Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Snapshot (10:00)
This snap shot clearly shows two women shopping, but the two couldnt be more conflicting. The use of juxtapositioning coulld be the directors way of highlighting social class in the program, and also highlighting even more the two menas differences.

The woman on the on right, clearly appears to be weathly, this could be due to her fitted clothes, well kept blonde hair, aswell as the fact that she is looking at what appears to be expensive long dresses, this gives the audience many expensive and rich connetations reinforcing the fact that she could be very wealthy. She also has a tall and petite figure also giving us impression she takes care of her apperance.
The women nearer the camera and to the left, is almost the complete opposite of the woman on the right. her hair looks damanged and not well kept and it is being held up messyly by a wooden clip, giving the viewer a negative impression of being poor and that she doesnt care for her apperance. she also looks like she doesnt fit in the shop,  as the shop looks very expensive, the white walls and the heavy lighting reinforces this.

Th woman on the right is made to stand out more by the lighting which is directly above her, this makes us, the viewer look at the older woman and compare the two. in a row of the black dresses there is a white dress which clearly stands out, this is could be used as a hidden divide between the two women.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Inception-The Paradox clip Analasis

Inception clip

The clip opens up with a slow and delicate tracking shot, and it continued further till the girl (Ellen Page) stopped walking, this connotes a new beginning or a start of a new scene, or a new subject in the story line, instanly inviting the audience to keep watchng or to pay more attention. After a few seconds this was then followed with a crane shot of a new location clearly showing us, the viewer, a bird’s eye view of the scene, allowing us to see the size of the place as well as leading us into the focal point of the whole room which is the stairs, which indicates that later on this would be main focus of the scene. A Tilt shot was then used to reinforce the strair way.
The Tilt shot was then used, this made the audience follow Ellen Page's journey on the stairs, making the audience more engaded with the story line. the crane shot was then used again, emphasising the stair way again.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Camera Shots and Movement

In Media Studies, certain camera angles, shots and movement are used to emphasie and to improve a scene, aswell as subconquesly lead the audiences thoughts and view to the right direction.
A typical example of this is using the tilt shot, e.g. a camera is place at the bottom of the subject giving the audience a shot of the subject from a low angle, this could suggest that the subject is powerful or give them a sense of authorathy, this shot can also be used to emphasis size.