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Key Concepts of Media Studies. Media forms and conventions. Form. Form can be explained in relation to the shape or skeleton of a text and in this way is often linked to the narrative Stories have forms

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Key concepts of media studies

Key Concepts of Media Studies

Media forms and conventions


Form

  • Form can be explained in relation to the shape or skeleton of a text and in this way is often linked to the narrative

  • Stories have forms

  • Forms of soap operas: continuous, multi-stranded storylines, individual episodes frequently ending with a cliffhanger

  • Micro elements of text: mise-en-scene, editing, cinematography and sound


Think
Think…

  • What are the forms of:

    Action films?

    Horror films?

    Chick flicks?

    What usually happens in the story structure??


Style
Style

  • Distinctive look of the media text

  • Ex: individual style of a particular director

  • Distinctive use of mise-en-scene, lighting, music, camera angles, movement, framing, editing.


Guess
Guess!

  • Tim Burton style (charlie and the chocolate factory, corpse bride, etc)



  • Steven Speilberg (Jurassic park, jaws, etc)


Genre
Genre

  • A category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content

  • In media terminology it can be judged by the codes, conventions, mise-en-scene and the style of the media content

  • Texts from different mediums may belong to the same genre (e.g. a TV programme like Dr Who and a comic book like The Incredible Hulk can both be categorized as Science Fiction.)


  • Genre does not rely simply on what's in a media text but also on the way it is put together (constructed). This can be important, for example, when distinguishing between a horror movie and a thriller, which can deal with similar subject matter, and look the same — lots of action set at night — but belong to separate genres (a horror film takes the audience into a supernatural place, where a thriller sticks to reality).



Conventions
Conventions

  • The characteristic ‘ingredients’ of a particular genre and the elements which make it recognizable can be defined as ‘conventions’.

  • The provide a common link to a group of films/drama/etc.

  • Ex:

    soap operas will contain rolling storylines, recognizable characters and consistent settings. They tackle social issues and have series of episodes.

    Horror: females confronting the evil


Further reading
Further reading

  • http://www.slideshare.net/andywallis/media-language-6842843


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