The 3Cs and 3Ss
The 3Cs and 3Ss are a convenient way to help unpick a film, generate discussion and get your pupils understanding the rich text of film!
The six simple divisions cover pretty much every area of a film, and it helps to concentrate on one aspect at a time. Start with the more familiar concepts such as character, story and setting, then as pupils become more familiar they can choose different aspects to focus on.
Every element of an audiovisual text can carry meaning, and films can be ‘read’ like any traditional text.