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Media Studies - Soap Opera.

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Media Studies Year 10 Soap Opera The way our storyline fitted with soap storylines is because the storylines we used in our soap are similar to what soap storylines would use. In our soap we had drugs, affairs, drug dealers who's supplying drugs to a school child and an adoption which comes back to the mother 20 years later. Soap storylines often use these events to create tension and a good theme to entertain viewers and keep them thinking and making sure they watch the next episode. Thinking about the kinds of characters in soap operas there are normally different types for example usually in soaps there is a hard man, prostitute, "slapper", the town joker, criminal and the local idiot. So our characters did fit in with the way you would normally find characters in soaps for example in our soap we had criminals, dodgy police officer and a male cheating on his wife. ...read more.


a storyline were a women has been rapped I'm sure some viewers watching the soap at this time would be able to understand and no how to feel towards the character which would make them feel as if they are part of the soap. In real soap operas are mostly in caf´┐Ż, bar, market square and town for example in Eastenders the queen Vic is created to look realistic because that is like one of the main places in the soap. We created the sets by using props, which were all supplied by the drama centre in our soap we were able to create a living room were we used a dinning table, decorative features like purple covers to create a background, plates, knifes and forks and chairs everything we needed to create a living room. There was a police station were we had to create an interrogation room the room didn't have to be very decorative it could be very plain so all we had is tables and chairs and that's about it for the interrogation room. ...read more.


The technical job I had to do is to be a vision mixer, which was an important job I controlled what was on the final piece of the soap. (What would be on the video) I controlled what the cameras were recording, letting the floor manager no when I was ready and when we are starting to get ready for recording. Long shots close up shots and middle shots were used because it often helped the audience feel part of what's going on in the soap the issues and subjects. The messages that were given out in our soap were to not to steal because its just wrong and you wouldn't get away with it, not to take drugs especially not to supply them to school children, not to cheat on your partner because you will get found out and its wrong. These are some of the issues that came apparent in our soap and the messages just proving the point that drugs, cheating, stealing are all wrong things to do in life. Ammar Khan 1 ...read more.

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