Narrative theory in relation to music video
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Narrative theory in relation to music video. Lewis Correia
Todorov.• Todorov’s theory doesn’t fit very well with our video. This is because the equilibrium is kept throughout the video and there is no instability so nothing creates a disequilibrium.
3 part structure• Todorovs theory of narrative structure develops into 3 parts.• From the 3 part structure we are able to apply the first part to our video. This is because the beginning includes the setting, characters and starting point for narrative to be established. This can be seen from the characters being established as well as the setting which is seen when we walk out of the tube station.
• We can’t really apply the middle part to it as relationships aren’t complicated and there is no conflict.• However we can apply an ending as the video reaches a climax where the end of the day is met by the showing of walking off into the sunset. The idea of the video has been resolved as it’s the end of a nice day.• This is how we can apply the 3 part structure to our video.
The four part structure• 1)What problem does the story examine – there are people out there possibly feeling down and having a bad day• 2) solution- Get some close friends and got out together to cheer yourself up using places such as London as your playground.• 3)Background- 3 friends living in London decide to meet up as there feeling sad and they go out and ‘Have A Nice Day’.• 4)How should the solution be evaluated- Using a feel goof factor as they have discovered.
Six part narrative• Evolved mainly by Labov in order to analyse spoken, face-to-face communication.• It consists of 6 terms• 1) Abstract- applies as its about having a nice day in London and its being told as they are upset.• 2) Orientation- It took place in London and it began with 3 friends walking out of a tube station.• 3) Complication action- Then we can apply this as we then went round all of London.• 4) Evaluation- The impact of these events is that we ended up having a good day• 5)Resolution- In the ending we finished of the day by walking off into the sunset in a park.• 6)Coda- We can’t really apply this to our video as there wasn’t really a return to reality.