What is truth?
How do we decide which
information is true, and which is
47% of all Americans believe media is too
74% of Republicans believe media is too
37% of Americans feel media is just about
21% of Democrats fe
Generally organized by distance from subject.
The basic types of Shot are
Long shot (LS)
Medium shot (MS)
Close shot (CS)
The Long Shot (or Wide Shot)
Long Shot (LS)
Orients audience to subjects, objects, settings and
Simulates existing setting or location
Emphasis on set elements appearing to be exactly what they
look like (steel instead of wood; paint instead of stone; etc.)
What creator of media wants to do to
What you want to have done to you.
Nothing is certain
We dont know for certain what the
creator wants to do to us.
The creator cannot know for certain
what we want done.
What might a creator of media wa
Handheld or Tripod
Camera can easily move anywhere
Camera can easily behave as a character
Multiple lens choices allow for many different
Camera is sm
A written pitch of a story for
production on television
An expansion of the logline into a
description of the TV show
Several Types of
Adaptations of other stories
A Treatment is NO
The art of deciding what comes next?
Selecting: choosing shots.
Combining: putting shots in sequence.
Trimming: cutting scenes to
Consolidating: removing extraneous
Correcting: improving sound or color
Premise and Theme
Interchangeable terms but NOT
A proposition upon which an argument
is based or from which a conclusion is
The idea that is proven through the
An Example of Premise
True love can lead to willing
Characters reveal information
about themselves through:
internal monologues which the
Conflict is the basis for the action,
which together with characters
becomes a plot.
One person or thing
A person or thing
Audio, SFX and Music
Natural sounds reinforce naturally occurring imagery
Emphasizes clarity and doesnt call attention to itself
Audio leads video
Sometimes called diegetic sound or actual sound
Audio, SFX and Music
Sounds may be asynchr
Putting things in place or setting the
relationship between the camera
(audience) and what is in its sights.
from montage (moan-taj) which is
the relationship between one shot and