Key media concepts: Tv Drama and Representation Key terms

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  • TV Drama and Representation: Key Terms
    • Camera work
      • Close up
        • Shows emotions (reaction shot)
      • Establishing shot
      • POV Shot
      • Aerial shot
        • Filmed from the air
      • Over the shoulder shot
      • Two-shot
        • Emphasis relationship between characters
      • High angle shot
      • Wide shot
      • Low angle shot
      • Long shot
        • Shows the setting/ costume
          • Establishing shot
      • Canted angle
      • Mid-shot
      • Pan
      • Track
        • Camera follows a person or object
      • Crane
      • Steadicam
        • Camera is strapped to camera operators body creates a fliding effect
      • Reverse-zoom
        • The lenses zooms in or out whilst the camera moves in the opposite direction, creates impression that the background is constantly moving
    • Sound
      • Digetic
      • Non-Digetic
      • Score
      • Sound motif
        • Sound associated with a character, place or theme.
      • Synchronous sound
      • Sound Bridge
        • Sound linking the end of one scene & the beginning of the next.
      • Asynchronous sound
        • Sound that is/ is not matched to certain movements occurring in the scene.
          • Synchronous sound
      • Dialogue
      • Voiceover
      • Direct address
        • Actor speaks directly to the camera.
      • Ambient sounds
        • Background noise; can tell you about the setting.
    • Mise-en- Scene
      • Location/ setting
      • Special effects
      • CGI
      • Low key lighing
      • Make-up
      • High key lighting
      • Costume
      • Props
    • Editing
      • Dissolve
      • Shot/reverse shot
      • Eyeline match
      • Crosscutting
        • Cutting back & forth between scenes happening simultaneously.
      • Slow motion
      • Graphic match
        • A similar shape of colour linking two shots
      • Superimposition
      • Ellipis
        • Cutting out the unnecessary scenes
      • Long Take
        • Shot that does not cut for a length of time
      • Action match
        • Cutting to show another angle of the scene
      • Fast/slow paced
      • Fade out/in
      • Montage
        • Rapid editing and music is used to present compessed narrative information
    • Other key terms
      • Realism
      • Sterotype
        • Atypical
        • Conventional
      • Verisimilitude
        • The construction of a believable world.

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