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Chris McNair

Film and TV 2016-2018

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Unit 4 LO 1.2

Hello Project

I am making a  short film with the only dialogue allowed to be “Hello”. At first, I thought there was not much that I could do with just the word “hello” but after thinking for a bit, I realised that the word “hello” can mean completely different things when said in different ways and by different people in different contexts. Continue reading “Hello Project”

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Week 7: Unit 4 ~ Representation

The media industry is responsible for how certain news articles and stories are perceived. Stories and news articles can be manipulated and taken out of context. Continue reading “Week 7: Unit 4 ~ Representation”

Week 4: Unit4 ~ Narrative – different techniques and approaches

A narrative is a story and how it’s told. There are different types of narratives that I will explain later.

Continue reading “Week 4: Unit4 ~ Narrative – different techniques and approaches”

Week 3: Unit 4 ~ Mise-en-Scene – what is it, and why do we study it?

What is mise-en-scene?

Mise -en-scene originated from French theatres and its direct translation is “placing on stage” but in the film industry it means everything in shot i.e. what the camera can see. Continue reading “Week 3: Unit 4 ~ Mise-en-Scene – what is it, and why do we study it?”

Week 2: Unit 4 – Genre – What is Genre

The genre is referred to in films as the type of content in it. A film doesn’t have to be just one genre as it can be a mix of different ones. Sub-genres are less popular genres and usually, branch off the main ones. Continue reading “Week 2: Unit 4 – Genre – What is Genre”

Week 1: Unit 4 ~ Semiological analysis of key scenes

Semiology is the study of signs and messages. These range from the use of colours to the uses of lighting to create an atmosphere the audience can understand. The director uses semiology to portray a meaning or a message to the audience. Continue reading “Week 1: Unit 4 ~ Semiological analysis of key scenes”

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