This video answers the questions:
- How does your media product represent particular social groups?
- What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
- Who would be the audience for your media product
Because the video was becoming too long, I decided to include some extra evaluative points below:
As mentioned in the video, this shot represents the white, male social group as weak, stressed and helpless.
The slightly high camera angle, creates the effect of the audience looking down on the detective, reinforcing how his helpless. Furthermore, the black mise en scene of the backdrop and the suit, helped bring in connotations of bleakness and despair. The loose framing of the detective, reflects on how he is lost, as has no clear idea of who the murderer is.
The narrator speaks about how he feels no remorse in a delirious, psychotic tone, using elaborate words, this reflects on a lack of respect for human life, as he speaks about murder with such decor, representing the narrator; who of which the audience infer is the murderer: also a white male, as heartless and cruel.
We chose to have white, male victims, instead of conventional female victims. They are not portrayed as weak in shots, up until they are attacked, where the elusive murderer makes them appear helpless as they fail fight back to him.
Q. 3 Continued…
Netflix have 75 million subscribers, this means they have an extremely large reach, most of which would be avid media consumers. This makes Netflix the ideal distributor to reach a large audience.