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Kba media intro to the course sept 2011



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  • 1. Media Studies Getting Started Media Studies @ KBA
  • 2. What is Media Studies
    • Media Studies involves the close analysis of the images, sounds and text that we experience via the media.
    • It is the study and creation of individual media texts.
    • Our focus in Year 12 is on FILM and TELEVISION
    • You need to develop an understanding of the following things in relation to these:
    Media Studies @ KBA
  • 3.
    • Who made them ("institution")
    • How they were made ("process")
    • Why they were made ("purpose")
    • Who they were made for ("audience")
    • What rules were followed when making them (“codes”,"conventions" and "genre")
    Media Studies @ KBA
  • 4. What do we do?
    • 50% Examination
    • Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) PH
    • Institutions and Audiences (Film) IRM
    • 50% Coursework – Foundation Portfolio
    • Preliminary Task (PH / IC)
    • Main Task – Opening 2 minutes of a teen horror film including titles (PH / IC)
    Media Studies @ KBA
  • 5. Foundation Portfolio
    • Planning and Preparation
    • Evidence needs to be accessed electronically by the examiner
    • Work must be completed on time and show a record of all the stages from pre-production to post-production
    • How?
    Media Studies @ KBA
  • 6. This is how you do it… Media Studies @ KBA You all have an e-mail account that has been set up for you: [email_address] You will need this to create a blog through a blogging site called Blogger.
  • 7. Media Studies @ KBA
  • 8. My Blog
    • This is where you will find information, explanation and instruction relating to your work for the Foundation Portfolio
    • You, however, need to set up your own blog too!
    Media Studies @ KBA
  • 9. Media Studies @ KBA