How does your media productrepresent a particular social group? Thomas Beckensall
The story of the opening sequence is about survival in a wasteland, there are limited food, supplies, etc. so the human race dies ata younger age as there are no medical treatment. The age being lower means that it is about how teenagers will cope in thissituation different to the one we have grown up in. The concept of having the age being lower is that we could show energy of theyouth and how I could portray this with thrilling action scenes. The character is from a middle class as recognised by theclothes, but they are worn just to give the aged effect. The gender is more orientated around the male gender as they are oftenthought of as a stronger group.The way that I presented the main character is to make it more appealing to the teenage audience and so the character had to bestereotypical in the way he acts and the actions he takes. The way that he chooses to survive is more of a hardy way of living andstereotypically accident prone and can only do one thing at a time. Women are not in the opening sequence as it is mainly anintroduction to the main character. This gives the effect of loneliness that everything is singular, the gender having only one manyet again relates to ‘I am legend’. Having man be the more dominant gender means that the women are stereotypically passivewhich is better to not have any women in the opening sequence.The way that the character and setting connects to the target audience is that the age is around that area I was trying tointerest, the way that the beginning has no speech or any social action is that this is to show how alone the character is and thatmany teenagers can connect to the character.