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:
Class and Status
You will construct this by using the following areas:
Camera shots, angle, movement and composition
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
Close up: To focus the viewer on the
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
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
Canted angle Low angle High angle
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.
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
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
Crosscutting: A cut to a piece of action that is happening at
the same time or a flashback.
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.
Mise-en-scene is anything you can learn about
the slip form the following
Costume and make-up