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Narrative essay plan

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. <ul><li>Use of narrative to captivate the audience – The narrative draws the audience in through the use of a cliff hanger ending. This is also typical of the genre. This is when Faye opens the letter but the audience never find out whether she gets into dance college or not. The camera angles help to demonstrate this. For example close up on her face to show her expression leave the audience free to interpret it as they wish.Establishes audience expectation through use of generic conventions – A drama genre reflects a sense of verisimilitude. In my film, I achieved this through the mise-en-scene: with the use of natural lighting, and the costume and props of that of a dancer (leotard and tights, hair up in a pony tail…). (Steve Neale – all genres are instances of repetition and difference).Use of narrative to introduce characters – Opening sequence draws the audience in – montage sequence of her room (getting to know her through her possessions, dance wear…) and also through the application forms she is filling out that shoe that she wants to go to a dance college (Propp):The villain – her motherThe dispatcher – her dance teacherThe helper - ?The princess or prize – getting in to collegeHer father – her fatherThe donor – her dancer teacherThe hero – FayeThe false hero - ?Represent narrative in terms of the soundtrack – we used classical music because it is typically ballet music, which would be what the protagonist would have danced to. In her audition, she danced to a contemporary song. This is because we found the lyrics inspirational and reflective of ‘her story’.Represent narrative in terms of editing – Through editing – we wanted to again, create a sense of realism through the cuts dissolves and fades. Everything is in chronological orderNarrative essay