The ability to decode, interpret, create, question, challenge and evaluate visual images, and multi-media. Visually literate people can read the intended meaning in a visual text, interpret the purpose and intended meaning, and evaluate the form, structure and features.
What is seen with the eye and what is “seen” with the mind.
Visual Literacy Questions
How does the image make me feel? Why?
What colours are used? What do they Evoke?
What appeals to you about the image?
What techniques are used to produce the image? What impact does the technique have?
What can you tell about the characters? Are they friendly or ferocious?
What do you think the illustrator wished to convey?
Audio Visual Questions
Include the above and add:-
What do you think about this video?
What is the visual message?
Who's perspective is it from?
Focus your eyes ears and hearts
What sort of images are used, closeups, extreme closeups, long shots, wide shots etc.
What are they doing?
Who do you identify with?
What is the tone?
What transitions are used?
How long are the cuts? What impact does this have?
What is the music like? Is it soft, loud , fast slow what style is it?
How does the music impact on the message?
Here's a fabulous image to get started with. Use all of the above Visual Literacy Questions. You might also like to take it into photoshop and change the HUE - see how the colour changes impact on the message. Love to hear how it goes.
Critical-thinking skills -- and fluency in multimedia production -- are integral to media literacy.