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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Yury Halaida
Dramaturgical Means and Visual Techniques of a Successful Modern TV Series (on the example of the Series "Major")
Elena Afanasieva
Media Production in Creative Industries
(Master’s programme)
2018
Golaydo Yuri Alexandrovich

Dramaturgical Means and Visual Techniques of a Successful Modern TV Series (on the example of the Series "Major")

The master's work is devoted to the study of the fundamental factors of the success of the modern television series and their applicability in practice, namely, classical dramaturgy and visual techniques. The research is conducted on the basis of the analysis of the successful series "Major".

In the theoretical part of the work we collected and analyzed the dramaturgical means and visual techniques, described in the scientific and popular literature about movies and serials, as well as their applicability in modern Russian and foreign serials.

In the course of the work we put forward a hypothesis that the most rating and, consequently, successful Russian series of the last five years and, in particular, the series "Major", are built on classical dramaturgic means and visual techniques, described in the scientific and popular literature about movies and serials. That's why the series is successful.

The novelty of the work lies in the fact that it is one of the first attempts to check whether to apply the classical theory in proizvosdtve Russian TV series, in particular, in the successful TV series "Major", and if all of these techniques work for the success of the series in Russia.

The practical significance of the study makes it possible to formulate the conclusion that the successful Russian television series is still a collection of classical dramaturgic means and visual techniques described in the world literature about movies and serials, which represent a "unity." Also, the author classifies the dramatic and visual components of a successful series.

Keywords: dramaturgy; components of the success of the series; visual components of the success of the series; TV serial "Major"; the hero's journey; hero; the hero's motivation; archetypes and plot; light; Colour; foreshortening; film editing; music.

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