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  1. Paikea’s Body language in the shot, show that she is nervous and distressed. She is clearly upset by the look on her face. Her hands are clasped together and she is stiff. Paikea is the main object, she is in front and dominates the picture. Paikea is standing and everyone else is sitting which represents her importance in the picture. The setting is in the hall at the school for the end of year concert. Paikea is saying her prize winning speech. The setting shows different colours and features. The tapestries show the culture of the tribe and the tribal colours that are also on the girls dresses. The colours in the picture represent their culture and ancestors. The blue is to show nobility and unity of the tribe. The earthy colours represent comfort and being in touch with nature. The lighting in the picture is dim but the light that is there is mostly shinning on Paikea, this could represent her significance in the picture. The camera angle is low view, this is used to show Paikea’s importance and that it is her turn to speak. Paikea is positioned in front, she is the main focus. The camera shot is a long shot so that you can see all the detail on her outfit and the camera is in a position as if it was somebody sitting in the crowd watching.

  2. In this scene Paikea’s hands are clasped, her arms are straight and stiff and she has a ridged posture, which tells us that she is nervous, and her tears tell us that she is distressed and saddened. There are several objects in the image, however the main focus is on Paikea, who is wearing a traditional dress (to show what she believed in) and holding a trophy (to show that she has done something great). In the picture Paikea is larger than anything else, and is in the front of everything thing, giving us the message ‘LOOK AT ME, I’M INTERESTING’. The color choice is also very interesting, the concert hall (where the scene is set) is yellow, a color which invokes imagination and encourages you to have new idea’s and new beliefs, and to not be bound down by tradition (which is what wale rider is all about). Paikea’s dress is brown and blue, brown symbolizes reliability, and throughout the movie Paikea has been shown to be very reliable and forgiving, blue symbolizes unity, something which the tribe has not shown for many years, however Paikea values trust and unity and works to bring it back. The light is slightly dim, telling us that this is neither a really happy scene, but a scene of a more depressing and sad nature. The picture is a long shot that has been taken at a low level view to show us what the audience was seeing, in the shot Paikea is aslo to the side as not all the audience was directly in form of her.

  3. Paikea has a very distressed and nervous body structure in the camera shot. Her facial expression shows she is upset and disappointed with Paka. Paikea is the main object in this photo, revealing that this is an important time for her because she shows great leadership skills. This setting of this picture is in the class hall the atmosphere as you would imagine is quiet. This gives the audience a mood of compassion for Paikea. The colour in this picture is mostly on Paikea’s dress (This draws attention to her even more.) The earthly colours shown on her dress can symbolize peace, nature, happiness, idealism and purity, some of the aspects that the tribe needed to gain. The lighting in this picture is very bright on Paikea, again drawing your eyes to her. Whilst the rest of the picture is dim. The camera angle was just below eye level to make it seem you were watching it from a seat. It was also to make it seem she was taller to make her seem more important. The camera shot was a long shot so you could see Paikea’s costume and body language clearly.

  4. This captured photo from the movie the Whale Rider shows the emotions of nervousness and insecurity. These emotions are shown because her hands were clenched together in front of her body, her body was stiffened, her arms were tensed and her legs were not relaxed. Paikea was crying at that scene because her grandfather, Koro, did not attend her special speech for him which showed the emotions of distressed and sadness. Though, she was upset, she still had the bravery to finish the speech. Paikea is the main object in this photo and In her hands, she clenches the trophy that she had been awarded. Adding to this, Paikea was also the dominant one in the picture since she was on the elevated stage and that everyone else was sitting down. The scene was set in the concert hall for the end of year concert. This setting created the emotions of seriousness because it was a special event. Paikea was wearing a traditional outfit with earthy colours. The traditional earthy colour makes the audience feel calm and welcome. The spotlight was directed at Paikea and the background has been faded out creating the effect of attention on Paikea. The photo has been captured just below neutral. This is because the stage is elevated from the audience and it has been taken from the audiences point of view. Paikea has been positioned more to the right from the midddle. This photo is a long shot which creates the emotions like seriousness and respect to build up because the whole body language and actions are in view.

  5. The body language that Paikea is showing in the shot shows that she is looking very nervous. She is clasping her trophy in her hands very tightly because she is very nervous and upset by the look on her face. In this picture Paikea is the main focus in the middle of the picture at the front. You can briefly see everyone in the background sitting down. This photo has been taken at the end of year school concert when Paikea is saying her speech. The dress that she is wearing is traditional with the colours for her culture. The blue is to show trust and tranquility. The light is mainly shinning on Paikea but you can still see what’s going on in the background behind her. The camera shot is long and has been take at a lower angle so that we can see what shes wearing and everything behind her.

    • The body language that Paikea is showing in the shot shows that she is looking very nervous and sad because her grandfather couldn’t attend to come and listen to her say her speech at the concert. The setting of this photo was taken place at a hall. She is clasping her trophy in her hands together very tightly because she is very nervous and upset by the look on her face. Paikea is standing in a formal position but her body isn’t relaxed her arms and legs are tensed. In this picture Paikea is the main focus in the middle of the stage at the front of the hall. You can briefly see everyone in the background sitting down but the light is mainly shinning on her. This photo has been taken at the end of year school concert when Paikea is saying her speech. The dress that she is wearing is traditional with the colours for her culture. The blue is to show trust and tranquillity. The brightness is mainly on Paikea but you can still see what’s going on in the background behind her. The camera shot is in long shot and has been taken at a lower angle so that we can see what she’s wearing and what’s going on in the scene behind her.

  6. Shown from this image, the body language of Paikea shows that she is nervous. Since she has her hands clasped together like that, it shows her nervousness. Her upright stance also shows that she is tense. Also, her facial expression shows that she is in some sort of distress. Most probably because her Grandfather didn’t show up for her very important night. The main object of this photo is Paikea. She is the only one standing up which situates your attention towards her. This is set inside Paikea’s school hall. You see nobody smiling in the surroundings, which shows that this is a solemn speech. The main colour in this frame is brown. Brown is a colour of comfort and endurance, which is good for a hall where everyone stays. As you see in the picture, Paikea and the others are wearing a portion of blue in their clothing. Blue is a colour of calmness. It also is the colour of the ocean and sea, which could symbolise the original Paikea riding on a whale to find the land. The light is situated in the middle of the stage, where Paikea is standing. This makes the other areas without light dull which makes it irrelevant. The camera angle in this image is low neutral. Since it is from this angle, it makes it seem as though you are watching as part of the crowd. The position of the camera makes her look big and important and since it is like that, your attention is most likely going to her. The type of shot used here is a long shot. The use of this shot is so that you can see the others in the background, which establishes her nervousness because there are people watching her.

  7. The image shows Paikea presenting a speech in the concert hall at the end of year concert. Paikea has a very rigid posture with straight shoulders and her hands are clasped tightly together. She looks very anxious and hesitant and her head is slightly lowered as she speaks out to the audience. It is very clear to the audience that she is feeling doubtful. Paikea stands out among the surrounding children and tapestries in the background and with her she tightly clutches a trophy that she has won. Paikea has been made the dominate feature within the scene and this has clearly been shown through using different filming techniques. A long shot has been used to contrast Paikea in front of the other children who are sitting down behind her and she has been positioned slightly off centre to the right. A low angled shot has been effectively used to make the viewer believe that Paikea is of greater importance then the other characters and helps emphasize that she is overlooking them all which may add to the theme of her being a leader. The shot also makes it look as though she much bigger and standout. The Maori culture has been shown as Paikea as well as the other children are wearing the traditional costume. Colours such as red and white are on the outfit which may be relative to their culture and may represent passion, purity and hope. The lighting is brightly shone on Paikea which helps to show all the details and makes everything very visible and clear to see. It is less bright on the other children which helps build more focus towards Paikea.

  8. In this scene Paikea is looking extremely nervous and upset because of her rigid posture, which is very obvious because of her straight back. She is also very upset because of the award that she has gotten for writing a speech and was hoping to present to her grandfather. Paikea is the focus of this picture because in this scene she is distressed because her grandfather did not come to her performance in the local hall for the end of year show by the local school. She is wearing traditional earthy Maori colours, which is brown and blue, these represent loyalty, confidence, endurance and home which is all qualities that a leader needs. The camera angle in this shot is a low view to show the dominance of the character to make her look bigger then everyone else as all the people in the background are sitting down. She is also in the middle of the picture to show that she is the center of attention and you notice her before you notice anything else in the photo. This shot is a long shot so you can see all of Paikeas body and some of the background.

  9. This picture shows Paikea’s body language as distressed and nervous. Straight arms and her hands clasped mean that she is hesitant and her facial expressions suggest she is crying and sad. Paikea is the dominant object in the image and also is the only one standing which also makes her the most dominant size wise. The setting after the concert in the school hall is sad but solum for Paikea. the light in the picture is dim showing light only on Paikea’s skin. The blue shown on the dresses means calm and tranquility as well as the brown meaning earth and endurance. The camera angle is below eye level to show Paikea’s dominance and a long shot is used to show the other students expressions. Paikea is standing slightly off centre of the image but still dominates the shot.

  10. Paikea is the main object in this shot. You can tell from her standing up so tall and playing with her hands that she is nervous. She looks worried, which is probably due to the fact that she is unsure whether her grandfather will show up or not. Because she is the leader, Paikea is made to look very big and tall in this shot, so that she looks superior to her classmates sitting behind her. A long, low angled shot was used in this scene to show Paikea and her not so important peers sitting unwisely behind her.This shot was used so that we could see it from the audiences view, who are sitting just below her. The colours of Paikea’s traditional dress are yellow and a dark blue. These colours are very soft and give a view of the sea. Blue, being the colour of the ocean, represents calmness and peace but can also at the same time be strong and fierce. The yellow on her dress represents the land, because it is a bright yellow and it can easily be seen. Their land is one that can be seen as a happy, joyful and exploding with tradition. The lighting in this picture is dim everywhere except for the light shining on Paikea, which makes her clearly visible. Although the mood in the room is serious and dull the brightness of the light hitting Paikea makes everybody feel cheerful.

  11. This image shows Paikaea standing on the stage at her school concert. Her body language is very nervous and unsure. She has a very straight, rigid posture and her hands are tightly clasped in front of her. Her face is very distressed because she has been crying. She is standing in the centre of the stage and the audience is looking up at her. It is quite clear that she is upset, but still acting with dignity. In this image, Paikaea is the dominant object because of the camera positioning. A low camera angle and long shot has been used to make Paikaea look bigger and more dominant over the other girls sitting on the stage behind her. Paikaea is wearing traditional Maori clothing. The colour blue on her clothes reflects nobility and confidence. The lighting on the stage is on Paikaea, this focuses all the attention on her and makes her clear and visible to the audience.

  12. Paikea’s body language in the picture shows she is nervous and emotional by the tears streaking down her face and the way she has her hands tightly clasped around her trophy. Her whole body is tense and stiff. Even though she is showing these signs of distress she is also showing dignity in the way she stands with a ridged posture and the way she pushes through the tears to finish her speech. Paikea is the main focus of the picture since she is the largest object in the frame as well as being the most central and forward meaning she dominates the space. The other children in the background as well as the background itself have also been blurred which means your eyes are drawn straight to Paikea’s presence. The picture is set at the school hall, where the children are performing an end of year concert. The colours of the girls’ dresses are blue, white and brown; these colours each representing different aspects. Blue represents the unity of the tribe and the nobility throughout it. White represents the youth of the community and the constant generations to come, carrying on the traditions and the culture. Brown represents the earth and the material side of life, being their land and their whale. The light in the picture is tinted so that you can still see the image in full depth yet still get the sense of darkness, of a sad moment. The camera angle is a low view, giving Paikea a more powerful and assertive position. Paikea’s position in relation to the stage is in front of the other children sitting on the ground, indicating she has stepped forward in confidence away from the support of others surrounding, to present her speech. The shot is a long shot showing the main object Paikea as well as the other children and the hall in the background to give us more information on the location and event.

  13. In the image Paikea is presenting a speech in the hall at the end of year concert. Paikea is displaying a tense posture especially her shoulders, back and arms. Her body language is reflective of the emotions she is feeling due to Koro not showing up for her speech. Paikea is the main object in the image; she is wearing statement clothing which is assisting her in being the main point of eye focus. Paikea is also the most dominant figure within the image. Purposefully, the other girls are sitting down behind her whereas Paikea is standing tall taking up most of the camera shot. The concert hall is the setting for the recital, and the performance is set on the stage. The colours have been used to enhance Paikeas majestic authority, soft tones like mustard and more intense shades such as electric blue has been intertwined to create a certain emotion within us. This emotion makes us feel and view Paikea as strong and brave yet softer and calm on another. The light falls on the top half of Paikeas body, accentuating the emotions on her face and the tenseness in her body. The people around her are dimmed to make definite she is the main feature. The camera angle is a long shot; this was chosen so Paikeas full stance was visible but to also capture the background of the hall. It is from a low view, this is to make Paikea look larger and like more of a leader. Subconsciously we are thinking that she is emotionally strong due to the way they have captured her. Paikeas position facing towards the empty chair and the camera angle to slightly beside that. Paikea has been placed significantly in front of the other girls to make sure she is continuously noticed.

  14. This image focuses on Paikea presenting a speech in a small, poor concert hall at her small school, at the end of year concert. She stands very tall, looking confident but also very disappointed that her grandfather did not turn up to hear her speech. She looks determined to complete what she started but at the same time looks slightly weak, like she wants to break down. The reason Paikea has her hands tightly clenched around a small trophy, is because she had won it prior the presentation for her astounding public speaking qualities. The filming techniques help show that Paikea is the dominant object in this particular low angle shot. A long shot has been used to the diagonal right of Paikea to show that she is the focal point of the scene, as she is standing in the middle and appears much larger than the other people and objects, not to mention the dimming in the lights towards the back of the image. This helps emphasize how important Paikea is in this scene.The coloured clothing that Paikea is wearing represents the traditional Maori colours and style of clothing. The rich blue and gold in her costume may represent the confidence and determination of her character and their culture.

  15. The body language of Paikea in this picture is that she is formal, has a straight posture and is tall and proud in what she is presenting. Object in the picture would be the children sitting down in the background, Paikea standing tall and proud, and paintings in the background. The sizes of the objects would Paikea, who is standing above the rest because she is important. The sizes of the children who are sitting in the background would be small and insignificant, but the paintings stick out. The setting would be a concert hall with cream coloured walls and ceiling. The colour of the concert hall is cream coloured, the children (including Paikea) are wearing blue striped and cream/white coloured dresses, and the paintings in the background are red and blue. The light is mostly concentrated on Paikea, with “residue” light shining on the objects behind her (painting and the children). The camera angle is a low view angle of Paikea, which highlights the heads of the people behind her and the paintings on the wall. The position of Paikea is centre stage, so the audience’s attention is focused on her, while the children are directly behind her with the paintings behind them. The type of shot that has been used is a long shot, so the audience gets a sense of location.

  16. In this image Paikea is facing away from the camera, towards the crowd. She is on the front of the stage which makes her above everyone else, she looks much bigger than everyone else therefore emphasising her importance. She is standing tall even though she is crying, she keeps going. It is set in the crowded hall where her end of year concert is being held. Paikea wears some kind of traditional dress with the colours black, cream and blue which are most likely significant colours to her culture. The light in the room is fairly dim, suggesting that the mood is quite low. It signifies disappointment that her grandfather has not shown up. Seeing her crying at the same time shows the sadness in the room. The angle of the camera is to the side and below the stage/Paikea (this is a low view), the photo has been taken like this to make Paikea look on top of everything because that is where all leaders sit. The camera shot is a long shot which shows her whole body displaying her body language and a few people in the background who have been blurred. It does not show the audience. Because all eyes are on her.

  17. From observing this picture it is quite easy to note Pikea’s stress and nervousness. Her rigid posture, locked legs and knees, the stern look on her face and her tearful eyes are easy hints that convey to the audience how scared she is feeling. The main object in this scene is undoubtedly Pikea as she is the most dominant object in this scene, highlighting her importance in this photo. The setting for this scene is the towns poor concert hall, this displays the obvious crumble and fall of Pikea’s community. The colours used for this scene are very bleak and bland, but still reflect the ancient Maori prints and what little dignity the people still had wearing them. The main light focus which dominates the eye is definitely Pikea’s dominant figure in the middle of the room, highlighting her hope but sudden downfall at her Grandfathers vacancy. The way the camera angle has been taken is purposeful to show Pikea’s full figure to include all her emotions, also what she has to work with around her, making her look alone and scared. Pikea’s positioning is looking towards her grandfathers chair, out of the camera view, and you can see what little hope she still has of her Paka turning up. The shot taken is a long shot to show awareness of Pikea’s full surroundings and display her overflowing emotional figure.

  18. This shot shows Paikea at her end of year school concert. She has just received an award, and is reciting an traditional chant. She wanted her grandfather Koro to be there but he didn’t come. She continues with her plans and bravely stands infront of her family and friends and performs her song. In this scene Paikea is standing nervously, clenching her award in her hands.This is a long shot and has been taken from a low veiw, to emphasize Paikea compared to the rest of the objects in the shot. Paikea is wearing traditional clothing. The colours are blue and brown. Blue represents lolalty and respect. The brown represents comfort and stability. The blue and brown also represents the earth, blue being water and brown being the dirt. Paikea is the dominate focus in this shot.

  19. Paikea’s body language suggests that she is anxious as she is standing rigid, she also seems to be nervous because her hands are tightly clasped together, also she is sad as she is crying. Paikea is the main object in the picture because she is in focus and is the main character, also she is upset because her grandfather Koro did not show up to her speech for winning the best young speaker on the east coast that was dedicated to him. Paikea size is quite small because she is upset making her tiny as she is vulnerable. The setting is in the school theatre but is quite dull because Paikea is sad. Paikea is wearing a traditional Maori dress with deep blue on it that represents depression it also has a yellowy brown on it which represents sadness. The room is gloomy and dull, the room that she is performing in is quite dull and dark but the light that is in the room is on Paikea. The camera view is low making her look bigger and more dominant because even though she is upset, she is going to pull through and become the leader. Paikea is in the middle of the screen because she is in the middle centre of attention. The picture is a long shot to show Paikea’s whole body making her look more vulnerable.

  20. In this photo Pikea is standing very stiff and very tall. With her hands clamped and her eyes teary she displayed a very anxious and sad appearance. This is because she won the East coast speech award and her grandfather who was out saving wales was not able to be at her speech. She is wearing a blue and brown dress which represents calmness, peace unity and being one with nature and is traditional in Maori culture which is traditional in Maori culture. The camera shot is below neutral to show that she is above everyone. It is also a long shot, the reason why they decided to use a long shot was firstly to show all of the kids sitting behind her and secondly so they can show her body language which is displayed from her knees to her face.

  21. Piakia was the centre of attention when she got up on stage and spoke the speach that won her the east coast traditional speach award. She was clearly distressed and sad that her guest of honour had not shown up and the crowd was silent. The background was dim but she was lit up. The colours she wore were blue, for unity and relaxation, where as the brown stands for solidness and strength.

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