Setting the Scene - Foreshadowing
wk 2.1 Techniques writers use in Setting the Scene - through film clips and texts
wk 2.2 Creating Suspence and tension, writer's toolbox, tone, mood and atmophere
wk 3.1 Perspectives - Creative Writing through Sound
wk 4.1 Narrative viewpoints - dual perspectives, narrative changes
wk 4.2 Narrative Writing - adding structure, writer's techniques, sequencing
To understand what is meant by foreshadowing
To explain the effects of foreshadowing
Through the use of a film clip from Jaws and a text extract.
Follow directions on ppt and worksheets
Techniques Writers Use to set the scene
Through Film and Literature
Watch the first 4 min of these film clips through the lens of a camera: shots, angles and movements.
List as any words and ideas that come to mind
How was suspense and tension shown or enhanced?
Write what the effects are on the audience and how the director achieved them?
For a general understanding of how the camera is focused on the director’s intent and purpose - focusing on visual textual purposes.
– The Birds extract and examples of how different types of foreshadowing are used by writers.
Notice how the director applied the camera – the angles, shots and movements as well as the lighting/colours to create effects in the setting – his visual text
Look out for any foreshadowing the director used either subtly or directly.
While you're watching:
Write down any details – words or ideas you notice about the setting.
When and where did the director fit in the foreshadowing?
How did the camera angles, shots, movements and lighting or colours aid in setting the scene and achieve foreshadowing? Remember it’s a ‘visual text’ the director uses.
Creating Suspense and Tension - watch the master of suspense - Alfred Hitchcock in a video clip and how he portrays suspense, tension, and foreshadowing.
The writer’s toolbox.
Tone Mood Atmosphere
Including various tasks and activities
Extract from Jaws By Peter Benchley for Tone, Atmosphere, and Mood in the Setting.
You will comprehend the concept of differing perspectives
Be able to recognize and understand how audio sound effects from a short film clip can expand your imagination and creativity – you will become more aware of sounds and your personal interpretations of them as well as view many alternate perspectives of the same sound effects.
Be able to create a short visual summary of a story based on the soundtrack from the film - from your creative interpretations – you become the author.
You will be able to identify and understand what transition points are both in films and texts
Be able to create a short storyline from sequencing still shots or scenes through your own perspective.
View how a storyline changes through another character's perspective
Looking deeper into perspective changes and alternate viewpoints - which will you prefer
You have a worksheet with several extracts. Work out which narrative perspective it is and why you think this way.
Your final task is to choose 2 extracts from your worksheets and rewrite them from the 1st to the 3rd person or the 3rd to the 1st (one of each) making it clear to the reader which perspective you are using.
You will be able to identify and comprehend how language and structures are applied in narrative writing.
You will identify and comprehend the importance of effective sequencing.
You will have the ability to write a creative narrative in the 1st person from a film clip
His name is Okwe and he is a porter in a large hotel. One night, after the guests have oddly checked out of their rooms, he is called to fix a leaky toilet ...
Okwe’s dilemma: He is living in London illegally, despite being a highly educated fully trained doctor from Africa. He cannot work legally for fear of being sent back to his home country – this would mean death!
You are Okwe, it will be written in the 1st person.
Plan your plot, increase the tension and suspense, use appropriate language.