Lights, camera, action: editing

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson  |  RAR

Explore how editing helps to tell a story in films. Learn words used to describe transitions and time span of scenes. See how the order of scenes and type of transitions can affect the flow, set a mood and keep an audience interested. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, a 'fade-in' transition introduces a subject gently and may create a romantic mood. Look at a model sequence of shots in a romance film. Notice how different editing choices change the meaning of a scene. Choose sequences for a comedy or horror film. Choose shots 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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