Masterchef Case Study

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What is so interesting about watching a seemingly ordinary person compete to fulfill their dreams? This is the basic concept of reality, competition, shows. In the last few years cooking competitions have become increasingly more popular to audiences around the global. Since it began in England in the 1990s, MasterChef has become a global phenomenon. Fifty countries around the world have now created their own version of the competitive cooking competition. Nevertheless, even though they all have their own distinct techniques, traditions, and aesthetics the outcome is the same—to find the next “MasterChef.” MasterChef has become extremely popular particularly in two countries: the United States and Australia. Though, the US version is loosely based off of the Australian version, both still have their own ways of employing editing techniques, film techniques, and story arcs, to capture their audience’s attention. Without even so much as watching a single episode there are some noticeable differences between the two countries’ shows. In the United States’ our TV shows are broken into seasons, each season is typically around twenty-three to twenty-six episodes long. Broadcasting companies tend to order series in chunks, starting with the first thirteen episodes before ordering the rest of the …show more content…
It starts with clips of the contestants in their homes, cooking for their friends, and families. These clips appear to be pulled straight from their audition tapes, most likely taken by a friend or family member on their phone. The camera quality is not as crisp as the normal show. The white balance is off, parts are over exposed or underexposed, and the camera is a bit shaky. But none of that matters. By doing this it gives the audience a glimpse of the real person and keeping it in the “home movie” style makes it feel that much more

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