By Jill Marshall
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Identify aspects of its usual formula. ) Activity Analyse the production of meaning in Text: Storyboard (produced at the planning stage for a ﬁlm or television sequence) as a series of shots – visual signiﬁers – which combine to make a narrative sequence. Text: Storyboard 25 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2111 1111 Signs and signification Commentary The storyboard is a sequence of images which are the opening moments of a television text, over which a music soundtrack plays.
This is known as a shot/reverse shot sequence. Such visual signiﬁers are produced during shooting but there are further devices produced during the editing process, such as the dissolving or fragmenting of the picture, which can signify a dream sequence or series of ﬂashbacks to past events. Split-screen narrative devices in which we can see different scenes unfolding simultaneously and slow-motion shots which may signify a key narrative event are all signiﬁers created by editing. Activity Select the opening title sequence of a popular television programme.
Like no one’s talked to her till you come blundering in, what’s the matter with you? VINCE: (Feeble) I’ve got a date. 5/21 INT. 30 5/21 VINCE VINCE in the mirror, CUT TO – VINCE, CUT TO – VINCE, his eyes. CUT TO – VINCE, CUT TO – VINCE, 28 brushing his teeth, looking at himself, despairing. plucking nostril hairs with tweezers. using a cotton bud to get gunk out of the corner of doing his hair, all gelled ﬂat. doing his hair, gelled all spiky. Signs and signification CUT TO – VINCE, showering his hair.
The Language of Television (Intertext (London, England).) by Jill Marshall