Thursday, 24 October 2013

TV Drama and Audience and Institution Exemplar with Examiner's comments

Notice that the candidate makes specific reference to what the question asks straight away. They discuss the answer to the question by using a range of specific examples from the case study material. 

Lines like: 

"For example in the 2010 film "Alice in Wonderland" the studio network Disney was certain that the success of the film was guaranteed and it can get a a wide release due to Disney's distribution network and cinema chains." 

Compared with:

"Secondly the recent film, "A King's Speech" was only guaranteed success when it became distributed due to the investment of the UK Film Council by momentum pictures" 

 ... are especially useful as they immediately contrast the major differences between case study films using specific examples. The lines are the bones on which the essay is written and help the candidate make a clear argument that answers the question. 

Read through the essay and draw out:

  • What you think are the top 3 most interesting bits of case study material the candidate uses. 
  • What you think are the top 3 relevant point the candidate makes (that directly answer the question)
  • What are the top 3 uses of terminology? (In context)

Monday, 21 October 2013

Research Task 1

Before you develop your ideas too far you need to know about your competition.

Research, source and analyse at least three film opening sequences of your choice. They should be from different genres. If you are currently stuck for an idea you can use this task to give you inspiration and help you find a genre.

  • Your analysis should be in depth and aim to avaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the opening sequence.
  • You should include a separate post on why you think opening sequences are important generally. What is the purpose of a good openning sequence?
Check the blog expectations grid for other ideas that you can work on. There is always something for you to do!

Blog Expectations

The above grid shows the sorts of information that we would expect to see on your blog as the weeks progress.

Red - Barely Acceptable

Amber - Fair

Green - Good (But not exceptional)

Remember, you are rewarded for your ideas so we would expect you to experiment above and beyond the attached parameters.

Treat this as a competition. You should aim to have more, diverse posts than any of the other groups. There may be a prize for the AS group who has the most posts, or the most creative. (Alongside the bragging rights and grade of course)

How to Blog to perfection...

After a meeting with the BIG DOG of media, he advised us that you must be using MEDIA in your posts every day. 

It could be a print screen...

Or a Sound byte...

or a Video diary...


Example Openings for G321

Take a look at these examples of what you are expected to produce, make sure that you DO NOT copy them in any way. 

Exemplar Blogs

Take a look at these blogs from previous media students (not RWS) to see how detailed and reflective your blog should be. 

Please note that the work will be different, just look at how they are reflecting on everything...


Keep Blogging...

Make sure that you are consistently blogging on everything! DO NOT SLIP UP!

Friday, 18 October 2013