The Exam Deconstructed

When answering this question the exam paper lists the various (5) aspects of production that you should comment on.  Not all areas will be equally important in all clips but you should try to cover each.

You will also be asked to concentrate on one area of representation.

Here is an example question:


As you can see, in this case you have been asked to talk about regional identity. The various areas you need to consider are:

  • Camera shots, angle, movement and composition
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • Mise-en-Scène

These areas are always the same. However you may be asked about how any of the following are represented..

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexuality
  • Class and Status
  • Physical ability/disability
  • Regional Identity


Click here for a detailed list of the technical aspects of production that you should learn: