Analyzing movie trailers 2; Class 5-302
Below is the narration from the trailer for March of the Penguins
"There is a mysterious ritual that dates back thousands of years. No living creature has survived it, except the penguin.
They have wings but cannot fly. They're birds that think they're fish. And every year they embark on a nearly impossible journey to find a mate.
For 20 days and 20 nights the emperor penguin will march to a place so extreme it supports no other life.
In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way. This is the incredible true story about of family's journey to bring life into the world.
March of the Penguins."
Analyze this message:
* How many sentences did the narrator read?
* How long is the trailer?
* What media elements did they use (close ups, mid-shots, wide shots, music, sound effects, voice overs, dialogue…)?
See 'comments' for class notes.
* Tell the story of The Giver in 10 sentences without giving away the ending. Use the narration from the March of the Penguins trailer to help you.
* Watch the March of the Penguins trailer without sound. Write out how the March of the Penguins tells the story with images.