Introduction to TV Drama

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Introduction to TV Drama

  1. 1. OCR G322 Key Media Concepts TV Drama
  2. 2. <ul><li>June exam </li></ul><ul><li>Exam will be TWO hours </li></ul><ul><li>20- 25 mins screening plus TWO questions (TV Drama, The Radio Industry) </li></ul><ul><li>You will be shown a 4-5 minute extract of an unseen British TV Drama, screened FOUR times. </li></ul>Key Points
  3. 3. The Basics… <ul><li>With all media, meaning is CONSTRUCTED through CODES and CONVENTIONS . </li></ul><ul><li>We understand them because they are taught subconsciously. </li></ul><ul><li>You must bear this in mind in ALL your analyses. </li></ul>
  4. 4. For example… If we CUT from an exterior to an interior shot, we ASSUME we are seeing the inside of the building, because it is a known CONVENTION of TV drama and we understand the CODE .
  5. 5. <ul><li>We will be studying in depth the following technical areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Camerawork (cinematography) </li></ul><ul><li>Mise en scene </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Editing/SFX </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>And you will need to understand these terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Media Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The 7 areas of REPRESENTATION are: </li></ul><ul><li>AGE </li></ul><ul><li>GENDER </li></ul><ul><li>ETHNICITY </li></ul><ul><li>REGIONAL IDENTITY </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS/ SOCIAL STATUS </li></ul><ul><li>SEXUALITY </li></ul><ul><li>ABILITY/ DISABILTY </li></ul>
  8. 8. So, to sum up… <ul><li>You will be asked to explain HOW one of these representations is created through use of CODES , CONVENTIONS and the four TECHNICAL AREAS ,and how meaning is conveyed to the audience. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Representation” = <ul><li>The signs that stand in for, or take the place of, something else . </li></ul><ul><li>E.g, tattoos can represent: </li></ul><ul><li>A rebellious, tough </li></ul><ul><li>personality </li></ul><ul><li>A commemorative </li></ul><ul><li>gesture </li></ul><ul><li>Or a drunken </li></ul><ul><li>mistake </li></ul>
  10. 10. RE-PRESENTATION <ul><li>Literally re- presenting a person, a group, an event </li></ul><ul><li>Filtering something to show a point of view, a belief, or to attract certain audiences. </li></ul>What are the aims of these re-presentations?
  11. 11. Creating Representations and Constructing Meaning <ul><li>How are representations of GENDER </li></ul><ul><li>being constructed in these posters? </li></ul>Key Words FEMALE MALE FEMININE MASCULINE

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