Chapter 6 My Movie Log #1 Exploring Cinematography in Pan’s Labyrinth
Preparing for the My Movie Log:
Read and review the “Chapter 06 Screening Checklist”, and go through the required Chapter 6 Video Tutorials, to help you focus your eye and analytic tools on cinematography. Be sure to go through these resources before viewing Pan’s Labyrinth.
The My Movie Log Prompt:
As you watch Pan’s Labyrinth… be aware of a stand-out moment (one shot or short sequence) that evokes a strong emotional response from you–consider a moment when the images are conveying information that is not reflected in characters’ action or dialogue. These moments are often crucial to the development of a movie’s themes, narrative, and meaning. Analyze that moment focused on the cinematography. Use the “Chapter 06 Screening Checklist” to help guide and focus your analysis – you don’t need to answer all of the checklist questions or incorporate every aspect of cinematography in your analysis. You can focus your analysis on any one or more of the “CH 06 Screening Checklist” questions (e.g. you can focus specifically on the shot choice, or the use of lighting, or camera movement, or…). Keep your analysis focused on cinematography, and edit/focus your analysis within the targeted word count.
(target 250 words)