As Media Studies – Tv Drama Mes And Use Of Camera

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As Media Studies – Tv Drama Mes And Use Of Camera

  1. 1. AS Media Studies – TV Drama <ul><li>Question while you wait, about </li></ul><ul><li>‘ mise-en-scene’: </li></ul><ul><li>Why are lighting, location, props and costumes important to any TV drama? </li></ul><ul><li>Note down the reasons…………. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Answer…………… <ul><li>Mise-en-scene creates a feeling of ‘realism’ about the plot – it makes the TV drama believable. </li></ul><ul><li>It also makes characters seem more plausible and ‘real’. </li></ul><ul><li>It help us understand who characters are in the story - and their role in the narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps create representations of different groups. </li></ul>
  3. 3. In this sequence………… <ul><li>What do you think the mise-en-scene (choice of lighting, props, costume, location) tells us about the characters and the plot? </li></ul><ul><li>What connotations do we get from what we see? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Realism is like a ‘sandwich’ of three layers: <ul><li>First level of </li></ul><ul><li>Realism means </li></ul><ul><li>selecting the </li></ul><ul><li>right…. </li></ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul><ul><li>Props/objects </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Voices of actors/ </li></ul><ul><li>noises on set </li></ul><ul><li>(diegetic sound) </li></ul>Second level of realism means how the drama is filmed using…. Lighting Use of camera Choice of shot Music (non-diegetic sound). Editing. Third level of realism: The finished ‘product’ on TV. The actual TV drama viewed by the audience. And….. Audience opinions of drama – do they ‘believe’ it?
  5. 5. How is ‘realism’ created for. <ul><li>A hospital drama? </li></ul><ul><li>A police drama? </li></ul><ul><li>A spy drama? </li></ul><ul><li>A costume or historical drama? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The second level of realism………….. Camera angle, shot, movement and composition.. <ul><li>Question – how many types of shot can you remember? </li></ul><ul><li>Note them down and why they are used! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Close-up shot……….. <ul><li>Focus on actor and their emotions! </li></ul>A more ‘personal’ shot - less emphasis on background.
  8. 8. Mid-shot…………….. <ul><li>We see the actor and where they are. </li></ul>Both characters and location are important.
  9. 9. Long-shot……………… <ul><li>Emphasis is on where we are in drama. </li></ul>The location is significant! It communicates something to us about story.
  10. 10. Establishing shot…………. <ul><li>Long shot at start that shows you where you are……….. </li></ul>The audience needs to know where we are at the start!
  11. 11. Aerial shot…………….. <ul><li>A bird’s eye view………… </li></ul>Scenery looks more spectacular – and we feel more powerful like we own the place!
  12. 12. Point of view shot……….. <ul><li>You see what a character sees…… </li></ul>We feel their emotions – and identify with character!
  13. 13. In this sequence…………. <ul><li>Note down the types of shot used. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is each type of shot used – what connotations does it have? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Camera Angle……………. <ul><li>All part of level two of realism…………. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Camera Angle ……… <ul><li>Tilted frame. </li></ul><ul><li>We often move with the camera – and actor! </li></ul>Why would you use this angle?
  16. 16. High-angle shot: <ul><li>How do we feel as the viewer about people below? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Low-angle shot: <ul><li>How does this make things look? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Using this sequence…….. <ul><li>Identify the types of shot used. </li></ul><ul><li>Note down the connotations of shots used. </li></ul><ul><li>How does the camera move about? </li></ul><ul><li>How might the audience react to this sequence? </li></ul>

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