Issue 9 - 2022 (1) - Student Showcase


Santiago Gómez Chacón, Daniel Guijarro Hernanz, David Ildefonso Trabada y Verónica Antoñanzas Martínez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

This  audiovisual essay deals with the historical evolution of the sitcom subgenre, as well as its main formal and narrative characteristics. It traces a historical analysis of its different periods until the 1990s. The video essay delves into its characteristics using the television fiction Friends (NBC, 1994-2004) as the main case study. Thus, it systematically analyzes its main elements, focusing on the importance of certain iconic and stable e spaces, characters that follow defined patterns to maximize their comicality or the flat and uniform lighting system.

How to cite this article: Gómez Chacón, S., Guijarro Hernanz, D., Ildefonso Trabada, D & Antoñanzas Martínez, V. (2022) The sitcoms one. Tecmerin. Journal of Audiovisual Essays, 9, 2022(1). ISSN: 2659-4269

Other videoessays in this issue:

Coloniality, the Backstage, and the Long Take
Márton Árva (Eötvös Loránd University)

Cuerpo(s) Policiale(s) / Police Force(s)
Edurne Larumbe Villarreal (UPF) & Abraham Roberto Cea Núñez (USC)

Temporal Ghosts | David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story”
Enrique Saunders (University of Reading)

Student Showcase

Classic and Modern Avant-garde. Surrealism
Elena González Janot, Leire De la Peña Aoiz & Natalia Bermúdez Pérez (UC3M)

The Voice in Film
Alejandro Torres Almendros (UC3M)