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  • G325 tips

    1. 1. A2 exam
    2. 2. The exam• 15 June (same as England v Sweden)• 2 hours• 3 questions• 100 marks (25, 25, 50)• worth half of the A2 (same as coursework)
    3. 3. chances• 13% A - need 80/100• 33% A to B - need 70/100• 57% A to C - need 60/100• 76% A to D - need 50/100• 89% A to E - need 40/100
    4. 4. work out your target• AS coursework+ AS exam+ A2 coursework = score out of 300• targets: A 320 B 280 C240 D 200 E160• A* needs min. 320, but at least 180 at A2
    5. 5. what it looks like
    6. 6. how is it marked?
    7. 7. Section B• 20 Explanation, Argument, Analysis• 20 Examples• 10 Theory/Terminology
    8. 8. Section A• ‘global’ mark out of 25, but taking account of same categories- EAA, EG, T
    9. 9. 1a
    10. 10. 1b
    11. 11. Strategies• do the big question first?• use a highlighter pen to emphasise key words• PREPARE
    12. 12. Question 1a
    13. 13. what can the question be on?• digital technology• creativity D• research and planning• post-production• using conventions of real media
    14. 14. past questions
    15. 15. Describe how you developed research and planning skills for media production Janand evaluate how these skills contributed to creative decision making. Refer to arange of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time. 2010Describe the ways in which your production work was informed by research into Junereal media texts and how your ability to use such research for productiondeveloped over time. 2010Describe how you developed your skills in the use of digital technology for mediaproduction and evaluate how these skills contributed to your creative decision Janmaking. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills 2011developed over time.Explain how far your understanding of the conventions of existing media Juneinfluenced the way you created your own media products. Refer to a range ofexamples in your answer to show how this understanding developed over time. 2011Describe how your analysis of the conventions of real media texts informed your Janown creative media practice. Refer to a range of examples in your answer toshow how these skills developed over time. 2012 ? June 2012
    16. 16. what’s it about?• what did you do?• how did you do it?• how did your skills develop?• all supported with examples• in relation to the area(s) in the question
    17. 17. your experience• early production exercises; prelim task• kids film opening• film opening: camera, editing, blogging, research and planning• music video: camera, editing, blogging, planning and research• digipack and advert: photoshop, photography, blogging
    18. 18. Question 1b
    19. 19. what can the question be on?• genre• narrative• representation• audience• media language
    20. 20. past questions
    21. 21. Analyse media representation in one of your coursework productions. Jan 10Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to genre. Jun 10Apply theories of narrative to one of your coursework productions. Jan 11Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to the concept of audience. Jun 11Analyse media representation in one of your coursework productions. Jan 12 ? Jun 12
    22. 22. what’s it about• a detached analysis of one of your videos• detailed reference to the video• using the concept from the question• using two examples of theory
    23. 23. AS production for 1b
    24. 24. using narrative• Todorov’s model of equilibrium- disruption• journey structure; enigmas?• key moments in structure: realisation, return, killing• agents of the narrative (characters)• but where can this narrative go from here?
    25. 25. using representation• three character types with their genre• weak male- how signalled?• female victim- eliminated by narrative• stalker (monster)- characteristics• Dyer and stereotypes• Clover’s character types from horror
    26. 26. A2 production
    27. 27. using genre• type of music and our expectations• Goodwin and how far it adheres• Neale- genre as ‘instances of repetition and difference’• the romance narrative (fantasy?)- the couple• key moments to illustrate
    28. 28. using media language• camera- key moments• editing- key moments• mise-en-scene- key elements• sound- how far the music governs image; also diegetic sound• all from Bordwell and Thompson film grammar• meaning from individual image: Roland Barthes- semiotics- denotation/connotation
    29. 29. top tips• use all your work for 1a• know which video you will use for 1b• practice the essays for content and timing• choose and learn key theory points for 1b• 1b you can learn five answers!• 1a answer the question!
    30. 30. A2 examfind this presentation and more tips at: www.petesmediablog.blogspot.com @petesmediablog

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