1. Unit G321 – Foundation Portfolio in Media (50% of Total Mark) Coursework Preliminary Task – filming and editing Main Task – filming and editing & write up AS Media Studies is made up of 2 Units:
2. 2. Unit G322 –Key Media Concepts (50% of Total Mark) EXAM TWO sections: A and B TWO hour exam (includes ½ Hour Viewing Time) TWO Essays TV DRAMA Section A: Section B: Audiences & Institutions
AS G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media Coursework
Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue.
This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
All video and audio material must be original, produced by the candidate, with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright-free source
AS G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media Examples of AS work
Main Task Written Component
The presentation of the research, planning and evaluation will take the form of a blog which includes various creative presentation methods such as
Annotated you tube clips
Graphs and/or charts
In the main task evaluation the following questions must be answered:
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Who would be the audience for your media product?
How did you attract/address your audience?
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Unit G322 – Key Media Concepts EXAM: SECTION A: TV Drama In this Unit you will learn techniques of how to analyse moving images and how to analyse representation In the exam you will be asked to write a detailed analysis of a 5 minute clip from a TV Drama. You will be asked to consider how representations are used to manipulate audiences and create meanings
Mise en Scene Camera angle, shot, movement, and position Editing Sound
Unit G322 – Key Media Concepts SECTION A Areas of representation to study:
Class & Status
Unit G322 – Key Media Concepts EXAM SECTION B: Institutions and Audiences - one of the following media industries is chosen for detailed study: • Film • Music • Newspapers • Radio • Magazines • Video Games
Unit G321 – Key Media Concepts SECTION B: Unit G322 – Key Media Concepts SECTION B: In the exam you will be asked to write about the relationships between the music industry, audiences and new media technologies. You will use individual case study research material to support your answers