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CLIP 6531

Story Opening

Story Opening
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Key Info
  • Story Opening
  • Duration: 00:34
  • Four different scenes from the same area, introducing a range of characters. They appear linked but it is not clear why. A young man, an older man, a couple sitting in a car and a young woman are introduced. The sound track is upbeat and reminiscent of the blues.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Media: Moving Image

  • Keywords: TellingStories, sound track, film, scene, shot, composition, structure, paragraph, planning, beginning
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful as an introduction to composition in media. After planning the beginning of a story in which characters are introduced in the first chapter, students could then translate this into a 30 second film, in which the characters are introduced and linked implicitly. No words are spoken. The music soundtrack can be changed to see how this alters the mood of the opening. Develop a narrative to go with this clip as a voice over.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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