WHAT DO I DO?

WHAT'S IT WORTH?

IBO will release a list of films. You choose one, then write a 1750 word analysis of a five-minute sequence. You have one month from release of the film to submit your assignment. Your essay will address both the cultural context of the film and the details of how it is made. Contexts to consider might include:

  • Economic

  • Geographical

  • Historical

  • Institutional

  • Political

  • Social

  • Technological

Your detailed analysis of film elements could look at:

  • Cinematography (such as colour, composition, exposure, framing, focus scale, movement, shot type, and so on)

  • Critical response and reception

  • Editing (such as continuity, cut, dissolve, match, montage, pace, transition, and so on)

  • Filmmakers’ influences, intentions and vision

  • Genre, codes and conventions

  • Mise-en-scène (such as acting and figure behaviour, art direction, costume and make up, décor, lighting, set and setting, space, and so on)

  • Motifs, symbols and themes

  • Narrative structure

  • Sound (such as dialogue, sound editing, sound effects and foley, soundtrack and music or score, diegetic and non-diegetic, and so on)

SL 30%, HL 20%

HOW AM I ASSESSED?

ANY OTHER INFORMATION?

ANY EXAMPLES?

IB Exemplars here: be aware, these are not real assessments and must be treated as such, but they are a starting point.

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