UNIT 10:Live TV Production

LIGHTING PLANNER (DESIGNER): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers/advice/article/lighting-designer1

Lighting designer.jpg

  1. Usually working with lighting technicians, artistic director, production manager, sound engineers and other staffs.
  2. Their responsibilities are to:
  • Discuss with the artistic director about ideas development.
  • Use health and safety rules to check and make sure the software (Computer Assisted Design) is effective to use for the lighting.
  • Create script (‘Lighting Plot’) to create the timing of the lighting for the event.
  • Working together with lighting technicians to manage the set up of lighting systems.
  • Work together with technicians to set up and programme lighting consoles and control platforms.
  • Attend the technical rehearsals to make sure everything is at the right time for the event.
  • Make sure lighting costs are effective and there is plenty of the energy (highly effective).

3. This job usually involves being freelance.

4. SKILLS:

  • Use both creative ability and technical skills.
  • Good communication
  • Able to meet the deadline.

LIGHTING TECHNICAL: http://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/career-path/technical-production-crew-camera-lighting-sound

  1. Known as ‘sparks’.
  2. Their responsible are to:
  • Set the lighting equipment in TV show.
  • Create the lighting test to see if the lighting is working properly before the event starts.
  • Organise the lighting positions during shoots.
  • Make sure that any bulbs and filters are fixed well.

3. Normally, they report to an assistant chief lighting technician (‘best boy’) whose responsibility is to work together with different lighting technicians and rest of the production team. They also assist the ‘gaffer’.

4. ‘Gaffer’ is in charge of the lighting. They check on lighting technicians and assist chef lighting technicians’ work including working together with the decision of the lighting. Plus, the offer advice about the specific lighting equipment.

5. The lighting director is the head of the lighting team. They have to use their knowledge and creative to make sure that lighting set ups match their creative vision for a scene (TV show). They have to work out the right position for rigs and coloured lights.

 


PART ONE- Who is the TV Show aimed at? (individually)

a) RESEARCH ON THE HISTORY OF OUR TV SCHEDULE SLOT (past 12 months): 

  1. PART ONE: Who is the TV Show aimed at?
LINK MONTH TV SHOW CHANNEL TIME GENRE AUDIENCE RATING
http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-January-2016 JANUARY 2016 War and Peace BBC 1 9PM Novel: Historical drama https://www.google.co.uk/#q=war+and+peace+genre This TV show is aimed at over fourteen year olds. The review is created by a person aged over twelve years old, who recommends that under twelves shouldn’t watch it, as it contains sex, violence etc.

However the review from parents state this show did not meet their expectations which suggests this show maybe focused on ages from twelve to twenty.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/war-and-peace#

According to this website from the Guardian, created by Mark Sweeney on 11th January 2016 , War and Peace lose 1 million viewers. TV figures normally are 5.3 million viewers on Sunday evening, being beaten by Antiques Roadshow by 5.3 million, Still Open All Hours by 7 million and Countryfile by 7.4 million.

However most of the viewers watched this programme 7 days later using recording such as Iplayer, which increased the viewer figures by 2 million to 8.4 million.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jan/11/bbc-war-and-peace-ratings

Silent Witness BBC 1 9PM Forensics crime drama

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-January-2016

Created by Tom Eames on 13th January 2016, Silent Witness was the top rated show for BBC 1 at 9PM as there were 6.28 million viewers.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a779806/uk-tv-ratings-silent-witness-tops-a-quiet-tuesday-evening-with-62-million/

Death In Paradise BBC 1 9PM Crime drama series

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-January-2016

Written by Tom Eames on 15th January 2016, the figures viewer show 6.09 million although last week’s return saw the figure drop by 700,00.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a780086/uk-tv-ratings-death-in-paradise-kills-off-competition-with-over-6-million-viewers/

Mr. Selfridge BBC 1 9PM Historical period drama https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Mr.+Selfridge+genre It is aimed at plus 15 year olds, it is suitable for the teenagers who would be most interest in the fashion, their parents are likely to enjoy it also maybe watching it together. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/mr-selfridge Written and published on the Guardian by Stuart Kemp on Monday 26th January 2015. The figures for viewers are 3.8 million as it is the third series. However, it being beat the open episode of Mr Selfridge which attracted 4.9 million viewers. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/26/mr-selfridge-loses-out-in-ratings-to-last-tango-in-halifax
Shetland BBC 1 9PM Crime, drama and mystery   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396135/
http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-February-2016 FEBRUARY 2016 The Night Manager BBC 1 9PM Drama and Espionage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Manager_(miniseries) Aimed at over 15 year olds.  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/the-night-manager Written The Guardian by Maev Kennedy on 28th March 2016. The figure viewers are averaging at 6.6 million viewers.  https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/28/night-manager-comes-out-on-top-in-easter-night-tv-viewings
Happy Valley BBC 1 9PM Crime and Drama  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3428912/
http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-March-2016 MARCH 2016 Grantchester BBC 1 9PM Drama

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/grantchester

Age over 13yrs, although there are the warnings for parents as this programme contains violence, sex etc which maybe not suitable for some teenagers.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/grantchester

Indian Summers Channel 4 9PM Historial period drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Indian+Summers+genre+

Written by John Plunnkett on the Guardian on 25th April 2016, this show was cut off after two series. Last year (2015) the figures show 3 million  viewers had dropped to 1 million viewers.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/apr/25/channel-4-indian-summers-axed-ratings-the-night-manager

Horizon BBC 2 9PM Science documentary

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/Horizon-summary

Line of Duty BBC 2 9PM Crime, drama and thriller

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2303687/

  • British police drama
  • Crime
  • Detective fiction
  • Thriller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of_Duty

Written by Neela Debnath and published Express on  25th May 2016, this show’s figure show it was a success at 4.1 million viewers.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/667601/Line-of-Duty-season-4-BBC-Two-BBC-One-Martin-Compston-Vicky-McClure-Jed-Mercurio

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-April-2016 APRIL 2016 Marcella ITV 9PM Crime film

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Marcella+genre

Crime, drama and thriller

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5269594/

Aimed for over 17 year olds. It contains strong violence, sex and nudity. It also contains themes such as corruption, divorce and mental illness.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/marcella

Home Fires itv 9PM Historical period drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Home+Fires+genre

Aim for ‘upmarket’

https://www.itvmedia.co.uk/programmes/programme-planner/home-fires

‘Upmarket’ definition an expensive product that is suitable for the rich (affluent) people.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/upmarket

Have I Got News for You BBC 1 9PM Comedy and Game show

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098820/

Written and posted on Digital Spy by Katy Finbow on 6th June 2015. According to this website, the average figure viewer is 4.35 million.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a651395/uk-tv-ratings-have-i-got-news-for-you-tops-ratings-with-over-4-million-viewers/

The Musketeers BBC 1 9PM Action, adventure and romance

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ww8fq

It is aimed at male and female aged over 15. However, the parents need to be aware that this TV programme contains violence, drunkenness, swearing language, e.g. which could influence this age.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/the-musketeers

Written and published by Liam Martin on 28th March 2015. According to this website, ‘The Musketeers’ attracted nearly 3 million viewers. There are 2.78 million viewers who watched the final episode in the second season. 

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a638580/the-musketeers-bows-out-to-278-million-on-bbc-one/

Scott and Bailey ITV 9PM Crime and Drama

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843678/

It aimed at females who are affluent.

https://www.itvmedia.co.uk/programmes/programme-planner/scott-bailey1

Written and publish by Caroline Westbrook on Thursday 4th April 2013. According to the Metro website, ‘Scott and Bailey’ make a hit with over 8 million viewers of the first ever episode.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/04/scott-and-bailey-draws-in-strong-viewing-figures-as-third-series-kicks-off-3583544/

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-May-2016 MAY 2016 Peaky Blinders BBC 2 9PM Historical drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Peaky+Blinders+genre

Crime and drama

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2442560/

Written and posted on the Digital Spy by Tom Eames on 20th September 2013. According to this website, ‘Peaky Blinders’ had 2 million viewers on BBC 2 although it dropped over 300,000 viewers for the second episode.   

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a517104/peaky-blinders-stays-above-2-million-on-bbc-two/

However, it reduced to 1.5 million viewers at the 9PM slot.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/may/20/bbc-bargain-hunt-peaky-blinders-tv-ratings

Wallander BBC 1 9PM Crime, drama and mystery

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178618/

Written and post on Digital Spy by Ben Lee on 22nd June 2014.

The final series of this TV show gained more than 540,00 viewers on BBC 4 on 21st June 2014. However, it was beaten by 7 different TV shows such as the World Cup match Germany verse Ghana that averaged 5.81 million BBC 1. 

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a579491/wallander-series-finale-gets-540000-on-bbc-four/

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-June-2016 JUNE 2016 New Blood BBC 1 9PM Crime and drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=new+blood+genres

Aimed for a younger audience.

‘The two characters are also obviously created in order to capture a younger audience’.

This suggests that this TV programme trys to use the two main characters to attract the younger audience.  Written and posted on the custard tv website by Kay Dekker on  Friday 27th May 2016.

http://www.thecustardtv.com/2016/05/new-blood-different-kind-of-bbc-drama.html

The Living and the Dead BBC 1 9PM Supernatural

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/The-Living-and-the-Dead-summary

Victorian era supernatural drama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wv2rl

Drama, Horror and Thriller

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4928166/

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-July-2016 JULY 2016 The Secret Agent BBC 1 9PM Drama

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4902046/

Drama and Espionage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Agent_(TV_series)

Eden Channel 4 9PM Reality- TV

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5928532/

This TV programme is aimed at adults aged 25 to 64 who are interested in watching the natural history shows and learning from the experience.

https://www.4sales.com/platforms/eden/

Posted on The Herald article by Judith Duffy on 31 July 2016. According to this, Eden’s first episode viewing figures were 1.8 million.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14653088.Does_Eden_seem_familiar__Well__welcome_to_the_world_of___39_retro_reality__39____the_latest_TV_trend/

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-August-2016 AUGUST 2016 Casualty BBC 1 9PM Medical drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=casualty+tv+genre

There were around 5 million viewers watching Casualty as its show celebrated it’s 1,000th episode. However it was beaten by the highest viewing figures which was 17.2 million back in 1997 as its viewers used to watch its show every week. Written and posted Daily Mail by Claudia Connel on 25th June 2016.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3659234/Secrets-TV-got-Britain-hooked-emergencies-Casualty-celebrates-1-000th-episode-look-375-gallons-fake-blood-gory-accidents-galore.html

However, it reveals the actual viewing figure as on average as 5.35 million.

Written and post on Tuesday 28th June 2016: Express article by Neela Debnath.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/683966/Casualty-to-mark-30th-anniversary-BBC

DCI Banks BBC 1 9PM Crime drama

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCI_Banks

Written and posted on Culture by Michael Hogan on 31st August 2016. According to this website, there were 5 million people who watch this programme every week.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/08/31/the-biggest-mystery-of-dci-banks-is-why-five-million-people-tune/

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-September-2016 SEPTEMBER 2016 Paranoid ITV 9PM British- German crime drama/ thriller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_(TV_series)

British- American thriller

http://release-date.info/tv-series/paranoid-season-2-on-itv-or-netflix-release-date-282930881/

Aimed at both males and females aged over 13 through the parents need to be aware that this programme contains few swear words, sex (shown shirtless).

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/paranoia

Written and posted on Release Date article on October 26th, 2016. According to this article, this show had had by 5.25 million viewers despite being a mini series.

http://release-date.info/tv-series/paranoid-season-2-on-itv-or-netflix-release-date-282930881/

Poldark BBC 1 9PM Drama, history and romance

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3636060/

British- American drama TV series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poldark_(2015_TV_series)

Written and posted on Broadcast by Alex Faber on 5th September 2016. ‘Poldark’ was beaten by TV programme ‘Victoria’ as it was watched by 1.5 million more viewers.

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/ratings/victoria-triumphs-over-poldark/5109051.article

However, ‘Poldark’ jumped to 5.15 million viewers from 4.7 million.

Written and posted on ‘Culture’ article by Tristram Fane Saunders on 26th September 2016.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/09/26/sunday-night-tv-ratings-could-poldark-steal-victorias-crown/

Cold Feet ITV 9PM Comedy drama

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/cold_feet/

Written and posted on the Huffiest Entertainment by Ash Percival on 6th September 2016. According to this website, the figures are is 6.1 million for the first episode.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/cold-feet-2016-ratings-viewing-figures-episode-1_uk_57cea0d4e4b09f5b5e3797aa

Our Girl BBC 1 9PM Drama and War film

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=our+girl+genre

Drama Thriller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Girl

According to Wikipedia, the figures viewer used to be 5.34 million then increased to 6.31 million. It suggests that ‘Our Girl’ became popular as the viewers popularity increased. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Girl#Broadcast_and_reception

The Fall BBC 2 9PM British- Irish crime drama TV series

Crime drama/ Thriller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_(TV_series)

Written and posted the Irish News by Suzanne McGonagle on 7th October 2016. According to this website, the figure viewers go from 2.5 million viewers for the first episode then 1.8 million for the second episode.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/10/08/news/viewing-figures-for-the-fall-suffer-significant-fall-in-ratings-725192/

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-October-2016 OCTOBER 2016 Tutankhamun ITV 9PM Adventure

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Tutankhamun+tv+genre

Drama/ History (TV Mini Series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5193662/

Aimed at a upmarket audience (rich).

https://www.itvmedia.co.uk/programmes/programme-planner/tutankhamun

Written and posted on the Broadcast article by Miranda Blabby on 24th October 2016. This programme lost 800,000 viewers being beaten by Strictly Come Dancing with 11 million.

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/ratings/overnight-tv-ratings/tutankhamun-sheds-800k/5110607.article

HIM ITV 9PM Drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=HIM+tv+genre

Written and post on Express by Shaun Kitchener on 20th October 2016. ’HIM’ tv show was beaten by ‘The Missing’ as its show still struggled to catch up. it don’t reveal its figures but suggests that its show still struggle to gained the viewers.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/723394/The-Missing-ratings-Him

The Apprentice BBC 1 9PM Reality TV/ Game show

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=The+Apprentice+tv+genre

1) Written and published in the Guardian by the Press Association on Friday 7th October 2016. The show’s opening of the new series gained 900,000 viewers which is less than last year- average of 6.4 million viewers. Therefore, the 900,00 viewers is an average of 5.5. million viewers. However, despite the fact viewers were down, this episode is the most watched programme this evening.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/07/apprentice-launch-audience-lord-sugar-bbc

2) Written and post the ‘tellymix’ article by Josh Darvil on 9th December 2016. The final series of the show- The Apprentice’s rating were hit. The average of 6.03 million viewers watched the show as its up on last years (2015) rating which was 5.3 million. 

http://www.tellymix.co.uk/ratings/294544-apprentice-2016-final-ratings-last-year-6-million-tune.html

Have I Got News for You BBC 1 9PM British TV series panel show /Comedy Panel game

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_I_Got_News_for_You

Written and posted on Digital Spy website by Katy Finbow on 6th June 2015. This TV show figure viewer is the average audience of 4.35 million.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ratings/news/a651395/uk-tv-ratings-have-i-got-news-for-you-tops-ratings-with-over-4-million-viewers/

The Missing BBC 1 9PM Drama/ Thriller/ Mystery/ Crime film

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=the+missing+genre

Written by Alex Farber on 1st December 2016 states the figure viewer is 5 million.

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/ratings/the-missing-finds-5m/5111820.article?blocktitle=Overnight-TV-Ratings&contentID=42085

Ordinary Lies BBC 1 9PM British drama TV series

Action/ Drama

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinary_Lies

Written and posted on mediate newline by Niall Johnson on 18th March 2015. The first episode had 4.7 million viewers.

http://mediatel.co.uk/newsline/2015/03/18/bbc-one-secures-4-7m-with-northern-drama-ordinary-lies/

Humans Channel 4 9PM Sci- fi drama

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/humans

Drama/ Sci Fi

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4122068/

Aimed for aged over plus fifteen though the parents need to be aware that, despite language, sex and violence are limited, some younger viewers may find it unsettling watching ‘the constant body horror imagery’.This programme contains people called the cyborgs who have strange parts of their body such as weird looking eyes.This my also be unsettling.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/humans

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-November-2016 NOVEMBER 2016 Close to the Enemy BBC 2 9PM Historical period drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Close+to+the+Enemy+genre

Written and publish the Broadcast by Hannah Ganng’e- Stewart on 23rd December 2016. This TV programme closed with 1.5 million viewers.

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/ratings/close-to-the-enemy-closes-with-15m/5112462.article?blocktitle=Overnight-TV-Ratings&contentID=42085#

http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/TV-shows-starting-December-2016 DECEMBER 2016 Father Brown BBC 1 2.15PM Detective fiction and costumer drama

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Father+Brown+genre

Media Centre article state the Father Brown figure viewers are an average of 2.1 viewers for the fourth series of this TV programme in January 2016.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/coroner-fatherbrown-doctors-daytime

Note: some of TV programme list don’t have any information about their specific target audience or rating (figure viewers).

TV PROGRAMME: WHO ARE THEY AIMED AT?

In my opinion, most of them are aimed at both genders from the age of fifteen to thirty. However they also aimed to an audience who normally watch BBC One regularly, and in addition the viewers who enjoy watching thriller or detective crime drama which could be from the age of thirteen. Most of the TV shows contain unsuitable themes such as sex, violence, which maybe not suitable for some viewers to watch alone- they may need parents or a guardian to watch with them.

HOW SUCCESSFUL THEY WERE?

I think most of them such as The Missing were successful because I know that most of the younger viewers like to watch thrillers in the evening. In addition nearly all of them are thrillers which are series (more than one season) which creates the excitement for viewers to watch it. The number of the ratings increase and it means BBC 1 make more money and more successful. However it depends weather the viewers enjoy the TV programme because sometimes the episode or new season of the TV programme can make the viewers think it is not worth watching again because maybe is boring or not what they expected.

 

 

SIMILARITIES:

  • All TV programmes are creating from the United Kingdom (UK).
  • They contain more than one genre to create TV programmes more enjoyable for viewers.
  • Some of them contain two countries style, like ‘The Fall’ which is in the British- Irish which suggests that the filming is set in Ireland so it would aim to an Irish and English audience who like to watch thrillers.
  • Most of them especially thrillers and crime drama, ratings are high and improve every year which shows that thriller TV programmes are highly popular, as the viewers likely use social media such as Twitter to spread positive gossip about this programme, so other people would be interested to watch.

 

DIFFERENCES:

  • Nearly most of them are starting at 9PM.
  • They have own different genres.
  • Aimed at different type of target audience group.
  • They have own different programmes industry such as BBC 1, Channel 4.

 

 

 

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH 2017:  IMPROVE THE BLOG

  • When I look at this yougov website and I found myself disagreeing with what it says about BBC profiles as it say the age of people watch BBC 1 is above 55 years old.
  • My view is BBC 1 is normally being watched by younger viewers because there are plenty of drama programme s which the younger viewers would enjoy for example Casualty which is medical drama.

B) Audience Profile:

TARGET AUDIENCE: http://www.slideshare.net/BigDproductions/demographics-and-psychographics

My target audience for my TV show is both male and female aged 16 to 21 years old.

DEMOGRAPHIC:

E (letter code for demographic grade): my TV show would being suitable for students and casual workers because of my choice of the age.

PSYCHOGRAPHIC

  • Explorers: especially suitable younger viewers, who like to watch something new. They are likely to watch thriller elements of TV programmes for the first time because they think it sounds good to watch. They could be persuaded by reading the reviews from social media such as Twitter.

 

  • Strugglers: viewers want to escape from their reality. They are likely wanting to watch something adventurous and thrilling to give them a fantasy to escape their stressful life and to make them feel more relaxed.

 

CHOSEN TV CHANNEL PROGRAMME- BBC 1

TIME- 9PM-10PM

RESEARCH:

  • There is little information about BBC 1 channel’s target audience. According to the link at the below, the article mention that BBC is aimed at mainstream audiences, which means BBC 1 is aimed at a general UK audience with a range of ages, gender, ethnicity. It means BBC 1 creates a lot of money as it creates different types of programme, such as comedy, documentaries, drama etc. http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/tv/articles/bbc-one

 

  • However according to the Guardian the ratings of the TV programmes were high in the year of 2016. It represents that there are lot of viewers watching most TV programme include catchup using IPlayer. Furthermore there are some TV programmes’ rating are extremely high for example ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, including the Sherlock special on New Year’s Day which was watched watching by 11.6 million viewers.
  • Written and posted in the Guardian by Jasper Jackson and agencies on Wednesday 21st December 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/dec/21/bbc1-shows-dominate-2016-tv-ratings

PART TWO- Ideas development (individually) 

a) The Ideas:

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PROPOSAL OF ‘TEENCHEF’

  • My first idea is a reality TV/ Game TV show which is set in London and is launched in the UK. This show is a cooking competition which is being taken on by two students from three different secondary schools around the UK.
  • The aim for each group is not only to create delightful food, but also to show three judges their good teamworking skills.
  • Before the quarter final there are episodes for every competition there are two teams until there are eight teams chosen for quarter- final. Through the fourteen episodes, there are different series of taste test, create three dishes of starter, main and dessert e.g.
  • In the quarter final, there are eight teams of two students to complete for the semi- final. They have to deliver the best dishes of starter, main and dessert to the judges and a celebrity.
  • In the semi final, there are four team left; only two of them can go through to the final. While in the semi final, the process of the competition is different to the quarter- final and previous episodes as this competition will happen in a professional kitchen where four four teams are divided into two and time is spent with each professional chef to learn to create the chef’s food from scratch and how to use this time before serving to some top chefs from around the UK.
  • There are two teams of two students left to compete in the final with the audience including parents, friends and teachers of the finalists for support. One of  the teams will win the ‘TeenChef’ award.
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TeenChef design floor

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TeenChef quarter final design floor

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TeenChef semi final design floor

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TeenChef stage design floor

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PROPOSAL OF THE FAMOUS DETECTIVE JACKSONS: 2nd idea

  • My second TV show idea is a thriller, a detective fiction drama and crime. It is about two detective teenage siblings called Grace Jackson who is aged 16 years old and Matthew ‘Matt’ Jackson aged  18 years old. They love to solve different crimes, such as murders robberies etc which happen in different areas around St Albans and further into London. However, they are huge fans of the famous Nancy Drew, and prefer to solve the crime without any help expect each other which  is always successful, to the police Chief’s irritation!
  • There are fifteen episodes in total, airing from the second week of September. The Famous Detective Jacksons season includes the two hour special episodes over Halloween, an Christmas day and New Year day.

 


PART THREE-  Making the TV Show (team work)

THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2016: 1st meeting

Today during first lesson I have been given two roles for the TV show in group one and Yousef is our producer. The two roles are lighting planner, which is a part of pre production roles and lighting technician which is a part of production roles and I will working with Sinead.

During second lesson, I started research on how TV shows use a lighting planner and lighting technician and how it is different from films.

 

Thursday 17th November 2016 (2nd meeting): In the first lesson with Emily Manning, we started with our group meeting about the idea development of our TV show. I am in group one with the producer,Yousef . Unfortunately, he is not here today so his assistance, Ellie, is takeover of our meeting.

Firstly, we discussed the title of our TV show which related to interviewing the deaf famous people such as Alan Rickman, Cleopatra (pharaoh of Egypt), Steve Job and Julius Caesar.

Secondly, we discussed about the location; we thought about the film at the Apple store because of Steve Job but Emily said that it wouldn’t be suitable because the Apple store possibly wouldn’t want to be filmed. Then, we thought about the type of cafes that would be similar to the Apple store and we though about Exeter college cafe but wouldn’t look good. We will keep thinking about the location.

Thirdly, a girl (Ellie) in our group doing the script and she said she has almost finished the script through she don’t know exactly what Yousef  expected for our TV show. Ellie then said to me that I can start on researching the type of lighting in different TV shows.

Few moments later, Yousef  arrived and said that he will help the script and also told others including me to start researching on our role.

Monday 28th November 2016-1st practice of TV show: my experience as lighting technician.

Today, after a quick meeting, my group went to the TV show studio. My role is lighting technician and my responsibility is to make sure that the show is clear visually with the lighting.

We spent about three hours in the TV studio but I did not fully included because there was lots of fast talking and so I didn’t really understand everything they talked about which was difficult for the CSW to translate. However, I am aware that there was problem with the choice of whether to use the green screen or the black screen, but in the end we decide to use the black screen because the green screen looked terrible as a background.

The positive side is Till, who is the manager of the TV studio, taught me how to use the lighting control console and I have become confident using it.

I also thought about matching the right number on the control console for lighting in the interview area. My job is to make sure the interview area is being seen clearly through the lighting so the audience can see the presenter (Gregg) and guest (actor) clearly.

Monday 16th January 2017:

  • Today at this meeting there are only a few people in the group and our producer is not here. There is only me, Grace, Gregg, Charlotte and Peter to discuss with Caroline Reid about our old idea. We realised that our old idea was not as successful as we wanted it because the Harry Potter inset was never created. Also some other parts have dropped out.
  • So, Caroline help us to build some new ideas: we could use two presenters to discuss their reviews of a recent film’s release and we could also work out a timeline for our TV show live as it can only take twenty minutes. In addition Caroline suggested that we should stick to this idea rather than the old one because it was too complicated and now I feel happy about this idea. Caroline then told me to research lists of recent film’s released.
  • Later in Dean’s lesson, Grace asked Dean if he can be involved in our TV show and become the presenter but unfortunately he was unable to because he was too busy so we have another problem. Then Grace suggested Brandon could be the presenter. After that, I showed my group the list of films:

LAST YEARS FILM RELEASES: 

  • Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice: 25th March 2016
  • Captain America: Civil War: 29th April 2016
  • X Men Apocalypse: 9th May 2016
  • Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them: 18th November 2016
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: 13TH December 2016

THIS YEARS/ FUTURE FILM RELEASES: 

  • La La Land: 13th January 2017
  • Beauty and the Beast: 17th March 2017
  • The Circle: Spring 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok: 27th October 2017
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII: 15th December 2017
  • Pitch Perfect 3: 22nd December 2017

Then they choose some of them and suggested I research clips of our chosen films and also a blooper in Batman: Dark Knight (the hospital scene):

Captain America: Civil War:

X Men Apocalypse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjFphtQrZlo (X MEN: APOCALYPSE- OFFICIAL TRAILER 1 IN CINEMAS 19 MAY) (2:50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPrWSQofvYM (X- Men APOCALYPSE Official Trailer 2 [2016 HD] Michael Fassbender Jennifer Lawrence Sci- Fi Action HD) (3:27)

Batman: Dark Knight (the hospital scene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRG1tWQN6e8 (5:50)

La La Land:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eST3Mu80T6c (La La Land Official Trailer #1 (2016) Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling Musical Movie HD) (1:50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyYnXx-086w (LA LA LAND- Official Trailer 2 (2016) Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone HD) (1:24 )

Star Wars: Episode VIII:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU9incFZOSg (Star Wars 8 Episode VIII (2017) TEASER TRAILER #1 – Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill Movie HD [F-M])

No sign of blooper.

Rogue One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer (Official))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs3as4T6Rlo (Star Wars Rogue One | official trailer #1 (2016))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9abcLLQpI (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2 (Official))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55nKPdDOyzc (STAR WARS ROGUE ONE Trailer 3 (2016))

No sign of blooper.

Before we came back to continue with our work, I ask Charlotte if it is possible to add subtitles for our TV show so I could understand who is talking. She said yes and also she suggested that I could use a CSW to be an interpreter in our TV show. It sounded a good idea but I told her that I need the script for the CSW and I as the CSW needs to spend time understanding what he or she will have to say and what is happening in our TV show. Charlotte promised that she will improve the script and hopefully she will finish it by tomorrow or Thursday. I also told the group that I am happy to create the subtitles and credits for our TV show and they said it is fine. Then I finally got back to continuing on with my work. Also we suggested that we could use the Star Wars credit for our end credits titles.

CREDIT SCRIPT PRE-PRODUCTION

AFTER THE PRESENTERS’ FAREWELL TO THE AUDIENCE, THEY START TO TALK AS THE LIST OF THE CAST SLOWLY APPEAR OVER BLURRED BACKGROUND BEFORE THEY MOVE UP IN MID- FAST (10-30 SECONDS) TIMING.

Charlie Barclay: presenter

Yousef Sadari: producer

Elle Twamiey: assistant producer

Grace Fortune: floor manager

Charlotte Haywood: script writer

Levi King: sound technician

Ben Rogers: cameraman

Brandon Apps: cameraman

Sian Fry: editor

Sinead Lane- Luke: cameraman

Rebekah Afari: lights

Gregg Mcneill: Assistant floor manager

AFTER THE LIST OF CAST, THE CREDITS STOP AS THE LOGO OF THE TV SHOW SHOWS MOVE UP WITH THE MESSAGE FOR VUE:

To Vue,

Thank you for allowing us to use pieces of your work for our TV show project. It is very appreciated.

From Exeter College.

Thursday 19th January 2017: TV Show Live.

 

GROUP MEETING 

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SCRIPT:

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STORYBOARD 

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b) Rationale:

SIMILAR:

  • Both TeenChef Kitchen and Famous Detective Jacksons TV shows’ slots are at the same time they start at 9PM until 10PM every Friday, which matches my audience’s age as they normally stay up late.
  • Both TV shows have the same demographic profile of their target audience; they have the same social grade: E, which focuses on students for their demographics.
  • They have the same channel such as BBC 1 and there are young people usually watching BBC and it would be easy for them to catch up an IPlayer if they have missed either TV programme.

 

DIFFERENCE:  However both TV shows have different genres, target audience and the date of the TV show release:

GENRE /TARGET AUDIENCE (GENDER & AGE):

  • TeenChef is the reality TV/ Game show, which is a cookery competition show and its aim, is for both male and female aged over 13 years old to 16 years old focusing on three different secondary schools from the UK. It also includes the teachers and parents of the secondary schools so it would also be aimed at adults aged twenty plus.
  • Famous Detective Jacksons are thriller, detective fiction, crime and drama. There are aimed at a younger audience aged 16 to 21 years old which matches my two main characters who are detectives aged 16 plus.

DEMOGRPHIC/ PSYCHOGRAPHIC

  • The demographic social grade for the cookery competition would focused mostly on younger viewers of E grade because of its a students group, who are involved in the cookery competition from three different secondary schools though I also aim the range at a wider audience such as teachers and family and their demographic social grade would be varied. In addition, the psychographic are explorers which represents the audience who enjoy watching something challenging as this show is a competition and the audience may find it very interesting and most likely thinking about taking part in this show in the future because it is an opportunity for them to do something challenging.
  • The second demographic social grade for detective TV show will also focus mostly on E which is students because of their age and they usually need to be relaxed and escape from their stressful lives. The study in terms of psychographics, the audience could be described as Strugglers with a demographic whose age limit is 21 years old.

 

DIFFERENT MONTH OF THE RELEASE

TeenChef TV show would be on in the evening on a Friday from January to April and if my audience miss this show they can use IPlayer for catch up. In addition Famous Detective Jacksons TV show will start in September and continue to the end of December including two hours special episodes on Halloween, Christmas and New Year Day to entertain my audience.


PART THREE: PRE PRODUCTION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PART FOUR- REFLECTING ON SUCCESS

  • Evaluate how you met audience needs

I worked in Yousef’s group and we created a twenty minute TV show called ‘Who’s Scene It?’. We also have identified the target audience for our TV show which are both males and females aged sixteen to thirty years old. After the production, we received both positive and negative feedback about our TV show from the other group (Adam’s).

The positive feedback: There was good lighting inside the studio which make it easy for audience to see the presenters who sat in front of the camera with a clear white background. Some different feedback said the good thing about the presenter is that that he is very engaging and creative; his speeches were exciting for the audience. In addition, to this visual terms, I like the way the presenter uses his facial expressions which were attractive to me despite no subtitles- he smiled a lots while talking about the new film releases which creates excitement for our audience for  the new film. Furthermore, one member from Adam’s group liked our Apple advert insert as it looked like a professional TV show.

However; the negative feedbacks were from halfway through ‘Who’s Scene It?’; the sound appears to not match the people from the inserts and the presenter who is talking sure to an editing problem. Also the inserts  such as the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are too long. In addition, despite liking the visuals, and having the script to help me  understand what people in our TV show are saying, I still prefer to have subtitles or British Sign Language interpreter on our TV show because it make it more inclusive- I have told to one member of our group (Yousf) that it would be good if we could add subtitles but it never happened due to our plans getting changed.

Conclusion of ‘Who’s Scene It?’ 

The show was aimed to meet our target audience’s needs: I feel that we only managed to achieve a small number of out target audience because some clips of new film releases, trailers and bloopers which created a excitement for a small audience. (However, this TV show is twenty minutes long and it only shows some clips of new film releases, trailers and bloopers including a short interview between the presenter and a visitor). In addition, the trailer inserts are too long to watch, To improve this, we could think clearly about what we would want to include in our TV show during the pre- production without changing the idea repeatedly.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Evaluate your own involvement and personal development
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FINAL DEADLINE: FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY 2017

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