Melléklet 1. –Követelmények, segédlet

Google Classroom: Requirements

Work in pairs or alone
At the end of this project you will be asked to either:
Write an essay (Length: 800-1000 words=1,5-2 pages; type: Literary analysis-thesis needed; quotes are ok, but only lines not paragraphs; pictures are not counted as words, but are welcome)


Make a presentation (ppt, at least 10 slides, not too much written text, fluent presentation, clips and other visuals; length: 8-10 minutes, needs to be recorded and handed in)


Make a video where you provide a critical analysis of the series (length 8-10 minutes; genre: mock interview, mock tv show; pair do equal amount of talking)

All of the above have to include all the aspects listed in Steps 2 and 3 of the Series Analysis Guide (your notes in the two charts)
The link (How to Analyze a Film) is there to give you more ideas if needed.
The deadline is 9 April 2021

Series Analysis Guide

Key Terms and aspects to consider

  1. Character arc: describes the inner journey a character will take during the course of the story 
  2. Setting: the place, time, and situation in which a story takes place 
  3. Explicit messages: messages with meanings that are openly and clearly expressed 
  4. Implicit messages: messages with meanings that are more inferred and are often less

clearly stated 

  1. Subliminal messages: signals on television of which we are not even consciously


  1. Supraliminal messages: signals on television of which we clearly recognize 
  2. Media literacy: allows the general population to be involved in current events to make

sound judgements on issues 

  1. High key lighting: refers to lighter colors with less contrast between tones 
  2. Low key lighting: refers to darker colors with shadows and more contrast between


  1. Multi-camera: involves two or more cameras which increased angles and perspectives 
  2. Single-camera: involves one camera which tends to immerse viewers in a scene 
  3. Story board: a group of successive drawings that serve as an outline for your series 

Step One

  • Your assignment should include detailed analysis of a single season of a television series (or several works of a director, or several films of the same very distinct genre) of your choosing. 
  • You can choose a comedy, drama, or comedy-drama (also known as dramedy). 
  • When making your choice, consider how many characters your show contains and the depth of the character development. 

Step Two

Describe the season arc, identify the various messages (both explicit and implicit) along with the plot and themes in the television series, and identify factors that influence interpretation. 

Step Three

Interpret the meaning of various artistic choices related to: 

  • Characters: Identify what the characters have in common, as well as how they differ. Explain how main characters change and grow throughout the season.
  • Lighting: Analyze the ways in which lighting is used to convey emotion and communicate with the audience. 
  • Pacing: Decide if your series has a frenetic pace, a laid-back pace, or something in between those two extremes. Analyze how pacing impacts the story and the viewer. 
  • Plot: Evaluate the plot. Does your series have an ongoing plot or a relatively new plot each episode? Distinguish between what are referred to in the business as A Plots, B Plots and C Plots
  • Settings: Consider the setting. Is the setting static or does it frequently change? How does the setting impact the plot, tone, theme, and character.
  • Theme: regular themes like redemption, sacrifice, justice, transformation, etc.
  • Other visuals: single or multiple camera and why that matters to viewers