In order to get a good idea on how we would like to plan, film and edit our opening sequence we must first plan what the show (episodes) itself is going to contain and consist of.
Themes of Show
I have decided that the episodes will be very similar to those of Hannah Montana, based on real life school events with a bit of a twist that may not happen on a day-to-day basis. This way it gives our target audience a chance to relate with whats happening in each episode as it will be actors who are their age, in a real school, carrying out real school activities. The show itself will is a comedy, but will also show the serious side to real life school drama where appropriate. The episodes themselves will be designed to give our target audience a laugh as well as giving out a serious message for children.
Characters and their stereotypes
I plan to have six (6) main characters in the show which will all have their own individual stereotype. Each individual episode will focus on one of the six main characters and their day-to-day life experiences in and around school. the use of stereotypes is essential throughout the show, because as each episode goes by the audience will see show each stereotype as changed, grown and bonded with one another. I have decided to use an Ensemble cast, this means that all of my six characters have an equal part in the series, and there is no main characters. The serotypes I have chosen for each of my actors are:
The Jock – The Term jock is a typical american term used to describe a male athlete. an example of a typical jock would be: The Jock
The Geek – The word geek is a slang term, noting individuals as “a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc. An example of a typical geek would be: The Geek.
The ‘Rich One’ – The rich one is a typical stereotype, (that also appears in TBC), that describes someone who is much richer than others around her and often likes to show this by being stuck up or arrogant. The Rich One
The Class Clown – A class clown is a typical stereotype who is the ‘entertainer’ of the class. Often getting in trouble for making others laugh, can often be found distracting others. The Class Clown
The Teacher – In education, a teacher is a person who provides schooling for others. A teacher who facilitates education for an individual student may also be described as a personal tutor. The Teacher