Friday, 28 April 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Exam question research and planning

Each group has two exam questions to plan, research and prepare for a whole class resource.

The format is as follows:
  • Exam question
  • Write out the exam question in normal everyday language
  • List keywords
  • Offer detailed examples from the case studies. This must include details relating to the institutions and the films. You also need to link to the audience.
Font - Calibri (main body) Calibri Bold (titles)
Text size - 12 (main body) 14 (titles)


  1. Kitty, Daisy, Caitlin, Hannah (June 2010 & June 2015)
  2. Helen, Abbi, Maya (January 2011 & June 2014)
  3. Phil, Abbie, Jack, Ben (January 2012 & June 2015)
  4. Kate, Amy, Charlotte, Lily (June 2010 & January 2012)
  5. Jay, Sam, Fin, Ethan (January 2011 & June 2014)
  1. Ali, Jack, James (June 2014 & June 2015)
  2. Josh, Nicole & Georgia (June 2010 & January 2011)
  1. Jasmine, Nieeve, Tegan, Rosie (June 2010 & January 2012)
  2. James, Charlee, George Silke, Harri (January 2011 & June 2014)
  3. George, Ben, Frank, Izzy (January 2012 & June 2014)
  4. Amy, Ceri, Steph (January 2011 & June 2015)
  5. George Anderton, Will, Alfie, Alex, Cam (June 2010 & June 2015)

Questions and group allocation:

June 2010 
What significance does the continuing development of digital media technology have for media institutions and audiences?

January 2011
Discuss the issues raised by media ownership in the production and exchange of media texts in your chosen media area?

January 2012 
To what extent does digital distribution affect the marketing and consumption of media products in the area of media you have studied?

June 2014
The increase in hardware and content in media industries has been significant in recent years. Discuss the effect this has had on institutions and audiences in the media area you have studied.

June 2015 
To what extent does media ownership have an impact on the successful distribution of media products in the media area that you have studied?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Essay Question Help-Useful Terminology

Convergence - is the tendency for different technological systems to evolve toward performing similar tasks. e.g. ability to watch video on your phone, tablet, console etc

Synergy – The interaction of two or more institutions/companies to ensure a larger effect than
if they acted independently. This is beneficial for each company through efficiencies in expertise and costs.

Exchange – How we access films

Proliferation - the spread of something

Hardware – the physical equipment used to either record, watch or distribute films

Content – the ‘things’ put in a film (SFX, 3D etc)

The Seven Areas of Representation (Common Stereotypes)

Textual Analysis and Representation (The 7 key areas of representation)

You need to understand how the technical elements (in the last post) create specific representations of individuals, groups, events or places and help to articulate specific messages and values that have social significance. 

Particular areas of representation that may be chosen are:
  1. Gender
  2. Age
  3. Ethnicity
  4. Sexuality
  5. Class and status
  6. Physical ability/disability
  7. Regional identity

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Work To Do - Blog admin

  • Ensure your coursework is posted on your blog
  • Upload images from your photo shoot to Flickr (create a gallery and embed on your blog).
  • Save each layer of your magazine as a jpeg (to show how the project evolved). Do this for the cover, contents and double page spread. Compile the images on Photoshop and post to your blog.
  • Label every post correctly.
  • Ensure research and planning and evaluation are labelled.
  • Account for any gaps in the blog.
  • Postdate new blog posts where appropriate.
Add a note for the moderator, look at the example blogs for help.

Make sure the initial layout is as follows:
  • Note to moderator
  • Final Cover
  • Final Contents page
  • Final Double page spread
  • Preliminary magazine
  • Evaluation questions 1-7
  • The different stages of your work-from blank page to completed version (cover, contents and double page)