Presentation on theme: "Missing Video: Indias first reality show (Voice Recording of Award ceremony graced by Lata Mangeshkar)"— Presentation transcript:
Missing Video: Indias first reality show (Voice Recording of Award ceremony graced by Lata Mangeshkar)
Missing Video: Indias first reality show (Video of Meri Awaz Suno prize ceremony)
What are reality shows? Unabashedly commercial genre united less by aesthetic rules or certainties than by the fusion of popular entertainment with a self-conscious claim to the discourse of the real. This coupling... Is what has made reality TV an important generic forum for a range of institutional and cultural developments (Murray & Ouellette, 2004, pp 22).
Growth of Reality TV
TYPES OF REALITY SHOWS
INDIAN REALITY TV
Missing Video: Slideshow of Indias reality show names with Viva (first reality TV music band of girls) albums first song recording playing in background.
POPULARITY of Reality TV
Producers Cost Revenue TRP ratings of channels Dishing out what customers want Missing Video: Reality TV is a cash register – Money aspects
VIEWERS As spectacle of humiliation and grief? –Jade Goody Insights into human psychology? Hear out Dr. John Paterson, Dean of Education Emotions?
Non - Reality Missing Video: Writers and editors of famous reality shows reveal the truth behind the so-called unscripted shows
So What is it really? Debra Seagals notes on American Detective John Langley, executive producer COPS calls it "recutting or refinessing Dr. William Beard, University of Alberta professor of film and media studies The Dating Experiment – Adam Sandler Jeff Bartsch – Editor – Blind Date BUT VIEWERS ARENT FOOLS
INSTANT CELEBRITY Missing Video: Above is Ashutoshs (First Roadies winner) application for the show. He reveals in this video what happens behind the scenes
Missing Video: Shorts of MTV Indian Reality Show – Get Gorgeous 5
Missing Video: Big Boss scripted fighting by Rahul Mahajan
IMPACT Cultural indicators and Cultivation –E–Ettema and Whitney 1994 Mean World Syndrome –G–Gerbner (1994) Cultivation Analysis –S–Signorielli and Morgan 1990
Impact cont.. The more people watch television, and hence are exposed to these distortions of reality, the more they will come to view the real world as similar to the world portrayed on television and thus perceive a greater real-world incidence of the over- represented entities
So what do we do? Producers censor their own content Promote better breed of reality shows –But will these sell? (Fountainhead) Missing Video: CNN – IBN news caster talks about audience preferences: TRP ratings for a show where female stripper attempts to become a news anchor are higher than Lead India
Reality TV – Why or Why Not? Escape reality or manifest destiny Orwell Vs Huxley