Film Studies Key Terms Set 2
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The underlying messages and values of any representation or narrative.
The idea (whether explicit or implicit) that the producers expect audiences to draw from a media text.
The ideas behind a media text, the secret (or sometimes not-so secret) agenda of its producers.
When one thing is placed next to another for contrasting effect.
Having several possible meanings. An image of a rose could mean love, desire, the Labour party, English rugby etc etc. Text could be used to 'anchor' the meaning.
To communicate meaning through the use of signs. These signs have to be understood by the audience.
Mise en scene
Everything within the frame of a film or photograph. Derived from the use of sets and setting, lighting , colour, costumes, hair, make-up, props, actors, and visual composition.
Familiar stylistic features that define a genre or a set of visual representations in a media text that, taken together, indicate it's genre.
A camera shot that could be used to show emotion or used to get the audience closer to the star on a poster or CD cover
Media texts are put together through a series of choices made by a team of producers. Think of any media text, deconstruct it - all the elements have been selected for a reason.