ISP Week 4 Guidance

Iconography in the Opening Sequence

Study an opening sequence from a TV drama of your choice.

Iconography is very important to rapidly establish the genre and narrative and to give clues to the role and function of characters.

You should comment on the following:

  • Objects
  • Costumes
  • Actors
  • Background/Setting

How does the iconography establish the genre?

What are your expectations of the show/narrative/characters?

Is there anything else that you feel is particularly effective about this opening sequence?

How is sound and music used in this opening sequence?

How important is the opening sequence to any TV drama?

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