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CONNECT • Watch the following extract • What do you notice about the Characters? • How do the Characters make you feel? Connec t

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  • 1. CONNECT Watch the following extract What do you notice about the Characters? How do the Characters make you feel? Connect

2. G322 Media Exam Textual Analysis and Representation: Camera shots Camera Angle Movement and Composition Editing Sound Mise-en-Scene Discover 3. 7 KEY AREAS FOR TOPIC Gender Age Ethnicity Sexuality Class and status Physical ability/disability Regional identity Discover 4. How do we Analyse a TV Drama Mise-en-Scene Camera shots / Camera Angle / Movement and Composition Editing Sound Discover 5. How do we Analyse a TV Drama Mise-en-Scene Camera shots / Camera Angle / Movement and Composition Editing Sound Discover 6. How do we Analyse a TV Drama Mise-en-Scene Camera shots / Camera Angle / Movement and Composition Editing Sound Discover 7. Sound Although film and television largely effect the audience because of what they see, sound also has a big impact on the audience. The music used in film is known as the soundtrack. It can be broken down into the following categories... 8. Diagetic Sound: Sound or music that is recorded on set as it happens. This will include dialogue and sounds which take place within the film e.g. a door closing, gun being fired, police siren. Non-Diagetic Sound: Music or sound which is added to the film during the editing process. Most often, non-diagetic sound is music, which is used to create atmosphere or emotion. 9. SOUND Score The musical component of a programmes soundtrack, usually composed specifically for the scene. Sound Effects sounds that are added to a film during the post-production stage. Sound Motif- A sound effect or combination of sound effects that are associated with a particular character, setting, situation or idea. Sound Bridge Can lead in or out of a scene. They can occur at the beginning of one scene when the sound from the previous scene carries over briefly before the sound from the new scene begins. 10. SOUND Dialogue Words spoken by the characters Incidental music non-diegetic sounds which add atmosphere to an action or revelation. Ambient soundthe background sounds which are present in a scene or location. Common ambient sounds include wind, water, birds, crowds, office noises, traffic, etc. It performs a number of functions including: Providing audio continuity between shots, reventing an unnatural silence when no other sound is present and establishing or reinforcing the mood. Sound PerspectivesThe sense of a sound's position in space, yielded by volume and pitch. Used to create a more realistic sense of space, with events happening (that is, coming from) closer or further away. VoiceoverWhen a voice, often that of a character in the film, is heard while we see an image of a space and time in which that character is not actually speaking. The voice over is often used to give a sense of a character's subjectivity or to narrate an event told in flashback. Contrapuntal When the score juxtaposes the action in the scene for dramatic effect 11. Representation 12. Representation An image+ a point of view = representation 13. In exploring representation you need to establish.... What view of people or issues is being conveyed to audiences? How far is that view conveyed? How far are audiences positioned to take up a preferred view? How far do the representations challenge or conform to dominant representations and ideologies? 14. Representation Representation refers to the construction in any medium of aspects of reality such as people, places, objects, events, cultural identities and other abstract concepts. Such representations may be in speech or writing as well as still or moving pictures. A key aspect in the study of representation concern is with the way in which representations are made to seem natural. 15. Representation Media is all about taking reality (real life) and re-presenting it to an audience in a different way. This might be a re-presentation of real life e.g. BBC news, a manipulation of real life e.g. The Only Way is Essex or Made in Chelsea, or a fictional account e.g. Eastenders or Coronation Street. All Media has a base in reality and the way we see different events or characters can have a real impact on the way we feel about a group of people or a major issue. 16. Representation Representation plays a major role in our enjoyment of a Media text. The audience reads and decodes information in a number of ways, and this helps them to understand who a character is or what they might be feeling. The audience is also influenced by what they see represented on screen Look at the following TV characters how do they make you feel about them? 17. Stereotypes The easiest way for the audience to relate to a character or characters is to use Stereotypes Stereotypes are when a character is created using a common set of ideas about a group of people. These ideas can be both positive and negative and can influence the way we view groups of people 18. Gender What are the most common representations of Gender in the Media? In pairs label each gender with the most common representations youd expect Develop 19. Common Gender Representations Typical Male Representations Typical Female Representations 20. Male Representations 'Masculinity' is a concept that is made up of more rigid stereotypes than femininity. Representations of men across all media tend to focus on the following: Strength - physical and intellectual Power Sexual attractiveness (which may be based on the above) Physique Independence (of thought, action) Male characters are often represented as isolated, as not needing to rely on others (the lone hero). If they capitulate to being part of a family, it is often part of the resolution of a narrative, rather than an integral factor in the initial equilibrium. It is interesting to note that the male physique is becoming more important a part of representations of masculinity. 21. Female Representations Representations of women across all media tend to highlight the following: beauty (within narrow conventions) size/physique (again, within narrow conventions) sexuality (as expressed by the above) emotional (as opposed to intellectual) dealings relationships (as opposed to independence/freedom) Women are often represented as being part of a context (family, friends, colleagues) and working/thinking as part of a team. In drama, they tend to take the role of helper or object, passive rather than active (Propp). 22. The Male Gaze Is an unconscious assumption that every audience member is a heterosexual male Thus all women are objectified and inferior in some way 23. Textual Analysis In pairs, watch the following extract Can you identify what the representation is? Is it a positive or negative Casulty - Gender 24. Exam Practice MES CW ED S Point Evidence Analysis What is the Representation Is it positive or negative? 25. Practice Pieces Dr Who - Jan 2009 Exam Primevil - June 2010 Exam Fat Friends 26. HOMEWORK! Watch the Clip from the January 2011 exam from HUSTLE Hustle - Jan 2011 Exam Write an essay answer to the question 27. Age Develop