Thursday, 11 June 2009

Camera Angles/camera shots

Low- camera looking up at subject, making it look bigger.
canted- Camera is title to make subject look slanted.

High- camera is looking down on subject, making it look smaller.

worms eye- extreme low angle, camera very low, looking up.

eye level- camera is pointed directly at subject.

Birds-eye/aeril- extreme high angle, looking straight down.

over the shoulder shot- camera shoots over a character should

point of view- camera shoots from a characters point of view

XLS-wide shot/established
LS-Long shot
MLS-3/4 shot
MCU-Medium close-up
BCU-Big close-up
XCU-Extreme close-up

TV Drama-Genres

Crime- Police Station, investigation, CSI, The Bill
Murder Mystery-Old Manor houses, Waiters, classical music, posh waiters
people stay for the weekend, diognose murder
Medical- Hospitals, operations, E.R, Holby City
Sci-Fi-Electronic Music,Space, sense of realism, Star-trek, Doctor Who
Other- Hustle, Shameless
Period-Pride and Prejudice, Bleakhouse, Charles Dickens Dramas, Love story, period costumes, posh accents/ country accents, class divide rich/poor, rural or city setting.
Soap-EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road, Streets/market, conversations, pub, middle-class
teen- Skins, college/school setting/ new music
Supernatural- Heroes, Smallville, primevil

Friday, 22 May 2009

Textual analysis of Tv Drama title Sequence

Notes on Dexter trailer:
  • Tough
  • Mysterious music/Ironic music/Upbeat but Creepy
  • Lots of blood
  • Meat cutting
  • getting ready in the morning
  • muscles
  • putting t-shirts on
  • close-up shots
  • fast movement
  • phycho
  • everyday routine
  • contrast between dark shots and music-supbeat
  • show potential weapons-blades, scalpels and coffe grinder
  • scapel to out steak, maybe hes a surgeon

Textual analysis-moving image texts

young people

  • troublesome
  • pregnancy
  • teen
  • emo
  • london streets
  • gangsta
  • knife crime
  • moody
  • chav
  • fighting
  • lazy

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sound Analyisis- Dexter

Non-Digetic and Incedental music helps the reader create a mood, it also suggests the genre and sub-genre it is. it keeps the same bassline through out with other sounds going over the top of the bassline. The incidental music adds to the mystery amd the msuics ironic because the title sequence is dark when the Music is Quite Happy.

The folly sounds and digetic sounds help to create tension. For example splitting the egg and cutting the meat raises in volume when blood hits the sink a small high pitch bell sound happens with important movement to grab the viewers attention.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Ansel Adams-The tetons and the snake river

TV Drama-Ashes to Ashes

Ashes To Ashes

This is an Image of the British television drama called Ashes to Ashes is a sequel to life on mars which was aired in 2006. This programme takes place in the early 80s and Ashes to Ashes was first aired on the 7th february 2008. This programme is set in a police force in London.

The Two Main Characters are shown below:

Phillip Glenister

Philip Haywood Glenister (born February 10, 1963) is a British actor, best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt in British television series Life On Mars and its sequel Ashes To Ashes. He appeared on Jo Russell's Absolute Radio show and said he'd like to bring back the TV show Magnum P.I. and he'd like to play the lead role.

Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes (born 10 February 1976) is an English actress, initially known for her role as Zoe Reynolds in the BBC One drama series Spooks (2002-04), airing in the United States as MI-5 on A&E and more recently on BBC America.
She has also appeared in a number of other
television dramas, including Dennis Potter's Karaoke (BBC One/Channel 4, 1995), and Othello (ITV, 2001). She also played the young Diana Dors in the ITV biopic Blonde Bombshell (1999) and Nicola Graham in the ITV drama After Thomas (2006). She is in her second series as DI Alex Drake in the BBC drama series Ashes to Ashes (2008-present), the sequel to Life on Mars, and is also currently the face of Boots No 7 cosmetics (2008).

Critics Reviews

The New York Times-“Ashes to Ashes” doesn’t sucker punch us with the inanities of political correctness, but nudges enough to make us wish that it were what we were all still fighting over".
TV Scoop-"The long wait is over. Ashes to Ashes is here and boy was it worth the wait".

Production company-Kudos film and television

Highest ratings- 7 million views (first episode)

Target Audience-Ages 30 to 40s ( people who were around in the 80s, when the tv show is set.)

Friday, 24 April 2009

My Project

By the of this project you must have:

A sketchbook full of htorough, beautifully prosented research and planning and/or a thorough, detailed research and planning Blog.

A textual Analysis Essay, analysising an existing television drama programme.

A storyboard for the title sequence for your own, original television drama programme.

You may also have:

A filmed and edited DVD of your own original title sequence.