Film sound and setting
ActivityIn this step, we’re going to ask you to listen again to the sound clip from Step 1.8 and ask you to use the Sound ‘Tell Me’ grid, which we’ve attached in the downloads section. This time, focus on the information that the soundtrack (music, silence, sound effects, dialogue) provides us about setting, rather than listening just to the music. And remember, setting is time – of day, year, season, period – as well as space. When you’ve listened and made a few notes on your ‘Tell Me’ grid, share your responses in the comments section below.
Teaching ideaFollowing on from the idea above you could ask your learners to draw a picture of the space they can ‘hear’ using the Single Shot Storyboard Template in the downloads section and annotate it in a target language.A single shot storyboard, as it sounds, is a frame for sketching an idea for a scene or shot, with boxes for adding information – about character, for example, or any sound effects. It can be offered to learners as a way of encouraging them to present what they are imagining, as a prompt for more formal writing or speaking. We have added a Single Shot Storyboard Template in German as an example of how this resource can be adapted for language learning. Please feel free to use it in class.
Short Film in Language Teaching
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