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AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written or practical or a mixture of both One ‘timed test’ (3 hrs). This will be on And you will get some info beforehand 50% 50% 120marks 100 marks
The Coursework Burger: Analysis of an existing media text (eg: an actual film trailer) Your media text (eg: your film trailer) Evaluation/ commentary on your media text.
Last chance to add finishing touches to your trailer
After this period, we will be starting to burn them to a DVD
If you are happy with it, do a final save and start/ continue your evaluation
Ask me for the help sheet for this task
Complete, improve, add to your analysis of the actual film trailers (‘The Cottage’, ‘The Happening’ or ‘Speed Racer’)
Make sure I have a print out of your film poster(s)
Add some comments on your evaluation referring to the poster you created, as this is all part of the promotional material for your film
Period 5: We will be starting the ‘TV Unit’…
Discuss the audience for the film trailer – who is likely to watch and enjoy it, and then see the film?
Discuss and analyse the film language used, ie: the camera shots, movement, sound, transitions, title cards, special efects, animation, etc… What is the EFFECT?
Explain how any people, places or events are represented (check your books for help)
Institutions: what companies make/ distribute the film? Who makes film trailers? See my help sheet for this section
Approximately 150-200 words
LOOK BACK AT THE NOTES IN YOUR BOOK FROM SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER!
To begin to explore ‘television’ as a form of mass media
To understand the huge variety of channels and programmes now available
What does this refer to?
What about this?
Watch the ‘compilation’ DVD:
Identify the various genres
Name the programmes you recognise
What various audiences are catered for in this ‘compilation’?
Choose a distinct TV genre
‘ Break it down’ into key elements
Define the target audience for this genre
List as many programmes (and likely channels to show them) as you can
LOOK AT THE TV GUIDE PROVIDED CHOOSE A PARTICULAR CHANNEL LIST A 3 HOUR ‘BLOCK’ OF ITS PROGRAMMES THEN, CHOOSE ANOTHER CHANNEL AND DO THE SAME (SAME ‘BLOCK’) WHAT DOES THIS TELL YOU ABOUT THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE AUDIENCES?