Thursday, 2 April 2015

deadlines and organisation

The deadline is looming - please remember
1/ if it is not there by midnight Sunday you get zero marks for it - no extensions

2/ organisation
please ensure the last post is as follows in the following order with each element labelled

  • evaluation link embedded
  • main production final version
  • ancillary production 1 labelled
  • ancillary production 2 labelled
  • a completed task list showing who did what (this will indicate who you had helping or had directed etc) - see right for example
3/ general rules for evaluation/Productions
  • delete unwanted content on websites - the templates have populated pages and you need to delete what you did not create - look all over the pages for unwanted stuff
  • when posting video/prezi/emaze etc add a brief sentence outlining content so that nothing is missed by the assessor (me/MO/moderator)
  • ensure you have added all your other sites to your eval - vimeo/youtube/emaze/slideshare etc
  • on the R&P blog ensure that you have a gadget box on the side linking to all the sites you have used / referenced - title it research and planning useful links
  • if you want us to see it make it public at source - we cannot view videos/prezu etc if they are set as private
  • add timelines to videos - it helps if you list what you discuss and when
  • embedding is better if you can
finally - send me a link to your eval so i can check it over before Sunday - of the 9x AS/A2 i have chacked 7 had functioning or access issues

Thursday, 20 November 2014

20th Nov - cover work

sorry guys - ill

Today please continue to work on your PLANNING

You should all be storyboarding the narrative ready for filming starting next week.
Lane/Eloise - bullet point plan/storyboard initial ideas for the music video
Cal - keep at the work we discussed yesterday
Moll - plan narrative please and schedule a shoot
Sophie - please make sure everything is uploaded so i can see it
Ruby - do some demographic on magazine readership / smog testing / sketch layout ideas OR storyboarding you planned film
Emily - storyboarding
Courtney - storyboarding/evidence of documentary content - remember the timescale restriction

All except Max - Max,  you need to be planning the layout and content of your pages: organise simple paper sketches of potential layouts and provided evidence of intended article topics/content

please photograph and upload relevant work so i can see what you have done today


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

RESEARCH looking for demographic evidence?


you put in a brand, product or group and then sit back and read

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Planning - production of a magazine /front cover

if you re taking this option you need to explore the codes and conventions as applied to magazines and the elements you are intending to produce

the following are interesting examples of other students deconstructing, denoting,  planning and comparing research to own ideas - they are good levels to aim for



production of ancillaries - website design

these links may be interesting

7 key web site conventions

3 homepage mistakes you may make

examples of student presentations

a basic student presentation on the core conventions required

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

research and planning: Advance consideration of Genre - linked to Audience/Industry/Exhibition

You must include Genre studies/evidence (for each artefact). you could use tables, talking head videos / comparisons/primary and secondary research. You must have deconstructions
Definition the ‘rules’ that are generally understood and accepted when producing a media text in a particular genre. they are long accepted as the norm by an audience and although you can change them if as genres evolve if you do it too fast the audience will be confused

stage 1
the conventions, aesthetics and representation codes of your chosen media area. The codes and conventions in media can be separated into 3 distinct groups –
- Technical (camera techniques & shots),
- Symbolic (ie clothing, colours)
- Written and audio (music etc).

they can include:
  • structure
  • form
  • narrative
  • colour
  • editing
  • character / representations
  • mise-en scene
  • camera and editing work

stage 2

the conventions, aesthetics and representation codes of your chosen media genre: 
Definitiion - Codes are systems of signs, which create meaning - they are really firm and almost never broken. Codes can be divided into two categories – technical and symbolic
there can be  a number of codes:
  • character codes
  • plot codes
  • structural codes
  • cultural codes
  • production codes

you could power point it
for example

stage 3
how your intended genre meets the needs of your Target Media Audience

  • identify your audience and explain what they like
  • genre habits
  • prefered reading style - active / oppositional / passive / frequency.....
  • expected generic pleasures

stage 4
how your genre meets the needs of your Media Industry:

  • what are the implications for the Industry
  • cost/ profit
  • distribution
  • exhibition
  • audience responses
you will need evidence of all 4 stages to get the highest marks

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