By Hayley Pither – Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
At the start of stage two in my Foundation Pathway, I was given the theme of Interdependence, meaning that I had to create a set that would have two factors that would rely and benefit of each other. The first set that I designed was for the theatre, so I decided to challenge myself and create a set for television.
Initially, I wanted to create a chat show set, as I am fond of watching these at home. However, I found the relationship with interdependence and a chat show was too weak. So I then decided that I should rather design a game show.
My research began with a focus group full of individuals from the target market. They said that the game show host should have a good relationship with the audience and the contestants and should be behind a desk. However, I asked whether a desk would appear like a formal interview, which triggered the idea of a host being a bartender.
The final idea for stage two was to make a tv show that would be a pub quiz show, the interdependence would surround the concept of the game and also the relationship between the host, the audience and the contestants, to ensure a comic and conversational interaction. The aim of the game is to make the other teams pint glass trip over, by answering the correct questions that will make some liquid from your pint glass go into the other contestants, causing it to be unbalanced and spilling over the team. Therefore, it relates to interdependence because the set relies on a losing team. I struggled to understand the scale, but by using the software Sketchup, I made the correct measurements, allowing me to make the final moquette, which was successful.