Friday, 15 May 2009

Textual analysis

Textual analysis is the process of breaking down a text into its various elements and studying them to analyse how meaning is created. When analysing moving image media (such as film or television) we must examine the following areas:

* camerawork (shots, angles, movements)

* editing (how shots have been put together)

* sound (both digetic and non digetic)

* special effects (if there are any)

* mise-en-scene (costume, make-up, facial expression, props, setting, performance)