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2 New Tie Dye Items!

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We have added 2 CUSTOM TIE DYED pocket crest vests to the store! Just £15 each with free postage. One MEDIUM, and one LARGE. Make it yours now before someone else does!

These are totally unique, and once they are gone, they are gone!!

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Insomnia 43 (i43)

So me and my friend Steve recently visited i43 as press for Gamebanana, and made a ‘Spakumentary’ video of our exploits there! Please watch and let us know what you think!

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More updates and personal content.

So I have decided to start keeping this blog more up to date. I will now start blogging my views and uploading more of my work. Thanks to everyone who comes to view my blog!

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Porter’s Five Forces – Disney

Degree of Rivalry
– Direct competition between Pixar / Dreamworks
– Themeparks etc
– Brand must always make animation – foundations
– Disneyland/world unique
– Most famous animation brand
– Exit barriers, cant leave a market without affecting other products

Supplier Power
– Due to high prices charged on merchandise by Disney, suppliers up prices
– Lots of different revenue streams, high cost to switching suppliers
– High amount of merchandising
– Supplies to parks, tv, merchandise, shows etc

Threat of Substitutes
– Buyer has low differentiation between companies
– Buyers switching to Dreamworks
– Low threat from other film companies – always a market for animation
– TV Channels

Threat of new entrants
– 2 Huge superpowers in the market in Pixar and Dreamworks
– Costs a lot of money to create
– Disney Dominates the Market
– Disney TV

Buyer Power
– Hugely established brand
– Lots of wings of the company, involved in lots of markets
– Lots of revenue
– Household Name
– Lots of Controversy

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Wuxia – Asian martial arts film survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=U8tU9uIzqOQbjssWs_2bQmAA_3d_3d

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How well does the current system of film classification and censorship serve the British public?

  • BBFC
  • http://www.sbbfc.co.uk – Students
  • http://www.bbfc.co.uk
  • Complaints http://www.sbbfc.co.uk/Site%20Articles/whatareyoucomplainingabout.asp
  • How well the system works
  • Who does it, how, does it work
  • How films are classified http://www.sbbfc.co.uk/student_guide_classification1.asp
  • Examiners normally view video and DVD submissions on their own – called solo viewing.A large proportion of works suitable are for solo viewing are episodes from TV series or works aimed at young children that have already been broadcast on television. Films for cinema release, video games and pornography submissions are classified in teams of two. Controversial works, such as extreme reality material, will also be programmed for team work.
  • Difficult or controversial material can also be referred to the weekly Examiners’ Meeting, where they can be debated further to obtain a wide range of valuable opinions. Ultimately, the work will be referred to Senior Management.
  • If a work contains material which is illegal or unacceptable under the Board’s Guidelines, Examiners will draw up a list of cuts which will be sent to the distributor. If a work as a whole is unacceptable, it can be rejected, but this happens only on rare occasions. The Presidential Team will be consulted on difficult works, especially those which may be refused a certificate altogether or which raise serious policy issues.

The process for cuts, briefly, is as follows:

  • Cuts specified by Board in writing, by examiners in the first instance.
  • Checked by Senior Examiners.
  • Choice of category offered to reduce needs for cuts.
  • Company free to find own editing solutions, for artistic or technical reasons.
  • Resubmitted work is viewed by a second team to check that the cuts have been made.
  • Copy of cuts deposited with the Board.
  • In-house trial cuts may be made to check technical feasibility of proposed cuts.

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Discuss some of the problems that might arise in the scheduling of news and/or current affairs programmes

There are a few ways that problems could arise from news scheduling, which I will be exploring.

Scheduled news broadcasting has become a cornerstone of peoples every day lives. Many people rely on programmes such as ITV’s News at 10 and the BBC’s BBC News at 6. People rely on these scheduled programmes to give them day to day updates of things that have been happening. Of course, this has its drawbacks because something newsworthy does not happen every single day, so this means that they have to pad out their shows with old news and interviews, rather than actually reporting news.

Another drawback is that they only occur at that single time. For example, if a news programme is scheduled to run every few hours, then all of the things that have happened in that time period won’t be reported till the news starts. So if something important happens, you will not know about it until the news broadcasts again, which could be hours.

On the other hand though, if something majorly important happens, they normally have breaking news interruptions, therefore putting the news on immediately. This kind of breaking news only occurs for large scale events, such as 9/11, when Princess Diana died etc.

Another problem with scheduling programmes would be that if it is at a certain time of the day that you cannot see it, then it will be on at the same time every single day, so you will always miss that certain channels news broadcast. Which an inconvenience, although the same news is most probably being broadcast on other channels.

This is also an advantage to some people though, because people would rather get the whole day’s news in one go, rather than having to keep switching back onto the news now and again to see if something new has happened.

Another disadvantage to it could be that, because it is live, there are quite often a lot of ‘human errors’. A lot of mistakes can be easily made on a live broadcast, which probably would not occur on a normal show. Although this is the only way to broadcast this type of programme, because if it was pre-recorded all of the news would be old, and no-one would want to hear it by the time it is shown.

Another reason that scheduling could be at a disadvantage is that the content has to be changed depending on the time of day. For obvious reasons, during the day you cannot have graphic content, as the audience could consist of children. This sort of content can only be put after the watershed, which restricts the viewing audience to adults.

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