1. How does your media
product represent particular
BY WILL BROOKS, AS MEDIA STUDIES
2. Types of social groups
There are five types of social groups and I feel that my media production
represents them all;
The audience that my media production is targeted at would be middle
class with a B class income bracket. I have represented class within my
production through the main characters of the title sequence. They are
wearing casual, but expensive clothes and are well spoken. They are
presented by accepting the stereotype that the middle class are well
presented, clean and tidy, as shown by what they are wearing in the film.
The race of my social class I am representing is white and mixed race.
Our production’s main characters are both white, but the villains of the production
are both of African descent.
This accepts the stereotype that white and lacks are both equal, but challenges it
when the audience realise that the two villains are of African descent, not the main
My production does not contain physical violence, but it can contain gun crime,
with the idea of a toy gun. This is deemed to be stereotypical for black people, but
we have challenged this by using a plastic toy gun.
The age of people who would view my production would be 16-24. This is
because this age range enjoy both the genres horror and comedy, and are the top
favourites for over 50% of the people in this age range.
The main characters in our production fit in this age range, both character being
16. We know that they are of this age as they are about to play football in a local
park, which is something most teenage boys normally do.
My production supports the stereotype that young people are most of the time
stronger than old people. This is shown when one of the main characters goes to
fetch the football, but is confronted by villains. He is though but does stand down
when we cut to a shot of his reaction.
In my production, I was able to represent males in a more of a modern way, as I
did not include any females in the title sequence. I did not feel the need to include
a female as I thought that females would not normally go to a park with their
friend to play football. They would also not be a good villain, as in most
Hollywood films, the villain is played by a male character, we did not want to
challenge this stereotype.
I can confirm that men are more powerful from creating my film. This is shown
when the two villains are both male characters, and they act tough when we hear a
voiceover that they have killed many people in the area.
The sexuality that I have portrayed in my title sequence is heterosexual, as I feel
that this is traditional and is played well in many successful films for a film like
This can be seen through the clip where the two friends are playing football, and
the character is brave enough to become dominant but this changes as he greets
the two villains.
This can confirm that the stereotype of my title sequence that heterosexual men
are seen as more masculine than other types of sexualities.