Media texts use a range of narrative techniques to tell a story.
How do live sport programmes manipulate time and space to help audiences understand the game?
Matches are scheduled later in the evening
By only showing games live as they happen
They use action replays and slow motion
Which of these is not a technique used by media texts when creating a narrative?
A flexi-narrative challenges the audience by…
Starting at the end and moving back through the story
Using complex dialogue and ideas
Keeping them curious about how the many narratives will develop
Which of the following is most like a multi-stranded narrative?
The action is shot from many different points of view
There is a voiceover tying all of the stories together
The programme follows multiple storylines within an episode
A three strand narrative structure…
Focuses on three central characters
Will usually involve characters in a situation outside of their normal environment
Never picks up a story from a previous episode
Which of these is NOT how a split screen narrative might be used?
To show the same action from different perspectives
To display several mini narratives on screen at once
To show different programmes on the same screen
Which of the following would you typically find in a flexi-narrative?
An ending which can be interpreted differently by different people
A very clear beginning, middle and end
Many narratives interwoven as the media text progresses
How is a regular viewer’s interest maintained using the three strand narrative structure?
By continuing a storyline from one episode to the next
By only using characters that they have seen before
By shooting mostly from each character’s point of view
Which theorist proposed that stories were character driven?
According to the theory, which character type prepares the hero for their quest?
The false hero
According to the theory, which character type initially appears as good, but turns out to be evil?