Symbolic Codes
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Symbolic Codes

Season
Unit 1 Media
Unit
media representations
Episode
representations and constructions

🌎 Setting

Definition

The environment in which the narrative takes place.

Extended info / examples

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Setting

Worksheets / Resources

🖼 Setting.pptx1577.3KB
✍️ Setting.docx2408.2KB

Video Examples

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Scene library

Furious Intro
Mad Max: Fury Road
Brooklyn 1972
Dog Day Afternoon
The Cropduster
North by Northwest
Entering The Saloon
Back To The Future 3
Let me tell you about my boat
The Life Aquatic

Outside Resources

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Settings are Characters, Too - YouTube
Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction - Michael Toolan - Google Books
Setting - Definition and Examples | LitCharts
The Coen Brothers: Setting as Character - YouTube

🎭 Mise en scene

Definition

The description of all the objects with a frame of the media product and how they have been arranged.

Extended info / examples

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Mise en Scene

Worksheets / Resources

✍️ Mise en scene.docx2282.1KB
🖼 mise en scene.pptx460.9KB

Video Examples

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Scene library

The Escape
The Invisible Man
James T Kirk
Star Trek
Restaurant Scene
Vertigo
Parlour Room
Psycho
The Girl in the Red Coat
Schindler's List
Line Up
The Usual Suspects
Departed Chase Scene
The Departed
Green plant
Wall-e

Outside Resources

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“Mise-En-Scène” in “Film Appreciation” on OpenALG
Mise-en-Scène – Moving Pictures
mise en scene
corrigan.white.2.pdf
Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón film analysis • Senses of Cinema
Costume Design: The Hidden Layer of Movie Magic - YouTube
Baby Driver - Colour Coded Characters

🕺 Acting

Definition

Actors portray characters in media products and contribute to character development, creating tension or advancing the narrative.

Extended info / examples

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Acting

Worksheets / Resources

✍️ Acting Worksheet.docx254.0KB
🖼 Acting PowerPoint.pptx243610.7KB

Video Examples

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Scene library

You’re tearing me apart
Rebel Without A Cause
Truth or Dare
Eighth Grade
Telling the Parents
Juno
Line Up
The Usual Suspects
The Staircase
The Shining
Magic Trick
The Dark Knight
Taking It Up With HR
The Assistant

Outside Resources

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Westworld: What Makes Anthony Hopkins Great - YouTube
Introduction: gesture in film: Journal for Cultural Research: Vol 19, No 1
(80) Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 32 Actors' Accents | WIRED - YouTube
Accent Expert Breaks Down 6 Fictional Languages From Film & TV | WIRED - YouTube
Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 31 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED - YouTube
There Will Be Blood: Vocal Control in Movies - YouTube
Observations on film art : THE SOCIAL NETWORK: Faces behind Facebook

🎨 Colour

Definition

Different colours can have different connotations, depending on context and culture. Colour in media products can also be manipulated in a variety of different ways. Colour can be controlled via lighting, through the setting and mise en scene, and especially now, controlled in the editing process.

Extended info / examples

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Colour

Worksheets / Resources

✍️ Colour Worksheet.docx1158.2KB
🖼 Colour PowerPoint.pptx168031.2KB

Video Examples

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Scene library

Time To Die
Blade Runner
Vegas
Blade Runner 2049
Restaurant Scene
Vertigo
The Girl in the Red Coat
Schindler's List
The Birthday Party
The Sixth Sense
The Wake
The Sixth Sense
Departed Chase Scene
The Departed
Green plant
Wall-e

Outside Resources

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Netflix’s ‘Extraction’ is being called out for its Bangladesh yellow filter
Joker Cinematographer Explains The Impact of Color in Film | Vanity Fair - YouTube
The Power Of Colour In Film: Storytelling Through Chromatics
Color Theory in Film — Color Psychology for Directors: Ep5 - YouTube
How David Fincher's Movie Color Palette Sets Your Nerves on Edge - YouTube
Colour In Storytelling | The Cinema Cartography - YouTube
How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color - YouTube
Understanding Color - YouTube
La La Land: Using Color | VIDEO ESSAY - YouTube
Baby Driver - Colour Coded Characters