Factual TV Production: Initial Idea 1 Documentary Topic: Dance and why is dance not in the Olympics?
Documentary Angle: The angle I will look at this topic is on a serious level , if dance is classified as a sport and all PE teacher have to learn in and do a exam on it if applying for a PE Qts but still is not apart of the Olympics. I will look at the PE course and how as a student at GCSE you sill have to do dance. I will argue that dance is as demanding as those other sports like football and basketball and if shooting is classed as a sport in the Olympics why is not dace when shooting is not a good sport to be a part of especially after watching Bowling for columbine, this type of sport may increase the amount of shootings. There is also no reason for dance not to be in the Olympics as it can be judge like he gymnastics with exestuation and can be put into sub groups based up dance styles i.e modern dance styles like ballet, contempary and jazz would be linked. There could also ne ‘street dance’ which would consist of popping, locking and wacking. I also would talk about how the Olympics is there to celebrate athletes in their winnings and the coming together therefore dace should be in the Olympics because there are countless of dance competitions that title dace groups but there is not one big competition that allows al countries to be apart of, this means that we would never know who the best dance group is in the world.
Documentary Mode and Why? (consider where you will position the documentary in the key issues) The mode I would portray my entire documentary as would be ‘Participatory’ as my main style of my documentary would to be to persuade the audience to agree with me and I feel I can make that happen with me being showcased throughout the documentary. The conventions I would use is bias mainly because I would only want the opinions of those who also feel dance is a sport and should be in the Olympics.
Appeal to Target Audience? Any clear limitations? This topic would genially appeal to the younger generation as the Olympics appeals to young people more so now than ever as the next time it comes around would be in 4years time which shows it is the young people’s opportunity to get involved more. The Olympics is also something that is watched by many young people. I do feel the documentary may take more likes from the target audience of those from the dance industry.
How much information will you assume your audience already know? Why? I would assume that my audience would know a lot as they would be young and most probably till in school so would know that dance is on the PE curriculum. I would not assume they know a lot about the different dance style so this ay be something I elaborate on more within my documentary.
Key groups you hope to interview: I would hope to interview those leading the UK dance scene so people like Kenrick Sandy, Kimberly Jay, Jonzi D, Turbo. I would also like to interview those who were a part of the Olympics maybe those in the open ceremony and maybe those who worked into the Olympics.
Factual TV Production: Initial Idea 2 Documentary Topic: The Budget of a females outfit
Documentary Angle: In this documentary I will look at how much the budget changes from a females outfit so I would look closely at branding cloths and create a look with that and I will look at high street brands and compare the two I will also take examples of celeb outfits and normal high street outfits. I will look a the difference between brand and non brands; how they are made.
Documentary Mode and Why? (consider where you will position the documentary in the key issues) I feel this documentary should be more in the Performativity mode as the cameraâ€™s will follow me around as I try on all these different outfits and see they compare to each other.
Appeal to Target Audience? Any clear limitations? This will most certainly appeal to the younger audience as it the younger generation that care more about what they look like and are the ones that go more into branding things then any other age category. I believe this documentary would be interesting for young people to see as it can take away the stereotypical thing that high street clothing looks cheap. It will be aimed at boys and girl as the outfits I will b looking at would not just be for one particular gender.
How much information will you assume your audience already know? Why? I will assume my audience no nothing about my topic and what I am trying to go at as younger people do not tend to care about the pricing of things and do not bother finding out where there clothes get made and how they are made. Is there even a difference? Or is it just different because on brand gets a logo stitched on and the other doesnâ€™t have on.
Key groups you hope to interview: I would like to interview young people maybe from different points so I can see who likes to wear what things and why they like wearing it. I would also like to interview someone from a factory or company; someone that knows more about the branding and making of clothes.
Factual TV Production: Initial Idea 3 Documentary Topic: X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Got To Dance, Big Brother, The Voice… Are these programmes real or fixed?
Documentary Angle: In this documentary I will go into all the different opinions and views or the viewers who watch these programmes. Especially as the topic as been raised that X Factor 2012 is seen to be fixed after Starboy Nathan twitted after not being successful at the judges houses and when MK1 left as the ‘phone line was not working’ I will look at all the different reality programmes and see how they all differ and if they are all the same and why is it so?
Documentary Mode and Why? (consider where you will position the documentary in the key issues) The mode I would use for this documentary is the Expository mode as I would like to over come the ‘truth’ of the programmes being real or fixed which means I would have to find evidence to every pointer I give.
Appeal to Target Audience? Any clear limitations? I think this will appeal to young people as well as middle age people because programmes like X factor is to find new talent which is why young people watch it because it’s the music of today. Middle age people who also be the target audience because it is these people that spend their money on calling these programmes up to save people.
How much information will you assume your audience already know? Why? I would assume that the viewers would not know a lot, I think they should have some knowledge about the programmes being called ‘fixed’ in newspapers etc. But I would not expect them to know what happens backstage during these types of shows.
Key groups you hope to interview: I would hope to interview people that have actually been involved in these programmes and see what they have to say so for example unity (dance group) I would like to interview them as they got two different reactions from Got To Dance an Britain's Got Talents. I would like to interview random people to see their opinion on the topic.