This activity is best used to isolate and identify SPECIFIC examples
of film language and the meaning/s constructed by each.
For the development of effective film analysis (in students),
the separate components need to be COMBINED to construct larger
meaning. All film genre contain patterns of these elements
of film language to construct larger meaning. Modern Science Fiction
film (as an example) is likely to contain extreme long shots,
often deep resonant base (space or ship "noise"), particular
visual and audio FX and CGI (computer-generated images) as well
as very specific use of light (over-saturated often) and dark.
These may construct a feeling of space / vastness / speed / a
sense of future etc. As well as these will be the more typical
rapid shots / close-ups / mood music of drama, for conflict and
suspense. In combination, these elements construct specific meaning.