Point : What micro-element are you discussing and what particular area of representation are you referring to.
Age is represented through cinematography
Evidence : Write what you denote and what it connotes about the person / character
I denote the use of a low angle close up shot of the listener. This connotes him as dominant and wise
Explanation: Link back to the question – HOW does this subvert or conform stereotypical expectations?
This conforms to audience expectations because older characters in the media are portrayed as dominant than younger characters in conversational situations
Feedback - P.E.E. Structure
Age is represented through cinematography.
I denote the use of a low angle close up shot of this listener. This connotes him as dominant and wise.
This conforms to audience expectations because older characters in the media are portrayed as dominant than younger characters in conversational situations.
What is disability and what different types of disability are there?
Definition of disability
Disability is a lack of ability relative to a personal or group standard or norm. In reality there is often simply a spectrum of ability. ...
E.g. Physically and mentally disabled, Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Short term and long term disability, cognitive disability…
In pairs: How would you represent them using the micro elements?
Are these typical representations? Why?
Coming Down The Mountain BBC TV DRAMA
Choose at least two micro elements
Write detailed notes on both
Be prepared to write at least 2 PEEs for each
David and Ben are two teenage brothers
Write a PEE for your chosen micro elements:
Point: Your area of representation and micro-element
A typical representation of disability is shown through sound.
Evidence: Your evidence from the clip
I denote diegetic dialogue of Ben’s character. In response to David’s comment about feeling down, Ben says ‘I get that sometimes but then I eat a bag of crisps and watch Star Wars and then it goes away.’ This simplistic language used by Ben implies that he doesn’t share the complex emotional turmoil of his brother, connoting an inferior status.
Explain: Linking back to the question conform / subvert
This therefore conforms to the stereotypical view of a mentally disabled person being less intelligent than an able-minded person.
Micro-elements - evidence
David is positioned slightly higher than
Close up of Ben “what’s sex like”
Close up of David’s reaction
Rule of thirds, used or broken?
Reaction shots of David
Ben’s simplistic language / dialogue
Ben’s speech impediment
David’s surprise when Ben says he fancies someone
Is there point accurate?
Have they followed the PEE structure?
Have they used lots of media terms?
Have they linked their answer to the area of representation?
Have they written clearly?
Give one mark for each – Will you score 5/5???
Myths of Disability A person with a disability is sick, or has something wrong with them. People with disabilities have a poor quality of life. People with disabilities are inspirational, brave, and courageous for living successfully with their disability. People with disability always need expensive and high-tech assistive devices or services. People with severe disabilities need to live in nursing home or rehabilitation hospitals or under constant supervision so that they do not hurt themselves.