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Question 1 b) representation practice


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Question 1 b) representation practice

  1. 1. L4 – Section A – Question 1 b) Representation and Preparation Wednesday 7th May 2014 Unit G325: Critical Perspectives in Media
  2. 2. Why? Aims & Objectives • Re-cap prior learning in relation to what is expected of you for this Section of the exam. • Go through the Key Concept Representation and establish and introduce some new theories YOU SHOULD apply in the exam IF you get a question for Genre. • Deconstruct an Exemplar Representation answer (Summer 2013) • Plan and complete a Practice question on Representation. • Review the learning. AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding to show how meanings are created when analyzing media products and evaluating your own practical work (Section A)
  3. 3. Unit G325 – Question 1 b) YOU SHOULD refer to your A2 Production as this is more in depth in terms of the Products (Main & Ancillary) that you can refer to.
  4. 4. This will be different dependent on what Question you have to answer in the exam.
  5. 5. Representation – Where does John Berger’s “Men act, women appear” theory apply? Does the text(s) provide a “window into the World” (Wendy Helsby) of gender roles within society OR does I challenge these stereotypical, one dimensional views? What “signs” act as “signifiers” (Ferdinand De Saussure) to the audience in relation to the character roles/themes and issues presented in the text(s) you produced? Other Key terms/theory: Does the representation of gender roles encourage a ‘male gaze’ (Laura Mulvey) towards the female character(s) and/or a ‘female gaze’ (Diana Saco) towards the male character(s)? Hegemonic Cultural Stereotyping – Does this lead to passive consumption, whereby the audience aspire to be like the characters on screen OR is this challenged due to the issues presented in all 3 products? This is theory YOU MUST apply in the exam IF you get a question for Representation.
  6. 6. Representation Theory We are going to go through some Representation theory that WILL improve the overall quality of an answer given for “analysing one of your coursework productions in relation to the concept of Representation” – 25 Marks (OCR)
  7. 7. For further reading go to: production-wo/ Representation Theory
  8. 8. • Read through the Theory within this presentation. • Refer to the recommended slides BELOW the presentation to focus on: Richard Dyer (1983) Laura Mulvey (1975) John Berger (1972)
  9. 9. • Open a NEW TAB with your Production work on display. YOU MUST identify HOW the recommended theories apply to your own Production work – for example: The technical code of the establishing shot within the trailer - “What sense of the World is it making?” (Dyer – 1983) Is this something an audience would stereotypically expect from a Soap-Opera? YOU SHOULD apply a Theory to EACH Media Product – for example Dyer (1983) = Trailer; Mulvey (1975) = Poster; Berger (1972) = Poster Extension – YOU COULD use another theory/area from the presentation as well as OR instead IF you feel it’s relevant!
  10. 10. FEEDBACK
  11. 11. Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to the concept of Representation (25 marks) YOU SHOULD designate no longer than 25-30 minutes answering this question (dependent on how much planning you want to do for Section B). 1-2 Minutes – BRIEF Plan and Introduction 15 minutes – Main Task (Trailer) – 3-4 detailed examples and links to theory. 10 minutes – Ancillary Products – 2-3 detailed examples and links to theory. 1-2 minutes - Conclusion
  12. 12. Go to: YOU MUST read the 91/100 Candidate Answer – The candidate achieved 20/25 for this Question. YOU SHOULD complete the following: 1) Make a note of 3 Strengths (WWW) within this answer – for example use of relevant Theory; Examples they have provided; Use of Media language within their answer 2) Make note of 3 Areas that could have been developed in order to achieve a Higher Mark (EBI) – For example relevance of the examples given
  13. 13. What you have learnt– Plenary 3 minutes YOU MUST write down x1 thing Representation theory we have covered today that you have learnt. YOU COULD give more than x1 example.
  14. 14. Homework: 1) Complete your Representation Answer (if it is incomplete) 1) Revise! Due: Wednesday 30th April 2014 – Period 3