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May 18, 2012

Lighting

When lighting the show, we had the game show firmly in mind, so wanted to create as much of the atmosphere of a seedy, cheesy game show as possible. To this end we had bright lights, quite girly and sparkling as they reflected off of the glitter on set, as well as having the house lights up for a relatively large part of the show. Also, as the little audience we had was placed near to the stage, they were lit partly from the spill from the lights on stage. This was because we wanted the audience to be involved as much as possible, which was also why we involved them in the games that took place on stage, and had the interaction of the first two little scenes.

To reiterate the cheesiness and sordid nature of both the set and the game show itself, the lighting was bright, but felt close. It obviously had to dim for when the videos were being played, otherwise the videos would not have been seen. When the audience voted, and when the wheel was spun, the lights performed the stereotypical thing of flashing different colours in different spots, and had we had a musician in our group, we might possibly have come up with a short piece of music that would add tension to the moments when a decision was being made.

Colour-wise, we chose bright lights that would best create the effect of a dingy television studio, where a low budget game show such as the ‘wheel of control’ might be filmed.

Filed by Sally Nix at May 18th, 2012 under Creating the performance
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Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA4DWzpbBIs this is a link to the main video of Kelly when I was editing the videos I kept a continuous theme of the black screen to imitate a real television program. I found editing the videos very fun however also challenging. It took time to work out which bits to keep ad which parts to cut. In the end the feed ran smoothly and it was really fun to use this kind of technology.

 

This is the interview video of Kelly- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wuoloMnKIY

I used the same song as I used within the introduction. I did this as the song is about the riots and how so called “chavs” are muggers. thus continuing the theme of group bullying or stereotyping.

 

the following videos are two experiment videos. The shop however did not suit our vision of the everyday life so we changed our location to a corner shop. This gave it a better or realistic effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWYt3nOAqyY&feature=BFa&list=HL1337366755

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQXu–EWEQQ&feature=BFa&list=HL1337366755

 

Filed by Emily Jade Stevens at May 18th, 2012 under Uncategorized
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Derren Brown

Actual Video

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/derren-brown-the-experiments/4od#3258649

introduction to the show…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4jkqUarg2U&list=UU_RhBfwbg5029C5JL6uAtyw&index=6&feature=plcp

this is the video we watched and got ideas about Mob Mentality and de-individuation the two aspects we wanted to create and I believe did create within our performance. Interestingly our audience members chose against the stealing of the bag this could be due to the spacing of the audience and the lack of group atmosphere. If we were to do the show again the small group feel would have to be present.

Filed by Emily Jade Stevens at May 18th, 2012 under Uncategorized
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The high end of unemployment

We have all seen the increase over the past few years regarding the increase and devastation which unemployment is bringing to this country. It seems like nothing is being done in regards to resolving the situation and is apparent that unemployment is escalating out of control.

 

So what are the statistics of employment with in theUK??????

 

It has been seen that in 2011UKunemployment has increased to 2.64m it is seen to be the highest since 1994. Unemployment in 16-24 year-olds has risen 22% from 20.8% which it was just three months previous. As it is seen the young are the ones who are baring the brunt of the lack of jobs and job opportunities with in theUK. It has also been proven that those out of work for 12 months or more rose to 868.000 from 849.000 again in a three month period and are accountable for one in three of the unemployed.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16175309

 

Kelly

 

Filed by Kelly Bond at May 18th, 2012 under Inspiration
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When hard work doesn’t pay off.

One of the ways we’re planning to justify the actions of Kelly’s character is to present her as an honest, hardworking individual, disappointed by what she gets in return for her positive approach to life. Because it’ happens all the time, and we see it every day:

To help the audience sympathise with Kelly, we’re stressing the idea that she’s taking things that she deserves, rather than stealing. During the short scene before the game show, we see how her friendly approach to the audience and cheery demeanour only succeeds in getting her fired.

Here’s the original script from the first interview with Kelly. It changed a little during the editing stages, but the idea that hard work doesn’t pay off remains:

 

So what made you want to take part in Wheel of Control?

I feel like I need to try something new, take a chance or something. I’ve always worked hard, at school, in my job… and it never seems to pay off. Sometimes I think always being honest and playing by the rules gets you nowhere; I was fired from my last job even though I was always there on time, really committed… there were people who didn’t work as hard as me and complained all the time that got to keep their jobs. And I don’t think it’s fair.

Are you excited?

Of course! I’m hoping that being on the show will help me build up my confidence again. I can’t wait to see what happens.

Filed by Emily Quinn at May 18th, 2012 under Creating the performance
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