Unit Question: In what ways does society and our life experiences shape who we become?
AOI: Community and Service:
You will be reviewing you ideas of what makes a society. You will explore the different roles and functions of individuals and groups within society and how those roles, functions and groups can affect who we are and in turn the types of societies we create.
After listening to the music, discussing key terms, and viewing the film The Wall by Pink Floyd. You should have a good understanding of the themes, symbolism and techniques used by Alan Parker to create the film as a vehicle for the protagonists to express his view of himself and his relationship with society.
In response to the film you will be responsible for three different assessments:
TASK 1 – Group Work (Oral)
Analysis of a song/scene: You will choose a group based on interest in a song from the film. You will analyze the themes within the song/scene, discuss and analyze the symbolism used in the original clip, as well as the angles and camera movements used to create the scene. This analysis will be done as a voice over on top of the original clip. You will be assessed on Criterion A: with a focus on understanding of the director’s choices.
TASK 2 – Individual Work (Oral)
You will create a new version of the scene for a song of your choice. I would love for you to cover the song yourself, but you can also use the recorded song if you don’t want to sing. You will direct and stage a unique video clip and create a director’s cut explaining your choices in film techniques to show your understanding of the themes and symbolism discussed. This will be an analysis of your version of the video. Your speech will focus on symbolism, angles, shot types and camera movements. Please write and keep a written script of your voice over as well. You will be assessed on Criterion A: with a focus on understanding of the director’s choices and Criterion C: Appropriate vocabulary use and grammatical accuracy.
TASK 3 – Individual Work (Writing)
You will answer the following question with reference to the film. Choose a theme from the film and explain “In what ways has Alan Parker conveyed (insert Theme) in the film through the use of camera angles, types of shots, camera movement and symbolism. This essay will be between 600 – 800 words in length. You will have a week of class time in which to plan and write it. You will be assessed on Criterion A: with a focus on understanding of the director’s choices and applying Language A terminology in context. Criterion B: with a focus on organizing ideas and arguments in a sustained, coherent and logical manner. Criterion C: Appropriate vocabulary use and grammatical accuracy.
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