Friday, 5 June 2009

What are the Codes and Conventions?Remember, codes and conventions are the defending features of a Genre- they are what makes a media text what it is. With moving image texts (Tv shows and films) Codes and Conventions can be elements of:Mise-en-scene Everything in the scene/frame props, costumes, setting, lighting, performance, facial expression and make up.Narrative/Structure-StorySettingCharacterTheme- Ideas/Morals exploredSound- Diegetic,in the world of the show.Non Diegetic, not in the world of the show.Cinematography- Camerawork.Textual AnalysisTextual Analysis is the process of breaking down a text into its various elements and studying them to analyse how meaning is created. When analysing moving image media (such as film or television) we must examine the following areas:-Camerawork (shots,angles,movements)-Editing (how shots have been put together)-Sound (both diegetic and non diegect)-Special Effects (if there are any)-Mise-en-scene (costume,make up, facial expression,props, setting, performance)-Wide Shot/ Establishing Short-Long Shot-3/4 Shot-Mid Shot-Medium Close up -Close Up-Big Close up-Extreme Close upLow- -Camera looking up at subject,making it look bigger.Canted--Camera is tilted to make subject look slanted.High- -Cameras looking down on subject making it look smaller.Worms eye--Extreme low angle, camera very low looking upEye level-Camera is pointed directly at subjectBirds eye/Aerial-extreme high angle,looking straight down.Point of view shot -Camera shoots from a character point of view.Over the shoulder shot-Camera shoot over a character shoulder.Top Crab -The camera move sideways,like a crab does.Pan -The camera stays in the same spot but pivots left or right.SideTilt -The camera stays in the same spot but tilts up or down.Dolly- Also known as tracking, the camera moves backwards or forwards.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

performance:He shaves his neck like he cutting his throat.he ties his ties his shoe lace as if he`s strangling someone.he cuts the orange like a murderer.the first thing he does, is to kill a mosquito.when he was putting on his shirt, he acts like a was suffocating himself.he uses floss to clean his teeth.costume:-topless_ while shaving making coffee, whilst flossing, puting his shoes on.-top_puts on [look like hes suffocating himself]dressed in a white at the end, innocent.Facial expressions:Smiles: makes him look like he knows what he's doingHis eyes are mysterious and eyebrows are bentHis face is focused forward and it makes him look like a killerMake Up:His eyebrows are thick, his face is fresh - different colour from his beardHis face is greasy and his lips are shinyProps:Razor,tissue,meat,eggs,knife, orange,laces,flossing string,coffee maker,frying panscalpel,Lighting:Dark lighting in the kitchenBright in the bathroomDaytime lighting at the beginningDark in the room, although it's daytimeLow lightingDark inside, light outsideSetting:Wakes up in bedroomShaves in bathroomCooks in kitchenFlosses teeth in bathroomWalks outside

Thursday, 14 May 2009

skins the skins trailer teenagers are being represented in a negative way: i.e. as part lovers, promiscuous, violent, aggressive, drunks. druggies, riotous, loud, immature, destructive, ignorant, rude, disrespectful, obnoxious, energy, sexual, cheap/dirty and scrifty.In the skins trailer, the representation are constructed by: music [loud + fast pace],setting [pubs], costume, hair, action of the actors and the narrative content.from my own point of view, i would say that these features represent teenagers in a negative way and not all teenagers are like that. so it is stereotypical and being exaggerated.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009

This is a list of different things that can be represented in television drama. for example....; 1] gender{ musculinity, feminity} 2]race {white, asian, black]3]regionality {cockney, northen, irish, scotish}4]sexuality {gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual}5]personality {decent, stupid}6}religion {christian, muslim}7]class [first class]8]age9]nationaltyREPRESENTATION OF YOUTH: In the media, teenagers are been represented as: intimidating, promiscious, troublesome, voilent, teenage pregnancy, emo, lazy, not bothered, rude and moody.

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