Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Quiz Show Controlled Test 2009 - Word Bank

These are some KEY WORDS that you should know and be able to use in your responses to questions in the exam. They will get you points and what do points mean? YES. PRIZES! I will add more to this list as we move through the topic. Put them on cards; make posters and paste them around your bedroom; mind-map them. Most importantly, start to use them in your responses in lessons and your practice essays. 
  • Aerial Shot: shot filmed from aircraft or helicopter, extreme high angle.
  • Ambient Sound: natural background noise on television or film such as the sound of birds in a wood.
  • Ambient Light: natural, available light that is not enhanced in any way.
  • Audience: All those who receive or consume any media product.
  • Camera Angle: the position of the camera in relation to the main subject. High, low, canted, etc.
  • Cinematography: Camera Shots, Angles, Lighting
  • Connotation: Suggestive meaning of something, such as red connotates danger, blood.
  • Crane Shot: High angle shot filmed with a crane
  • Continuity editing: Referred to as invisible editing, so that the whole sequence looks natural.
  • Demographics: refers to social characteristics of and audience, described according to groupings such as social class, regional location, gender and age.
  • Denotation: literal meaning/ simple description of what an be seen or heard.
  • Diagetic sound: sound which the characters can hear.
  • Non-Diagetic sound: sound the actors cant hear, e.g.: music played other the scene.
  • Enigma: a question or puzzle being raised from a text.
More to come! 

How important is the set design on game shows?

Here are two interviews exploring the importance of set design to game shows and how set design has changed over time within the genre. It is inevitable that your exam paper will include a question on set design and therefore it will benefit you enormously to have a knowledge and understanding of developments and debates in this area.

Game Shows: How has the set design on game shows changed through the years?

Monday, 16 February 2009

Year 11 Media - Half Term Intervention Day

Thank you to all of you who came into school today to the Media Intervention Day. It was, in the main very successful and I thought I'd showcase a couple of examples of lovely work achieved. Above this messsage is Kelsey Ferguson's charity advertising campaign on 'Neglect' for the NSPCC. She completed the entire project - photos, posters in Photoshop and 1,000 word evaluation in four hours. Brilliant work Kelsey. Well Done! 

Grant Tugwell also completed his Section B project - a film promotion Press Pack for a new film entitled Black October to be released by Warner Bros. This is his poster campaign and still photos that will feature in his press pack. 

I would also like to congratulate Dan Cotter and Charlie Mogridge who came close to completing a Section A essay this morning; Georgia Covill and Stacey Craig who worked hard at refining their Section A and B projects, and Aaron Starn who worked well throughout the morning. 

There is still work outstanding and we would strongly urge you to attend our Media clinics on a Tuesday between 3-4pm after half-term in order to finish off any work. It is in your interests to secure a high grade for the coursework worth 50% of the overall grade and we are here to help you realise your potential. Well Done to everyone who turned-up and worked today. Have a good half term and we look forward to seeing you next week when we return. 

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Year 10 Media Studies - Section A Music Promotion Project: The Big 4 Record Labels

Thank you to all you lovely Year 10 students that managed to come and see us in Media with or without your parents today. Here's a little gift of knowledge for you to help you with your new Section A music project.

Quiz Show Fact File 1990s

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Quiz Show Fact File 1980s

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Quiz Show Fact File 1970s

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Quiz Show Fact File 1960s

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Quiz Show Fact File 1950s

Here is the first of six PowerPoint presentations that we will be using in class to help you better understand the history of the Quiz Show genre from the 50's to the noughties!

Year 11 Media - Quiz Show Exam Preparation

The deadline for all coursework is three days away. Have you finished your Section B project? Have you written your evaluation? This is due for submission to your Media teacher on Friday by 3.00pm. After half term, you will be starting preparation for the exam on Quiz Shows and I am going to be posting lots of useful stuff here to help you get through this exam, prepare and revise for all eventualities. Please check the 'Doodle' regularly for up to date information, support resources and revision hints and tips. Have a great half-term and Thank you for all your hard work this half-term. Only 7 Weeks to go before you get your exam paper! We are nearly there. x

Saturday, 7 February 2009

TV Social Issue Advertising- Action for Children

In the summer term you will be working on a Social Issue TV advertising project for your final Section A coursework assignment. I saw the first advert here on TV tonight and felt compelled to share it with you. The animation is lovely and the message in each powerful and provoking. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Year 11 - Check out Tom Ball's Great Section B Music Video

The Section B project deadline is only one week away. Everything is due to be submitted on Friday 13th February by 3.00pm. Tom Ball has made a brilliant music video and more great production work will be showcased here as it comes in. Well Done Tom - a stirling effort.

Team Media x