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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: Apr. 22, 2015
From Script to Screen: A Semiotic Approach
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[01] Uchechukwu C. Ajiwe, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
[02] Nkechi A. Bature-Uzor, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The production of a film starts with the ideas of a script writer and ends with the audience seeing the film and reacting to the images cum message passed across. Therefore, the audience is compelled by the filmmaker to see what he has recreated out of the world, for reasons that are not always immediately apparent. In Nigerian films, sense of reality strives for results from a set of codes, rules that are implicitly accepted by Nigerian audience. This paper tends to explore the analysis of a medium or image through the eye of a semiologist. Equally, this paper assesses the use of thought and creativity to interpret scripts for a moving image and bring suggestive measures on improving visual interpretation in Nigerian video films.
Film, Script, Screen, Semiosis
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