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spooks time to die sound and editing

looking into analysing videos for media tvdrama work.. looking at sound and editing.

Editing – used shot reverse shot on terrorists maybe to highlight suspence of whats happening. Cut away to car speeding with small amount of paralel edit of car going fast and terrorists at the same time to build suspense and intensity of whats going on. More paralel editing with the man in the car speaking to headquaters. Cut aways fast and vigorous to show a rush. Eye line match also used to show the emotions of terrorists, spooks men and victim with shot reverse shot. Shot reverse shot also used in the conversation with eyeline match to the victim and terrorists to highlight fear and the build up of something going to happen to the victim. Point of veiw shot used to set up the scene, jump cuts and paralel editing used with fast build up with terrorists and the spooks team that has came to rescue the victim. Very fast and rapid editing used when caught the terrorists, maybe edited with handheld camera to add to the realism of it, as if it was happening to the audience. Shot reverse shot when they saved the victim to show victory and emotion with relief. Slow editing at the end to add to the fact that the drama is all over for the victim.

Sound – Voice on the phone enthasized as an order to the terrorists. The cars noises/speeding sounds shows a rush and a sence of time. Conversation with headquaters cannot see a phone or hands free this is diegetic and asynchronous sound. Speeding sound enthasized building suspense and the action that is coming. Dieagetic due to the fact they use a point of view shot to show the speeding car. Non dieagetic sound to highlight atmosphere with the terrorists enthasized car scretching to a holt to show action is due. Non diegetic sound on spooks team heading in showing somethings going to happen soon. Asynchronous with the terrorists phone when his about to execute his victim, this is also highlighted by the sound aswell creating tension. Synchronous on phone when it shows each character when talking on the phone. Non diegetic used on sounds of the terrorists rushing out of the house with use of stings in the non diegetic sounds used to highlight the action that is happening.  Non diegetic when saved the victim but with very calm music not busy sounds to maybe show victory and relief from the victim.


Disability in tvdrama – video of recovery.

About the Show

This traumatic yet sometimes humorous one-off drama explores the experience of brain damage and its impact.
This tv drama is a very good hard hitting show about disability, how it affects and the extremes that it can take.
Alan (David Tennant) and Tricia (Sarah Parish) Hamilton are blissfully happy. He’s on top of his game and head of a building firm. She’s a beautician and mother to their two children.

One day their perfect life is torn apart when Alan steps in front of a passing car.

The resulting accident leaves him in a deep coma. Tricia is delighted when he awakes – only to discover the man she loved has disappeared.

Tricia longs to find her husband but fears she may have lost him forever.  It uses alot of disability stereotyping but only to show from the point of david that is disabled.

Recovery is a Tiger Aspect production.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

disability representation in the media

Definition of disability

A physical or mental condition that limits a persons movements, senses or activities.

The medical model is defined by there disability attempting to overcome that they are disabled. The media throughout history has depicted disability through the use of impairment. The media has focused on portraying impairment through the influence of the medical model of disability. Where disabled peoples inability to interact in normal daily life is a direct result of their physical and or mental impairment. Charles Dickens – a christmas carol- is an example of this where the -cripple- child of bob cratchit, tiny tim, is defined bu his disability and will only survive through medical intervention.

However it appears that the media have been slow to take on changes and all too frequently do not practise what they preach.

Use of disabled stereotypes –  the media continue to enforce disability stereotypes portraying disabled individuals in a negative un-empowering way.

in Paul hunts study in 1991 he identified 10 stereotypes that the media use to portray disabled people.

1. The disabled person as pitiable or pathetic.——————skins – Tony (disabled for a short time)

2. An object of curiosity or violence.—————–skins – Chris (brain hemorage)

3.sinister or evil.—————-Eastenders – David ( in a wheelchair)

4.the super cripple.————-Beaver falls – Finn ( nerv damage i.e. Same as steven hawkin)

5. as atmosphere.  ————-shamless – Patty ( in a wheelchair)

6.laughable.————————Glee-Artie ( in a wheelchair)

7.his/her own worst enemy.————-Eastenders-Stacey(bipolar) a burden.———————–Recovery-David(brain damage) non-sexual.————–diary of a call girl – Disabled man – name unknown

10. being unable to participate in daily life.—————-Eastenders- Geine (bipolar)

representation of age.

Toy boy episode 1 This series is about young people growing up in East London, it is meant to be a very grimey, grunge real life account of apparently what happens in everyday life in London. In the interveiw with the two older main characters they say that no one has done this type of thing but in my own opinion i think they are wrong, kidulthood and adulthood have both covered this type of genre this is just a different story into it but with the same characteristics.

It shows the enthasis on two little boys no older than  thirteen then it shows two twenty year olds. There is two seperate stories with both groups of boys that come together to mix the story. The younger boys finding it hard living in such a built up estate, no money, poor as can be in this enviroment. It shows that one of the boys mums has a mental problem and has to get admitted into hosptial to get better. The boy loves his mother very much and said he would keep out of trouble just for her, now she is hospitalized and gone  his left on his own abandonned and left to fend for himself ( pretty much anyway, one of his mums friends does vistit him) he bumps into the other two guys that offer him a job with fetching and carrying drugs for them. This is where the ‘real life’ comes in, the only type of job that is made to seem in this area is a job in drugs if you want to make something of yourself then you have to be in on the job.

I find giving this veiw from the medias point of veiw very hard to swallow because this is meant to be a true account of young people,  drugs are bad but why is there such a heavy enthasis on young people and drugs. I am aware its become more and more into being a knowledgable normal thing, but drugs are not like a beer down the pub or a cigerettte, it comes with the idea of gangs, stabbings, shootings, stealing their stash and even killing innocent people. I think the line between not being a good normal thing shouldnt be blured, i am aware this may be true account for many people that live in London but for the rest of England like the countryside places, this is quite horrific and shocking. Top boy is the idea that these two twenty year olds want to become buisness partners with some of the biggest drug dealers so they are not poor and scrounging anymore but i think they have bitten off alot more than what they can chew. The fact is its like theyv almost become part of the mafia to do this drugs job and trying to get involved the little thirteen year old kids. I mean i know this happens but personally i dont see this as entertainment, sitting around a grubby little crack den giving drugs to drug runners collecting up the cash.  I think society is discusting and that people in this type of way need help. This is only thurther support that society is collapsing and their all turning into animals.

As an account or media veiw of young people i think they have definetly tarnished people with the wrong brush but alot of young people will watch this and look up to it. Seriously will take this as a base for how they are meant to act and be to be a gangsta. Personally i dont think it is right.

Doctor who ‘Hi honey, I’m home!’. Tv drama analyzed.


Camera shots –

The camera shots seemed to be quite fast moving and very quick paced for a 2 mins clip. The Shots that are used was all relevent in dialect to the show, showing the veiwer exactly what they need to see in the clip and that the faster the pace the more the emotion and intensity was in the shot. A Genre of Sci-fi tends to ushually be quite fast paced and quick because science fiction is meant to be technology based or fantasy with the story line thats going on to make it feel real its made more intensly.

Long shot – Doctor trying to get the satalite dish.

Knee shot – Doctor trying to get satalite dish.

Long shot – His got satalite dish.

Over the shoulder – When he jumps onto the roof.

Mid shot – him explaining whats going on to Amy and Rory.

Mid shot – Amy and Rory with the Doctor looking at him while his explaining.

Mid shot – on Doctor pointing in the sky.

Extreme long shot – on tardis in the sky them looking at it.

Mid shot – Amy and Rory worried about the doctor.

Mid shot – Back to the doctor with the satalite dish.

Extreme long shot – The doctor using his screwdriver to see if he can pick up noise from Tardis.

Long shot – Amy and Rory in the background with the doctor in the same frame, showing his facial expression & him holding a satalite.

Mid shot – Amy and Rory standing there.

Long shot – Amy and Rory in the background with the doctor close up.

Mid shot – Amy and Rory.

Over the shoulder – Amy and Rory.

Long shot- The doctor, Amy and Rory all looking up into the sky.

Mid shot – back to Amy and Rory, Amy looks worried due to the voice of River coming from the tardis.

Long shot – Amy and Rory in the background with the Doctor close up.

Zooms in on same shot to an eye level shot of the doctor.

Over the shoulder – Doctor looking in the sky realising River song is up there.

Cutaway to River in the Tardis.

Mid shot -on her putting wires if the tardis together.

Point of veiw shot – Close up of her turning a leaver.

Close up – on her face with sparks in the background.

Long shot – On the tardis main center and river running away from it.

Following shot on River running to the Door.

Point of veiw shot at the doors of the Tardis.

Over the shoulder – of river with the doors open.

Close up- on her face when she says im sorry my love.

Point of veiw – as she looks at the explosion.

cutaway to river in the tardis.

Mid shot – of her putting wires on the tardis together.

Point of veiw – close up of her turning a leaver.

Closeup – of her face with sparks in the background.

Longshot – on the tardis main center and river running away from it.

Following shot of River running to the door.

Closeup on River opening door out looking in veiw.

Zoom in on over the shoulders shot of her in the doors.

Close up on her ‘Im sorry my love’.

Point of veiw – as she looks at the explosion.

Cut away to river in the tardis.

Mid shot of her putting wires on the tardis together.

Point of veiw shot close up of her turning the leaver.

close up on her face with sparks in the background.

Longshot on the Tardis main center and River running away from it.

Following shot of river running to the door.

Mid shot of the doctor teleported , zooms into a close up of his face. ‘Hi honey, im home’.

Mid shot – Rivers face zooms into her facial expressions. ‘What sort of time do you call this’.

Explosion in background then fades out.

Camera movement –

Lots of tracking shots to show the actors point of veiw with whats going on in the scene, used with quite  a few zoom shots to show intensity on whats happening to highten the emotions of what is going on in the scene. Shot reverse shot used on roof to show perspective on conversation, slow crab shots on Amy and Rory maybe to show the veiwer how to veiw them because they are bellow the doctor. Close ups only used to intensify the action of the emotions in the scene from the actors because it was quite quick paced the close ups was only for a few seconds the biggest enthasis was on the Doctor when he realised that that was his Tardis that was blowing up which everyone else thought was the sun.

Camera Angles –

High angles used on the roof looking down on the doctor, Amy & Rory. Eye level with Amy and Rory might be to show them as normal people to have them at a mediocre level to the doctor to show contrasts between the two and exactly how different they are to eachother,  showing the doctor at a high angle maybe to show power or leadership. Long shot used alot to show backgrounds due to the significance of them in the scenes, with sci-fi genre its expected to see hi-tech scientific objects, like looking in the sky is something related to sci fi and showing alot of the background in the Tardis shows enormosity of the Tardis and how much of a big role it plays in the show. The camera angles didnt change as often as the camera shots. Angles are used to show the veiwer how they should be veiwing what they are watching so therefore putting the doctor in a higher possition shows the veiwer that he is the key point in the show.

Mise on scene –

Props that are used are inanimate objects (lifeless) but they are used by the actor in the scene, the satalite dish was a prop to hear the Tardis to see Weither he could hear it better with the dish. Sonic screw driver was used as a prop because he used it to show him the sounds coming from the Tardis what everyone else thought was the sun. The wires in the Tardis used by River and the Leaver she pulled and even when she opened up the doors are all props. These orops are all part of the genre signifiers that is used to show exactly to the audience that this scene has got in it what it should have in it to call it a Sci-fi. This shows depth and balance in what the audience should percieve from the show.

Costume and Figure performance-

Amy – Looks middle class, not too scruffy her language that is used is quite well spoken for someone of her age catagory. Her clothes are very bland and quite drab in colours none of them are out spoken, she looks quite tidy appart from her red scarf they have given her to match her hair colour. She does seem very worried and concerned to whats going on with questioning everything. She doesnt seem as bold as the other characters, like she is very unexperienced and relys alot more on the stronger characters. Her speech pattern was that she was very unsure of herself very fast and nervous like, which is very unlike the other three actors in the scene.

Rory – In security gaurd uniform doesnt look scruffy, looks quite smart and well presented the way that he is seems very to the point, very logical and precise with what he says. He speaks not so often as Amy and the Doctor but when he speaks it sounds like its planned out to what that he is going to say. He moves quite robotic like, he seems to not move very flowing or panicy more like giving orders and carrying them out. His speech patterns seemed very robiotic like as if he was doing as he is told.

Doctor – Smart with clothes and jacket and bow tie, looks very prim and proper. Upper class type of guy with how that he is dressed. His hat that he is wearing seems playful. The doctor is very logical and factisious, certain with what he is saying and appears to have a wide knowledge of everything and anything and knows exactly whats going on.Very bold with fast movements adds meaning and depth to the show, the scene is all about him because its about his Tardis and River being trapped inside so his got to save her. His facial expressions that he uses are quite strong the doctor always appears to feel quite strongly to whatever his doing. His body language is confident and cocky with fast speach and very to the point wityh what he is saying, complicated words back up the idea that he has knowledge.

River – Quite smartly dressed in very neutral colours, she looks fairly simular in most of the episodes that she plays a part in. Always seems to be quite cool and confident with alot of trust in the Doctor and knowledge that she always manages to work things out and solves the problem. Body language is quite panicy when shes on her own in the Tardis trying to make it work. When she sees the Doctor its like a sigh of relief that he is here to save the day like he always is. Speech patterns with River is completely different to Amy and Rory she has more experience with the Doctor and alot more knowledge than the other two that are seen to be normal.

Sounds –

Sound motif on the tardis is used maybe to signify its importance, epic background music with them on the roof that is non deigetic sound because the character would not be able to hear this. Non-diegetic the sound of tardis because they can hear it. Sycrinous sounds with the exploding and sparking bits in the clip because you can see where the noise is coming from that they have used a sound effect for. Doctor who does tend to use the same sort of sound effects with most of the episodes or shows because they need epic size of importance shows a scale that what your being shown is meant to be veiwed on weither something isnt meant to be so important or weither something is life threatening.

Lighting –

The lighting is very dull with the roof scene, maybe to show more enthasis on the Tardis in the sky burning up. People think its the sun so i imagin that they want you to veiw it as something very bold. Sepia colours on the tops of the buildings almost like highlighting how bright that the sky is in the scene. The Tardis scene is very bright colours in the Tardis to enthisize the technology that is in the Tardis is of future like proportions. Very bright light used with the explosions to maybe show its an intense situation. The ligting is low key balanced on the roof top scene on the actors quite dark and dim that something is going to happen, but high key balanced on the ‘sun’ which is actualy the Tardis to obviously make it stand out alot more than in normally would with the contrast of colours.

Composition – I think that its very smooth flowing on the roof  especially when he is explaining to Rory and Amy what is exactly going on with his Tardis, once he realises that he needs to save River then the pace picks up abit and then in the Tardis fast paced to add to the tension that the veiwer needs to create from watching this clip. The tardis scenes are quite busy with alot of wires and thing floating about with alot of explosions, but what i mean as smooth flowing on the roof is that there isnt really that much to distract you from what there conversation is about. The only thing in the scene is the prop the doctor uses which is the satalite. So because its only very busy the composition of the scene makes you feel like the most important thing going on is what they are saying.

Settings- Sci-fi drama, expectations of Doctor who  are very important to this, there is genre signifiers that make Doctor who what it is and that classifys it from Sci-fi and Fantasy and makes them both, The sonic screw driver adds to the genre signifiers, how the doctor acts and his knowledge being so far streched. Knowledge of different galaxys and time frames because his a time lord after all so his meant to know pretty much the whole history of the world and everything that happens in it, his ability to lead people and to save people. The tardis to look confusingly hi-tech, the doctor needs to seem like he is limitless of his abilities as the Doctor.

ageism powerpoint.



Representation of age – by Tracey martin, Thomas fallon and Haylee denman.

Sterotyping age in the media – Representation of age.

After gender and ethnicity, age is the most obvious category under which we file people, and there are a whole range of instant judgements which go along with that categorisation.  Age is the easiest way to categorise someone as -other- than yourself, everyone you meet will be, to some extent, older or younger, a different age than you. And with difference  comes … a tendancy to sterotype.

Young and old. Age stereotypical characteristics-

Young – immature, stupid, greedy, lazy, selfish, unfit, obese, violent, callous, gullible, unreliable, careless, self-entitled, never going to achieve anything…

Old – Grumpy, out dated, slow, weak, whining, unable to use technology, unhealthy, miserable, hard of hearing, ugly, never go anywhere…

into details of ageism-  while we’ve come to understand that stereotyping someone according to their gender, or colour of their skin, is unfair and unacceptable, stereotyping according to age (ageism) is still  widespread. Age, like race, is something you can’t change about yourself, but people go the great lengths to disguise how old they really are in order to avoid being the victim of age stereotyping. People dress in deliberately youthful clothes, dye grey hair, lie about their age on the internet dating sites, diet, and even subject themselves to pinful, invasive plastic surgery. It would be horrifying to think that someone took such steps in order to  conceal their true race or gender. Given that aging is inevitable and happens to everyone, why are we in such collective denial about this process..  Look young to be pretty-  Women seem to be particular victims when it comes to snap judgments about age and “age appropriate” behaviours, appearance and attitude, damned if they appear to age, damned if they dont. We criticise mature women for going about as mutton dressed as lamb, and young girls for tarting themselves up as jail bait. Film stars who start to show signs of aging in their columnists  (movie star gets wrinkles.. and her boobs are starting to sag) shocker!! While those who succumb to the surgeons knife are written about with equal distaste. ( movie star cant raise eyebrows and her boobs dont sag which is just as equal of a shocker)

Examples of old age-  Eastenders – Dot cotton is a very good example of this in real life she is 84 years old and  in eastenders she is perceived to be grumpy, pessimistic, often drowning her sorrows with  Sherry and having a “course” voice due to her years of continuous smoking.  She is also very religious which may be a trait of old people.

Examples of young age-  Hollyoaks – Carmel here is your typical dumb blonde, pretty but naive and lacking in common sense. However that is unimportant as by the target audience she is seen as an attractive figure, even a role model possibly. She is beautiful, thin and appears  to look very youthful this is what  the media are trying to bring across to the veiwers of the perception of age is the youthful  is the best way to be in the media..

Sherlock holmes editing

comments on sherlock holmes editing.

First scene is action match with soilders fighting, this is done in a montage maybe to show a period of time, then goes to a cutaway with the main character waking up, jump cut to the guy up and about in his home, cut to a gun maybe linked to the main characters dream, eyematch on the guy main in this scene.  Shot reverse shot on two people walking with cut aways because they are in two different places on the phone at the same time, with parallel editing on the station showing them both at a station/transport area this is good parallel editing  then cutaway to people talking at a confrence, eyeline match at a guy in the confrence. Cut away to people in a party, cut away to a girl crying, cut away to meeting with eyelmatch to reporters. shot reverse shot on conversation to show the conversation is going on between these two people and when talking is from their veiwpoint.