Yr11 22/2/08

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Yr11 22/2/08

  1. 1. MEDIA STUDIES ‘ The Controlled Test’ May 2008
  2. 2. Task: to devise the opening title sequence of your sitcom, with ideas for the theme tune <ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Genre and speed of music, plus the link between the two </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics or instrumental? </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul>
  3. 3. How the Sitcoms are portrayed Eg. the office is disguised as a documentary How the males, females and families are represented? How stereotypes are used How are the figure heads represented? How the cultural and religious issues are addressed? How the time and place are represented? Representation! what am I looking for ? How they represent Real life situations Fact - each successful Sitcom has at least one character that creates empathy
  4. 4. Father Ted Religion Alcholism Age Peacefull community Caring and a good role model
  5. 5. Red Dwarf Heroes characters create empathy Technology and the future Contrast in character representation Social class
  6. 6. Will and Grace Homosexuality Relationships Stereotypes Real life issues Capitalism / the american dream
  7. 7. Fact - satellite and cable channels are not usually the original home of the sitcom and shows broadcast here are usually repeats of the original show. <ul><li>Watch these two </li></ul><ul><li>sitcoms and </li></ul><ul><li>comment on the </li></ul><ul><li>Following giving reasons why. </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural background </li></ul><ul><li>Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Class </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Would you watch this show And why/why not </li></ul><ul><li>Groups (family, friends e.t.c.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In the past sitcoms focused </li></ul><ul><li>on specific target audiences </li></ul><ul><li>and were shown at certain </li></ul><ul><li>times. </li></ul>Many of the present day TV Sitcoms are designed for a wider range of audiences. Schedules are a good indication of the intended audience. Fact - Since the arrival of digital broadcasting , attracting and sustaining an audiences has become harder and there is a big decline in viewers because of the range of channels available the digital advancements of cable, live streaming and sky. Audience

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