Learning Objective

Pupils should learn that:
• Every element of a visual image can carry meaning.
• Visual images can be ‘read’ like other texts
• The position of elements within the image, the colours used, and the lighting, can all affect interpretation.
• Camera distance (eg close-up, long shot etc), camera angle and camera movement all affect meaning.
• The number and order of shots affect meaning.

Key Questions

• Why is the shot composed like this? What difference would it make if it were composed differently?
• Why is the camera positioned in this way? What difference would it make if it were somewhere else?
• What difference does it make if the order of shots
is different or some are missing?