Film Literacy

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The educational system today is lacking in advancing to keep up with the technology of today. Most teen or even children today spend most of the time on technology. Even accessing to books have become digital and paper book have become more obsolete. If every educator would begin to give out more assignments through technology students can be more involved and they learn better looking at a screen compared to just having paper after paper handed to them. Some elements of film literacy should be more widely known. How the director manipulates us into feeling and reacting certain ways. People may think it’s such a complex and difficult thing to understand but it’s rather simple really with just understanding the techniques and how they use different…show more content…
The first shot is the extreme long shot which are used to make the audience have no sympathy. The way the director manipulates the audience to not have sympathy is by how far the camera is that there is no facial recognition. Not being able to recognize the person or persons on screen are why you feel no sympathy. A long shot or full shot is different because you have more facial recognition. A long shot isn't as close up to just see the face but the whole characters body. The audience can have more sympathy because of having facial recognition. A third shot is the medium shot it’s a more comfortable distance for the audience to be comfortable with what is on the screen. This can also be known as a comfortable speaking distance. The close up is more of an uncomfortable distance for the audience because of how close up you see the actors. The directors how ever have a trick to make the audience not feel the uncomfortableness. The director can zoom in for a few seconds and zoom out fast before the audience realizes just how uncomfortable they are. With this shot there is facial recognition and the camera is close up to see the shoulders and facial features. The actors usually don't look straight at the camera or then it can make the audience feel creeped out. The director usually has them look off and not at the camera. The extreme close-up is the most uncomfortable shot to the max only one-fourth of something is so close up. The deep-focus shot you can see all the other shots. This means the close, medium, and far shots are all seem at the same time. The audiences eyes at this point move in a pattern from the close to the medium to the far. The audience doesn't realize it because their eyes move as a reflex because it is hard-wired in our minds, so we always have done them but never noticed. The mind thinks and does what the director wants them to

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