Lights, camera, action: camera

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Explore how cameras are used to tell a story in films. Learn words used to describe camera shots, movements and angles. See how combinations of camera shots can hide or reveal things, set a mood and influence audience feelings. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, filming from above makes a subject look small or scared. Look at a model sequence of shots in a romance film. Notice how different views change the meaning of a scene. Choose camera effects for a comedy or horror film. Move the focus of the camera to build a scary feeling or set up a joke. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Students explore how film-makers use a range of camera techniques to construct meaning and influence audience response.
Students identify and apply film metalanguage.
Students choose combinations of camera shots to enhance the telling of a story.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 5, Grade 6
Reading Comprehension Viewing Comprehension
Learners, Students

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