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Exploring Film: Fantasy adventure

Novel activities for any fictional text

Take your students on a learning journey. This series invites students to respond to film, inspiring them to find out about its conventions, genres, methods and more. It also covers sequencing and analysis and includes activities and teaching notes for exploring films of a particular genre in depth. It provides the opportunity for comparative film studies and has a range of photocopiable worksheets, suitable for use with any film.

Ages: 11-15 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5416 | ISBN: 9781877478666
Series: Exploring Film

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Dale Sutherland

Dale Sutherland has been a media studies and English teacher. She has a background in film and media, along with a passion for contemporary issues facing young people today. Now living in New Zealand’s Far North, she researches and writes full time.


Focus films in this book4
Background information for teachers5
Fantasy adventure films5
Narrative conventions: the three-act structure5
Film techniques5
Introducing and viewing the films8
Establishing prior knowledge of fantasy adventure8
Film viewing and re-viewing8
Viewing diary8
Genre and conventions9
Exploring The Golden Compass10
Plot summary10
The three-act structure10
Camera shots and editing techniques16
Sound effects and incidental music20
Colour and lighting21
Exploring The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe26
Plot summary26
The three-act structure26
Camera shots and editing techniques33
Sound effects and incidental music37
Colour and lighting40
Viewing diary44
Plot map45
Film techniques49
Camera shots and angles50
Sound effects52
Colour and lighting – what do they represent?54
Colour and lighting – making comparisons55
Characters and costume56