Semiotics & Structuralism Summary
The vocabulary of semiotics is important because it allows us to explain what is
special about how TV communicates and the reliance of signs to do so. Semiotics is in
fact the study of signs in communication. It asks how
TELEVISION AESTHETICS AND CRITICISM
DR. KRISTINE KARNICK
309E Cavanaugh Hall
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Television Style GLOSSARY
act (segment): a portion or segment of the narrative presented between commercial breaks.
Consists of one or more scenes.
antagonist: character or situation that hinders the protagonist from achievi
A. Rationalism-idea by deacart, argues that inate ideas shape all experiences. Truth
is intellectiul it comes from us. Ideas in our mind shape our understanding.
B. Empiricism-deals with not what is tv, but how do we understand a
Narrative A chain of events in cause and effect relationship occurring in time and space.
Narration the process of storytelling; how story material is revealed; the means by which a
story is told; who tells it.
Story what happ
Chapter 3 Summary
In this chapter the role of television characters goes from that of a tool used to
move the plot and story along to an entity of its own. We form a mental picture of who
these characters are through the mise-en-scene involved with the ch
Chapter 4 Summary
This chapter is a condensed look at the portrayal of what we consider real life.
There is nothing on TV that can be truly considered real as we know the term. The
inherent way in which TV works means that while the event itself that is b
Chapter 7 Summary
To put it broadly mise-en-scene is the basic elements that we see in a television
program. As with many other aspects of television, mise-en-scene is used to indirectly
communicate with the audience and tells them about the characters be
Its Not Always Sunny In Philadelphia:
A Genre and Ideological Analysis
The Gang->Worst human beings imaginable
Setting->Filthy Irish Pub
Seinfeld on crack
Chapter 8 Summary
One thing to keep in mind when thinking about the camera part of television
production is to remember that what youre seeing is not an exact replica of what is
originally shot. The main alteration being caused by the fact that the 3-dime
Chapter 10 Summary
Everything today leads us to be very visual creature. Its all about screens and
getting our attention to look here or there. The unsung hero however is the power of
sound. Television is closest related to radio and the three types of so
Chapter 11 Summary
The main focus and term of this chapter is television studies, which at its core
refers to the critical methods applied to the text of television itself. These methods
originated from the analysis of older forms of a cultural work such
KNOW DEF.S FOR TEST!
Ideology: Introduction and definition
Ideology is false conciousness
Ideology is the social process of making sense of and
reproducing reality, and thereby fixing meanings.
Stuart Hall is attempting to provide a theory detailing the processes involved with
messages in television. He starts by claiming that the previously used theory was too
simplistic and failed to analyze and detail the different s
Genre Study and Television Summary
The idea behind genre theory is that television texts can be grouped together
based on certain similarities. The process is to first choose where to categorize a program
and then to say what characteristics landed it in