Component 2. Section A. Textual Analysis and Representation

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Introduction to Textual Analysis and Representation. SEMIOTICS:

 

Students will analyse how technical aspects of the language and conventions of the moving image medium are used to create meaning for an audience. Candidates should study a range of texts so that they can discuss, in response to the question, how the following technical elements create specific representations of individuals, groups, events or places and help to articulate specific messages and values that have social significance:

Camera shots, angle, movement and composition:
•  shots: establishing shot, master shot, close-up, mid-shot, long shot, wide shot, 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:
This 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:
•  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
•  soundtrack: score, incidental music, themes and stings, ambient sound.

Mise-en-scène:
•  production design: location, studio, set design, costume and make-up, properties
•  lighting, colour design.

Candidates should be prepared to discuss, in response to the question, how these technical elements contribute to the process of creating meaning.

 

REPRESENTATIONS:

Class:

 

Gender:

Race & Ethnicity:

Age:

US Regional Identity:

 

disAbility and Ability:

Queer: 

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