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    • By Libby Jones
    • The starts by fading in to a close up shot of „Emma‟ (the main character) with just the Diegetic sound off the alarm clock. After a few seconds we hear the non-diegetic music score which continues throughout the title sequence. There is very little dialogue used throughout the title sequence, so the representation of the characters has to be presented mostly through the cinematography and the characters physicality. I would like to use a similar kind of opening in the media product we are creating. Our film could start with the diegetic ambient sounds of the town (eg people talking, cars and motor vehicles) and then the soundtrack.
    • An eye-line match shows the audience that Emma has been looking at the alarm clock displaying 6:00. Continuity editing is used to show Emma waking –up, turning off the alarm and sitting up to get out of bed. The connotations give a positive representation of the character and give us the impression she is an “early riser”.
    • We see a long establishing shot of Deans room which is contrasted with the following shot of Emma‟s room. As well as the characters the set design for the too locations is different. Emma‟s room is more open and organised. This could have been done to portray the individualities of the characters to the audience. The credits appear in the same style as the title.
    • The two different scenes are continually interspersed with another often showing parallel actions. This suggests that both narrative actions are taking place at the same time, it also implies a connection between the two sets of events. Hand –held shots and slightly tilted shots of Emma shows her doing “tasks”. These shot might have been created using a dolly or steadycam.
    • Emma is portrayed as a very structured and prepared person. This is enforced by the zoom in shot showing some kind of colour coded schedule on her laptop. An extreme close up allows the audience to see the timetable in detail implying that her extreme organisation is an important part of her character. This also gives the audience insight into the lives of the characters. The main focus of drama films being the progression of relationships between characters. Teenage girls are often stereotypically thought to be more organised than teenage males and the film supports this view. This allows the audience (who will most likely be mainly young women) to relate more to the characters as most women would be expected to have a similar response if they were placed in the same circumstance. For example typically you would expect a woman to spend more time getting ready than a man.
    • Dean is represented in a more negative way than Emma. Deans father (the one who should be in authority) is in the background of the shot. This suggests dean is a “typical” rebellious teenager.
    • Finally we see the two characters arriving at the same location.