Friday, 26 February 2010

Post Two

After much deliberation i decided it would be a good idea to explore areas of my own interest to find a possible programme idea. I decided on a review show based on video games, DVD & Blu-ray releases and cinema releases. I had it in my head what i would like it to have from previous examples i had seen and enjoyed. The games idea came from a web-based review series called 'Zero Punctuation' found on ''. It offers a satirical review of the latest releases from an experienced gamer and reviewer. I also looked at a Charlie Brooker one off called 'gameswipe', this too had the same mix of good review, and satirical comedy. I wanted to put these elements into my programme to give it funny, but sophisticated take on video game culture. I would ideally pitch this programme idea to E4 as their audience profile fits my intended demographic for this programme.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Post One.

For PPD 4, i have been set the task of coming up with a television show, conducting the relevant research, and pitching it to a commissioning board. This for me initially seemed a simple task running along side a more academic one of audience research. We were encouraged to look for gaps in the television schedule which we thought we could offer something different.

After this i looked in the listings and tried to think of something i could create that had a unique angle and was more importantly do-able by my technical ability as i would have to produce a trailer or a scene to include in my presentation.

Over the past week i have played with various ideas trying to relate them to my interests or current affairs but have still come out without a solid idea. I will carry on looking into ideas that i can carry out effective research for but so far it's been quite a struggle.