Sitcoms Opening Credits

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Sitcoms Opening Credits

  1. 1. Sitcoms Media Language: Opening Credits
  2. 2. The Office – Opening Credits Analysing the opening titles Music and lyrics Use of camera shots Mise en scene (what is in the shot) Text (font, colour, what is says) Copy this diagram out and fill it in as you watch the opening titles – you will get to see it several times in order to complete the task.
  3. 3. What job do the opening credits have? <ul><li>Why do you think shows have opening credits? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Using your notes from the credits of ‘The Office’, explain how they introduced the audience to the show, its characters and themes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Comparing Opening Titles <ul><li>Now watch the opening credits to ‘Friends’, creating the same diagram as before. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a comparison chart to show the similarities and differences between the two. How did each reflect the content of the show? </li></ul>Can you remember how the opening titles to your favourite sitcom go? What makes it so memorable?

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