Be a Media Critic

In the Be a Media Critic section, take a closer look at types of media like photography, radio, film, and television. Record your answers to the Write About It questions in a notebook or a digital document.

Use the word banks: Media ArtsPhotography  | Film and TV

Google Drive/Classroom Users: You can go under File and select "Make a Copy" or "Print" to access the Artopia Media - Write About It worksheet.

Media Arts: Film and TV Word Bank | Artopia
Media Arts: Film and TV Word Bank | Artopia

Document

composition – the arrangement of the elements (subject and other objects) in a scene or photograph contrast – the range of difference between highlights and shadow areas in an image focus – the clear...
Media Arts Word Bank | Artopia
Media Arts Word Bank | Artopia

Document

line – a long thin continuous mark or stroke color – a component of light, the sensation of primary and secondary hues, tints, and shades as created by light and pigments, reflecting or absorbing...
Media Arts: Photography Word Bank | Artopia
Media Arts: Photography Word Bank | Artopia

Document

composition – the arrangement of the elements (subject and other objects) in a scene or photograph contrast – the range of difference between highlights and shadow areas in an image focus – the clear...
Critical Viewing: Cigarette Ads | Artopia
Critical Viewing: Cigarette Ads | Artopia

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Critical viewing means taking a closer look, not being critical. It means that you are an active, rather than passive viewer. Active viewing means that you study the elements, in this case, an...
Photography - Women's Rugby Game | Artopia
Photography - Women's Rugby Game | Artopia

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BILL FRAKES A Closer Look Apparently the fact that the players in this rugby game were wearing dresses didn't diminish the intensity of the rivalry between the teams. Photographer Bill Frakes has...
Photography - Tetons and the Snake River | Artopia
Photography - Tetons and the Snake River | Artopia

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ANSEL ADAMS A Closer Look Tetons and the Snake River is one of Ansel Adams' great western landscape photographs. The image seems to go on to infinity, absolutely sharp and clear. It is interesting to...
Photography - Rosa | Artopia
Photography - Rosa | Artopia

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CHESTER HIGGINS, JR. A Closer Look Rosa is a picture within a picture. At first we see a person in costume, make-up and sunglasses. But there is another picture. Reflected in the lens of the glasses...