• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Crime drama storyboard report

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Storyboard Report To produce the storyboard I have created, I began by researching on what a crime drama is and what a crime drama consists of. I focused on a number of different crime dramas from TV to get an idea on the many different types produced, and I decided to watch clips from the net to get an idea on what sort of narrative structure a crime drama consisted of, what sort of characters star in a crime drama and what their roles are. I looked mainly at four specific crime dramas, which were; Inspector Morse, Silent Witness, Inspector Frost and Miss Marple. Each different crime drama has its own way of portraying its stories, plots and character function. For example Inspector Morse, In this police series, is situated in the stately area around Oxford. Morse is a mild mannered but nevertheless very thorough Chief Inspector who works side by side with his trusted colleague Detective Sergeant Lewis solving many murder mysteries, which are usually solved by the end of the programme as every episode is a new different story. In 1996 started Silent witness starring Emilia Fox, William Gaminara and Tom Ward who star as a team of forensic pathologists, trying to uncover the truth behind horrific murders. ...read more.

Middle

Then looking at each of the four crime dramas from my research in more depth I managed to create an idea of what my main stories plot would be about. And with this information I pulled together I successfully came up with my own crime drama storyboard based on a number of individual characteristics. I took the idea of a leading role from Morse, Frost and Miss Marple, the idea of a side kick from Morse and Frost and a type of murder scene for the opening, taken from an episode on Silent Witness. This helped me create the main characters as well as their names, their roles, their jobs and a type of bad guy involved with the murder, as well as referential codes such as the destination for the murder. When creating the characters for my storyboard, I took onboard the idea of binary oppositions such as the male and female roles in a crime drama, and the stereotypical aspects of this particular genre. Referring back to my research, only a few at the very least consist of women as being a main character, and if anything, the leading role to the story. Noticing this alongside the four crime dramas I researched, I decided to give the leading role to a woman, and my star for this would be Ali Larter from Heroes and giving her a male sidekick, who would star, David Jason, from Inspector Frost. ...read more.

Conclusion

A similar example to mine was the Silent Witness and CSI: Crime Drama front covers from the first and fifth seasons, which were dark, spooky and authority looking. For example, the authority figures, such as policemen and women or FBI agents standing behind a police banner with the words "The first ever season" across it or the characters names above the titles, emphasises the reason for the crime drama, its characters lives, which is the main signifier for my cover, the actors themselves, David Jason and Emilia Fox. I have decided not use colour in my DVD front cover because of the target audience that I am producing my crime drama towards, which is the older generation and maybe a small minority of younger adults, and this alone is the main enigma. My front cover and poster is focusing mainly on its characters, because unlike most other crime genre types which taking into account of the audience again, I would say this is the type of drama that would be seeked out by the individual as it would not be loudly publicised or advertised on a broad scale, but, this one is based a lot more on the characters relationships and personal lives, which entwine with the murder mysteries, making the twist in the narrative a lot more exciting. ?? ?? ?? ?? James Turner ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Television section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Television essays

  1. How crime is represented in the Media

    The coverage of crime in Crimewatch is a combination of amusement and sensationalism. Crimewatch choose which victims to focus on. Such as old people or young middle class white women or girls this is also known as 'Missing white woman syndrome' it describes a form of media hype in which

  2. Crime Genre Report for Media.

    I believe the segment of the market I will be appealing to is a professional, middle class male, he's middle aged, likes cars and sport and already enjoys watching crime based programmes and films. The current crime dramas we are currently competing against are Silent Witness, CSI.

  1. Watch Jack Neo's Homerun and an episode of MediaCorp's "Police and Thief" television programme. ...

    Rafi only found it out in another scene when Cecilia whom similarly does not know of the conflict called their home. In this case, we know more than several characters in the show at a particular time. In Homerun, during the opening sequence of Chew Kiat Kun running errands for

  2. To what extent are CSI: Vegas and The Shield representative of crime drama

    The first shot we see of the characters is from their backs in a silhouette form. This presents them to us as a team, and they are also posed close together which shows their unity in their work. Further on we see each character individually during the title sequence as

  1. BB: The Ultimate Lab experiment

    had to drink a milkshake containing raw fish to prevent to housemates loosing �15,000 prize money. This put her under immense psychological pressure and in effect was a form of emotional black mail, this breach of human rights contained no consideration for her well-being and Michelle's personal moral principles.

  2. "Welcome to Eldorado: A coast of golden dreams and deep dark secrets - A ...

    Marcus Tandy being extradited for embezzling people in England and "soft" relationship issues, such as the marital breakdown of Gwen and Drew. To compare it with a nowadays soap opera, for instance Coronation Street, the issues are not as intense, the teenage pregnancy and near death of Sarah-Lou are extremely

  1. Rationale - The texts I am studying are The Edge, by Dick Francis (Novel), ...

    All through this investigation, Peter has had suspicions about his Head of Special Investigations, Detective Harris, but has never been able to figure out how he was involved. Peter later figures out that there is a circle of people involved, and they all revolve around Stig Endquist.

  2. As parent's fears of crime rise, and society becomes less self-protective, children are being ...

    this field, there is a large amount of research into whether violence and sex on television can be numbing to a young child's brain, and can lead to him having less feeling towards these events when faced with them in the 'real world'.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work