PointofView ~ P.O.V. Definition: The position from which something or someone is observed; a perspective.
POINT OF VIEW SCALE Objective Subjective
In both fiction and non-fiction narratives (storytelling), the point of view tells us who is telling the story as well as whose story is being told. Literary narration includes: First-person singular (‘I’) First-person plural (‘we’) Second-person (‘you’) Third-person (‘he/she’) - objective, subjective, and omniscient Also - the “Unreliable Narrator”
“You are not the kind of guy who would be at a place like this at this time of the morning. But here you are, and you cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar, although the details are fuzzy.” – Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney “The old priest tottered exhaustedly into his little house and closed himself into the bathroom. Washed his face, his hands, dried them carefully and slowly with a soft hand towel.” – The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich “Finally, here are some questions about ourselves and the world: How can we be sure that the world is really like we take it to be? What is knowledge, and how much do we have?” – Think, Simon Blackburn "I could picture it. I have a rotten habit of picturing the bedroom scenes of my friends. We went out to the Cafe Napolitain to have an aperitif and watch the evening crowd on the Boulevard." – The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway.
Motion pictures also employ points of view in their narrative forms. What are some examples of the following in film/tv/video?First-person = one main protagonistaround whom the story revolves and is in almost every sceneSecond-person = instructional programs addressed directly to the viewerThird-person = 2 main characters, certain documentaries
Polyphonic Narrative:A story told from several points of view. Authors known for using this style include William Faulkner, Dostoevsky, and Barbara Kingsolver. One examples of a polyphonic motion pictures is Citizen Kane. What are some other examples?
In media production, “P.O.V.” refers to a shot or a sequence of shots that represent what a particular character is seeing. In a P.O.V. shot, the camera is placed in the position of the character’s eyes, so that what the audience sees is what the character would be seeing.
Terms related to the Point of View of an Individual or Group Culture: the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation or social group Aesthetics: a set of rules guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement Metaphor: a thing regarded as symbolic of something else Truth: a piece of information or belief that is accepted as fact or reality
F for Fake, Orson Welles (1974) Questions: Whose story is being told? Who is telling the story? What are the main metaphors? What is the truth?