Realism in Television Drama: Mise-en-scene and Shot Types.
Task 1: Recap Questions of previous learning:
- Why are opening sequences important to the producers of TV drama? Each table must give 4 points.
- What is Iconography?
Task 2: In pairs take one mise-en-scene area:
- Camera positions
- Facial expressions & body language
- Costume/make-up & props
Watch the clips and make notes on the following:
- What does the mise-en-scene tell us about the theme/s of the drama?
- What does the mise-en-scene tell us about the individual characters
- How does the mise-en-scene make the drama seem ‘real’?
Downton Abbey –
Happy Valley –
Task 3: Watch a clip from any TV Drama and analyse it!!!
Use your newly aquired skills to analyse the mise-en-scene and shot types and angles. Evaluate the connotations of the things we see and how we make meanings from what we see.
Write a short analysis of your findings from your clip and upload to your new blog!
Task 4: Wordpress – New post: 6 things you’ve learned so far.
Task 5: Glossary: Make sure your Media Key Word glossary is up to date and that all the key words have a definition. Look back over your notes and put the key terms into a glossary if you have not already done so.
Task 5: Challenge Question: Why is it important for producers of TV drama to create a sense of Realism or Verisimilitude for the audience? All Students 2 reasons, High Grades 4 reasons.