MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A M...
Objectives: <ul><li>To understand ‘genre’ and ‘genre codes & conventions’ more deeply </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to beco...
AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written ...
L.I.A.R.
Genre conventions are often complex and subtle – it is not enough just to list a few key words/phrases
Sub-genres: <ul><li>Most genres can be ‘broken down’ into different types </li></ul><ul><li>They are called ‘sub-genres’ <...
SCIENCE FICTION ‘ END OF THE WORLD’ ALIEN INVASION CREATURE FEATURES TECHNOLOGY GONE BAD EXAMPLES OF EACH?
Genre ‘hybrids’: <ul><li>Audiences’ can become too familiar with repeated formats </li></ul><ul><li>Genres are often blend...
Movie clips and trailers: <ul><li>State genre </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and comment on genre codes and conventions </li><...
 
 
 
 
Group activity: <ul><li>You are going to form various ‘expert’ groups on different genres </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be...
Within your genre groups: <ul><li>What do you know about the origins of your chosen genre? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the ...
Task Two: List as many ‘sub genres’ within your main genre as possible. Describe them as fully as possible.
Film language: The director’s storytelling tool kit…
Framing WHAT TO INCLUDE AND WHAT TO LEAVE OUT ASPECT RATIO 1 1.85
Look at your summary sheet: <ul><li>This will need sticking in your books </li></ul><ul><li>We will go through the key are...
Additional camera shots: Close up Wide angle shot Low angle High angle Aerial shot
Film sequence: <ul><li>You will focus on the aspect of film language you have been given </li></ul><ul><li>You need to ide...
Bad example: The director uses loads of different camera shots.  This makes the sequence really good. OR… The director use...
Good example: The use of intensive backlighting adds to the spooky atmosphere of the scene.  The creature is almost in sil...
ICT: <ul><li>Where does your chosen genre come from? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the earliest films within it? </li></ul><...
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  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>To understand ‘genre’ and ‘genre codes & conventions’ more deeply </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to become ‘experts’ in a chosen genre </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. 4. L.I.A.R.
  5. 5. Genre conventions are often complex and subtle – it is not enough just to list a few key words/phrases
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. SCIENCE FICTION ‘ END OF THE WORLD’ ALIEN INVASION CREATURE FEATURES TECHNOLOGY GONE BAD EXAMPLES OF EACH?
  8. 8. 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>
  9. 9. Movie clips and trailers: <ul><li>State genre </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and comment on genre codes and conventions </li></ul><ul><li>What went against convention or was unusual? </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for hybrids </li></ul><ul><li>What audiences are being ‘targeted’ in each? </li></ul>
  10. 14. 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>
  11. 15. 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>
  12. 16. Task Two: List as many ‘sub genres’ within your main genre as possible. Describe them as fully as possible.
  13. 17. Film language: The director’s storytelling tool kit…
  14. 18. Framing WHAT TO INCLUDE AND WHAT TO LEAVE OUT ASPECT RATIO 1 1.85
  15. 19. 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>
  16. 20. Additional camera shots: Close up Wide angle shot Low angle High angle Aerial shot
  17. 21. 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>
  18. 22. 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.
  19. 23. 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…
  20. 24. 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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