This is my application letter for the role of the vision mixer, which I eventually got the role. I had an idea of what a vision mixer was and what I needed to put on the application
Textual analysis of TV ‘Make’
The set is colourful because their target audience will be children or teenagers who prefer bright colours The set design clearly stands out with blue as it’s main colour and people will know that it is a Blue Peter show when they see the background. It is like their trademark
The table is organized so that the audience can clearly see the materials needed. Usually, makes have finished versions ready under the table so that time isn’t wasted waiting for the make to be finished or ready but for this make, the product did not need much time and materials needed so it was shown on the spot.
The materials were listed by the presenter pointing at the materials on the table. There were only 2 materials needed so a material animation was not necessary
During the make, this animation pops up with their website to show where people can find them for instructions
The identity of the programme is shown through the beginning sting with their Blue Peter logo. There is no sting in the middle of the whole show as the make itself did not need much time.
There is one demonstrator/leader and three guests. The demonstrator first shows how to make the product to the 3 guests They are dressed casually so the audience feels comfortable. They talk about people who want to dance like the guest and how they can start dancing. The guests are casts from "The Next Step" which is apparently a big hit with their target audiences, teenagers/children. Through this, they briefly relate the make product to how these guests can use it. They mention how everyone is excited for the next episode and even make a pun with the programme name, trying to relate it to something of the target audiences int rests.
The tone of the presenter is very causal, not very formal so the audience can understand and follow. The language is very simple for the audience to understand as their target audience is teenagers. These choices of language ensure that it appeals to the audience so that the audience can know they can understand and follow through with everything they are saying
The wide shot is the main shot showing the make table and the presenters. It the safety shot to go back to whenever needed
The mid shots are used to show more close shots of the specific person/people to show reactions and expression
Medium close up has a similar function to the mid shot but rather shows more facial expressions
The close up is used to show how to make the product. Close ups are used in every make to show little details of how to make the product
The camera would be the camera doing the wide shot of the presenters and the make table. The cameras on the left and right would take care of the mid shot, the medium close up, and for the one of the right, close up of the presenter's hands
This make was very fast and simple so not much time was needed. There are 5 steps in total and they are indicated by the presenter’s transitions such as “then" , "the next step", "the next thing", "and then”.
The structural order goes as follows: Intro, Demo, Challenge, Outro. The different structures are indicated by the presenter’s words such as “we’re going to get started" , "this wouldn’t be a blue peter challenge", "thank you for joining us”
Analysis of distribution and reception of South Park
South Park is distributed by the classic TV broadcasting on Comedy Central. South Park is Comedy Central's biggest show. They also broadcast on international TV that have their own diversions of Comedy Central.
South Park had their own streaming site called South Park Studios they stream full episodes. It is not open in Hong Kong. Here people can legally watch episodes without paying, All people will need to do is make an account.
It is also legally available on Hulu. Because of this, the video on South Park Studios are streamed with Hulu player