Television: Critical Methods and Applications / Edition 1

Television: Critical Methods and Applications / Edition 1

by Jeremy G. Butler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534166865

ISBN-13: 9780534166861

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Wadsworth

For nearly two decades, Television: Critical Methods and Applications has served as the foremost guide to television studies. Designed for the television studies course in communication and media studies curricula, Television explains in depth how television programs and commercials are made and how they function as producers of meaning.

Overview

For nearly two decades, Television: Critical Methods and Applications has served as the foremost guide to television studies. Designed for the television studies course in communication and media studies curricula, Television explains in depth how television programs and commercials are made and how they function as producers of meaning. Author Jeremy G. Butler shows the ways in which camera style, lighting, set design, editing, and sound combine to produce meanings that viewers take away from their television experience. He supplies students with a whole toolbox of implements to disassemble television and read between the lines, teaching them to incorporate critical thinking into their own television viewing. The fourth edition builds upon the pedagogy of previous editions to best accommodate current modes of understanding and teaching television.

Highlights of the fourth edition include:

    • New chapter and part organization to reflect the current approach to teaching television—with greatly expanded methods and theories chapters.

    • An entirely new chapter on modes of production and their impact on what you see on the screen.

    • Discussions integrated throughout on the latest developments in television’s on-going convergence with other media, such as material on transmedia storytelling and YouTube’s impact on video distribution.

    • Over three hundred printed illustrations, including new and better quality frame grabs of recent television shows and commercials.

    • A companion website featuring color frame grabs, a glossary, flash cards, and editing and sound exercises for students, as well as PowerPoint presentations, sample syllabi and other materials for instructors. Links to online videos that support examples in the text are also provided.

    With its distinctive approach to examining television, Television is appropriate for courses in television studies, media criticism, and general critical studies.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780534166861
    Publisher:
    Wadsworth
    Publication date:
    01/28/1994
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    369
    Product dimensions:
    7.38(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.66(d)

    Table of Contents


      Part I: Television Structures and Systems

      1. An Introduction to Television Structures and Systems: Ebb and Flow in the Postnetwork Era
      2. Narrative Structure: Television Stories
      3. Building Narrative: Character, Actor, Star
      4. Beyond and Beside Narrative Structure
      5. The Television Commercial
      6. Part II: Television Style: Image and Sound

      7. An Introduction to Television Style: Modes of Production
      8. Style and Setting: Mise-en-Scene
      9. Style and the Camera: Videography and Cinematography
      10. Style and Editing
      11. Style and Sound
      12. Part III: Television Studies

      13. An Introduction to Television Studies
      14. Textual Analysis
      15. Discourse and Identity

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