G322TV Drama and RepresentationandAudience and Institutions: UK FilmThe Key Points
TV Drama and Representation• Section A of the exam.• 30 minutes to watch clip (4 times) andmake notes.• 45 minutes to write your response.• Don’t bother with introductions orconclusions: these won’t gain you anymarks.• Consider using note-making time to ‘plan’your answer.
TV Drama and Representation• You must comment on…– Camera– Sound– Mise-en-scene– Editing– Representation• Failure to discuss any of these areas will reduceyour mark!And how they link to…
Camera – shots, angle, movementand composition• Shots: establishing shot, master shot, close-up,mid-shot, long shot, wide shot, two-shot, aerialshot, point of view shot, over the shoulder shot,and variations of these.• Angle: high angle, low angle, canted angle.• Movement: pan, tilt, track, dolly, crane,steadicam, hand-held, zoom, reverse zoom.• Composition: framing.
Representation“representations of individuals,groups, events or places…”• Gender• Age• Ethnicity• Sexuality• Class and Status• Physical ability/disability• Regional identity
Keywords…• All the terminology mentioned on theprevious slides are keywords.• Other you could mention include…– Realism – do the different techniques usedwork to make the piece realistic?– Verisimilitude – the construction of abelievable world.– Stereotypes – how we expect people andplaces to be.
What could you be shown?Type of drama• Teen dramas• Soap operas• Period dramas• Hospital dramas• Crime dramasExamples…• Skins, Hollyoaks.• Eastenders, Corrie,Emmerdale.• Rome, Bleak House, Lifeon Mars.• Casualty, Holby City.• The Bill, Prime Suspect,Life on Mars, Cracker,Morse, Frost.• Realism?• What are they used to represent?
The Mark SchemeLevel 4Explanation/analysis/argument (16-20 marks)• Shows excellent understanding of the task• Excellent knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects used in the extract• Excellent discussion of the extract’s representations, clearly linked to textual analysis• Clearly relevant to set questionUse of examples (16-20 marks)• Offers frequent textual analysis from the extract – award marks to reflect the range andappropriateness of examples• Offers a full range of examples from each technical area• Offers examples which are clearly relevant to the set questionUse of terminology (8-10 marks)• Use of terminology is relevant and accurate