Thursday, 14 May 2009

Skins Trailer

Teenagers in the 'Skins' trailer are represented as Destructive, Violent, Vandals that have no respect for authority (attacking Police). The girls are portrayed as promiscuous and both genders are represented as being Drunk/Drug Addicts. These representations are constructed with very loud, pacey music and no voices (you can only see what their doing which makes you focus on their actions) as the trailer progresses the characters get more and more out of control becoming more destructive as time goes on.

Youth Representation in Television Drama

  • Partying
  • Attitude Problems
  • Lary
  • Hoodies
  • Drinking - vomiting
  • Pregnancy
  • Sex
  • Emo
  • Happy-Slapping
  • Drugs
  • Violence - Stabbings,Fighting...

Represented in Television Drama

  • Gender (masculinity/feminimity)
  • Race (White/Asian/Black...)
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Sexuality
  • Appearence (e.g. blonde/tall/skinny)
  • Class/Wealth
  • Disability
  • Regionality (in uk e.g. North,South,Wales,Scotland)

Television Drama

A television drama is a soap opera/ series /one-off.

Key Words

  • Mise-en-Scene - 'everything in the frame'
    - props,costume,make-up,performance,setting,lighting.
  • Narrative/Structure - Story
  • Setting
  • Character
  • Theme -Message that runs throughout
  • Sound - Digetic: In the world of show. e.g. Dialogue, Background noise
    - Non-Digetic: Not in the world of show (characters can't hear)
    e.g. Voice overs, sound effects/music
  • Cinematography - Camera Work

Defining the Genre

Within the genre 'Television Drama' there are various Sub-Genres which each have their own unique Codes and Conventions (what makes it what it is).

Monday, 11 May 2009

Highest Rating
Hilda Ogden's final episode on 25 December 1987, remains the highest-rated episode of Coronation Street ever, with nearly 27 million viewers.
Soap opera: "Kitchen sink"-style working-class realism
Created by Tony Warren
Developed by Granada Television
Starring See current cast
Opening theme by Eric Spear (current opening credits introduced in 2002)
Country of origin: United Kingdom
No. of episodes: 7067(as of 1 May 2009)
Producer(s): Kim Crowther,Kieran Roberts (Executive Producer)
Camera setup is Multiple-camera setup
Running time: 22 minutes(excluding adverts)
Original channel: ITV
Picture format: 4:3 (1960–2001)16:9 Widescreen (2002–present)
Original run is 9th December 1960 – present
In the United Kingdom, as of January 2008, Coronation Street is broadcast at 19:30 and 20:30 on Mondays and Fridays, and at 19:30 Wednesdays on terrestrial / digital network ITV. There have been a few late night Coronation Street episodes starting at 10pm, because of the watershed. Repeat episodes and specials can be seen on ITV and ITV2, with an omnibus edition shown on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. ITV has offered this sort of catchup since the channel began broadcasting Coronation Street in December 1998. Since January 2008, the omnibus has moved back to the main ITV channel where it currently broadcasts every Sunday morning.
In Ireland, Coronation Street is simulcast on TV3.
In Canada, Coronation Street is broadcast nightly on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) at 19:00 local time Monday-Friday, with an omnibus on Sundays usually starting at 07:30. During NHL Playoffs, it is broadcast at 15:30 each weekday afternoon. The Sunday omnibus is broadcast except during the Olympics. Canada is currently 9 months behind Britain. In the US, it airs in border markets where CBC can be reached.
In New Zealand, Coronation Street is broadcast nearly every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on TV One, (TVNZ), at 19:30. New Zealand is currently 14 months behind Britain.
In Australia the show is broadcast on Cable networks Foxtel and Austar 6 days a week and is currently 15 months behind Britain.
Coronation Street is set in Weatherfield, a fictional town in Greater Manchester, based on Salford. The programme focuses on the lives of the street's residents, of varying age, class and background.
The Street itself consists of a row of seven early 20th century terraced houses with a public house, the Rovers Return Inn, at one end, and a corner shop at the other. On its southern side, there is a factory, two shop units, a garage and three houses, all constructed in the late 1980s. The programme also incorporates the residents of neighbouring streets, including Rosamund Street, Victoria Street, and Viaduct Street.
Production history
The show was created by Tony Warren and is still produced by Granada Television, holder of the ITV franchise for the northwest of England, and was shown by most of the ITV stations. It became fully networked on 6 March 1961, when ATV, the only remaining franchise then still not broadcasting the programme, began airing it. The working title of the show was Florizel Street, but a tea lady named Agnes remarked that "Florizel" sounded like a brand of disinfectant, so the name was changed. The choice of new name was between Jubilee Street and Coronation Street, with Granada executives Harry Latham, Harry Elton, and H. V. Kershaw deciding on the latter.