M E D I A Semiotics Posters

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Introduction to semiotics, signifiers denotation, connotation and mise en scene.

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M E D I A Semiotics Posters

  1. 1. m e d i a s t u d i e s Poster design
  2. 2. Tuesday, 22 nd September 2009 <ul><li>Poster Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>L.O. To understand the meaning of semiotics and signifiers. To understand denotation and connotation. To deconstruct horror posters in order to create our own. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Semiotics <ul><li>Semiotics is a system for deconstructing and analysing visual and moving images and for explaining the meanings contained in such images. </li></ul><ul><li>Semiotics or semiology takes its name from word semeion , the Greek word for sign . </li></ul>?
  4. 4. Semiotics <ul><li>Meaning comes through the use of signifiers – objects that are used to represents an idea. </li></ul><ul><li>The Eiffel tower represents______________________. </li></ul><ul><li>The Houses of Parliament represents _______________. </li></ul><ul><li>A black cat represents ____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolism also represents ideas and values. </li></ul>?
  5. 5. Symbols <ul><li>Symbols represent ideas and feelings. Write down what the following symbols represent. </li></ul><ul><li>Love and romance. </li></ul><ul><li>Peace and friendship. </li></ul><ul><li>Death and danger. </li></ul><ul><li>Logo of Nike or a correct piece of work. </li></ul>
  6. 6. MISE EN SC É NE <ul><li>Denotation is the surface meaning . It is literally what you see before you. </li></ul><ul><li>Connotation is the deeper meaning of the image – what it could possibly suggest. </li></ul>

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