Author

Lauren Lewis

Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2014

Capstone Advisor

Neal Coffey, Professor

Honors Reader

Chase Clifford, Professor

Capstone Major

Television-Radio-Film

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component

yes

Audio/Visual Location

G: Drive Honors 2014 Creative Folder

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Creative

Subject Categories

Film and Media Studies | Television

Abstract

When deciding to produce a pilot episode of a television series, I thought about the type of entertainment I wanted to see on TV but had not yet seen. I thought to myself about the themes of entertainment that could resonate with my generation. I decided to combine the interests of the Millennial generation with a game show competition including popular culture and social media themes. I wanted to emulate this traditional genre of television while capitalizing on a new, emerging audience. I had witnessed this same production tactic successfully create The American Bible Challenge when I interned at Game Show Network during my Syracuse University semester in Los Angeles.

I took on this challenge independently, even though different production departments typically collaborate to create final products in the media industry. In this way, I experienced all aspects of the production world by being exposed to development, pre-production, production, and post-production. I honed the skills necessary to design a treatment, organize a production set, manage a cast and crew on-set, and edit together a program in its entirety.

After this undertaking, I am confident that I could work professionally in any given department. In addition, I am confident that I could create an independent work if necessary. “Who Wants to Be a Millennial?” turns out to be a creative, comedic product of a new generation, combining classic competition with reality-style television.


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