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What’s your reality

  1. 1. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Creating a Reality TV Show And Press Pack
  2. 2. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Your task is to create a Reality TV show and produce a press pack for the show that will be sent out to the media. You have to complete several tasks in order to create show, and to make sure that you apply knowledge and skills that you may have to use in the exam First let’s look at an example of a press pack (look at the X Factor press pack, what kinds of things does it include?)
  3. 3. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Complete the following tasks in rough on lined paper (but still in an organised manner!) Only when you get to slide 9 are you required to put all the ideas together to create your press pack
  4. 4. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Task 1 What type of Reality TV show do you want to create? (Remember there are 6) Who is going to be your target audience demographic? What channel is your show going to be on? Why? What’s the name of your show?
  5. 5. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Task 2 Explain the rules and format of the show here are few questions to get you thinking: - Does it feature real people, celebrities or both? - How long will a show/ the series run for? - Is there an audition/application process? - Is there audience interaction? - Does it features experts?
  6. 6. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Task 3 (Audience appeal and USP) Who is going to host the show? Why? If you require celebrity judges who will they be? Why? What pleasures will your audience get from the show? (Uses and Gratifications (we did this for magazines see the sheet to remind you), can the audeince affect the show) What makes your show different from existing shows? (draw some comparisons) How will you attract your target audience? (e.g. spin off show, competitions, advertising, marketing and synergy)
  7. 7. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Task 4 (Audience interaction) How will you provide an element of audience interaction? - Voting? (How?) - live audience? - Internet How will you ensure that you can reach and keep your audience interested? - Spin off show - Use of cross-media platforms - Sponsors
  8. 8. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Task 5 Plan, design and draw a storyboard for the opening sequence of your show, thinks about: - Music? - Voiceover? - Use of images? - Use correct media language (camera angles, editing etc.) Plan, design and draw on A3 paper the homepage for the website of the show (annotate)
  9. 9. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? Look at some more press packs then you need to create your own. Things to include: Introduction to the show Date the show starts Information about any spin shows Rules and Format of the show (include and interesting key aspect of the show) Production Company Interactive aspects of the show Host/ Judges information/ biography Information on contestants or people featured in the show Any revenue created and where the money goes Information on sponsors
  10. 10. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? You can have lesson time and homework time to complete this project. The Press Pack can be produced as a PowerPoint slide show, make it as visually interesting as possible but still informative
  11. 11. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY? In addition please complete the following homework by Monday 11th May Complete a case study of a person who became famous after appearing on a Reality TV show. e.g. Jade Goody or Susan Boyle