Visual Techniques - Visual Techniques Narinder Schoeling...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Visual Techniques Narinder Schoeling Ashford University – Online Campus CGD 218 Visual Identity in Business Professor Robin Argo July 19, 2009
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Visual Techniques By Narinder Schoeling 2 Visual Techniques First let me tell you what a contemporary film is. It stress on close-ups of hands, feet, and props in dynamic relation to the actors. In intensified continuity, the face is privileged, especially the mouth and eyes. If hands are used, they are typically brought up toward the head, to be in that crucial medium shot or close-up. Eyes have always been central to Hollywood cinema, but usually they were accompanied by cues emanating from the body. Performers could express emotion through posture, stance, carriage, placement of arms, and even the angling of the feet. Actors knew how to rise from chairs without using their hands to leverage themselves, to pour drinks steadily for many seconds, to give away nervousness by letting a fingertip twitch. Physiques should be beefed-up, and semi-nude is more frankly exposed than ever before, but they seldom acquire grace or emotional significance. Finally, intensified a. What specific visual film techniques do you see utilized in contemporary television? Contemporary television no longer seeks to conceal the darker side of the American land of plenty. Instead of promoting the foundational myths of America these shows are firmly rooted in a violent, often nihilistic contemporary world. The open form of contemporary shows, pioneered by Dallas and Hill Street Blues , "is characterized by dynamic narrative structures with multiple centre" (Mazdon & Hammond, 2005). Even though the strategy of presenting an action-hero, the federal agent Jack Bauer, who sometimes needs to be bad in order to do well, might be called subversive. 24 complies with the contemporary ideology by reinforcing the audience's fears of terrorist attacks. 24 is one of those rare instances when ideological conformism is wrapped in an unconventional, innovative format. The Clocking Off , is set in the industrial age that focus on working-class relations in a Manchester factory, the issue-based show that premiered in 2000. Is show could be seen as a twenty-first century version of 1960s realist television. In this show social problems arising out
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course BUSINESS cgd 218 taught by Professor Day during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.

Page1 / 6

Visual Techniques - Visual Techniques Narinder Schoeling...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online