Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Evaluation Question 1B

1B: "How do your products represent social groups or issues?"

In order to answer this question, I have created a radio interview. My sister plays the role of the interviewer while i was a producer for our music video. 

Another important aspect of social groups in the media is age. 
All of the characters present in our music video are between the ages of 16 and 20. As you can see, this is not a very large age range. This may be an issue as older fans could feel like they're not being noticed appreciated or represented enough or correctly. Our Target audience:

The uses and gratifications theory is a theory that discusses the ways in which an audience view a media text and what they intend to take away from it. 

I would argue that our fans/audience would mainly use our video as a means of diversion and personal relationships.

They could use the band members as a substitute for companionship, as well as imagining themselves in the female protagonists place. 
They could also use the video in order to feel represented and 'less alone' particularly if they have experienced a breakup or gone through difficult times, as represented by the narrative: which features a male and female character fighting and a male character (lead singer) appearing to go crazy and run away from his problems.

                                                                                Here is the script that i created for us to follow. I tried to include some theories/theorists into this question as much as possible. 


1 comment:

  1. you've not gone into age, which is crucial - think about U+G theory. teen depression as an issue?
    relationships? heteronormative?
    male gaze - you haven't denoted what m'lang you DID use; that detail would evidence your point
    simulacrum a useful point - you could use your exam pack more!

    you MUST visually illustrate each answer - you could add pics/gifs/clips to script, or do a short vid or prezi?


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