Video Essay #1
Create a page in your Media Studies OneNote called codes and conventions. Read over the following codes and conventions page and watch the associated videos. Make sure you keep detailed notes in your OneNote.
Narrative and Ideology
^^Click this link to read all about codes and conventions of film-making
Technical codes for Film
Your task is to choose a scene from a film of your choice and create a 2-4 minute video essay that analyses the use of AT LEAST 4 codes and 2 conventions. You must explain how the codes and conventions are used in the movie to create meaning for the audience.
Your video essay can be as simple as recording your voice over the scene as it plays. If you need to pause on certain moments you could play the movie while screen recording your laptop. Here is how to do it on a mac and here is how to do it on a PC
Here are 2 examples. One from Get Out (made by Jeremy Mo) and one from American Beauty