Question 2How does your mediaproduct representparticular social groups?
We only have two main protagonist in our filmwhich is a male (Tom) and a female (Scarlett).They are both white ethnicity like most of theromance genre films because we didn’t want todevelop or challenge it. Also they normally have agirl and a boy in romance film but not any othersexuality as the audience that we are targeting formight not like to watch them or cannot relate withthe situation as much. The audience will be able totell that they came from a middle class as weshowed this by making them look well dressed in acasual clothes as we wanted them to look like anyother couple in the world. We have shown bothpositive and negative representations in thecharacters only. Generally positive but verystereotypical of male and females.
Scarlett is a 20 year old and innocent female. We have her narrating about her life as she is the main protagonist. This is to make the audience to sort of know about her life. Even though she is just wearing casual clothes, there’s a meaning behind it. By having her wearing white clothes and grey on her clothing would signify her sweetness and pureness. Scarlett is represented as mature as she was cycling and doing things all by herself.
We wanted Tom to be caring person but for the first two minutes of our film, we didn’t really show what his real personality is. However, at the end of our film opening Tom was being in control by grabbing Scarlett’s hand as she walks away. This implies the stereotype that most of the males can take control of women and women are completely opposite. At the start of our media product, when Tom and Scarlett was running and messing about shows they are both positive in life and both lucky to have each other.
This is where Tom was trying to take control of Scarlett. It implies the stereotypical in males.
We have showed the both sides of each protagonists. We used high key and natural lighting as we wanted to use the same conventions of the romance genre because we want it to reflect on our characters happy mood