SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 8
The Walking Dead
CONTENT AND CONVENTIONS
Mise en scene - Within 'The Walking Dead', costume designer Eulyn Wombler, intentially burned and
ripped actors clothing in order for them to look worn and tampered. Each zombie has
its own individual tears to give them a more personal look within the series, leaving
viewers wondering as the how they succumbed to their death.
- Special effects guru, Greg Nicotero, would intentionally darken actors' mouths as he
believed that the pinkish colour of the mouth symbolised something being alive. He
would do this by getting actors to swish dark food colouring and black icing around in
their mouth; doing this achieved the darkened mouth look.
- The zombies also have a distinct dark blood shot look to their eyes. This look was
accomplished by applying a dark burgundey around the eyes to make them
seem "hollowed". While looking at the actual eye, Nicotero based his look off of a
rotting egg as he wanting it to have the same yellowish-brown with red veins that ran
through it.
- Fake blood played a massive part in the series as it added to the life effect creators
were looking for. However, to give the zombies a distinctive colour, Nictotero would
use a caramel colour to make the zombies blood look darker and more authentic.
Mise en scene - Props
- Hat: Rick Grimes' hat is a key prop within the opening of 'The
Walking Dead' as it highlights his past profession and conveys the
leadership role he is going to play in the series.
- Teddybear: during the opening scene we see a young zombie girl
pick up an old white teddybear. Having this prop, illustrates the
innocence of the girl as this is a toy a young, naïve child would want
as comfort, which creates a sense of distress and empathy to
the audience.
- Gun: As Rick discovers that the young girl is a zombie, he has no
other choice but to shoot her. Having this gun, foreshadows
the voilence and chaos that is inevitably going to happen in
the series. It also reinforces Rick's authoritative role as an ex-
county policeman.
- Cars: As Rick arrives at the gas station, he is met with many
abandoned and smashed cars. This highlights the eery distopian
reality he is met with and the future he is going to be met with.
Mise en scene - While most characters are dressed in everyday clothing
to give the impression of a nightmare coming to reality,
there are key characters that have distinctive clothing
and props that are seen throughout the series. For
example, during the opening scene, Rick Grimes is seen
to wear his police sheriff hat, the last piece of normality
he has left. This highlights his previous profession to the
audience and the type of personality he is going to be.
The hat is also symbolic as it get passed onto his son
and then his daughter, it is a prop we see until the series
finale. We also see Rick in his sheriff uniform which
reinforces his life before the apocalypse and his
leadership role within the survival group.
Sound -
- As the episode opens, we hear the ambient sound of Ricks police car
driving into the gas station, and as the car gets closing into the shot the
sound gets louder; giving the audience the feeling that they are within the
scene.
-After Rick leaves the car, there is then the pleonastic sound of him rooting
around in the car and then closing the door.
- Then, as Rick walks around the abandoned gas station and as he does
so we hear the pleonastic sound of a sign moving in the wind.
This accentuates the deserted nature of the scene, leaving the audience
wondering what has happened to the rest of society.
- Diegetic sound is also feature within the scene when we hear Rick talk to
the young girl, using the dialogue "little girl, I'm a police officer". This
further reinstates his profession. This is then followed by more diegetic
sound of the heavy breathing zombie noises that the girl makes –
showing her zombified nature.
Shot Type, Angle, Movement
- The opening scene opens as a low angle long shot as it shows Ricks car speeding
down a highway, doing the this captures the neglected surrounding and the extreme
nothingness that surrounds him. The camera then uses a "dolly" movement to follow the
car as it slows down. As Rick gets out of the car, the shot cuts from beside him to then
being in front of him, making it look as though he is walking towards the camera that is
placed at a low angle. The camera then slowly zoom in to Rick as he walks, creating a
mid-shot and then eventually a closeup shot of his face, highlighting the concerned and
perplexed look he has upon his face. Rick then walks out of shot which then lead the
camera to cut to a low angle shot, featuring him walking towards the gas station. A point
of view shot is then put in place, making the audience view the world as Rick sees it,
also having the movement as if we were his eyes; the camera focus' on the abandoned
children's toys that lay on the floor which emphasises the destruction that has taken
place.
Shot Type, Angle, Movement
- As he finally reaches the gas station, the audience are met with an over the
shoulder shot which features Rick looking at a sign, stating "NO GAS", this
shows the pointlessness of Rick's journey. There is then a low angle shot of
Ricks shoes under the car, which emphasises the importance of the sound of his
shoes. The camera then cuts to another low angle shot of a different car which
shows a young girl walking and eventually picking up a teddy bear (pinpointing
her age), which also accentuates that sinister theme. The camera then follows
the little girl, starting at a low angle shot of her legs, but then panning upwards
so the audience can see the back of her head. The camera then holts at the mid
shot of the girl as she slowly turns around, revealing her bloody and bruised
zombie face. The camera then zooms in to the girl's face, creating a close-up
shot to exemplify the disturbing reality Rick is now faced with in 'The Walking
Dead'.
Opening
Credits
- After the first scene of the episode play the
opening credits. In the opening credits features,
many of the key location that are going to feature
within the series, including a school, the
farmhouse, a grocery store and a long shot view
of the city where the series is set – Atlanta. A
darkened filter has been put over the images,
along with edited cracks to match the worn-down
society that features in the series. The opening
credits also includes pictures of only three of the
main characters, implying that they are the main
storyline for season 1.
- The credits present the cast and
production company in a bold sans serif
font that shifts between black and white colouring
dependent on the background.
- The title then comes on screen over a black
background in the same sans serif font, however it
looks to have a concrete-like texture placed over it
– highlighting the roughened world it is
representing.

More Related Content

Similar to The Walking Dead Content and Conventions

The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)
The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)
The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)george fraser
 
Joker box ofice 2 resub
Joker box ofice 2 resubJoker box ofice 2 resub
Joker box ofice 2 resubDanielParushev
 
As media opening sequences
As media opening sequences  As media opening sequences
As media opening sequences JTregunno
 
Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns
Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns
Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns Arc Joshua Alfredo
 
Evaluation Question 1
Evaluation Question 1 Evaluation Question 1
Evaluation Question 1 omarelhazek
 
Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4
Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4
Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4nicole2095
 
Thriller Opening Analysis
Thriller Opening AnalysisThriller Opening Analysis
Thriller Opening AnalysisGabrielle Orr
 
Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis
Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis
Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis Valvainolivi
 
Evaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailerEvaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailerEleanore Ramsey
 
Evaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailerEvaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailerEleanore Ramsey
 

Similar to The Walking Dead Content and Conventions (20)

Presentation
PresentationPresentation
Presentation
 
Media presentation
Media presentationMedia presentation
Media presentation
 
The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)
The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)
The departed trailer analysis 1000 (1)
 
Lovefield
LovefieldLovefield
Lovefield
 
Joker box ofice 2
Joker box ofice 2Joker box ofice 2
Joker box ofice 2
 
Joker box ofice 2 resub
Joker box ofice 2 resubJoker box ofice 2 resub
Joker box ofice 2 resub
 
Action genre
Action  genreAction  genre
Action genre
 
As media opening sequences
As media opening sequences  As media opening sequences
As media opening sequences
 
Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns
Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns
Our trailer - Laceys repertoire of elemetns
 
Evaluation Question 1
Evaluation Question 1 Evaluation Question 1
Evaluation Question 1
 
Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4
Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4
Analysis into chosen genre (horror) Scream 4
 
Trailer analysis
Trailer analysisTrailer analysis
Trailer analysis
 
Trailer Analysis 2
Trailer Analysis 2Trailer Analysis 2
Trailer Analysis 2
 
Thriller Opening Analysis
Thriller Opening AnalysisThriller Opening Analysis
Thriller Opening Analysis
 
Joker box ofice 2
Joker box ofice 2Joker box ofice 2
Joker box ofice 2
 
Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis
Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis
Catch me if you can opening sequence, textual analysis
 
Evaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailerEvaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailer
 
Evaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailerEvaluation of horror trailer
Evaluation of horror trailer
 
Micro analysis
Micro analysisMicro analysis
Micro analysis
 
The dark knight analysis
The dark knight analysisThe dark knight analysis
The dark knight analysis
 

More from 17mdav134

mediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfile
mediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfilemediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfile
mediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfile17mdav134
 
Media Pilot Film Story Pitch Word Document
Media Pilot Film Story Pitch Word DocumentMedia Pilot Film Story Pitch Word Document
Media Pilot Film Story Pitch Word Document17mdav134
 
Wanda Vision pilot ep Analysis Powerpoint
Wanda Vision pilot ep Analysis PowerpointWanda Vision pilot ep Analysis Powerpoint
Wanda Vision pilot ep Analysis Powerpoint17mdav134
 
Easter Egg Convergence Research Powerpoint
Easter Egg Convergence Research PowerpointEaster Egg Convergence Research Powerpoint
Easter Egg Convergence Research Powerpoint17mdav134
 
American Horror Story Episode Analysis -
American Horror Story  Episode Analysis -American Horror Story  Episode Analysis -
American Horror Story Episode Analysis -17mdav134
 
Easter Egg Convergence Research Power point
Easter Egg Convergence Research Power pointEaster Egg Convergence Research Power point
Easter Egg Convergence Research Power point17mdav134
 
The Walking Dead.pptx
The Walking Dead.pptxThe Walking Dead.pptx
The Walking Dead.pptx17mdav134
 
American Horror Story.pptx
American Horror Story.pptxAmerican Horror Story.pptx
American Horror Story.pptx17mdav134
 

More from 17mdav134 (8)

mediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfile
mediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfilemediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfile
mediapitch-240416111815-eb6b79e9.docxfile
 
Media Pilot Film Story Pitch Word Document
Media Pilot Film Story Pitch Word DocumentMedia Pilot Film Story Pitch Word Document
Media Pilot Film Story Pitch Word Document
 
Wanda Vision pilot ep Analysis Powerpoint
Wanda Vision pilot ep Analysis PowerpointWanda Vision pilot ep Analysis Powerpoint
Wanda Vision pilot ep Analysis Powerpoint
 
Easter Egg Convergence Research Powerpoint
Easter Egg Convergence Research PowerpointEaster Egg Convergence Research Powerpoint
Easter Egg Convergence Research Powerpoint
 
American Horror Story Episode Analysis -
American Horror Story  Episode Analysis -American Horror Story  Episode Analysis -
American Horror Story Episode Analysis -
 
Easter Egg Convergence Research Power point
Easter Egg Convergence Research Power pointEaster Egg Convergence Research Power point
Easter Egg Convergence Research Power point
 
The Walking Dead.pptx
The Walking Dead.pptxThe Walking Dead.pptx
The Walking Dead.pptx
 
American Horror Story.pptx
American Horror Story.pptxAmerican Horror Story.pptx
American Horror Story.pptx
 

Recently uploaded

原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证
原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证
原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证gwhohjj
 
Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...
Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...
Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...Amil Baba Company
 
NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...
NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...
NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...Amil baba
 
NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...
NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...
NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...Amil baba
 
Biswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand Finale
Biswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand FinaleBiswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand Finale
Biswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand FinaleQui9 (Ultimate Quizzing)
 
Call Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts Service
Call Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts ServiceCall Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts Service
Call Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts ServiceTina Ji
 
Aesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptx
Aesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptxAesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptx
Aesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptxsayemalkadripial4
 
Zoom In Game for ice breaking in a training
Zoom In Game for ice breaking in a trainingZoom In Game for ice breaking in a training
Zoom In Game for ice breaking in a trainingRafik ABDI
 
NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...
NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...
NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...Amil Baba Dawood bangali
 
Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713Sonam Pathan
 
NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...
NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...
NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...Amil Baba Dawood bangali
 
在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证
在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证
在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证nhjeo1gg
 
NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...
NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...
NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...Amil Baba Dawood bangali
 
8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR
8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR
8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCRdollysharma2066
 
(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)
(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)
(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)twfkn8xj
 
GRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].pp
GRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].ppGRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].pp
GRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].ppJasmineLinogon
 
Vip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services Available
Vip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services AvailableVip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services Available
Vip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services AvailableKomal Khan
 
Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...
Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...
Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...Amil Baba Company
 
Statement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfile
Statement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfileStatement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfile
Statement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfilef4ssvxpz62
 

Recently uploaded (20)

原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证
原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证
原版1:1复刻卡尔加里大学毕业证UC毕业证留信学历认证
 
Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...
Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...
Real NO1 Amil baba in Faisalabad Kala jadu in faisalabad Aamil baba Faisalaba...
 
NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...
NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...
NO1 Certified Black magic/kala jadu,manpasand shadi in lahore,karachi rawalpi...
 
NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...
NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...
NO1 WorldWide Amil baba in pakistan Amil Baba in Karachi Black Magic Islamaba...
 
Biswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand Finale
Biswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand FinaleBiswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand Finale
Biswanath Byam Samiti Open Quiz 2022 by Qui9 Grand Finale
 
Call Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts Service
Call Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts ServiceCall Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts Service
Call Girls in Faridabad 9000000000 Faridabad Escorts Service
 
Aesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptx
Aesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptxAesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptx
Aesthetic Design Inspiration by Slidesgo.pptx
 
Zoom In Game for ice breaking in a training
Zoom In Game for ice breaking in a trainingZoom In Game for ice breaking in a training
Zoom In Game for ice breaking in a training
 
NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...
NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...
NO1 Certified Black magic specialist,Expert in Pakistan Amil Baba kala ilam E...
 
Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
Call Girl Contact Number Andheri WhatsApp:+91-9833363713
 
NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...
NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...
NO1 WorldWide Amil Baba In Karachi Kala Jadu In Karachi Amil baba In Karachi ...
 
在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证
在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证
在线办理曼大毕业证曼尼托巴大学毕业证成绩单留信学历认证
 
NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...
NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...
NO1 Certified kala ilam Expert In Peshwar Kala Jadu Specialist In Peshwar Kal...
 
8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR
8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR
8377087607 Full Enjoy @24/7 Call Girls in Patel Nagar Delhi NCR
 
(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)
(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)
(伦敦大学毕业证学位证成绩单-PDF版)
 
young call girls in Hari Nagar,🔝 9953056974 🔝 escort Service
young call girls in Hari Nagar,🔝 9953056974 🔝 escort Serviceyoung call girls in Hari Nagar,🔝 9953056974 🔝 escort Service
young call girls in Hari Nagar,🔝 9953056974 🔝 escort Service
 
GRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].pp
GRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].ppGRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].pp
GRADE 7 NEW PPT ENGLISH 1 [Autosaved].pp
 
Vip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services Available
Vip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services AvailableVip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services Available
Vip Delhi Ncr Call Girls Best Services Available
 
Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...
Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...
Amil baba in Pakistan amil baba Karachi amil baba in pakistan amil baba in la...
 
Statement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfile
Statement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfileStatement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfile
Statement Of Intent - - Copy.documentfile
 

The Walking Dead Content and Conventions

  • 1. The Walking Dead CONTENT AND CONVENTIONS
  • 2. Mise en scene - Within 'The Walking Dead', costume designer Eulyn Wombler, intentially burned and ripped actors clothing in order for them to look worn and tampered. Each zombie has its own individual tears to give them a more personal look within the series, leaving viewers wondering as the how they succumbed to their death. - Special effects guru, Greg Nicotero, would intentionally darken actors' mouths as he believed that the pinkish colour of the mouth symbolised something being alive. He would do this by getting actors to swish dark food colouring and black icing around in their mouth; doing this achieved the darkened mouth look. - The zombies also have a distinct dark blood shot look to their eyes. This look was accomplished by applying a dark burgundey around the eyes to make them seem "hollowed". While looking at the actual eye, Nicotero based his look off of a rotting egg as he wanting it to have the same yellowish-brown with red veins that ran through it. - Fake blood played a massive part in the series as it added to the life effect creators were looking for. However, to give the zombies a distinctive colour, Nictotero would use a caramel colour to make the zombies blood look darker and more authentic.
  • 3. Mise en scene - Props - Hat: Rick Grimes' hat is a key prop within the opening of 'The Walking Dead' as it highlights his past profession and conveys the leadership role he is going to play in the series. - Teddybear: during the opening scene we see a young zombie girl pick up an old white teddybear. Having this prop, illustrates the innocence of the girl as this is a toy a young, naïve child would want as comfort, which creates a sense of distress and empathy to the audience. - Gun: As Rick discovers that the young girl is a zombie, he has no other choice but to shoot her. Having this gun, foreshadows the voilence and chaos that is inevitably going to happen in the series. It also reinforces Rick's authoritative role as an ex- county policeman. - Cars: As Rick arrives at the gas station, he is met with many abandoned and smashed cars. This highlights the eery distopian reality he is met with and the future he is going to be met with.
  • 4. Mise en scene - While most characters are dressed in everyday clothing to give the impression of a nightmare coming to reality, there are key characters that have distinctive clothing and props that are seen throughout the series. For example, during the opening scene, Rick Grimes is seen to wear his police sheriff hat, the last piece of normality he has left. This highlights his previous profession to the audience and the type of personality he is going to be. The hat is also symbolic as it get passed onto his son and then his daughter, it is a prop we see until the series finale. We also see Rick in his sheriff uniform which reinforces his life before the apocalypse and his leadership role within the survival group.
  • 5. Sound - - As the episode opens, we hear the ambient sound of Ricks police car driving into the gas station, and as the car gets closing into the shot the sound gets louder; giving the audience the feeling that they are within the scene. -After Rick leaves the car, there is then the pleonastic sound of him rooting around in the car and then closing the door. - Then, as Rick walks around the abandoned gas station and as he does so we hear the pleonastic sound of a sign moving in the wind. This accentuates the deserted nature of the scene, leaving the audience wondering what has happened to the rest of society. - Diegetic sound is also feature within the scene when we hear Rick talk to the young girl, using the dialogue "little girl, I'm a police officer". This further reinstates his profession. This is then followed by more diegetic sound of the heavy breathing zombie noises that the girl makes – showing her zombified nature.
  • 6. Shot Type, Angle, Movement - The opening scene opens as a low angle long shot as it shows Ricks car speeding down a highway, doing the this captures the neglected surrounding and the extreme nothingness that surrounds him. The camera then uses a "dolly" movement to follow the car as it slows down. As Rick gets out of the car, the shot cuts from beside him to then being in front of him, making it look as though he is walking towards the camera that is placed at a low angle. The camera then slowly zoom in to Rick as he walks, creating a mid-shot and then eventually a closeup shot of his face, highlighting the concerned and perplexed look he has upon his face. Rick then walks out of shot which then lead the camera to cut to a low angle shot, featuring him walking towards the gas station. A point of view shot is then put in place, making the audience view the world as Rick sees it, also having the movement as if we were his eyes; the camera focus' on the abandoned children's toys that lay on the floor which emphasises the destruction that has taken place.
  • 7. Shot Type, Angle, Movement - As he finally reaches the gas station, the audience are met with an over the shoulder shot which features Rick looking at a sign, stating "NO GAS", this shows the pointlessness of Rick's journey. There is then a low angle shot of Ricks shoes under the car, which emphasises the importance of the sound of his shoes. The camera then cuts to another low angle shot of a different car which shows a young girl walking and eventually picking up a teddy bear (pinpointing her age), which also accentuates that sinister theme. The camera then follows the little girl, starting at a low angle shot of her legs, but then panning upwards so the audience can see the back of her head. The camera then holts at the mid shot of the girl as she slowly turns around, revealing her bloody and bruised zombie face. The camera then zooms in to the girl's face, creating a close-up shot to exemplify the disturbing reality Rick is now faced with in 'The Walking Dead'.
  • 8. Opening Credits - After the first scene of the episode play the opening credits. In the opening credits features, many of the key location that are going to feature within the series, including a school, the farmhouse, a grocery store and a long shot view of the city where the series is set – Atlanta. A darkened filter has been put over the images, along with edited cracks to match the worn-down society that features in the series. The opening credits also includes pictures of only three of the main characters, implying that they are the main storyline for season 1. - The credits present the cast and production company in a bold sans serif font that shifts between black and white colouring dependent on the background. - The title then comes on screen over a black background in the same sans serif font, however it looks to have a concrete-like texture placed over it – highlighting the roughened world it is representing.