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ACAMAR071

Analyse how technical and symbolic elements are used in media artworks to create representations influenced by story, genre, values and points of view of particular audiences

Elaborations

  • analysing stereotypes looking at what features have been omitted or exaggerated, including stereotypical representations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • Considering viewpoints - societies and cultures: For example - What features have been omitted or exaggerated in a stereotype? What are the differences between the private sector and the public sector television programming?)
  • investigating use of character types in fictional representations in comedies to see how selected features allow for quick communication (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • deconstructing a magazine cover explaining how each of its elements, for example, font, masthead and positioning of imagery, contribute to the overall reading (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • analysing a still image on the basis of photographic composition, image effects (digital and non-digital), and framing, and how they influence meaning, for example, images representing different cultural groups or ethnicities in Australian society, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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