Narrative first second lesson

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Narrative first second lesson

  1. 1. Narrative<br />
  2. 2. Section 2B<br />Genre<br />Narrative<br />Media Language<br />Audience<br />Representation<br />
  3. 3. Before Production Takes Place<br />You need to understand the way narrative is constructed in music videos<br />Have knowledge of narrative theories relating to story structure, characters and themes<br />
  4. 4. What is Narrative?<br />Claude Levi-Strauss = Binary Oppositions<br />Vladimir Propp = Characters<br />TzvetanTodorov =5 conventional stages <br />
  5. 5. Todorov - Classic Narrative<br />Cause and Effect <br />Invisible Editing<br />Story told in chronological order:<br />Equilibrium<br />Disequilibrium<br />Recognition<br />Reparation<br />New equilibrium<br />
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  7. 7. Levi- Strauss- Binary Oppositions<br />One side is represented as the ‘right’ side who the audience can identify with and support<br />Examples:<br />Good and evil<br />Past and present<br />Normal and strange<br />Known and unknown<br />Heaven and earth<br />
  8. 8. Propp - characters<br />Hero: Seeks something<br />Villain: Obstructs the hero<br />Princess: Hero’s reward<br />Father: Give of rewards<br />Donor: Provides information and help<br />Helper: Helps the hero<br />Dispatcher: Sends the hero on a quest<br />False hero<br />In Propp’s theory, these character types are established to increase understanding from the point of view of the audience<br />
  9. 9. Activity 1<br />In your pair select one of the film below and apply these three narrative theories:<br />Spiderman<br />The Dark Knight<br />Star Wars<br />Titanic<br />Toy Story 3<br />Shrek<br />
  10. 10. Activity 2<br />How far can you apply these traditional narrative theories to a music video?<br />Let’s explore some video examples<br />
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  12. 12. Narrative in Music Videos<br />Narratives are rarely complete often fragmentary<br />Tend to suggest storylines<br />Non-linear order (not cause and effect)<br />Desire to see them again<br />Narrative often divided between performance and conceptual clips<br />
  13. 13. Time & Narrative<br />Flashbacks<br />Real time<br />Reversal<br />Dream sequence<br />Repetition<br />Different characters POV<br />Ellipsis<br />Pre-figuring of events that have not yet taken place<br />
  14. 14. Types of Narrative you might see<br />Linear<br />Non-linear<br />Circular<br />Parallel Narrative<br />Convergent Narrative<br />Interweaving Narrative <br />
  15. 15. Key Task<br />Analyse a video chosen from the list provided<br />Explore the extent to which you can apply the traditional narrative theories to the text<br />Write a 500 work account with specific examples from the text<br />

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