Elements Of The Film Ripple

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Dramatic language has the fundamental elements of drama being role, character and relationships, situation, voice and movement, focus, tension, space and time, language, ideas, dramatic meaning; mood and atmosphere; and symbol and audience (Dinham, 2014). These foundations shape the drama to captivate the audience so they comprehend the meaning and purpose of the dramatic action (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2015). After viewing and observing the short dramatic film Ripple (Viddsee, 2014) I discussed and explained how three of the dramatic elements being situation, movement and mood were used throughout the film. Situation Situation is one of the dramatic elements and is like an exposition (Khan, 2011). It clarifies the setting taking place with who and where the characters’ are, their relationships and what issues are jeopardising the characters’ (ACARA, 2015). At the start of a dramatic film the situation is made viewable to the audience (School Curriculum and Standards Authority [SCSA], 2012). The element situation occurred at the start of the film with the characters’ being two children accompanied by…show more content…
Similar to the element movement where facial expressions convey a characters’ mood, the element mood can be portrayed through using lighting and sound (Dinham, 2014). A scene within the film where sound helped to describe the characters’ mood was when the music paused and went silent while the boy counted how much money they had but then started again with a crescendo to create the dramatic emotion of the girl’s disappointment when they didn’t have enough. A characters’ mood can be shown by where and how much light is shown (Khan, 2011). The film demonstrated the characters’ mood of happiness by shining more light on their faces during those times to show their face lighting up with feelings of

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