully animated, interactive presentation is comprised of 43 full colour slides. The analysis of narrative, formal elements and spectatorship aims at preparing film studies students for the A-Level Exam, (EDUQAS FIlm Studies, Component 1B - American Cinema). It is equally useful for any film or media course. Elements of narrative, as well as camera, sound design, mise-en-scene and lighting are all analysed in this comprehensive study of this modern Western gothic film. This presentation is designed to form the basis for a full one hour lesson, and could be extended to further sessions.
For **FILM STUDIES A-LEVEL ** This class exercise allows students to consider class representations in the 2009 UK independent film Fish Tank. It will prompt discussion and allow students to think about how a variety of characters are represented. The objective is for students to fill in their worksheets independently or in pairs, and then for each individual or pair to feedback to the whole group. In this way, a wide range of answers and insights can be explored. The exercise could fill nearly an entire 1 hour lesson, depending upon the group size.
E.M. Forster’s 1909 short story about a future dystopia provides an excellent stiumlus to explore many issues that impact young peoples’ lives in 2021. THE MACHINE STOPS (1909) paints a picture that allows us to reflect on a multitude of topical questions: how far has technology helped us to advance, individually and socially? how does technology impact our relationships to our bodies and senses? how does technology affect our relationship with the natural world? how do metaphor, irony and allegory work to convey social messages? how does technology impact our ability to gain knowledge of what is true and to separate fact from fiction? Forster’s prophetic short story was extremely prescient in its vision of a future society in which people would be confined indoors, socially distanced and isolated even from their closest kin, and in which all connection to people and the world is mediated through a “machine”. What happens when Kuno decides he wants to escape the machine and to live by his own wits?
This is a full color 27 slide animated PowerPoint presentation. It forms the basis of an assembly or a full two hour lesson (depending upon time taken for class discussion/debate). It is a very interactive tool designed to prompt discussion and debate and to get youngsters thinking for themselves and reflecting on the complexities and problems associated with tolerance. It encourages them to actively define tolerance, and to reflect upon their definition, based on careful analysis of real life cases and examples. This lesson can be used can be used in an American or British context. It would work with a wide variety of age groups and can help in teaching citizenship, PSHE, RS, or British Values. It could also work well as a starter exercise for the study of Liberalism (politics).
This collection of resources provides a range of classroom ready resrouces to tackle the FIlm Studies A Level Component 1B. - Spectatorship Topic. The Films referenced and used as examples include No Country for Old Men, Carol and Winter’s Bone. There is also an introductory PowerPoint with an overview of what examiners mean by ‘Spectatorship’ and clear guidance on how to apply it to specific films. There is a Test included as well.
This 14 slide, fully-animated presentation involves key revision in preparation for Component 1, Section A: Hollywood 1930 – 1990 Comparative Study. Focus is on the auteur debate and industrial contexts, with other factors such as gender representation and genre also considered. The presentation involves interactive exercises and should fill one lesson.
This fully animated, interactive 20 Slide illustrated Power-Point presentation forms the basis of a lesson, ideal for a post-screening discussion of narrative in Wong Kar-Wei’s 1995 Hong Kong New Wave film FALLEN ANGELS. The presentation provides several opportunities to pause and discuss aspects of narrative in the film and encourages students to think about the ways in which Wong’s cinema breaks away from conventional genre storytelling methods. The presentation is ideal for the Global CInema / Experimental Cinema component of EDUQAS Film Studies A-Level or for any film studies course interested in Hong Kong New Wave, Auteur studies, or Global Cinema.
This is a fully animated, full colour interactive 32 slide Power Point Presentation. It provides an excellent lesson plan for a two hour lession, and includes four practice questions from past papers, with lots of suggestions on how to tackle 'ideologies’ questions. It suggests some binary analyses of the films Trainspotting and Fish Tank and provides some indicative content tips from the exam boards. Much of the content is based on advice from EDUQAS Film Studies examiners.
**Raise the Red Lantern **(Dir. Zhang Yimou, 1991, China) is an excellent example of a film that deconstructs how patriarchal power works and in this sense it is a film that is empowering for women, despite being a narrative *about * disempowered women. The film has also been discussed as a metaphor for Chinese state power and therefore also functions a a subversive political commentary. With beautiful cinematography and composition throughout, this film is also a study in cinematic perfection, with mise-en-scene used to great symbolic effect. The film could be studied just as an excellent example of mise-en-scene.
This 10 question test is a great accompaniment to the Specatatorship PowerPoint Presentation Resource for teaching the EDUQAS A-Level Film Studies Component 1, Section B. Contemporary American Film. Topics covered include: hypodermic needle theory, active versus passive spectatorship, archetypes, intertextuality, viewing contexts, polysemy and oppositional readings of films. The test is best used for Year 12 or Year 13 film studies but can also be helpful for Media Studies teachers vis-a-vis spectaorship and ideology.