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Television : critical methods and applications

Author: Jeremy G Butler
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007.
Series: LEA's communication series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy G Butler
ISBN: 0805854150 9780805854152
OCLC Number: 71005849
Description: xiii, 511 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Understanding television's structures and systems. 1. Television's ebb and flow in the postnetwork era. Television's not-so-distant past: the network era ; Polysemy, heterogeneity, contradiction ; Interruption and sequence ; Segmentation ; Halting the flow: television in the postnetwork era. --
2. Narrative structure: television stories. The theatrical film ; The made-for-television film or MOW ; The television series ; The television serial --
3. Building narrative: character, actor, star. Building characters ; Building performances ; The star system? --
4. Beyond and beside narrative structure. Television's reality ; Television's reality: forms and modes ; Television's reality: genres. pt. 2. Television's style: image and sound. 5. Style and setting: mise-en-scene. Set design ; Lighting design ; Actor movement --
6. Style and the camera: videography and cinematography. Basic optics: the camera lens ; Image definition and resolution ; Color and black and white ; Framing ; In-camera special effects --
7. Style and editing. Single-camera mode of production ; Multiple-camera mode of production --
8. Style and sound. Types of television sound ; Purposes of sound on television ; Acoustic properties and sound technology ; Space, time, and narrative --
9. A history of television style / Gary A. Copeland. Technological manifest destiny ; Visual elements of television style ; Aural elements of television style. pt. 3. Special topics in television form. 10. Music television / Blaine Allan. Music television and music video ; Antecedents and influences ; How music television organizes time ; How music television relates to its audience ; Types of music video ; The sound of video ; The look of video ; Sample analysis --
11. Animated television: the narrative cartoon / Daniel Goldmark. Beginnings ; The aesthetics of the 1930s sound cartoon: Disney's domination ; UPA abstraction: the challenge to Disney naturalism ; Television's arrival: economic realignment ; TV cartooning since the 1980s --
12. The Television commercial. U.S. TV's economic structure ; The polysemy of commodities ; The persuasive style of commercials --
13. Television studies: alternatives to empirical approaches. Empirical research and television ; Critical research and television . --
Appendix: Sample analyses. --
Glossary / Rosemary McMahill.
Series Title: LEA's communication series.
Responsibility: Jeremy G. Butler.
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