AN ARTISTIC APPRAISAL OF NTA PROGRAMME ON SUPER STORY

ABSTRACT
This study which was survey by nature aimed at evaluating the viewers artistic appraisal of super story which is a one hour drama production of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA ) Uyo. finding revealed that respondents were of view that since super story is a programme that is view all over the country and beyond, the used of costume in terms of mode of dressing by some of the characters and used of incessant Yoruba language and some jargons is a complete disregarded for the heterogeneous. Nigeria population that is made up of different language. The language used in super story should be national language and the customers should portray the reality of a Nigeria society.

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study
The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme super story is an hour drama production of the Nigerian television authority Lagos, which is produced and directed by Wale Adenuga and transmitted on the network services of the NTA for its estimated 120 million viewers.

Prior to when the programme in the early 2000 the NTA programme is an educative programme which is transmitted in all the NTA, stations every Thursday Night. The programme is still in progress till today. The progrmame, which is even enjoyed by the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, has stayed on the line of success running on the Network service of the NTA.

The sole objective of the programme is to depict the lise style of the people. It is also designed to enlighten people of their made believed culture.

Television unlike its counter parts radio, newspaper and magazine is an electronic medium of mass communication that can been regarded as smashing because of its unique and advantageouscharacteristics of being able to combine sound, motion and vision.

But the inability of Nigerian producers to realize and take advantages of this medium’s prestigious characteristics in competence of these producers. Thus it is not connected to find out that most producers have only succeeded in putting insignificant vision in an insignificant form.

This inability to manipulate the aesthetic element of television has often led to the poor handling of lightdisobedient to the aspect ratio of 3 units by 4 units poor vector management and poor co-ordination of camera shots, long shot and extreme long shots as well as adequate use of time in the production of programmes.

Thus television in Nigerian began as late a s the 50’s it would be inappropriate to regard both the medium and its audience as a novelty.

The increasing craze for television is not for fetch from the number of antemas on the roofs of most homes lot to mention the acquisition of satellite dishes by a few rich Nigerians that enable them to tune to foreign stations.

The increasing participation of audience members in the communication situation by being able to critically determine what they consume explain the deviation from the old and great hypothermic needled theory of stimulus. Response that sees the individual as a passive communication participants.If the communicator must communicate successfully then he must be able to select and organized his material in such a way that he able to order. clarify and intensity experiences to the audience in order to make “him feel and being to hurt” Akpan (1987). But the poor nature of artistic production of Nigeriantelevision stations programmes user story produced constitutes the major focus of this assessment.

1.2 Statement of the Problem
It has been observed that the production of quality programmes in Nigeria is still far from being achieved, taking the concept of synergy into consideration. This study therefore attempts to assess how suchartistic elements, substance, form and techniques alongside light, space sound, costume, colour, time and motion are manipulated synergistically in the portrayed of the realities about the people in the NTA programme “Super story”

1.3 Delimitation of the Problem
Bearing in mind that NTA super Story is a network programme on the Nigerian television Authority Logos, the protection of its documented works for security reasons almost delayed the successful completion of this research. due to the difficulty in acquiring these tapes the researcher resorted to analyzing only 10 episodes of the programme. Also being that NTA utilizes the very Higher Frequency (V.H.F.) band the problem of having to transfer episodes of the programme to VHS cassette. the end result of which some of the episodes’appeared with in black and white or coloured. as a result of these predicaments which the researcherencountered it was his intension therefore not to assess “colour” as one of the aesthetic elements of television production since it would be difficult to ascertains if the problems was either form the dubbed tapes or from the television set.

Due to inadequate experts in the field of television aesthetics the section on limited works of most of the scholars present and vested in the field.

1.4 Objective of the Study
The objectives of the study include the following;

1. To assess how the artistic elements are utilized in the NTA.

2. To ascertain whether specific art elements used by the producer actually depict or reflect the “trueness” of the realities about the people.

3. To identify those factors that hinder the production of quality programmes in Nigeria and the NTA programmes “Super Story” in particular.

4. To educate existing producers and also emerging ones the need to use and manipulate aesthetic element effectively in the production of programme. Thus a yard sticks for the production of other people.

5. To create awareness on the part of producers on the need to create synergy in their programmes.

1.5 The Significance of the Study
The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in its attempt and performing its entertainment function (of Mass Communication) as outlines by Charles Wright, utilizes drama as just but one of it many forms of programme presentation.

But the poor, unimpressive nature in the artistic presentation of most Nigerian television authority programme with due emphasis to the NTA “super story” which the researcher have been opportune to watch as many episodes as available leaves much to be desired.Most NTA production and even West African a s a whole, has the same problem. This it is this subject matter, the NTA programme super story that forms the focus of this study. It is hoped that through the preview of documented tapes and analysis and presentation of findings of the episodes that were dubbed and recommendations guiding principles and possible solutions would be attempted on how producers could be m ore artistic in the manipulation of the aesthetics of television to create synergy in their progrmame productions in Nigeria and the MNTA super story in particular.

1.6 Research Questions
1. What are the autistics elements employed insuper story?

2. Do the content of super story meet the needs of the audiences?

3. Are the aesthetic element duly employed in the programme

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