During the project we was given another task, which was to create a website that included some technical elements to get the viewer involved. At the bottom of the website are 6 people. Sam, Luke, Will, Skye, Ashleigh and Julian. When you click on each person it takes you to a different page that included their story about stereotypes and the stereotypical teenager. In the top left corner of every page is a ‘Home’ button. Clicking this will return the user to the home page where they can continue looking at the 6 peoples stories.
Also on the front page is a roll-over element. This is when you can roll your cursor over the image to reveal some statistics about the ‘Stereotypical Teenager’. This image was created on excel by our group. This is to include some form of stats and figures.
This image shows that the background is blue, but we have kept the background on the home page to white and the background colours on the peoples stories to a beige to match the roll-over image on the home page. We thought keeping the page colour neutral would be better.
Daisy, Chris and myself interviewed 6 people yesterday, Julian Greenbank, Skye Fisher, Sam Davis, Ashleigh Johnson, Luke Hornblower, Will Nurthen. They each gave their opinions on stereotypes.
So I’ve spent the day going through the videos and transcribing them. This then gave us a transcript to work with when we are creating the interactive elements, on the website.
In Tuesday’s afternoon lesson, we started getting things ready for our filming and interviews for Friday.
Here I am working on said posters. 🙂
1- Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
What is it?
- This documentary follows six teenagers who formed a skateboarding team in the 1980s, revitalizing the sport and becoming its top athletes.
- Tony Alva – Himself
- Steve Caballero – Himself
- Fred Durst – Himself
- Tommy Guerrero – Himself
- Tony Hawk – Himself
Where is it?
2- Super Size Me
What is it?
- Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.
- Morgan Spurlock – Himself
Where is it?
Here is our first draft to prepare us for filming within the next week.
The paperwork we will need is as follows:
- Release forms
- Interview questions
- Four teenagers
- Two adults
- Noise levels
- Wild track
- General public
We will record some teenagers thoughts on stereotypes about their generation and/or ask them if they would stand up to it and deal with the image of teens.
Ask them about what they think the stereotyped teenager is a would they agree.
Is it fair to judge an age group who are going through many changes in their life and very quickly.
Do you think that teenagers play up to their stereotypes so they fit in?
Interview one (Transcript): Lily Winterford, 17.
Daisy: What is a stereotypical teenager?
Lily: Moody, umm.. annoying and loud. They don’t care about anything.
Daisy: Do you think you are a stereotypical teenager?
Lily: Yes, because I believe i do what other teenagers do.
Daisy: Do you think that it is fair to judge our generation?
Lily: No, everyone is different. No one should be judged at all. You should be yourself.
Daisy: Do you think that teenagers play up to the stereotype?
Lily: Sometimes, as they think it’s cool to act that way.
Daisy: And just one last question. Do you believe that teens are stereotyped more than other age groups?
Lily: Yes, definitely, because they seem to be under the spotlights and are stereotyped within the media industry a lot more.
People have different idea about the ‘Stereotypical Teenager’. Below are some stereotypes that people link towards teenagers.
The Stereotypical Teenager:
- they don’t care
- Always out
- They don’t think
- They’re up to no good
What is it about teenagers that make the rest of society turn against them?
Here is an example, written by a male teenager.
“Personally I think that these stereotypes apply more to me because I am a male. In addition to being a male teenager, I also have noticed that people think negatively of me because I wear a longer hair style than what is typically expected in society. Some people grow long hair to show rebellion, or to be unique, but I wouldn’t classify myself into either of those categories, I simply enjoy having it more than short hair. But because of that, many members of society link certain stereotypes of male teenagers to me because I show long hair. I could be considered many different things including: rebellious, troubled, angry, arrogant, or any other sort of stereotype out there. How could anyone possibly claim to know all of these false accusations simply based on my age, and my gender?” – http://www.teenink.com/opinion/discrimination/article/150008/A-Stereotypical-Teenager/
So depending on the way you look or the way that you present yourself, or even show some personality by hair colour or length, could determine what todays society think about teenagers. But why do they label teenagers as a whole, rather than just one teenager? I believe that there are many misconceptions about teenagers.
As I am a teenager, I find it annoying when we are all stereotyped as one teen. I think that there are a lot of teenagers out there that can relate to this image. People, like myself, change the way they look by dying hair, get piercings and tattoos etc as a way to express themselves.
Is it fair that teenagers are stereotyped?