Year10 Lesson4 617 9 08

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Year10 Lesson4 617 9 08

  1. 1. MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A MAGAZINE OR COMIC
  2. 2. Objectives: <ul><li>Learn more about the 4 ‘big concepts’ in media studies </li></ul><ul><li>To understand ‘genre’ and ‘genre codes & conventions’ more deeply </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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
  4. 8. L.I.A.R.
  5. 9. GENRE CODES/ CONVENTIONS What we might expect to find; the ingredients or common elements of a genre…
  6. 10. 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…
  7. 11. 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>
  8. 12. Genre conventions are often complex and subtle – it is not enough just to list a few key words/phrases
  9. 13. Feedback: Your chosen genre conventions…
  10. 14. 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>
  11. 15. = BOND MOVIE ACTION
  12. 16. SCIENCE FICTION ‘ END OF THE WORLD’ ALIEN INVASION CREATURE FEATURES TECHNOLOGY GONE BAD EXAMPLES OF EACH?
  13. 17. 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>
  14. 19. 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
  15. 20. GENRE HYBRID:
  16. 21. GENRE HYBRID: SCIENCE FICTION HORROR COMEDY ‘ BUDDY’ MOVIE DETECTIVE/COP MOVIE
  17. 23. 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>
  18. 28. Movie clips: <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><ul><li>Anything unusual, different, breaking conventions? </li></ul>
  19. 29. Group activity: <ul><li>You are going to form various ‘expert’ groups on different genres </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be in a 3 or 4 </li></ul><ul><li>You need to choose a genre </li></ul><ul><li>Choose carefully – this will be your focus for the rest of today </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
  20. 30. Within your genre groups: <ul><li>What do you know about the origins of your chosen genre? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the ‘roots’ of your genre, and the earliest films within it? </li></ul><ul><li>This will require ICT access – we will be going to 311 at the start of Period 5 </li></ul>
  21. 31. Task Two: List as many ‘sub genres’ within your main genre as possible. Describe them as fully as possible.
  22. 32. Film language: The director’s storytelling tool kit…
  23. 33. Framing WHAT TO INCLUDE AND WHAT TO LEAVE OUT ASPECT RATIO 1 1.85
  24. 34. Look at your summary sheet: <ul><li>This will need sticking in your books </li></ul><ul><li>We will go through the key areas of film language first </li></ul><ul><li>You will then be in your ‘genre’ groups, and we will give you an area of focus </li></ul><ul><li>You will then be watching a film sequence… </li></ul>
  25. 38. Additional camera shots: Close up Wide angle shot Low angle High angle Aerial shot
  26. 39. Film sequence: <ul><li>You will focus on the aspect of film language you have been given </li></ul><ul><li>You need to identify how it has been used in the film sequence </li></ul><ul><li>You need to comment on the effect and impact on the ‘audience’ </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the following examples… </li></ul>
  27. 40. Bad example: The director uses loads of different camera shots. This makes the sequence really good. OR… The director uses a tracking shot of the man walking along.
  28. 41. Good example: The use of intensive backlighting adds to the spooky atmosphere of the scene. The creature is almost in silhouette and looks more menacing and mysterious…
  29. 42. ICT: <ul><li>Where does your chosen genre come from? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the earliest films within it? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the most recent films within it? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the most ‘important’ films within it? </li></ul><ul><li>What else can you find out? </li></ul><ul><li>Create 4 PPT slides to help feedback your findings… </li></ul>

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