2. How does your media product represent particular social groups? Age Gender Ethnicity
Our media products represents the social group of teenagers. Teenagers can normally be portrayed as un sociable, trouble makers and sometimes violent by the media.
Our media product has used teenagers ages from 16-17 to show our audience that they are a young group of school girls going on a camping trip.
In our final media product we have presented our cast of teenagers as very active, sociable and really enthusiastic about their camping trip. We did this so the audience could understand and a good idea of what each character will be. We did not go for the stereotypical approach.
We represent a group of female character. Firstly our group decided on having a group of girls to show a more vulnerable and edging effect to our final product. We decided that out audience would like to see a camping trip with a group of girls go wrong and to see if the audience think it could be one of them as a killer or would it we a typical thriller based on the killer being a male.
Females tend to be more talkative and some females tend to be putting on make and not know what's going on around them. Having female characters allowed our group to have a wide variety of how we can portray each character and to how sociable or awkward one character could be. For example in our final product, you can see that Krissy begins the film by acting very talkative and sociable giving the audience a good idea the characters personality.
In typical media film, ethnicity normally gives away a characters role. White characters are normally the ones that survive or seen as the hero, on the other black people are the ones to die first or are seen as the strong courageous one.
In our final media product we decided that we would go for the stereotypical type where you have a white a character but also very talkative and active black character. For example Krissy starts and goes over toward Emma who automatically jumps in front of the camera and also is the first character to walk away into the wood alone.