Soap Opera Presentations:Names: Katie & Georgia Sub- genre: Scripted Reality (towie)Is the definition clear and easy to Yesunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- The Only Way Is Essexgenre?Have they given clear examples of Women and men conform to stereotypical conventionscodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Mise en Scene- make up, fake tan props exaggerate their personalities(little dogs, expensive handbags) accessoriesLighting represent their identity and wealth. Roles-bimbo, player, on offEditing couple, bitch, two-some. Setting-play on Essex stereotypes.Mise en Scene Lighting-mood miserable dark gloomy lighting, mood happySound bright lights. Opening theme tune juxtaposed with diamond effect. Sound-upbeat opening theme tune represents happy social lifestyle, high up in social scale. Characters have strong Essex accent. Camera- close ups show glamour of characters, wide shots show social groups.Any extra information?Questions?Names: Steph & Lily & Sub- genre: MelodramasSamIs the definition clear and easy to Yes,understand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Hollyoaks, downtown abbey, emmerdale, coronation streetgenre?Have they given clear examples of Hero, villain, sidekicks, damsel in distress and narrative arcs.codes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Camera-free hand more realistic, coronation street zooming out panning tops of houses shots blend together, hollyoaks use veryLighting short quick camera angles and shots which match the music,Editing lots of close ups to cause suspense where as coronation streetMise en Scene don’t use many. This could be due to different age range of
Sound target audience. Mise en scene-set in fictional parts of real cities, use daylight to create realism. Plots based of human emotions, everything is over-exaggerated. Sound-dramatic music, non diegetic to create tension in hollyoaks. Don’t have diegetic sound in holloaks, diegtic sound in soaps like coronation steet to add to realism. Editing-fast edits, lively feel with crazy effects to give a young and fun feel. Coronation street slow and smooth transitions,. Lighting-no natural lighting is used in coronation street, hollyoaks uses nearly all natural. Cliff hangers.Any extra information?Questions?Names: harriet Sub- genre: TelenovelsIs the definition clear and easy to Yes, normally spoken in Spanish, higher set of morals thanunderstand? British soaps. Very melodramatic. Usually from Brazil, Mexico, Columbia.What soaps could fit into this sub- Fall within categories – working class melodrama, historicalgenre? romance, teen drama, mystery/thriller, romantic comedy pop band story.Have they given clear examples of La reina, marble dance, the cat ate itcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Editing-strong lighting on faces, strong make up, lots of two shots, to us it’s not very realisticLighting Sound-classical musicEditing Stereotypes-rich guy falling in love with poor girl, priest, peopleMise en Scene from northern Mexico have mustaches and sombreros, in southSound Mexico colourful clothes. Real Mexicans will never be heros or protagonists instead they have people with coloured eyes and blondes. Catfights, sibling rivalry, lots of sex. Macho man, beautiful girl, loving motherAny extra information?Questions?
Names: Sub- genre: American “Fantasy”Is the definition clear and easy to American dream – wealth fame and romance. Not realistic.understand? Alternative status.What soaps could fit into this sub- Dallas, 90210, desperate housewives, one tree hill.genre?Have they given clear examples of Yescodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Character stereotypes- femme fatale, heartthrob, bad guy, mother figure.Lighting Establishing shots anchor where the soap is set.Editing Mise en scene-costume is genrally overexxagerated,Mise en Scene glamourous. Location major cities. Props normally flash cars,Sound make up classy. Lighting-tends to be saturated orange tint bright (to make stars look better) contrasts with british soaps. Camera-high sngle establishing shot to set the scene. Two-shot shows reaction of both characters after an important event. Close ups to show emotion. Sound-tend to have alot of non-diegetic sound, background music tends to be dramatic. Diegtic sound is used to set the scene and give subliminal messages e.g. gunshot, door knocks. Editing-emphasize storyline in major events, flashbacks to emotional memories relevant to current storyline. Tracking panning and zooming used to exaggreate storyline. Time dialation. Storylines- affairs, death, drugs, teenage pregnancy, car crashes.Any extra information?Questions?Names: Sub- genre: Australian SoapsIs the definition clear and easy to Soap set in autralia with exaggerated characters and storylinesunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Neighbours, home and away, the sullivans, the young doctors.genre?Have they given clear examples of Everyday summer clothes, brighter colours, beach, not as highcodes and conventions, using maintenance. More spacious housing than british soaps.existing examples?Have they covered the use of: Neighbours-set in fictional suberb.
Camera-shots show a lot of backgoround, dont like extremeLighting close ups,Editing Non diegetic sounds used to code where they are and set theMise en Scene scene.Sound Stereotypes-clique bbq’s, cricket, beach (idealised lifestyle.) in episode where they go to london they use a lot of british stereotypes.Any extra information?Questions?Names: Sub- genre: Realism soapsIs the definition clear and easy to Made to not look contraucted, natural transitions betweenunderstand? scenesWhat soaps could fit into this sub- Emmerdale, coronation steet, eastenders.genre?Have they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Editing- element of continuity. Lighting-very basic, made to replicate daylightingLighting Stereotypes- countryside emmerdale and accent.Editing Narratives- family arguments, 3 0r 4 stroylines at same time,Mise en Scene there is several narratives, episodes usally end with a cliffSound hanger. Characters- drive the plot. Catharsis- purging of emotions, realism allows audience to relate to the emotions and experiences of characters. Sound- other than theme tune, music is rarely used in these soap operas.Any extra information?Questions?Names: Sub- genre:Is the definition clear and easy tounderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub-genre?
Have they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of:LightingEditingMise en SceneSoundAny extra information?Questions?