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College Work

-          To discuss the do’s + do not’s in presentations and communications.
-          To create a presentable debate/discussion.
-          To learn about the different questions types.
-          To type- up notes on your blogs and continue looking at children’s drama.

Have good eye contact.
Don’t mumble.
Speak loud and clear.
Don’t speak to quickly.
Use appropriate language.
Don’t have inappropriate/bad resources.
Get the audience to ask you questions.
Don’t read it word for word from the PowerPoint.
Relevant images and information.
Don’t do long pauses.
Check grammar, spell check, punctuation.
Don’t go off topic or put your back to the audience.
Be prepared.
Do not speak to the ground or to the air.

“Tell me about…”
“What do you understand by…?”
“Why do you find ‘X’ interesting?”
“Can you give me an example of…?”
“What differences do you see between ‘X’ and ‘Y’?”
“What do you think about…?”
What are the advantages/disadvantages of…?”

Why, What, Where, When, Who, How?


Children's Drama - Queens Nose - Textual Analyst

- Narrative      - Content
- Camera         - Mise - en - scene
- Characters    - Location
- Target Audience ( How does the episode stand with today's audience )

- Kaleidoscope image on opening scene.
- Rivalry
- Hidden love
- Location - Private Estate? - Display - Flowers?
- Camera frames - 1st shot - Camera high to main character.
                            - 2nd shot - Looking down at 2nd character.
- Mother - Dictator - Daughter works well with mother.
- Father - Avoids contact when presented with a problem - Dinner table!
- All in shot - Family members all in frame.
- Music - Tragic.


Childrens Drama

- Video editing
- Research
* Codes + Conventions = What a genre has to stick to - E.G Horror/Action
- Things to include                                                        - Things you expect to happen.
- Rules
* Things you expect to see.

- Examples of children drama's.
*Tracy Beaker



The genre of the programme was heading more into the direction of horror, but because of the age that the programme was aimed at, the amount of terror had to be greatly reduced. When watching the programme, I expected to see scenes with running, panic and terror. This did not happen and all the acting was very laid back and slow moving.

I expected to see alot of children due to the title of the programme. This aspect was delivered but the effect of being in a school was not accomplished. The atmosphere was set by dramatic, but at the same time, very mellow music. This music was played at set points. These points were commonly aimed towards the young female actor when making entrances and exits.

The location in which the programme was set was perfect, and the children were suitibly dressed. The programme used a good amount of effect but they were highly outdated. For example, the headmasters eyes were a good source when refereing to the title.

The transitions used in the programme were aimed specifically towards children, unlike most programmes that you would watch today, also the transitions were very visable. This is used to help the young viewer realise when the scene has changed or ended. This effect would not appeal to adults as it is more of a distraction then it is a help or a guide.



INT - The Red Room - Scene Heading ( Slugline )
- The STUDENTS Enter the class, chatting, and sit down. The LIGHTS take an age to come on. ----------------- Action/Description

Neil - ( Patronising ) - Dialogue Descriptor
- Here's a riddle for you. See who can work this out. - Dialogue
* Text above Indented.
- Dissolve/Cut To:
Neil (V/O) - Voiceover
       (off)    - Out of Scene

Codes of Practice

- Things you expect not to be in a childrens drama! 
-Health and safety on and off set - cables, ladders, general equipment.
-Smoking, drinking and drug use are all prohibated.
-Violence is not tolerated.
-Any scenes of a sexual nature.
-Animal cruilty.
-Racism and sexism not being tolerated.
-Noise and flashing lights - Epilepsy.
-Verbal and physical abuse.
-Scenes of horror and death ( NO MURDER ).
-No innapropriate clothing.
-No adult humor.
-No lawbreaking/Illegal activity's.

+ How would you go about gaining/organizing licenses for children to come onto set?

- Work hours - Children are not licensed to be on the set for more than the permitted time.
- Safe working practises - OFCOM - Legal
- Decent
- Safe
- Observing watershed - After 9 Oclock.
- Right to complain.
- Permission to enter a location.
- Copyright.
- Participants