Friday, 18 September 2009

camera movements

Crab: The camera moves sideways, like a crab does.
Pan: The camera stays in the same spot but pivots left or right.
Tilt: The camera stays in the same spot but tilts up or down.
Dolly: Also known as tracking, the camera moves backwards or forwards.
Boom: The camera moves vertically.

Textual analysis

Textual analysis is the process of breaking down a text into its various elements and studying them to analyse how meaning is created. when analysing moving image media (such as film or television) er must examine the following areas:
Camera work (shots, angles, movements)
Editing (hows shots have been put together)
Sound (both digetic and non-digetic)
Special effects (if there are any)
Mise-en-scene (costume, make-up, facial expression, props, setting, performance and lighting)

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Shot Sizes

XLS: Extra long shot/wide shot/establishing shot
LS: Long shot
MLS: Medium long shot
MS: Mid shot
MCU: Medium close up
BCU: Big close up
ECU: Extreme close up
P.O.V. Shot: Camera shoots from a characters P.O.V. (Point of view)
Over-the-shoulder shot: Camera shoots over a character’s shoulder

Shot Angles

Low: Camera looking up at subject, making it look bigger.
High: Camera is looking down on subject, making it look smaller.
Eye-level: Camera is pointed directly at subject.
Worm’s eye: Extreme low angle, camera is very low, looking up.
Canted: Camera is tilted to make subject look slanted.
Bird’s eye: Extreme high angle, looking straight down.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Youth Representation in Television Drama

  • Attitude problems
  • Drugs
  • Drinking – vomiting
  • Lary
  • Sex
  • Happy-slapping
  • Pregnancy
  • Emo
  • Hoodies
  • Partying
  • Violence – Stabbings, Fighting…

Monday, 27 April 2009


EastEnders is a popular and award-winning television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. It currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in the United Kingdom.

EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London.

The series primarily centres around the residents of Albert Square, a Victorian square of terraced houses, and its neighbouring streets, namely Bridge Street, Turpin Road and George Street, and which encompasses a pub, street market, night club, community centre and various small businesses, in addition to a park and allotments.

The series was originally screened as two half-hour episodes per week

Genre - Soap opera
Created by - Julia SmithTony Holland
Starring - Present cast
Theme music composer - Simon MayLeslie Osborne
Opening theme - EastEnders theme tune
Country of origin - United Kingdom
Language(s) - English