The appropriate technique to follow is to be attentive for visual cues as well as listen for key words, main concepts and supporting evidence.For instance, it is very probable that in the beginning of the presentation, whether in a lecture or a film, the speaker or narrator will announce what the purpose is or a mood will be created.Make sure that the thesis is backed up by main points, and these, with sub-points and evidence.
Thus the thesis statement of this particular summary might be expressed in the following manner: The film Titanic illustrates the values of la belle poque by focusing on the rigid class and gender distinctions as well as the worship of technology.
To better understand what a good analytical summary is, I am providing you with sample essays.
Here at Keyframe I’ll be writing about various approaches to the video essay, looking at a wide variety of videos and video essayists and speaking to curators and editors to try to understand just how we got to where we are now.
I’ll explore questions such as: why do some supercuts work better than others; when and when not to use voiceover and much more.
Earlier this month Filmmaker Magazine posted a series of responses to the question What is a Video Essay?
and answers ranged from a tool to stimulate better film viewing to a new form of essay filmmaking; and from a means of expressing cinephile obsession to a means of critiquing that same obsession.
The personal love letter to cinema arises in supercuts and most single-film videos.
The miniature essay film floats in and out of categorization, making it one of the most interesting forms of video essay.
Ask yourself what did the speaker or narrator want to accomplish as well as what information was presented.
After having decided what the purpose and the thesis are, you are now ready to write.