Soap Opera Presentations:Names: Katie and Georgia Sub- genre: Scripted Reality - TOWIEIs the definition clear and easy to Yes - everyday people, everyday life, exaggerated and muchunderstand? more dramaticWhat soaps could fit into this sub- Towie, Made in Chelsea, The Hills, Geordie Shoregenre?Have they given clear examples of Yescodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of:Lighting Lighting: mood is miserable then the lighting would be dark and grey. Bright lights represent a happy scene.EditingMise en Scene MES: Clothing represents social class, make up – glamorous, fake tan – Setting: Essex (money, pampered)Sound Sound: Opening theme tune – familiar with programme, has created its own language - ReemAny extra information?Questions?Names: Max, Harriet and Sub- genre: Telenovela...Is the definition clear and easy to Television novel – normally spoken in Spanishunderstand? Compared to British soaps – higher morals, long lasting relationships Melodramatic – to the point of being funnyWhat soaps could fit into this sub- Ugly betty started as a telenovelagenre?Have they given clear examples of Yescodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of:Lighting
Editing Editing: Two shots often used for couples, reaction shotsMise en SceneSound Sound: Spanish musicAny extra information? Different categories: working class, historical romance, mystery thriller teen drama Audience: Arab world – very popular, reflect on many of the morals and social questions faced in cultures like Morocco and Egypt. Stereotypes: Rich guy fallen in love with poor girl, Priest nosing on everyone’s business, Cinderella type storyline, rich become poor and vice versa, catfights, lots of sex – taboo subject, all comes out on tvQuestions?Names: Vicki, Kat and Sub- genre: American FantasyStephenIs the definition clear and easy to Unrealistic storylines, everything is over the topunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Dallas – Props, music and accents relate to wear its set - Texasgenre? 90210 Desperate Housewives – ideal lifestyle of a housewives – want that body and house – desperate for love, for the lifestyle One tree hill -Have they given clear examples of Exaggerated dramascodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Lighting – Saturated and mainly bright with an orange tint dueLighting to using artificial lighting to set a mood. Dark when there is death.Editing Editing to emphasize the storylines – montage of charactersMise en Scene reactions in a major event – quick jump edits. Flashbacks to remember previous events – fading in and out.Sound Camera – High angle shot – used to set the scene (where they are) Two shots of characters (expressions and reactions) Costume is over exaggerated. Set in major cities. Props shown as flashy – expensive. Lot of make up Alot of none diegetic sound – background music to fit within a scene. Diegetic sound for setting the scene and subliminal messages – dialogue, screaming, gun shotsAny extra information? Stereotypes – Femme Fatale, mysterious women Heartthrob – male character who looks excite romance Bad Guy – causes trouble between other characters Mother Figure – gives advice to others
Time dialation – soem storylines take weeks to play and otehr take a matter of minutes Storylines: Affairs, Death, Sex, Abduction, LiesQuestions?Names: Amy Sub- genre: Australian Soaps - melodramaIs the definition clear and easy to Set in Australia – storylines and characters are exaggeratedunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Neighboursgenre? Home and Away Out of the blue Prisoner Flying Dramas The Sullivan’sHave they given clear examples ofcodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Lighting has been toned down – very bright compared to English soapsLightingEditing Don’t use extreme close ups – realismMise en SceneSound Set in Fictional suburban areas – Shots show alot of backgroundAny extra information? Different to English soaps – Music/outfits is more summery, different range of ages. Australia – co ordinate with each other. Less maintence than English melodramas. Famous characters- began on home and away now on American tv show Vampire Diaries. Kylie Minogue began on home and away. Stereotypes – all Australian, no other ethnicity’s . Stereotype themselves having a BBQ or by the pool – ideal lifestyle In an episode of neighbours they take a trip to London – see black taxis and celebritiesQuestions?
Names: Alex and Sub- genre: RealismIs the definition clear and easy to Made to not look constructed – show real lifeunderstand?What soaps could fit into this sub- Emmerdalegenre? Eastenders Coronation StreetHave they given clear examples of Yescodes and conventions, usingexisting examples?Have they covered the use of: Editing – subtle to show realism and give the audience aLighting Lighting – Basic, special effects are not usedEditingMise en Scene Diegetic sound – always used in real soaps – background musicSound in a shot is always played from a stereo in the shot or other etc. Only non diegetic sound would be the theme tune.Any extra information? Stereotypes – Countryside, hills, Yorkshire Narratives: family arguments and petty crime, several narratives at once – ends with a cliff-hanger Characters: drive the plot, audience relate to them Catharsis - purging of emotions or the reliving of emotions through certain kinds of artQuestions?