1. Look at an A Grade Bloghttp://hollyamelialaurafoundationportfolio.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-11-25T04%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=7
2. BlogIs the number of blog posts important or is theamount of varied content more important?A three month project might be reasonably expected toproduce a blog a day but this may come as a multi-postcatch-up sometimes. We should expect a clear accountof the journey of the project to be built up but what isthere is more important than just the sheer number ofposts. there is a big discrepancy in what we see so somecandidates may only have 5 posts, others 105, so itwould be hard to see these get the same mark!
3. Ancillary TaskYou need to select 2 out of 3 forms ofmedia.60 marks allocated for construction20 for planning20 for evaluation
4. Digipack (Level 4) http://musicvideocm3emma.blogspot.com/ Examples of student digipack and magazine advert from the summer. level 4 work. A digipack should be four or six frames and a magazine advert should follow conventions in terms of promotion of the product. these are very good examples.
5. Digipack (Level 4)Consider doing some research on how digipacks are puttogether: http://www.mediaheaven.co.uk/digipak.htm
7. Evaluation QuestionsThe key principles for OCR are that there are a numberof Questions which must be specifically addressed inthe evaluation and that you should think of it as acreative reflection task rather than a written essay.The evaluation has to be presented digitally, but it cantake a number of different forms and you are activelyencouraged to be experimental with this.
8. Evaluation Questions1. In what ways does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products?2. How effective is the combination of your main productand ancillary texts?3. What have you learned from your audience feedback?4.How did you use media technologies in the constructionand research, planning and evaluation stages?
10. Evaluation QuestionsThe following blogs give creative methods ofpresenting your evaluation questions: (Ancillary Task) http://www.alevelmediastudies09-11.blogspot.com/ (Ancillary Task) http://yaleblock1mediaproject.blogspot.com/ (Level 4 Production) http://petesmediablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/evaluation-for- ocr-coursework.html (Teacher’s Blog on different presentation methods)
11. Evaluation QuestionsThe evaluation can make use of any digital format, but in orderto get top marks, will need to really engage with the potential ofthe medium, so if it is on a blog, we would expect to see lots ofuse of pictures, links and video, for example. If it is on apowerpoint, the same would apply, but we would probably seeeven less written text, as we would expect the powerpoint to bepresented by someone, so any writing would be just there asprompts.
12. Presentation ideas in a gridSelecting nine frames from your opening and presentingthem as a grid, just like they use on artofthetitle to illustrateopenings. Each of your frames has to represent a differentaspect of the film you have made, which you will discuss inmore detail. So you might select nine frames, each of whichrepresents one of the following:The title of the film Setting/location Costumes and propsCamerawork and editing Title font and style StoryGenre How characters are introduced Special effects
13. Presentation ideas in a grid
14. Presentation as a videoYou can integrate some shots from your video into a sortof mini director commentary . You could also addcutaways to link your ancillary tasks.
15. Youtube TagsYou can add youtube tags to illustrate precisely how theaudience is addressed and to link to other texts online.
16. Audience Profile/FeedbackDo an audience profile for a typical member ofyour audience as part of your research.Interview a typical member of your audience talkingabout your media product.