I am a final year student of Film and Television in IADT specialising in Television studio production and direction, which also incorporates a broader scale of studio roles from camera operation to floor managing to vision mixing. My interests particularly lie in creative development and I enjoy working to devise new formats, having this year devised two new game/quiz shows. I enjoy any role within the studio environment and look forward to taking my experiences from IADT and applying them to professional work.
Bet On It is a new quiz show format I devised for my final project, designed to test both trivia knowledge and strategy.
With one contestant eliminated each round, players must earn as much cash as possible to survive until the head-to-head final round, where only the winner can take home a cash prize.
Each player starts the game with a chosen category. To earn cash, players make bets before questions based on their confidence in the category. Up until the final round, they answer questions from other player’s choices. They can choose to answer alone or consult the “expert”, who may or may not answer honestly depending on how the outcome may suit them.
A number of clips will be included on this profile to demonstrate the format in action.
Given how accentuated 'real' performances can seem in Reality TV, I chose this topic as a means to examine masculine performance through 'flaunting', a term used by Misha Kavka to discuss visible masculine performativity in the genre.
By examining these highlighted performances, it offers a glimpse into codes and attributes that become adopted and enforced by subcultures and peer groups, in the case of Jersey Shore, the controversially self-identified 'Guido' subculture.
This subculture allowed for an interesting use of the term of 'flaunting' to examine how certain groups can recode traditionally feminine traits and performances as masculine, and enforce them in such a way that a man's lack of participation in these traditionally feminine traits makes him less of a man, or even see his exclusion from the group altogether.