Thursday, 11 June 2009

What are the code and conventions?

Remeber, codes and conventions are the defining features of a Genre- they are what makes a media text what it is. With moving image texts (Tv shows and Films). Codes and Conventions can be an element of:
  • Mise-en-scene: Everything in the frame.
  • Narrative/Structure: Story.
  • Setting
  • Character
  • Theme: Ideas/Morals explored.
  • Sound: Digetic(in the world of the show) Non-digetic(Not in teh world of the Show)/
  • Cinematography: Camerawork.

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