AS Level Film Studies   Summer TaskSummer Viewing Lists:List 1Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (dir. Karel Reisz)Psycho (...
AS Level Media Studies   Summer TaskPart 1: 1000 word essay‘New media technologies have completelychanged the ways in whic...
GCSE Media Studies   Summer TaskPart 1Keep a diary of all your media consumption over the holidays, de-tailing when, where...
Media/Film Studies     Equipment List         2012-13There is a certain amount of equipment/materials necessary in order t...
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  1. 1. AS Level Film Studies Summer TaskSummer Viewing Lists:List 1Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (dir. Karel Reisz)Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)An Education (dir. Lone Scherfig)Brief Encounter (dir. David Lean)City Lights (dir. Charlie Chaplin)Goodfellas (dir. Martin Scorsese)Ladybird Ladybird (dir. Ken Loach)Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles)List 2The Kite Runner (dir. Mark Forster)Amelie (dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet)City of God (dir. Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund)All About my Mother (dir. Pedro Almodovar)Delicatessen (dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro)Metropolis (dir. Fritz Lang)Whale Rider (Niki Caro)The Red Balloon (dir. Albert Lamorisse)The Vengeance Trilogy (dir. Park Chan-wook)The Task1. You must watch at least one film from each list, then pick one of the filmsyou have watched and create a case study of it, in any format you wish (blog,powerpoint, word document, video…) to include the following:• Background information on the Director• Contextual information on the film (historical/social/political)• Critical reception (what the critics said and any awards)• Your reasons for choosing to study this particular film over the other one (s) you watched2. You must also use your mobile phone to re-create a scene from the film andupload your video to youTube for viewing during your first lesson.Check out the Media and Film blog for news, updatesand links to faculty staff blogs:www.wellingmediafilm.blogspot.comIf you have any questions or problems contact Ms Whittaker atwhittakerl@welling.bexley.sch.uk
  2. 2. AS Level Media Studies Summer TaskPart 1: 1000 word essay‘New media technologies have completelychanged the ways in which audiences interactwith media texts.’Discuss, using examples from at least 2 different media and withreference to the following audience theories:• Hypodermic Needle Theory• Uses and Gratifications TheoryAs part of your research for this essay, see the 6th Form blogwww.wellingsixthform.blogspot.comPart 2Using your mobile phone, create a film entitled ‘My Summer in aMinute’ and upload it to YouTube for screening during your first les-son.Check out the Media and Film blog for news, updatesand links to faculty staff blogs:www.wellingmediafilm.blogspot.comIf you have any questions or problems contact Ms Whittaker atwhittakerl@welling.bexley.sch.uk
  3. 3. GCSE Media Studies Summer TaskPart 1Keep a diary of all your media consumption over the holidays, de-tailing when, where and how you consume media texts, as well asyour opinion of them. This could include:• Television• Film• The Internet• Magazines/Newspapers• Music• AdvertsExample: Today I watched ‘21 Jump St’ with my brother and dad.We downloaded it from the internet using iTunes and thenstreamed it through our TV. I really enjoyed the film as it was veryfunny and a good mix of comedy and action.Part 2Using your mobile phone, create a film entitled ‘My Summer in aMinute’ and upload it to YouTube for screening during your first les-son.Check out the Media and Film blog for news, updatesand links to faculty staff blogs:www.wellingmediafilm.blogspot.comIf you have any questions or problems contact Ms Whittaker atwhittakerl@welling.bexley.sch.uk
  4. 4. Media/Film Studies Equipment List 2012-13There is a certain amount of equipment/materials necessary in order totake these courses. All students must ensure they have the following inSeptember:• 2GB (minimum) memory stick*• Ringbinder with dividers & plastic wallets• Ballpoint pens*• Paper• HB pencil*It would also be useful to have the following:• Colouring pens and pencils• Fineliners• Emergency AA batteries**Indicates items which can be purchased in September from Jack (mediatechnician). You will be asked to show all items to your teacher in yourfirst lesson.In addition, if you are able to do so, we strongly advise you to buy a copyof Media & Film Studies Handbook (Vivienne Clark, Peter Jones,Bill Malyszko, David Wharton) Published 2007 Hodder ArnoldIf you would like to buy your own camera equipment, feel free toask our advice.Check out the Media and Film blog for news, updatesand links to faculty staff blogs:www.wellingmediafilm.blogspot.comIf you have any questions or problems contact Ms Whittaker atwhittakerl@welling.bexley.sch.uk

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