English Essentials - Flying Through Film – Cinematography in the Truman Show (Stage 6, Years/Grades 11-12)

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In this second lesson, we’ll explore the art of cinematography. Get ready to fly through our analysis of Peter Weir’s use of cinematographic techniques in The Truman Show. We’ll look at the ways Weir uses cameras to tell this thought-provoking story about life under the media microscope. As always, we’ll keep you up to speed with the basics from previous lessons before we launch into more advanced analysis.Language forms/features: mise-en-scene, aerial shot, characterisation, setting, close-up shots, framing techniques, camera angles, high-angle shot, canted or tilted shots, camera zooming and movement, cuts, editing, crosscut, medium shot, deep focus, hyper-realism, long-shot, symbolism