Published on March 15, 2014
Used in print (copy) Specific to genre and audience Also used in silent films
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Used in films/radio/television Choice, delivery and context are important Ex: television news anchor will have a serious dialect Comedy genre artist will have sloppy dialect
Defined in terms of body language, gestures, stance and mannerisms. Meaning portrayed through how the character uses his body Silent movies are good examples
Technical areas such as camera work, mise-en-scene and analytical readings. What you see and interpret Point of view shot may be directed to place the audience as a viewer to feel what the character goes though.
Study of signs. Denotation : obvious meaning in the media (simply what is seen physically). Connotation: the meaning derived from that element (ex: cross connotes many meanings).
Include a mixture of sounds to generate meaning. Diegetic sound: natural sound/spoken language. Non-diegetic: soundtrack/created sound.
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