Presentation on promoting Cineliteracy at TESOL_Spain regional event on 18-02-11.
Text of Cineliteracy tesol
1. Cineliteracy Kieran Donaghy Productions
3. Today, our society and our world are saturated with visual stimulation. The visual image has taken over, in a sense, for better or for worse.
4. If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually . Martin Scorsese
5. It is so important, I think, because so much in today's society is communicated visually and even subliminally. Young people have to know that this way of communicating is a very, very powerful tool.
We live in a world of moving images. To participate fully in our society and its culture means to be as confident in the use and understanding of moving images as of the printed word. Both are essential aspects of literacy in the 21st century.
British Film Institute, Film Education
The worst application of all is to use a feature film as an entertaining reward between the conclusion of a teaching unit and a holiday, a practice that is unethical as well as illegal.
Michael Vetrie, 2004
Cineliteracy is long overdue in American education. The average Americam watches seven hours of TV per day. Yet, for the most part, we watch them uncritically, passively, allowing them to wash over us, rarely analysing how they work on us, how they can shape our values.
The 4 Ss
The 4 Cs
C olour & Light
The grammar is panning left and right, tracking in or out, booming up or down, intercutting shots, lighting, the use of a close-up as opposed to a medium shot - those types of things - and how you use all these elements to make an emotional and psychological point to an audience.