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to understand a variaty of soaps we all slit off into and looked into different genres to gain a better understanding

to understand a variaty of soaps we all slit off into and looked into different genres to gain a better understanding

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  • 1. Soap Opera Presentations:Names: Katie Georgia Sub- genre: scripted realityIs the definition clear and easy to Yes very much so plenty of detail they explained it verballyunderstand? instead of just letting us read good example (gemmas swimsuit)What soaps could fit into this sub- The only way is Essex, made in Chelsea , Geordie shore , thegenre? valleys , jersey shore , real housewives, desprete scouswivesHave they given clear examples of Yes they went into detail about the stereotypical characters wecodes and conventions, using would expect to see not only in towie but other scriptedexisting examples? realities (bimbos players and the 2some)Have they covered the use of: Yes they gave us plenty of examples and why they wear the clothes that they do (stereotypical clothing). How the propsLighting used accentuate the identity of the characters and how thatEditing relays to their wealth. Also the lighting reflects the mood of theMise en Scene scene for example if the mood was a miserable one the lightingSound would be dark. All of scripted realities have a theme tune so it can be anchored to the programme and also catchphrases (jel reem ) the camera shots are also interesting because they use big close ups to show the makeup and 2 shots for argumentsAny extra information? Yes they explored the glamour side of towie into allot of detail and show how that created status in scripted realityQuestions?Names: Sub- melodramas:Steph Sam lilyIs the definition clear and easy to They broke the words down and gave us the origins of the wordunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Downton abbey, hollyoakes , emmerdale , corriegenre?Have they given clear examples of They gave us clear examples of the typical sort of character wecodes and conventions, using would expect to see in a melodrama. And also how all theexisting examples? individual storylines keep getting dipped into to keep the audience interestedHave they covered the use of: Free hand camera to make the scene look more realistic, birds eye views to show the identity of where the show is shot (Lighting corrie is Manchester eastenders is London) holyoaks uses bogEditing close up and coronation street hardly uses them. They use lotsMise en Scene of different types of camera shots to create drama. Once againSound the mis en scene relays the area they live in and the age group of people (eastenders gold hoop earrings) the sound is also natural to the scene such as a radio in a cafe to create a sense of
  • 2. realism editing is also important in hollyoaks the transitions are fast to show a bust student life but corrie is more smooth because it is aimed at a wider aged audienceAny extra information? Emotions and how they keep the audience interested.Questions?Names: Sub- genre: American fantasyIs the definition clear and easy to American dream- wealth and fame not really realistic,understand? alternative statusWhat soaps could fit into this sub- Dallas , 90210 , desperate housewives , subergatory , one treegenre? hillHave they given clear examples of Yes very much so using photos they gave a detailed analysiscodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Character stereotypes – femme fatale , heartthrob hunk , bad guy , mother figureLighting Establishing shots to anchor where the soap is setEditing Mise en scene- costume is over- excaudate to make the castMise en Scene look glamorous. Location can vary, props are normally bigSound houses fast cars and make up Lighting- tends to have an orange tint to it to make the character look better and glamorous which is different to British soaps which use a more natural lighting Camera- high angle establishing shot, two shots shows reaction of both characters after an important event and also big close ups to show emotion Sound – tends to have alot of non digetic sound, dramatic background music , diegetic sound to set the scene and give subliminal messages e.g. gunshot , knock at the door Editing – emphasize story line even more in major events, flash backs to emotional memories relevant to current story line. Tracking, panning and zooming to excaudate story line. Time dilation Storylines – affairs , death , drugs , teen pregnancy , car crashesAny extra information?Questions?
  • 3. Names: Sub- genre: Australian soapsIs the definition clear and easy to A soap which is set in Australia with exaggerated characters andunderstand? storylinesWhat soaps could fit into this sub- H20, neighbours , home and away , the Sullivan’s , the younggenre? doctorsHave they given clear examples of Everyday summer clothes, beaches , brighter colours , not ascodes and conventions, using high maintenance , more spacious than British soaps,existing examples? effortlessly good-looking charactersHave they covered the use of: Camera- they don’t like extreme close ups, panning shots to show allot of background to anchor the setting , 2 shots , overLighting the shoulder shots and close ups are all very common just likeEditing any other soapMise en Scene Sound- non diegetic sound used to code where they are and setSound the scene such as waves , radio , seagulls Stereotypes – cliques , BBQs , cricket , beach (idealised lifestyle) in episodes where they come abroad they use stereotypes of that countryAny extra information?Questions?Names: Sub- genre: Realism soapsIs the definition clear and easy to Made to not look constructed, natural transitions betweenunderstand? scenes , needs to be relatable to the audience that why they use common storylinesWhat soaps could fit into this sub- Emmerdale , coronation street , eastendersgenre?Have they given clear examples of Editing – very natural transitions there’s an element ofcodes and conventions, using continuity nothing false or fakeexisting examples? Lighting- very basic made to replicate day light there is nothing used to make the stars face look any different Stereotype – regional identity, age groups , professions(doctors) and accent Narrative – anything relatable to everyday British life such as family arguments, there are more than one story lines running at the same time and episodes normally end on a cliff hanger Characters- drive the plot Catharsis – purging of emotions , realism allows audience to relate to the emotions and experiences of the characters Sound- other that the opening theme tune, music is rarely used
  • 4. in the scenes apart from maybe a radio in a cafe or night clubHave they covered the use of:LightingEditingMise en SceneSoundAny extra information?Questions?Names: 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 moustaches and sombreros, inSound south Mexico colourful clothes. Real Mexicans will never be heroes 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:Is the definition clear and easy tounderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub-
  • 5. genre?Have they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of:LightingEditingMise en SceneSoundAny extra information?Questions?

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