Hey, I am rather embarrassed about asking this but it seems the best place. I keep getting told and I did write them down but I lost my notes.
What are the definitions for the key concepts when analysing a text in the media?
signs, signified, codes, connotation, iconography, representation.
But I keep getting them mixed up like the first two and I forget the rest. Help would be great. ^.^u
Media Studies: Key concepts. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-11-2007 21:13
- 29-11-2007 00:34
The main ones to remember really are:
Media Language-connotative meaning, signs, iconography, music, lighting, camera angles, mise en scene, editing etc..
Institutions- who produced it? what influence this has on the text?
Genre (if relevant)- talk about codes and conventions assoicated with it etc...
Rrepresentation- who? what? where when? why? is it accurate/ biased/fair?
Audience- who its aimed at? made for? mode of address? Audience theory can be brought in here i.e. the uses and gratification theory
Ideologies and values- ideas and beliefs that underpin the text, values of society
Narrative- texts structure e.g. could use Todorov Theory which is the equilibrium, disruption etc... also discuss character roles and themes that arise.
Then you could discuss the effectiveness of the text along with the preferred meaning, this could fit into what you write about audience.
I always find these useful to follown when writing an essay and particularly just found it useful to remember MIGRAIN for my AS last year.
Hope this helps abit. if you need any more help just ask
- 09-01-2008 00:11
RAILING is good, pretty much the same as MIGRAIN.
- 13-01-2008 16:34
Do you need to use any theories?
Basic theories can be Propp and Todorov
- 30-05-2008 18:22
i barely know any of the concepts or what the hell to write in the exams
its only now my media teacher is panicking and trying to teach us everything because hes pretty much awful and knows the whole media results are going to be a catastrophe, and that he's going to get ridiculed.
i give up i need at least half marks in my last exam to get a C and i doubt i'll even get double figures.
- 30-05-2008 18:28
If you haven't already and you have time, buy "Key Concepts and Skills for Media Studies". It's on Amazon.