Production Company: Raffstar & Co.
Cutout the Comedy
My E4 ident is a Cutout animation of popular sitcom characters from E4. Beginning with The Simpson’s followed by Scrubs, then The Cleveland Show, afterwards The Big Bang Theory. Each character in the animation had their own scene and mimed a funny quote taken from their actual television show. After all the funny scenes finished all the characters lined up with Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory at the end and a space invaders sound effect in the back ground. Afterwards Sheldon’s Head explodes and the E4 logo is shown.
The opening of my E4 ident starts with a close up of Homer Simpson with his famous ‘spider-pig’ song playing in the background. The second scene is a medium close up shot of Turk from Scrubs with a funny quote taken from the program playing in the back ground. In the third scene JD from Scrubs is shown in a medium close up shot on the right side of the screen and in the back ground playing is JD telling a joke taken from the sitcom. The fourth scene is a medium close up on Cleveland Brown from The Cleveland Show and in the back ground playing is Cleveland talking to his step son Rallo. Scene number five starts with Rallo talking back to his step father Cleveland, this scene is a full body shot of Rallo. The sixth shot of this ident is a medium close up shot of Leonard from The Big Bang Theory with a funny quote taken from the sitcom. Scene seven is of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory in a medium close up shot with him on the left side of the screen miming a funny quote taken from the television program. At the end of the individual shots of each character comes the climax of the ident. Here all the characters are lined up next one another in order Leonard, Homer, Rallo, Cleveland, JD and Turk, then Sheldon who is horizontal slowly turns upwards, afterwards Sheldon’s Head explodes and the E4 logo appears on the screen. During this last scene space invaders sound effects are played in the back ground followed by a sound effect of an explosion.
I intended for my characters Leonard, Homer, Rallo, Cleveland, JD and Turk, and Sheldon to appeal to the audience by using the uncommon animated technique cutout animation, the quotes from the sitcoms I used I hand picked because of the memorable scenes they are from.
I started my ident with Homer Simpson because he is a world wide known cartoon character and I knew that would catch the audiences attention straight away. My aim after catching the audience’s attention was to keep that attention and focus it in on the audio part of the ident. This is because the audio part is where the humor is. Associating the characters I picked with E4 instantly informed the viewers that they could watch these popular sitcoms on E4 for entertainment. My ident appeals to the demographic because of the characters, humor and colours i used.
My name is Raphael Ayson and My strengths are being imaginative and pessimistic. Professionally I believe I am organized and a good team leader.
I will keep my production on schedule by organizing dates and targets that need to be met but also leave room for mistakes.
For my ident I will be needing a webcam, a computer, blue tack, colour printed cutouts of characters and a A3 sized purple sheet of card.
9th September– 25th October
Colour Print outs
26th October – 1st November
2nd November – 16th November