Thursday, 1 October 2009

Dexter analysis


Dexter is written in blood

jump cuts- dexter waking up then cut to him shaving, his blood drips into the sink and then him wiping the blood running down his neck, him wiping his neck to him cutting open the steak, him putting the steak into the pan to him stabbing and twisting it, putting the egg into the pan and stabs it and twists it like he is stabbing someone.


Non Digetic Sound:

-creepy music
-click at the end
-music fades away when he leaves the flat
(matches his facial expressions)

Foley track (emphasis sound)
digetic sound

-blood dripping
-pulling key out of the door
-slicing orange
-killing the fly


starts by focusing on the mosquito, dexter kills it, then the camera refocuses on dexters face smiling.
Close ups - dexters face before he leaves the house -see his face clearly and shows dark side of his face
Extreme close ups - cooking, cutting orange, cleaning blood.


blood, fruit and other red liquids indicate murder
white tshirt pressing against his face suggests smothering
his facial expressions through the sequence makes him seem creepy/ like a psycho
seems normal at the end when he leaves the house
Going through the morning as any normal day (breakfast, flossing, shaving) shows the first sign of blood.

Monday, 22 June 2009

TV Drama Case Study

Eastenders is a long-running and award winning television soap opera first broadcast in the UK on 19th February 1985 on BBC1, and currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in the united kingdom. Eastenders storyline examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who work in the London borough of Walford in the east-end of London.

It broadcasts every Monday (8:00), Tuesday (7:30), Thursday (7:30) and Friday (8:00) on BBC1 and lasts over the period of 27-29 minutes, and repeats on BBC3 at 10:00. If you miss any episodes during the week, you can watch the omnibus on Sundays on BBC1 at 4:00. You can also watch it on BBCiplayer for up to 7 days of the original screening.

EastEnders has won five BAFTA awards and has won the Inside soap award for 'Best Soap' for ten years running, as well as eleven National Television Awards for 'Most popular serial Drama' and seven awards for 'Best Soap' at the British soap awards. It has also been inducted into the Rose d'Or Hall of Fame. It's also won six TV Quick/TV Choice Awards for 'Best Soap', three TRIC Awards for 'Soap of The Year' and three Royal Television Society Awards for 'Best Continuing Drama'.

Monday, 8 June 2009


By the end of this project you should have:

A sketch book full of thorough, beautifully presented research and planning and/or through,detailed research and planning blog.
A textual analysis essay, analysing an existing television drama programme.
A story board for the title sequence for your own, original television drama programme.
You may also have a filmed and edited DVD of your own original title sequence.

tv drama

Our show is a one off TV drama set out over a period of two to three days. It is about teenagers, partly real life.
The show would be on channel 4, on a Wednesday night at 9:00 due to violence, drug abuse and crime.
This show would be very serious and realistic, fast paced and set in London.