Science ﬁction dance-
by Rob Williams, Liam Togher & Sven Mattes
Seven teenagers attend a college for people with
supernatural powers. They get set a challenge:
complete and practice a dance for the college’s big
dance competition. They split into two groups and
‘abuse’ their powers to gain advantage and to
manipulate the other team.
we created a poll and posted
it on facebook to see what
webisode idea our friends
like the best.
As you can see the sci-ﬁ +
horror/thriller idea both came
ﬁrst with 3 votes each.
This means that people aged 16-19 prefer horror and
Generic conventions: sci-ﬁ
A generic premise of a ‘sci-ﬁ’ could be:
a setting in the future, in alternative timelines, or in an historical
past that contradicts known factors of history.
A setting in outer space, on other worlds, or involving aliens.
Stories that involve a discovery or use of new technology.
Generic conventions: dance
Generic conventions of a dance ﬁlm normally involves a
love story and some dancing.
Sometimes dancing happens in ‘fantasy space’.
Often involves a struggle against “better” dancers
Generic conventions: comedy
‘Teen Comedy - Often set in school and involving
conﬂicts with authority
Social Comedy - drawing on class conﬂict and social
Romantic Comedy - a popular hybrid, targeted at
women and couples.
SWOT analysis: strengths
broader audience because of a hybrid.
special effects make it more interesting.
SWOT analysis: weaknesses
audience may dislike mix of genres.
special effects might not look realistic.
SWOT analysis: opportunities
wide range of genres, meaning more audience