Discuss the ways in which the extract constructs the representation of gender using the following:
Camera shots, angles, movement and composition
Mise en scene
Explanation/analysis/argument (16-20 marks out of 20)
Shows excellent understanding of the task
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the way technical aspects are used to construct the extract’s representations
Clearly relevant to set question
Use of examples (16-20marks out of 20)
Offers frequent textual analysis from the extract – award marks to reflect the range and appropriateness of examples
Offers a full range of examples from each technical area
Offers examples which are clearly relevant to set question
Use of terminology (8-10 marks out of 10)
Use of terminology is relevant and accurate
Complex issues have been expressed clearly and fluently. Sentences and paragraphs, consistently relevant, have been well structured, using appropriate technical terminology. There may be few, if any, errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Throughout the extract of ‘Doctor Who’, there is a fairly stereotypical representation of gender. This is shown by the various camera shots and mise-en-scene connoting gender difference.
The extract starts with a close- up of a man in a suit, with three people at the far back and below him. He starts in focus, while the other characters are out of focus, suggesting that he is more powerful than them.
In this extract the representation of gender changes throughout the five minute clip. The opening shot is of a male character, he is dressed in a black suit and is represented with a low angle shot so that he is seen as powerful. It does this because this particular camera angle makes it look as if he is bigger than everyone else. He is made to seem as if he is in charge via the specific dialog.