Shot framing, camera angle, camera movement, music, sound effects, lighting, color palette, costumes, sets and editing are elements of the theatrical and cinematic arts. They help tell the story of a movie and achieve the emotional impacts sought by filmmakers. Busana Muslim The vast majority of students in any classroom will watch many more movies, video games, or television shows than they will read books. Thus, understanding the components of theatrical and cinematic technique is an important skill for any thinking individual in today’s society. English Language Arts teachers will do their students a great favor if they give them the tools with which to understand the screened stories that students will be watching all their lives.

Despite the fact that the recent edition of the Common Core State Standards require that students be taught how to analyze and appreciate media and screen presentations, most ELA teachers find it difficult

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“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” (attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, although he probably didn’t say it in that way). That’s not necessarily true. In fact, it’s not likely true. At least not for a long time. A look at the records of the Patent Office reveal that many people have built better things than what were currently available, but those things were never offered for sale. Perhaps most things that are patented are ridiculous and have little chance of ever being developed into a product that can be sold widely, but there are many patents for good products that were never developed. If virtually no one knows about a better mousetrap, they will not beat a path to the door of the inventor.

Once something worthy of people’s consideration has been created, be it a product or a service, people have

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