Thursday, 1 October 2015

Textual Analysis and Representation

The 7 areas of Representation:

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Ethnicity

  • Sexuality

  • Class and status

  • Physical ability/disability

  • Regional identity

The 4 areas of texual analysis:

  • Camera shots, angles, movement, composition
         - Shots: establishing shot, master shot, close up, mid-shot, long shot, wide show, two-shot,              aerial shot, point of view shot, over the shoulder shot, and variations of these.
         - Angle: high angle, low angle, canted angle.
         - Movement: pan, tilt, track, dolly, crane, steadicam, hand-held, zoom, reverse zoom
         - Composition: framing, rule of thirds, depth of field - deep and shallow focus, focus pulls.
  • Editing
      Includes transition of image and sound - continuity and non-continuity systems.
         - Cutting: shot reverse shot, eyeline match, graphic match, action match, jump cut,                          crosscutting, parallel editing, cutaway, insert.
         - Other transitions: dissolve, fade-in, fade-out, wipe, superimposition, long take, short take,                slow motion, ellipsis and expansion of time, post production, visual effects.
  • Sound
         - Soundtrack: score, incidental music, themes and stings, ambient sound.
         - Diegetic and non-diegetic sound, synchronous/asynchronous sound, sound effects, sound                motif, sound bridge, dialogue, voiceover, mode of address/direct address, sound mixing, sound            perspective.
  • Mise-en-scene
         - Production design: location, studio, set design, costume and makeup, properties.
         - Lighting: colour design

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