Lesson aim: To analyse a clip for how social class isrepresented through sound and editing Define social class in 10 words
A group of people within a society that possess the same economic status, often determined by occupation, education, income, manners, etc.
The British Social Class System the Upper Class Often people with inherited wealth. Includes some of the oldest families, with many of them being titled aristocrats. the Middle Class The majority of the population of Britain. They include industrialists, professionals, business people and shop owners. In your pairs, discuss what a stereotypical Lower or Working Class person in each class would be represented: People who are agricultural, mine and factory workers.How would they look? Cinematography & Mise-en-scene (L2)How would they sound? Sound (L3)How could you represent them through editing? PACE, TRANSITIONS, EYELINE MATCH(L4)
Editing techniques • Choose at least 4 and define: C: Take • A: Juxtaposition C: Continuity editing • B: Match on Action B: Montage editing • B: Cross cutting (parallel editing) A: Graphic match • B: Eyeline match B: Jump cut • C: Pace C: Transition Ext: How would you represent upper class through editing?NOW SWAP YOUR ANSWERS: What are you looking for? What if you don’t know thedefinition?
How is social class representedthrough editing?1.Identify all the different editing techniques you can first2.Then link the ones you can to superior/inferiorUSE PEEDoes it subvert or conformexpectations?
DIEGETIC DIALOGUE• Plays a huge role in representing someone’s character• What can someone’s voice tell us about them? What do Jazzer and Ruth look like? Ext: How did the soundtrack represent the show?
What would you expect these people to sound like?
Now watch this clip• How does the dialogue represent their social class?• Does it subvert or conform expectations?• Write at least 2 PEEsUSE AS MANY MEDIAWORDS AS YOU CAN!• Ext: What other sounds represent class?
P.E.E. Structure• The diegetic dialogue is used to represent social class. POIN T• The older female character swears repeatedly when she is angry showing her lack of expression. EVIDENC E• This conforms to a typical representation of working class people who are less educated. EXPLAIN
Now swap your answers• Peer assessment:• Have they used the PEE structure?• Have they answered the question?• Have they used appropriate media terminology?• Give them a mark out of 10, if 10 is an accurate, well written answer including many media terms using a PEE for each point• Add a target for improvement e.g. T – follow the PEE structure for EVERY point
To finish• Choose one of the classes: (C)Upper, (A)Middle, (B)Lower• Write 150 words on how they would be typically represented through all 4 micro elements