Evaluation 2 – How does your opening sequence represent particular social groups?
Evaluation 2 – How does your Opening
Sequence represent social groups?
Protagonist – Jordan
The character here is when he is a good
character and our protagonist. The use of blue
bedsheets shows the calm nature of this
character now and suggests we are safe around
him. The use of normal clothes also shows his
normal personality. The character is seen with
more high key lighting throughout.
This is when the character is still in the
gang several years previously. The use of
the hood shows suspicion and uncertainty
and shows we cannot trust this character.
The gun is also symbolic as it shows the
character has violent connotations and
definitely does not want to be messed with.
Woman – Maddy
The clear walls in the background
alongside the clear and blank top suggests
this character has a clear personality and
not the Black Thoughts which the
criminals obviously have. The character
has high key lighting throughout the
Opening Sequence suggesting we can feel
safe around her. The white shirt again
shows off a level of purity and calmness for
Antagonist – Sam
Throughout the Opening Sequence we very
rarely see the front of the antagonist, Sam. We
regularly see the back of him and other areas of
his body. The heavy use of black clothing
suggests he has the black thoughts of the
criminal. This also suggests that we cannot feel
comfortable with the character and feel safe
around them. The antagonist is often seen with
Low Key Lighting again suggesting that this is
an unsafe character. The balaclava is symbolic
to this character, balaclavas are usually used in
robberies and criminal behaviour so without
these events happening we can instantly
presume that’s what will happen later on. The
black door also suggests the character can blend
in and go unnoticed, a key trait of criminals
when needing to.
Antagonist – Luke
Firstly we see this character rom close up and then
behind before seeing his face. This builds up a
sense of mystery and suspense as we do not know
who we are dealing with. The first shot of this
character does show black gloves and a weapon so
we can definitely presume a lot about the character
from this shot. The green coat and blue trousers
suggest the character is not an expert in the field
and not as experienced as the other antagonist. The
black gloves could suggest he also has the criminals
black thoughts and is someone unsafe to be around.
The high key lighting on the weapon shows its high
importance in the scene and further suggests this
character is of high danger.
When we see the characters face, the use of the
balaclava confirms he is working with the other
antagonist. The way the character is pointing the
gun at the camera shows a sign of aggression and
willingness to use it. The black car on the right is
also important, again suggesting that the character
can blend in and go unnoticed.
At the end we see Five Years Earlier. The
Antagonist Sam on the right of the screen is
wearing a grey hoodie with jeans. This is
important as it shows they are not taking
part in a robbery but shows the character is
not safe to be around either as his hoodie is
up, suggesting he does not wish to
communicate with anyone else and showing
he could potentially be a dangerous
character for the viewers at this moment.
The character on the left is also the same
suggesting these characters might be
considered dangerous. The use of the gun
again confirms this.