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  1. 1. Wednesday 16 July 2008 Special Topic: Media Studies Yr 11-13 <ul><ul><li>Production Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration into </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Media Categories <ul><li>We have no curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>When planning our courses we only have Achievement Standards to go by </li></ul><ul><li>The BFI Key Areas of Knowledge and Understanding in Media Education help to form a curriculum </li></ul>
  3. 3. What questions would you ask students about this advertisement if you wanted to cover all of the key media areas?
  4. 4. Complete the same task with this advertisment http://youtube.com/watch?v=QRHv2oYjzKQ
  5. 5. Which Key Media Idea do you see as being the least important? Justify your decision
  6. 6. Student Production Work Options for Media Studies production: <ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show episode </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV Advertisement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film Trailer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infomercial </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music Video </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short film </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Game </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper spread </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine spread </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web page </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Student Examples <ul><li>Short Film </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 13 – Level 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Narrative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. NCEA Level 2 <ul><li>AS 90765 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full design process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of finished product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product must demonstrate understanding of genre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optional production diary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AS 90282 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Technology </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. As the teacher you MUST <ul><li>Provide students with the Achievement Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Show students relevant exemplar </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to identify individual student contributions for marking group work </li></ul><ul><li>Set a task that allows students to meet the standard </li></ul>
  10. 10. NCEA Level 3 <ul><li>90604 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept and Treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>90606 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning (script, production schedule etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finished product </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Writing a Script
  12. 12. Scriptwriting Software <ul><li>Free Open-Source scriptwriting is easily downloadable. </li></ul><ul><li>I recommend Celtx </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.celtx.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Common Student Pitfalls <ul><li>They hate writing scripts – so usually try not to </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts are often too wordy and word choice not well thought out </li></ul><ul><li>Characters are often not well defined or thought out </li></ul><ul><li>Often too many characters </li></ul><ul><li>Stories end up becoming complicated </li></ul><ul><li>RESULT: half the time they cop out and try to make a silent film. </li></ul>
  14. 18. Ideas to get started <ul><li>Re-write an old/well known story </li></ul><ul><li>Take a line from a book, play, film, poem, song as inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a character </li></ul><ul><li>Re-tell a family story </li></ul><ul><li>48 Hour Film Festival: Line of dialogue, Character, Prop and random genre. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Script Writing Workshop <ul><li>Developing plot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is your character at the beginning of the story? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does this location reflect the character's inner world at the start of the story? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What clues will give us information about backstory? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 20. Script Writing Workshop <ul><li>Developing plot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe what your character is doing when we first meet them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does this tell us about them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the first decision they have to make? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 21. Script Writing Workshop <ul><li>Developing plot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your characters ultimate goal in the story? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the obstacles they face in achieving their goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>are the coming from inside their own mind (fears, conscience etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other characters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural or super natural forces </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 22. Script Writing Workshop <ul><li>Developing plot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the most IMPORTANT decision your character has to make – the one where there is no turning back? </li></ul></ul>