Class & Status Ethnicity – TV Drama Monday 22nd April 2013 Unit G322: Key Concepts (TV Drama)
Aims & Objectives • Recap prior learning of areas covered so far for TV Drama. • Remind you of the expectations of this exam. • Go through some important areas for Class & Status SHOULD you get a question on this area of representation in the exam. • Analyse the 4 Technical areas in a sequence from the BBC Three TV Drama Pramface: • We will then complete a similar analysis of the representation of Ethnicity, which you will complete for homework. • Review the learning. Why? So you are aware of the expectations for the Exam on May 13thfor Section A (50 Marks)
What do you already know about Section A of the exam?
When you go on to the BLOG, there is an electronic version of the Micro Features booklet you were given at the beginning of the year. It is under the page Useful Links – AS and Section A: TV DRAMA TEXTUAL ANALYSIS (50 Marks) – Resources This details the examples YOU MUST be prepared to use when addressing the area of representation.
This is what you will find on the BLOG Page under Class and Status - • DO: • Use phrases like “status quo” and make sure you state how an example from a technical feature helps to establish social order OR challenge it! • Use phrases like “stereotype” – for example are wealthier, more aristocratic people stereotyped as snobbish or derogatory towards the lower classes. • Make sure your examples are always tied into the area of representation (we will go through this on the next slide) • DON’T: • Spend too much time on theory – briefly mention it and move on to another Point/Piece of Evidence as this gets you more marks.
Make sure your examples are always tied into the area of representation (we will go through this on the next slide) YOU SHOULD try and follow a Point – Evidence – Analysis structure, for example: Point – The status quo of the Upper class being in a position of importance and occupying ‘high status roles (Newman – 2006) is represented through the use of camera in the scene. Evidence – The technical code of a low camera angle is used to represent CHARACTER to be… Analysis – This example signifies how the audience will understand this stereotype of people in power and authority….
Before we watch the extract, what are your expectations of the text in terms of the themes & issues that will be presented? How will Class and Status be represented?
Unit G322: Key Concepts (TV Drama) Main Task – 20 Minutes Pramface sequence YOU MUST analyse EACH the technical areas below to establish HOW Class and Status are represented in the sequence from Pramface (BBC Three) YOU SHOULD divide your exercise books into 4 columns and make notes on EACH of the technical areas – YOU SHOULD aim to identify 3-4 examples fro EACH Technical area. You will be shown the sequence FOUR TIMES and you will need to make notes in between each screening. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE NOTES DURING THE FIRST SCREENING.
Answer the Question: 1 minute – Write your introduction. 10 minutes – Camera shots, angles, movement, composition 10 minutes – Editing 10 minutes – Sound 10 minutes – Mise-en-scene “The use of technical area represents class and status to be…” 2 minutes – Conclusion 2 minutes – Proof read your answer and check you followed a PEA structure.
Remainder of the lesson: YOU MUST go onto the Blog and look at the Ethnicity section. YOU SHOULD make notes on the areas you need to be able to analyse and comment on IF you get a question that focuses on this area of representation. THEN, you need to analyse one of the sequences available to watch and answer the following question: 1. Discuss the ways in which the extract constructs the representation of Ethnicity using the following: YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FOR HOMEWORK.
Homework: • Complete an analysis of the representation of Ethnicity from the BLOG example. • This MUSTbe a hand written answer. • YOU SHOULD analyse the the sequence 4 times and make notes, just like you would in the exam. • YOU SHOULD then spend no longer than 45 minutes writing your response. • Due: Next lesson – Wednesday 24th April