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Facial Expression

Manipulation of muscles that convey emotion to the viewer.

2

Body Language

The impressions given from a persons stature

3

Gaze

This refers to where a persons looking conveying emotion and viewers attempt to interpret their thoughts

4

Movement

This relates to whether the people in an image are progressive or stagnant.
- Commonly suggests action or ignorance

5

Gesture

Suggests emotional states or situations

6

Clothing/Costume

How clothing choices adding meaning - what is suggests about a characters background, personality and status

7

Proximity

Refers to how close or far apart people are.
Conveys tension and comments on relationships between characters depending on their proximity

8

Camera Angles

- Low camera angles
- High camera angles
- Eye level camera angle
- Birds eye view camera angle

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Low camera angle

Camera is low to the ground, placing image at an angle that implies superiority, power, threat or significance

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High camera angle

The camera is looking down on the object. May imply weakness, vulnerability or insignificance.

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Eye level camera angle

Implies equality, not as powerful effect. However, places both viewer and angled object to identify with each other.

12

Birds eye view camera angle

Make object appear small and insignificance. Normally used to establish setting

13

Camera shots

- Extreme close up shot
- Close up shot
- Mid shot
- Long shot

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Extreme close up shot

Shows things in great detail. Analyses feelings in the eyes

15

Close up shot

Isolates the full face captures emotion and facial expressions

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Mid shot

Captures a persons full body and small surrounding environment. Shows background, situation and environment

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Long shot

Large environment, doesn't focus on a singular individual, emphasises extend of an issue

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Juxtaposition

Two opposite ideas are place next to each other to convey importance or extend of an issue

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Foreground/background

Foreground is objects in front of subject: civilians walking past homeless man

Background is objects behind subject: lack of materialistic and luxury items around a homeless man

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Levels

Camera angles

21

Lighting

Has an impact on the meaning we lake from images.

Bright
Dim
Neon
Natural
Sunlight
Moonlight
Candlelight
Shadow
Darkness

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Props

Add meaning or symbolism

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Setting

Supports the impact of an issue discussed

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Symbols and association

Smoking: noose or dagger made from smoke suggesting symbols of pain or death