MYP Film Studies Elective YEAR 9 Duration: Zhang Yimou (Community & Service) ½ Semester
Interdisciplinary links: Computer Technology, Art, Geography Guiding question: When asked by CNN how he would like to be remembered, Zhang Yimou replied “For movies with strong visual expressions and a remarkable Chinese style”. How can cinematography contribute towards your own visual style?
Aims : (knowledge, understanding, application, reflection, evaluation, attitude) • To extend student’s knowledge of storytelling through the medium of cinematography in film • To extend student’s understanding and appreciation of their own and other cultures • To extend student’s understanding of how to create meaning through visual imaging. • To develop student’s confidence and skills in manipulating visual film equipment.
Learning activities: • Workshop cinematography skills including colour, lighting, camera angles, distances & movements, lenses, filters and special effects. • Develop critical awareness through observing a variety Zhang Yimou film texts. • Workshop and practice practical skills which develop confidence and encourage creativity. • Prepare and present works within prescribed perimeters.
Assessment Criterion A: Knowledge and Understanding – Choose a film by Zhang Yimou and present to the rest of the class the importance of cinematography in the film you chose. Criterion B: Application – Shoot a short film inspired by the work of Zhang Yimou. Criterion C: Reflection and Evaluation - Continuous Criterion D: Artistic awareness and personal engagement - Continuous
Student self evaluation of: • Links to the IB learner profile • Links to the Area of Interaction • Links to other disciplines • Response to the guiding question