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  1. 1. How to analyze a TV drama Tina Hartnell
  2. 2. Section A For section one you watch a five minute clip of a TV drama. You will then write a textual analysis of it discussing how it represents the following… • Gender • Age • Ethnicity • Sexuality • Class and status • Physical ability/disability • Regional identity By using the following areas…
  3. 3. Camera shots • Establishing shot (extreme long shot) - Establishes where you want your viewer to be (location) • Master shot - show the limit of action (If its in a room you will see that first) • Over the shoulder shot - (shot, reverse shot) conversation your not supposed to notice how its done. • Close ups - (usually follow the over the shoulder shot) more about the characters reaction less about the location. From the face up. • Extreme close ups - highlight an action of big significance or an emotional reaction. • Medium close up - from the chest up. • Medium shot - from the waist up. • Long shot - whole person. Medium long shot.
  4. 4. Camera Movement • Tracking shot – The camera follows the object as it moves. • Pan shot – A sweeping shot from either left to right or right to left. • Tilt shot – A sweeping shot from top to bottom or bottom to top. • Crane • Steadicam • Handheld • Zoom • Reverse zoom
  5. 5. Camera angle • High angle • Low angle • Canted angle
  6. 6. Composition • Framing • Rule of thirds • Depth of field – deep and shallow focus • Focus pulls
  7. 7. Editing • Transition of image and sound – continuity and non- continuity • Cutting: shot/reverse shot • Eyeline match • Graphic match • Action match • Jump cut • Crosscutting • Parallel editing • Cut away; insert • Other transitions, dissolve, fade in/out, wipe, superimposition, long take, short take, slow motion, ellipsis and expansion if time, post-production, visual effects.
  8. 8. Sound • Diegetic and non-diegetic sound • Syncronous/asyncronous • Sound effects • Sound motif • Sound bridge • Dialogue • Voice over • Mode of address/ direct address • Sound mixing • Sound perspective • Sound track • Score • Incidental music • Themes and stings • Ambient sound

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