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Year10 Lesson1 310 9 08

  1. 1. What is Media Studies?
  2. 2. MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A MAGAZINE OR COMIC
  3. 3. Objectives: <ul><li>To understand the basic outline of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the 4 ‘big concepts’ in media studies </li></ul><ul><li>To understand ‘genre’ and ‘genre codes & conventions’ more deeply </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Long Term plan: <ul><li>Will show you the ‘big picture’ </li></ul><ul><li>This is ‘where we are going’ over the next 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>May be changed/adapted- we will give you updates </li></ul><ul><li>Will need to be stuck on the inside cover of your book </li></ul>
  6. 6. Self Assessment Booklet: <ul><li>Into your folder in a plastic wallet </li></ul><ul><li>Will be used throughout the 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Mark schemes will help you to understand how you will be graded </li></ul><ul><li>This can go away for now – we will direct you when to use it/refer to it etc… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Language (Form, Conventions and Genre) Institutions or Organisations Audience Representation
  8. 12. L.I.A.R.
  9. 13. Look at your handouts <ul><li>These will need to be stuck in the first 2 pages of your book </li></ul><ul><li>You will need them for continual reference </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s just look at the key aspects of each </li></ul><ul><li>Now, let’s focus in on ‘genre’… </li></ul>
  10. 14. Task: <ul><li>Work individually, but you can discuss choices with the person next to you </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your favourite film genre(s) on a post-it note </li></ul><ul><li>Use a separate post-it for each genre </li></ul><ul><li>List 2 or 3 of your favourite films within this genre underneath </li></ul><ul><li>We will come round with a large sheet of paper – please stick your post-it on this </li></ul>
  11. 15. GENRE CODES/ CONVENTIONS What we might expect to find; the ingredients or common elements of a genre…
  12. 16. ROMANTIC COMEDY Often uses contemporary ‘pop’ soundtrack, mixed with ‘classics’ to enhance ‘mood’ Starts with a seemingly ‘mis-matched’ couple meeting in unusual circumstances We follow the problems in their relationship, but they eventually realise they are in love… May use emotional ‘montages’ to show passages of time, etc… ‘ Best friends’ or ‘sidekicks’ offer support, advice and often ‘comic relief’ And so on…
  13. 17. Research: <ul><li>You need to find out about ‘audience’ </li></ul><ul><li>These are the people watching the film (for example) </li></ul><ul><li>What genres are popular across the school? </li></ul><ul><li>What films within those genres are most popular? </li></ul><ul><li>What codes/ conventions do pupils know and ‘expect’? </li></ul>
  14. 18. Example Q’s: <ul><li>What is your favourite film genre? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you expect to find in a ……….. film? </li></ul><ul><li>How many ………… films do you watch each month? Etc… </li></ul>
  15. 19. Coursework Examples: <ul><li>Film trailers from last year and a music video </li></ul><ul><li>What’s good about them? </li></ul><ul><li>What could have been improved? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you really like? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you dislike? </li></ul>
  16. 20. Your task: <ul><li>Work in pairs or a 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one genre </li></ul><ul><li>Break it down into codes/conventions as I did </li></ul><ul><li>Strive for as much depth and detail as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Me and Mr Griffiths will come round to support… </li></ul>
  17. 21. Genre conventions are often complex and subtle – it is not enough just to list a few key words/phrases
  18. 22. Feedback: Your chosen genre conventions…
  19. 23. Sub-genres: <ul><li>Most genres can be ‘broken down’ into different types </li></ul><ul><li>They are called ‘sub-genres’ </li></ul><ul><li>May need more than a word/phrase to describe them </li></ul><ul><li>For example, the ‘Bond movie’ is a sub-genre of ‘Action’ </li></ul>
  20. 24. = BOND MOVIE ACTION
  21. 25. SCIENCE FICTION ‘ END OF THE WORLD’ ALIEN INVASION CREATURE FEATURES TECHNOLOGY GONE BAD EXAMPLES OF EACH?
  22. 26. Genre ‘hybrids’: <ul><li>Audiences’ can become too familiar with repeated formats </li></ul><ul><li>Genres are often blended or developed in new directions </li></ul><ul><li>Directors may also ‘bend’ or ‘break’ what we think are the ‘rules’ for certain genres </li></ul>
  23. 28. They reference other horror movies and directors The ‘obvious’ both does and doesn’t happen! Characters know all about horror movies Killings often happen in broad daylight and busy places
  24. 29. GENRE HYBRID:
  25. 30. GENRE HYBRID: SCIENCE FICTION HORROR COMEDY ‘ BUDDY’ MOVIE DETECTIVE/COP MOVIE
  26. 31. As you look at the movie posters: <ul><li>What genres are suggested? </li></ul><ul><li>How/why? </li></ul><ul><li>What audiences will each one attract? </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for hybrids or ‘indefinable’ movies… </li></ul>
  27. 36. Movie clips and trailers: <ul><li>State genre </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and comment on genre codes and conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for hybrids </li></ul><ul><li>What audiences are being ‘targeted’ in each? </li></ul>

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