Did the colourful billboard ad for the McSpicy offer some customers more than the Golden Arches had planned?
Simple Analysis skills are important for many school subjects. Here is an "entry level" trailer analysis for students of Media (and fans of movies). #GodzillaVsKong
Simple Analysis skills are important for many school subjects. Here is an "entry level" poster analysis of a new movie poster for students of Media (and fans of movies). #GodzillaVsKong
One useful exercise when examing moving image in a Media course is to investigate how characters are introduced through FILM LANGUAGE. By looking at the SHOT TYPE, CAMERA ANGLE, COMPOSITION and USE OF COLOUR - indeed the whole MISE EN SCENE, you can "decode" the messages that the filmmakers are trying to present to the … Continue reading AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: the introductions
A storyboard is a frame by frame drawing/sketch/plan for each shot in your planned media product. You need not be a great artist for the sketch is accompanied by other details below, to help you visualise your film and to help others understand it. Watch this great video as a general introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQsvhq28sOI Here’s an … Continue reading STORYBOARDING EXERCISE
The official Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn posters make a bold statement with their vivid colours and striking imagery. Four recently released posters feature Harley Quinn - which some fans may think odd given the range of other well known comic book characters in the film. But remember, the … Continue reading “Birds of Prey” poster analysis
I've posted one of these videos before, but they are really worth pointing out again - to the casual fan of movies, and to those studying how they work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAvn7CNpdB8 https://youtu.be/wXcc79AmkyU While not part of the "Reverse Film School" series, this video is a fantastic watch. https://youtu.be/zoM-tQOOcPw
This short film, available on YouTube for the past two years (so yes, you might have seen it already) is a fantastic little film which does what it says in the title. At the time of writing this, the film has been viewed 7.8 million times. Written, edited and directed by Ella Fields, the film … Continue reading Stereo – a film about reversed gender stereotypes.
Updated with latest "twists" in June! Anyone who knows me knows I am no fan of the Spider-Man Homecoming poster with the cluster of floating heads in a top-heavy over-stuffed extravaganza. And it can be difficult to assess posters today as the marketing for big movies produces multiple posters of multiple designs for multiple markets. … Continue reading Spider-Man: Far From Home posters?
A quick look at some of the publicity posters for season 1 and season 2 of RIVIERA (on Sky Atlantic in the UK). Like any analysis of a poster, it doesn't really matter if you have or haven't seen the programme. It's more important that you can "decode" what you see. You can discuss the … Continue reading Riviera – Decoding the Posters