IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – gardening video

Before analyzing the text make sure to have a look at the following page for a better understanding of how to use the text to help you with your assessments: https://language-literature.com/sample-text-analysis-blog-posts/

Text: “Doing the EPIC Florida Weave to Stake Tomato Plants.” Self Sufficient Me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH3ZLYl3q3Y

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • Although videos won’t show up on Paper 1, analyzing a video is still a worthwhile way to practice your skills.
  • One aspect of analyzing videos is the editing – the frequency of edits (AKA cuts) and the kinds of cuts used. There is an explanation here: https://www.filmsfatale.com/blog/2020/6/14/editing-types-of-cuts. The gardening video make fairly simple / basic cuts as they are sufficient to convey the necessary information. The author is not interested in making a slick video but rather seems to be focused on providing information and is not too concerned with style.
  • Many, but not all, of the camera shots are static. Compare the camera work with this video with another one with higher production values. What possible effects does the camera work have on the viewer? How much the basic production of this video match the author’s goals?

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