Soap Opera Presentations:Names: Katie & Georgia                Sub- genre: Scripted Reality (TOWIE)Is the definition clear...
Have they covered the use of:         Camera – Free Hand (More Realistic) in Hollyoaks                                    ...
Questions?Names: Vicky, Catherine &             Sub- genre: American “Fantasy”StevenIs the definition clear and easy to   ...
overs/main charaters                                      Background Music – Country – Dallas, Texas - FarmsQuestions?Name...
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Soap Opera Presentations

  1. 1. Soap Opera Presentations:Names: Katie & Georgia Sub- genre: Scripted Reality (TOWIE)Is the definition clear and easy to Yes, included an example of a scripted reality which is The Onlyunderstand? Way Is Essex.What soaps could fit into this sub- The Only Way Is Essex, Geordie Shore.genre?Have they given clear examples of Attitude, Wealth & Lifestylecodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: MES; Costume – Very glamorous clothes/Upper Class (London)Lighting Make Up(Even The Boys) – Enhances their look and statusEditing (Unnatural look)Mise en Scene Props – exaggerate their look.Sound Roles – adds humorous situations, play on their roles to create a good storyline Setting – money and wealthy, flashy cars and houses Lighting – sets the mood of the program Theme song – Diamond effects, represents how wealthy they are; symbolises their lifestyle. Diegetic - No set script but characters have a role to play. Creating their own language ‘reem’ ‘Jel’. Camera - wide shots – to show the different social groupsAny extra information? Stereotypes of TOWIE Characters – Where They Live – Wealth & Lifestyle in EssexQuestions?Names: Sam, Steph & Lily Sub- genre: MelodramasIs the definition clear and easy to No, but included the origin of the word which meant ‘music’ inunderstand? Greek.What soaps could fit into this sub- Hollyoaksgenre? Emmerdale Coronation StreetHave they given clear examples of Hollyoaks Storylines – over exaggerated – keep the youngcodes and conventions, using audience.existing examples? Sound – dramatic music Diegetic – bar/clubs they create realism and an atmostphere ‘Crazy Effects’ – such as expolitions – Holloaks Later – Drug Use etc.
  2. 2. Have they covered the use of: Camera – Free Hand (More Realistic) in Hollyoaks Use a lot of close ups to show characters emotions.Lighting Mise En Scene – Coronation Street – Set In WeatherbyEditing Eastenders – East End Of London.Mise en Scene No Natural light in Coronation street.SoundAny extra information? Stereotypes – Villians & Damsel In DistressQuestions?Names: Harriet, Max & Sub- genre: TelenovelaBethIs the definition clear and easy to Very clear, include comparisons to British Soapsunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Soy Tu Duenagenre? La ReinaHave they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Editing – Strong lightning and heavy make, close ups for reactions, loads of two shots represent ‘perfect couple’ withLighting strong morals.EditingMise en SceneSoundAny extra information? Categories – Working Class Melodrama Teen Drama Historical Romance Mystery/Thriller Pop Band Story Romantic Comedies Include Origins of Telenovelas – Brazil, Cuba & Mexico. Audience – Family themed, midday onwards. Stereotypes Include; A rich guy falling in love with a poor girl Priest nosing in people’s business Catfights Sibling Rivalry Lots Of Sex Playing On The Stereotypes in the Telenovela’s Include Character Stereotypes
  3. 3. Questions?Names: Vicky, Catherine & Sub- genre: American “Fantasy”StevenIs the definition clear and easy to Very clear, included examplesunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Dallasgenre? 90210 One Tree Hill Desperate HousewivesHave they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Costume – Overexaggerated Location – Major Cities, LALightingEditing Lighting – Saturated & An Orange TintMise en Scene Based On DaylightSound Camera – High Angle Shot , Set The Scene For The Entire Programme Two Shot – Shows The Emotion/reaction of character’s faces Sound – Lots Of Non-Diegetic Sounds Diagetic – Screaming, sirens, gunshots, door knocks, dialogue Flashbacks – 90210 – Annie – Hit & Run Editing – Panning & Zooming used to exaggerate the storyline Time Dilation – Show Unusual handling of time passing Storylines; - Affairs - Death - Car CrashesAny extra information? Stereotypes; - Female Fatale - Heartthrob - Bad Guy - Mother Figure - All Ideal Lifestyles – Rich, Glamorous & Beautiful - All except for one tree hill only have female voices
  4. 4. overs/main charaters Background Music – Country – Dallas, Texas - FarmsQuestions?Names: Lawrence, Boy Sub- genre: Realism SoapsAlex & StephenIs the definition clear and easy tounderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- - Emmerdalegenre? - Coronation Street - EastendersHave they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: - Editing – Subtle – feel of a natural transition - Lighting – very basic, no special effects, lights used toLighting represent lamps or the sunlightEditing - Stereotypes – Emmerdale – characters often workingMise en Scene classSound - Narratives – Everyday situations – family arguments & petty crimes - Sound – non diegetic sound is rarely used apart from the theme tuneAny extra information? - Each episodes usually end on cliffhangers to keep suspense - Characters – drive the plot - Catharsis – purging of emotions – if you want someone go through the same thing as you, it would help you to deal with itQuestions?

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