REPRESENTATION OF AGE Wednesday 2 nd November 2011 LO: To micro analyse TV drama through the representation of age looking at SOUND & CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sum up the typical representation of old age in three words
Sum up the typical representation of youth in three words
What is a stereotype?
What NoDSS stand for?
What does AMPS stand for?
Weak, Vulnerable, Fragile Lazy, rebellious, rude POSITIVE or NEGATIVE? An oversimplified representation of a social group Non-diegtic, Diegetic, Soundtrack, Sound effects Angle, Movement, Position, Shot type
Typical old lady? Angle – Movement – Position (framing) – Shot distance –
Typical young person? Angle – Movement – Position (framing) – Shot distance –
Analyse how AGE is represented through the use of cinematography and sound. Who is superior? Who is inferior?
Sound Was tackled well by some but too much focus on dialogue. Clear distinction between diegetic and non-diegetic sound by some candidates. Need to address use of music in more detail-tempo, pace, sound bridges and link specifically to representation. Cinematography Well handled by most with the most confident use of terminology in this area. Problems for some in just identifying camera shots/angle/position and not linking this to the construction of representation.
You now have 30 minutes to write your response Analyse how AGE is represented through the use of cinematography and sound
Consistent evidence from the extract offered. Offers frequent relevant examples from the extract
Frequent and Accurate use of media terminology Clear analysis of how the technical aspects are used to construct the particular representation Understanding of the constructed nature of representation 10 Terminology 20 20 Use of Examples Analysis/Explanation
Stray from the relevant question- discuss gender/social class etc
Were concerned with TV Drama as genre rather than focus on
Use terminology rarely or inaccurately
Write a short response, intro and conclusion included
Strong Responses Use note taking effectively and were well practiced in working under timed conditions. Understood the constructed nature of representation and were able to explore this through all four micro elements Used media terminology frequently. Selected the most relevant examples form the extract and analysed how the technical aspects constructed age. Could see the range of representations rather than ‘old’ and ‘young’ Considered whether these representation were conformed to or subverted stereotypes