Monday, 5 October 2009

Atonement analysis

I have chosen to write about the beach scene in Atonement in which their is a tracking shot that lasts for five minutes. This is an extremely mean feat for the director and is almost just him showing off. The scene follows the main character along the beach which is a great way of showing the audience the disaster and destruction that has occured. It also helps to portray the disorganisation and almost panic amongst the survivors.

The use of a tracking shot enables the audience to feel as if they are there and almost forget that it is a film. One factor that helps with this is the mise en scene which is truly unbelievable in its sheer size. All the way from the costumes to the props and the fires and horses. All of this helps to reinforce the verisimilitude of the scene. Another key factor to make sure that the scene went smoothly without any hiccups, which it needed to due to there bein no cuts, was the timing of all the actors, extras and even the cameraman and this aspect would have been rehearsed endless amounts of times.

Finally the diegetic and non- diegetic mix of sounds really helps to create the affect with the people chatting and the men singing as well as the non- diegetic soundtrack really works well together to help the audience imagine what it would have been like to be there.

My media weekend

On Saturday I woke up and turned on  the radio which was my first contact with media I then texted a friend before going to work. On the way to work in the car I listened to the radio. At work I checked my facebook using one of the staffs phone and then made a few texts throughout the day I also recieved a phone call. When I got back home I watched Tv for a couple of hours at the same time i was flicking through the Sun newspaper. i then went to my dads 50th birthday party where the only media I came into contact with was texting.

on Sunday morning I woke up with the radio as my alarm i then went to rugby and listened to radio 1 on the way I then watched sky sports in the clubhouse after rugby before going to the pub with the staff from work again I only really used texting and read the sport in the paper. When I got home I had recorded MOTD on sky plus and watched that before getting into bed and goin on facebook on my laptop and texting again.