How to analyze
a TV Drama
By Taylor
Section A
In section you will be asked to watch a 4-5 minute piece of a TV
drama. Then you will be asked to do a textual a...
Camera shots
Types of shots
 Establishing shot: Where the scene will be
 Master shot: Shows the limit of the action
 Ov...
Angles
Types of angles
 High angle: When the camera is placed
high up and is looking down.
 Low angle: When the camera i...
Movement
 Tracking shot: When the camera follows
an persons/objects movement
 Pan shot: When the camera goes from left
t...
Editing
This includes transition of image and sound which is either
continuity or non-continuity.
Types of cutting
 Shot/...
Sound
Types of sound
 Diegetic sound: sound that is part of the
story whether its on screen or off screen.
 Non-diegetic...
Mise-en-scene
Mise-en-scene is anything you can learn about
the slip form the following
Production design
 Location
 Stu...
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How to analyze a tv drama

  1. 1. How to analyze a TV Drama By Taylor
  2. 2. Section A In section you will be asked to watch a 4-5 minute piece of a TV drama. Then you will be asked to do a textual analysis on how it represents one of the following:  Gender  Age  Ethnicity  Sexuality  Class and Status  Physical ability/Disability  Regional Identity You will construct this by using the following areas:  Camera shots, angle, movement and composition  Editing  Sound  Mise-en-scene
  3. 3. Camera shots Types of shots  Establishing shot: Where the scene will be  Master shot: Shows the limit of the action  Over the shoulder: Used during conversations to show each characters reaction to each other.  Close up: To focus the viewer on the characters reaction.  Extreme close up: Used to show an important moment and highlights significance.  Medium Close up: From the waist up and is good with 2 to 3 people.  Long shot: Used to show the whole character
  4. 4. Angles Types of angles  High angle: When the camera is placed high up and is looking down.  Low angle: When the camera is placed low down and is looking up.  Canted angle: When the Camera is at an angle. Canted angle Low angle High angle
  5. 5. Movement  Tracking shot: When the camera follows an persons/objects movement  Pan shot: When the camera goes from left to right or right to left.  Tilt shot: When the camera goes vertically along the person or object.
  6. 6. Editing This includes transition of image and sound which is either continuity or non-continuity. Types of cutting  Shot/reverse shot: when the shot cuts to the view in the opposite direction  Eyeline match: This is part of continuity editing and is when we see a character look in a certain direction the in the next shot it shows what they see.  Action match: This is when you see the character making the action and then is cut to a shot of the next logical action  Graphic match: Is when we cut to a shot showing an abject of a very similar shape in the same place on the screen.  Jump cut: When a few frames have been removed from a continuous action.  Crosscutting: A cut to a piece of action that is happening at the same time or a flashback.
  7. 7. Sound Types of sound  Diegetic sound: sound that is part of the story whether its on screen or off screen.  Non-diegetic sound: sound that does not happen naturally with the story  Synchronous sound: sound that occurs from what is on the screen.  Asynchronous sound: sound that occurs off the screen.
  8. 8. Mise-en-scene Mise-en-scene is anything you can learn about the slip form the following Production design  Location  Studio  Set design  Costume and make-up  Properties Lighting  Color design

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