Progression in Reading Film: Understanding Colour and Light, Sound and Editing Techniques



This chapter continues to build the spiral progression framework through considering the development of the children’s responses to reading various films in relation to their understanding of colour and light, sound and editing techniques. I take each theme in turn and explore how their reading of each tracked across three years to inform this progression. This chapter explores how the children moved on from an over-reliance on reading film associated predominantly with camera use, into considering the other ‘tools’ at the film-maker’s disposal. The children had shifted from ‘viewing’ film to ‘reading’ film and were considering the combination of these, in order to apply the ‘grammar of film’ (Bearne and Bazalgette, Beyond words: Developing children’s response to multimodal text. Leicester, UKLA, 2010).


Film Reading Bazalgette Diegetic Sounds Assessment Focus Coding Competence 
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