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Crime drama storyboard report

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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.

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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.

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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.

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