Friday, 31 October 2014

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel': 5 Ways Marketing Was Key

This article helps explain how crucial marketing was to the success of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

15 Absolutely Necessary Ingredients For Making A Wes Anderson Film

Click here for a great article on some of the stylistic flourishes Wes Anderson likes to employ in his films.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Trailer

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Trailer

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) Trailer

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Trailer

Rushmore (1998) Trailer

Representation of Regional Identity

A person’s identity rooted in setting, speech, costume and region in which they live

Areas to think about in relation to  regional identity:
  • Accents
  • Location/ setting
  • Slang
  • Clothes
  • Pastimes
  • Attitudes/ behaviour
Create a research piece on the stereotypes and counter-types of the following regional identities:
  • Scottish
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Yorkshire
  • Birmingham
  • Welsh
  • Irish
  • London
  • Essex
  • Cornwall/South West
Include examples from TV dramas and post to your blog.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Representation Of Gender


Discuss the ways in which the extract constructs the representation of gender using the following: 

  • Camera shots, angles, movement and composition 
  • Editing 
  • Sound 
  • Mise en scène 

Jonny, Campbell, Brad and Cam complete this by tomorrow's lesson (Period 3 16th October)

The Grammar of Film will help.

Try to refer to the following:

Camera shots:

  • establishing shot
  • close up
  • mid shot
  • two shot
Camera angles:
  • wide angle
  • high angle 
  • low angle
Camera movement
  • pan
  • tilt
  • framing
  • shot/ reverse shot
  • long take
  • short take
  • diegetic sound-ambient sound/background noise
  • non diegetic sound-soundtrack/music
Mise en scene
  • costume
  • make up
  • setting/ location
  • set/ props
  • lighting

Monday, 6 October 2014

Gender Stereotypes

How is gender represented in TV Drama?

Refer to both male and female characters in TV drama.
Include examples of that conform to the stereotypes and examples that counter the stereotype.

As an extension task try to show awareness of the four areas of textual analysis (camera shots, editing, mise en scene, sound)

Compile a brief report with your findings. Present the work in a format of your choosing and post to your blog.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

12Y The Gaze Music Videos

  1. Campbell: Busta Rhymes-#Twerkit
  2. Tom: Tyga-Rack City
  3. Dan: Jennifer Lopez: Booty
  4. Josh: Iggy Azalea: Work
  5. Brad: Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines
  6. Melissa: Pour It Up-Rihanna
  7. Ollie: Eric Prydz-Call On Me
  8. Rebecca: Demi Lovato-Neon Lights
  9. Kieran: Nikki Minaj-Starships
  10. Max: Tyga-Hookah
  11. Emma: Beyonce-Partition
  12. Bekki: Marina and the Diamonds-How To Be A Heartbreaker
  13. Jonny: Nikki Minaj-Anaconda
  14. George: Jennifer Lopez-Booty
  15. Sophie: Bruno Mars-Gorilla
  16. Rajan: Christina Aguilera-Dirrty
  17. Cam: Miley Cyrus-Wrecking Ball
  18. George C.: Nikki Minaj-Anaconda
  19. Katie: Rihanna-Pour It Up 
Post work to your blog by Tuesday 7th October (Period one)

Interstellar (2014) Trailer

Avengers Assemble Research Groups 12W

  1. Kadie & Rhia
  2. Millie & Jojo
  3. Louis, Liam, Meg
  4. Michael & Ben
  5. Hanna & Phoebe
  6. Christie & Hannah
  7. Alex & Nathan

  1. Quinn
  2. Josh & Harry
  3. Josh & Ben
  4. Tom & Sam
  5. .
  6. .
  7. Sam Frake

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Avengers Assemble Research Groups 12X

  1. Sam L & Danny
  2. Erin & Megan
  3. Joe & Kaan
  4. Louis & Joe
  5. Ryan & Camen
  6. Satchin & Patrick
  7. Sam & Jordan

  1. Charlotte & Lauren
  2. Olivia & Beth
  3. Harry & Sam B

Emma Watson UN Speech

The Male Gaze

Choose a music video, analyse and apply the gaze theories you have learned today in as much detail as possible.

Have a look at Millie's Leader's example for inspiration.

Ensure that you include the following:

  • the video
  • images from the video or TubeChopped clips (or both)-to illustrate your points
  • direct references to the theory where applicable