Title Sequence idea

Our title sequence idea is to create a yearbook which is opened by all the conventional characters that are seen in teen comedy dramas, for example 'the jock', 'the elite', 'the freak' and 'the nerds'. The title sequence will show all of these characters opening the yearbook and showing the audience their school photos whilst also showing pages such as prom day and graduation day. When creating the title sequence we need to make sure that it is very conventional, this is so it looks as realistic as possible, without the right costume and props the title sequence will not be as effective. When creating the sequence it is crucial for us to add in bright bold colours throughout the yearbook so the audience are aware that it is a high school film.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Evaluation:Part 2

How does your media product present particular social groups?
Due to us picking a High school comedy drama making sure our title sequence presented particular social groups was crucial due to set social groups are very conventional of the genre. All of our groups within the title sequence all hold their own particular generalisations. The social groups we decided to represent within our sequence included 'The Elite', 'The Geek', 'The Jocks' and 'The Freak' and within these social groups we also showed groups of different ethnicity for example our main Jock had his own minority group due to him having an African background.

The Jocks are the representation of the popular sportsmen who are conventionally seen as the most attractive whilst being chased around by girls within their high school. The Jocks within our film are associated with the 'Elite' girls, both social groups abuse their popularity like the 'Elite' the groups are represented as rude,arrogant and shallow due to them only dating girls who are part of a high social status just like themselves. We chose to stick with the arrogant outlook on athletes due to us wanting to fulfil all conventions of our genre, therefore as the three jocks walked into their yearbook photos all three of them had to be boastful and smug, this was achieved by having Jacob (The main jock) walking in confidently with a basketball spinning on his finger whilst looking directly into the camera and having a smug smile, Tommy one of the other jocks walked in brushing his hair back this allows the audience to become identified with his vain, shallow outlook which is something that is shown a lot throughout high school comedies. The last jock, Oliver walks in clicking his fingers and pointing towards the camera, this allows the audience to be illustrated with his cocky, outgoing attitude that is usually found with jock characters.

'The Elite' social group within our sequences are shown as the popular bullies who single out individuals who are lower in the social hierarchy at their High school. Like the Jocks the Elite girls personality shines a lot through their yearbook recordings. The audience see myself who is known as queen B walking in with a smug grin on my face, which follows to me pulling a 'bitch face'. Ellie makes a gesture of blowing a kiss to the camera which is suggestive that she is the provocative character who is highly confident. Our last Elite girl is Ella, Ella is the blonde Elite girl therefore is stereotypically shown as the 'Dumb blonde', Ella also walks in playing with her ponytail and grins guiltlessly at the camera which suggest to the audience she is show as the "bimbo" of the group. These activities depicting every characters identity are bolstered by the young ladies physical appearance. From myself being the tallest this allows the audience to identify me as the most dominant due to my height over powering the other two characters . I am the dominant character of the group and this is exceptionally certain as it is shown through the way i conduct myself. My character seems to be shown as the Bitchy elite girl because of my permanent nonpartisan outward appearance.

The two last social groups represented within our Title sequence is 'The Geek' and 'The Freak' both of these two characters are shown as 'Otherness' throughout the sequence and this is represented from their isolation within the yearbook. Unlike the two popular social groups both The Geek and The Freak have their own page within the yearbook, this shows their isolation being represented within the high school due to them not having friends to share the page with. Unlike the Freak, the Geek is not a hated character and this is represented within the sequence through his 'Headboy' badge due to people within the school having to vote for him to become that, which he obviously had achieved, however on the other hand the Freaks page was completely blank, all the audience were notified about her characteristics from the Title sequence was the fact she was a Freak, no other information was stated about her which heightens on the point of how irrelevant her character really is. The Freak is not really shown to be in any social group, the social group she belongs in only involves herself.

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