Students love when teachers meaningfully incorporate films into class instruction. Film Studies has a vocabulary unique to itself, and when students are instructed in the appropriate terminology and symbols of meaning conversations can come alive!
This is a quick reference guide created by Contextual Classroom for students studying films for analysis.
This guide provides explanations for several common camera shots and angles which create meaning on the screen.
My film students used this as a note sheet in class, as a study guide, and as an analysis tool for analyzing frames, scenes, or whole films.