Analysing a Film Poster


There are 63 slides in this lesson and it would take more than one lesson to complete. It is a comprehensive steps and information in analysis of a film poster/

An outline of the lesson is below:

  • Information slide on “What are film posters”
  • How to read images power point
  • Power point on SWAT Codes
  • National English Skills page 32 – Recognising everyday symbols and icons
  • Activity #2- Film shots
  • Activity #3 – deciding on best shot for emotion
  • Activity #4 - Symbols
  • Activity #5 -Analysing a film poster using SWAT Codes
  • Power point on Genre
  • Activity # 6 - Look at the examples in your workbook. Which genre of film (comedy/ horror/ drama/ romance/action) do you think each one belongs to?
  • Activity #7 - A lot can be learnt about a character from the way they are portrayed in a film poster.   
  • Looking at these images, what do we assume to know about the characters?
  • Write 3 sentences which explain HOW SWAT codes are used to convey this information.

Worksheets will be provided on the USB.