Television Aesthetics and Style

Television Aesthetics and Style

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Although Film Studies has successfully (re)turned attention to matters of style and interpretation, its sibling discipline has left the territory uncharted - until now. The question of how television operates on a stylistic level has been critically underexplored, despite being fundamental to our viewing experience. This significant new work redresses a vital gap in Television Studies by engaging with the stylistic dynamics of TV; exploring the aesthetic properties and values of both the medium and particular types of output (specific programmes); and raising important questions about the way we judge television as both cultural artifact and art form. Television Aesthetics and Style provides a unique and vital intervention in the field, raising key questions about television's artistic properties and possibilities. Through a series of case-studies by internationally renowned scholars, the collection takes a radical step forward in understanding TV's stylistic achievements.The sets for the show are rendered in threedimensional models and then paintedfor texture using Photoshop.17 Someofthepropsand ... Becausethesets areexpensive and time consumingto build, actionin Archer istypically contained withinoneor two locations. ... Freedfrom the exigenciesoflive production, animation allows foramore adventurous framing and shooting stylethan traditional televisionformats.

Title:Television Aesthetics and Style
Author:Steven Peacock, Jason Jacobs
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2013-07-04


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