Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Q1 Further Guidance

So...
6 Game Shows - Case Studies

Try to have a range of subgenres: Quiz, Dating, Activity Oriented, Picking.
Elements you need to know about them:



Institutions
  • What is the name of the production company that makes your chosen TV Game Shows? Use the internet for this.
  • TV Channel (broadcaster): Is it a public service (BBC)? Is it a Commercial channel (ITV, CH4, Sky, etc)?
  • Schedule (time and day of broadcast): is it peak time? it is pre/post watershed? What is the target demographic likely to be doing at this time? Is the TV Game Show broadcasted using "Hammocking"?
  • Sponsorship: Are your chosen TV Game Shows sponsored? - check on their website.
  • Have your chosen TV Game Shows been syndicated?
  • How is synergy and convergence used in your chosen Game Shows?
About The Show
  • What is the Format of the show?
  • What is the subgenre of the show?
  • What is the narrative of the show? What does the beginning look like? What does the middle look like? What does the end look like?
  • Name of the host? What else has the host done in the past? Why is he/she famous?
  • Can you find stereotypical representations in the shows? This links to dress code, behaviours (from the host and the contestants), who tends to win (men or women), how do we know that your chosen shows are mainly aimed at men or women?
  • What media theories can you link to your chosen shows?
  • Why would audiences watch your chosen TV Game Shows? (click here for link)
  • What makes the host charismatic? How does he talk to the audience at home and to the contestants in the show?
  • What is the mise-en-scene of the show? What does the set look like? What is the colour pallete like? What do these colours connote? Is this kind of layout typical of the subgenre of the show?
  • What does the theme song (opening song) sounds like? How does this link to the subgenre and theme of the show?
  • Is there an audience? How is the audience used in the show? Do they Boo? Do they cheer?
USE CAMERA TERMINOLOGY - CLOSE UP, MID SHOTS, LONG SHOTS, H&S SHOTS, ETC.

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