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Week Ten Reflections

On the surface, reality TV seems superficial in content and narrative compared to the ‘quality TV’ programs briefly examined in recent posts. This is to say, according to lecturer Brian Morris: reality TV is traditionally connoted as being “low brow” … Continue reading

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Week Nine Reflections

The first RMIT course reading I was ever assigned was a chapter from ‘The Media Student’s Book’ entitledĀ Approaching Media Texts. Along one page’s margins was the URL for a YouTube video that supposedly exemplified the indexical link between “memory, longing … Continue reading

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Week Eight Reflections

As film history attests to, different narrative forms have developed as a result of dissatisfaction with the medium’s dominant modes of storytelling at the time. The first documentaries, for instance, were produced in retaliation to a collective despair at the … Continue reading

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Week Seven Reflections

There is a degree of self-consciousness in the mode of plotting… in the awareness that viewers watch complex programs in part to see “how will they do it?”… The operational aesthetic is heightened in spectacular moments within narratively complex programs, … Continue reading

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Week Six Reflections

“…While we often search for reasons to invalidate the opinion of critics based on their personal taste, in truth that is unnecessary and often risks treading into dangerous territory; all we really need to do is look to their arguments, … Continue reading

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Week Five Reflections

Most of my current television viewing is concerned with American or British TV but I fondly recall a time when Cheez TV (or Toasted TV as it regrettably transformed into) broadcast some of my favourite anime shows such as Pokemon … Continue reading

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Week Four Reflections

Chosen Webisode: Dexter Early Cuts: Alex Timmons Content vs. Promotion Max Dawson writes that we must evaluate the perception that digital shorts reflect “the television industry’s desire to give web viewers what they want” against its prominence as “television promotion”. … Continue reading

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