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Unit 4 genrekj

  1. 1. Unit 4Media Audiences and Products Task 2 Looking at ‘reality TV’
  2. 2. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ ‘Reality TV’ is a TV GENRE• What do we mean by the word Genre?• How do we recognise the ‘reality TV’ genre?
  3. 3. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’What do we mean by the word Genre?Genre is a word which describes how we can group types of media product together because they are similar
  4. 4. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ Example: Film GenresHorror: Prometheus + InsidiousComedy: The Hangover + Hot FuzzSuperhero: Spiderman + Iron Man
  5. 5. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ Can you list some TV Genres?• Soap Opera=HolyOaks, Eastenders• Sitcom= How I met your mother. Big Bang Theory.• Reality TV= X factor , Big Brother .• Documentaries- BBC Documentaries.WW2 Heroes.•
  6. 6. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How Do We Recognise Genres?All genres have conventions. Conventions are notset rules, but a set of practices that have provedsuccessful and become establishedGenres are recognised by their conventions, whichthe audience recognise through regular contactand repetition.
  7. 7. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How Do We Recognise Genres?Audiences become familiar with codes andconventions of particular genresAudiences develop certain expectations ofparticular genres, which they expect to see andenjoy seeing
  8. 8. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A GenreWe can look for certain elements which are repeated: C L I N T S
  9. 9. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A GenreWe can look for certain elements which are repeated: CHARACTERS (e.g. ‘the bitch’ in a teen movie)
  10. 10. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A Genre We can look for certain elements which are repeated: C LOCATION(e.g. sitcoms often set in a house or workplace)
  11. 11. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A GenreWe can look for certain elements which are repeated: C L ICONOGRAPHY (props and costumes, etc.)
  12. 12. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A Genre We can look for certain elements which are repeated: C L I NARRATIVE(Romcoms have a split up and then a happy ending?)
  13. 13. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A Genre We can look for certain elements which are repeated: C L I N THEMES(e.g. Soap operas often look at how families work)
  14. 14. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A Genre We can look for certain elements which are repeated: C L I N T STYLE(Pop videos have fast cutting and hand held camera
  15. 15. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ How To Recognise A Genre We can look for certain elements which are repeated:CHARACTERLOCATIONSICONOGRAPHYNARRATIVETHEMESSTYLE
  16. 16. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ What Is Reality TV?“Reality TV is used to describe awide range of programmes thatare based on real lives and real life situations and events” (From TV Studies Casey et al 2002)
  17. 17. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ Can You list some examples of ‘Reality TV’ shows?• X FACTOR• BIG BROTHER• IM A CELEBRITY• THE VOICE UK• BIG BROTHER CELEBRITY
  18. 18. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ The REALITY TV GENREThis genre is called a HYBRID because it takessome of the conventions from a range ofdifferent genres: • Game Shows • Fly on the Wall Documentary • Soap Opera • Talent Show • Etc.
  19. 19. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’Reality TV: A Case Study X Factor
  20. 20. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ X Factor: Background• The X Factor is a reality TV talent show for aspiring pop singers who compete for a record contract• Finals have attracted 20 million viewers• The format was created by Simon Cowell and the UK series is produced by his company, Syco TV for ITV• The format is now successful in many different countries and Cowell has launched a US version
  21. 21. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ X Factor: Background• In the sixth series the programme was expanded from just a Saturday night programme by adding a Sunday night results show, increasing the viewing hours• The programmes include auditions and live shows with pop star guest appearances• There are ‘spin off’ shows on ITV’s digital channels such as ITV2’s Xtra Factor
  22. 22. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ X Factor: Background• The UK version is responsible for the launch of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and JLS• It has also turned new judge Cheryl Cole into a major star• Her appointment coincided with the highest rated series in the shows history, averaging more than 10 million viewers and improving its audience among advertiser friendly young viewers.
  23. 23. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’http://www.youtube.com/user/thexf actoruk?feature=results_main
  24. 24. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ SITCOMS CHARICTERSBig bang.SHELDON-Clever , scientist, doesn’t understand sarcasm.Follows rules and makes rulesfor flat. Speaks scientificlanguageLEONARD-clever , controls thesituation. Gets bullied forheight.Location – flat rooms , jobwork
  25. 25. Task 2: Looking at ‘reality TV’ X factor … Lucy Spraggan- judges with formal cloths. Lucy wearing casual clothsjeans and jumper, loving character , funny character , interacting with audience. Poor job, nervous , good contestant. young talented. Judges loved it. She had the whole show in control with her jokes song and humour. Camera focused on Lucy and audience, close ups on Lucy to show her emotions. Semi close ups to show reactions. judges were surprised. After performance shes emotional and crying. Dermot (presenter) comforts the contestants.

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