Sitcoms Conventions

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Sitcoms Conventions

  1. 1. Sitcoms Conventions of a Sitcom
  2. 2. Locations <ul><li>Sitcoms have identifiable, simple locations: </li></ul><ul><li>A pub </li></ul><ul><li>A living room </li></ul><ul><li>A café </li></ul><ul><li>A workplace </li></ul><ul><li>The location usually sets the tone of the </li></ul><ul><li>sitcom. For example, Scrubs is set in a hospital </li></ul><ul><li>therefore the plot revolves around medical </li></ul><ul><li>incidents. </li></ul><ul><li>Name sitcoms that have locations in </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A house or apartment </li></ul><ul><li>A school </li></ul><ul><li>An office </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, you should notice that most </li></ul><ul><li>sitcoms contain similar location </li></ul><ul><li>formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a spider diagram that </li></ul><ul><li>shows how various sitcoms share </li></ul><ul><li>locations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Comparing and <ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Two Pints of Lager </li></ul><ul><li>and a Packet of Crisps </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse the logos for each sitcom in terms of media language </li></ul><ul><li>What can we tell about the content of the sitcom from their logo? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Design task <ul><li>Now that Teachers has ended, there is a gap in the market for a new school based sitcom. </li></ul><ul><li>Considering your target audience, and having a basic idea of what this sitcom could be like, think of a good name for the show and come up with a basic design concept for its logo . </li></ul>

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