MEDIA STUDIES ‘ The Controlled Test’ May 2008
Visual humour: <ul><li>Physical violence (‘The Young Ones’ and ‘Bottom’; also ‘The Simpsons’)  </li></ul><ul><li>Comic tim...
‘ Blackadder’: Watch the two clips.  Comment on the use of visual humour; what is funny and how?  What types of visual hum...
 
 
Creative Task: <ul><li>Devise a short ‘physical comedy’ sequence for your sitcom </li></ul><ul><li>Explain, using labels, ...
Textual analysis: The codes and conventions of the media text (ie: the sitcom) and how they are used/ what effect they have…
Basics: <ul><li>Camera shots/ movement </li></ul><ul><li>Edits </li></ul><ul><li>Sound/ music </li></ul><ul><li>Mise-en-sc...
 
 
 
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  1. 1. MEDIA STUDIES ‘ The Controlled Test’ May 2008
  2. 2. Visual humour: <ul><li>Physical violence (‘The Young Ones’ and ‘Bottom’; also ‘The Simpsons’) </li></ul><ul><li>Comic timing </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expressions and body language (John Cleese in ‘Fawlty Towers’, Rowan Atkinson in ‘The Thin Blue Line’) </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects of set, costume and plot developments (eg: OTT costumes in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, Father Jack contained in a huge plastic bubble in ‘Father Ted’) </li></ul>
  3. 3. ‘ Blackadder’: Watch the two clips. Comment on the use of visual humour; what is funny and how? What types of visual humour are there?
  4. 6. Creative Task: <ul><li>Devise a short ‘physical comedy’ sequence for your sitcom </li></ul><ul><li>Explain, using labels, where the humour will derive from (ie: why will it be funny?) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember all the different types of visual humour! </li></ul>
  5. 7. Textual analysis: The codes and conventions of the media text (ie: the sitcom) and how they are used/ what effect they have…
  6. 8. Basics: <ul><li>Camera shots/ movement </li></ul><ul><li>Edits </li></ul><ul><li>Sound/ music </li></ul><ul><li>Mise-en-scene </li></ul>

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