Signifiers of genre

Dawn of the Dead

  • The soundtrack contains scary sound effects and has a eerie feel to it.
  • Characters
  • Locations
  • Signifiers
  • Situations

Genre – Recipe – A series of codes and conventions that are known to and recognised by the audience

Heat – Gangsta film


Actors – Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer VS The Police

Stereotypical characters for gangsta’s

Mis en scene – Suits, Money, guns

Locations – City, Bank, Car chase

My Music video

My music video song belongs to the rock genre. however my video itself is more related to the pop genre because of the contents.

Songs that are similar;

Describe them in terms of conventions they use?

How they have interpreted them?

think about costume/mise en scene/storyline/performance/themes/signifiers/colour design/location/set?

Evanescence – Bring me to life

They are the typical rock band. They follow most rock genre conventions like

Now list conventions in your music video?


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