Analysis of sound and editing in sherlock

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  1. 1. F O C U S O N : E D I T I N G A N D S O U N D B O T H A R E A S H A V E T O B E W R I T T E N A B O U T E X T E N S I V E L Y I N A N E X A M A N S W E R T O G E T A N A G R A D E B O T H A R E A S A R E O F T E N I G N O R E D I N T H E E X A M ! AS Media Studies Television Drama
  2. 2. W H O D I D T H E I R H O M E W O R K ? C O M E O N Y O U V E H A D T W O W E E K S T O D O T H I S Homework re-cap
  3. 3. Sound terminology test On your desk youll find a pack of sound terms Sort them into piles ones you know and ones you arent so sure of Read the description of the term on the slide and wave the right answer in the air.
  4. 4. Sound term test slide 1 This is how the character speaks and is used by the character to tell us where they are from. It will give us an idea of where the TV Drama might be set or it might point out that the character is an outsider and speaks differently to others. Accent This refers to when the characters are talking to one another. This is used to create realism (as we talk in real life!) but also to help develop the plot and the storyline for the TV Drama Dialogue
  5. 5. Sound terms test slide 2 This term is used when the tone of the sound doesnt match the image on screen. Asynchronous This is when the use of a sound (either an instrumental sound or a sound effect) is carried over from one shot in one location or time period to another shot in a different location or time period. Sound Bridge
  6. 6. Sound terms test slide 3 These types of sound help to create realism and make what we are watching feel real. Sound effects / Foley sound (Ill let you have either) This term refers to the speed of the combined sound track. Pace This sound technique is often used to signal the arrival of a character Sound motif
  7. 7. Analysis of Sound in Sherlock We are going to re-watch the first sequence Identify four different sound terms and pull out the right answers from your red terms. You can use your notes here to help Think about what meaning they communicate to the audience about whats happening in the sequence How do they make you feel?
  8. 8. Re-watching clip 1 from Sherlock
  9. 9. W R I T E O N E T R I A N G U L A T E D S E N T E N C E A B O U T H O W S O U N D C R E A T E S M E A N I N G I N T H E C L I P F R O M S H E R L O C K Writing Activity
  10. 10. Starter sentences Sound is used to convey messages about gender in Sherlock For example, the use of an urgent-sounding musical score during the sequence when Sherlock is looking at the A-Z suggests that he is using his intelligence to solve the clues This conforms to gender stereotypes often found in the media where men are shown as dominant and in control of knowledge and power. Other starter sentences: The use of a sound-bridge. Foley sound is used in the clip
  11. 11. L E T S T E S T Y O U R K N O W L E D G E O F E D I T S A N D A B I L I T Y T O S P O T T H E M Homework re-cap: Editing
  12. 12. Editing term test: slide 1 Which technique is most often used to show a conversation between two characters? Shot reverse shot Which editing device is used to link the action of two scenes or shots together? Sound bridge Which editing device is used to link two separate pieces of action together usually foreshadowing a collision of the two Cross-cutting
  13. 13. Editing term test: slide 2 Which edit is almost invisible and is used to show continuous action? Its hard to spot! Match cut What is the phrase used to describe editing from a particular characters point of view, or to indicate to us a centrally important character? Editing for perspective This term refers to the technique used to condense time Ellipsis
  14. 14. Editing term test: slide 3 This edit is used a type of cut that is used to convey centrally important narrative information to the audience and helps to drive the storyline Motivated Cut Provide three functions of editing: Helps us to piece the narrative together (understand storyline) Helps us to understand the characters and their relationships It can make us form an emotional attachment with the programme (scare us, make us cry, make us angry)
  15. 15. Analysis of Editing in Sherlock We are going to re-watch the second sequence Identify four different edits that are used and write them down get ready to wave your terms in the air (like you just dont care... sorry.) You can use your notes here to help Think about what meaning they communicate to the audience about whats happening in the sequence How do you feel when you watch the sequence? Are you worried for the characters? Do you care about the characters? Do you want the characters to solve the crime? What does this tell us about the characters and the action?
  16. 16. Re-watching clip 2 from Sherlock
  17. 17. W R I T E O N E T R I A N G U L A T E D S E N T E N C E A B O U T H O W E D I T I N G C R E A T E S M E A N I N G I N T H E C L I P F R O M S H E R L O C K Writing Activity
  18. 18. I N Y O U R G R O U P , U S I N G T H E H A N D O U T , A N A L Y S E T H E U S E O F E D I T I N G A N D S O U N D I N S H E R L O C K Y O U H A V E 2 0 M I N U T E S T O D O T H I S Y O U M U S T B E P R E P A R E D T O R E A D O U T Y O U R A N A L Y S I S T R I A N G U L A T I O N S E N T E N C E S Activity
  19. 19. W A T C H T H E S E Q U E N C E F R O M C O M I N G R O U N D T H E M O U N T A I N A N D C O M P L E T E T H E A C T I V I T Y H A N D O U T N E X T L E S S O N I S B R I N G I N G T O G E T H E R A L L Y O U R K N O W L E D G E O F T H E 4 T E C H N I C A L A R E A S . W E W I L L B E U S I N G T H E M T O M A K E J U D G E M E N T S A B O U T H O W A B I L I T Y A N D D I S A B I L I T Y I S R E P R E S E N T E D I N T E L E V I S I O N D R A M A . Homework