AS Media Studies inductionlesson Course overview Film openings – expectations? Theory 1 – binary oppositions and applic...
What is Media Studies? What are ‘the media’?   The term ‘the media’ is an umbrella term for    the industries of TV, fil...
What is Media Studies?  The technology of being broadcast pictures   and sound through radio waves or via satellite   or ...
What is Media Studies? Media Studies at A-Level centres around the  study of 4 key concepts Everything we do in this sub...
What is Media Studies? AS Media Studies 2 units – 1 coursework (50%), 1 exam (50%) G321 Foundation Portfolio – the prod...
OCR A-level Media Studies This is a ‘joined up’ course What you do at AS has knock on effects for  A2 The road to the f...
Levi-Strauss - Binaryoppositions Man walks up street to buy a newspaper Man walks up street, goes to shop, buys paper – ...
Vogler – the hero’s journeyo   Ordinary World The heros normal world before the story beginsa   Call to Adventure - The he...
Vogler – the hero’s journey– key stageso   Ordinary World The heros normal world    before the story begins    Call to Adv...
Vogler – the hero’s journey Apply these stages to your narrative using the  worksheet
Expectations, codes andconventions Key terms – codes, conventions Code – something that stands for something  else, e.g....
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As media studies induction lesson 2012

  1. 1. AS Media Studies inductionlesson Course overview Film openings – expectations? Theory 1 – binary oppositions and application Theory 2 – the hero’s journey Analysing film openings Blogs and setting one up Summer project
  2. 2. What is Media Studies? What are ‘the media’?  The term ‘the media’ is an umbrella term for the industries of TV, film, newspapers, magazines, internet, radio, videogames  The word ‘media’ is the plural form of medium  For example, TV is a medium of communication where a small group of people can produce a TV programme that is watched by millions – Big Brother, Coronation Street, X-Factor
  3. 3. What is Media Studies?  The technology of being broadcast pictures and sound through radio waves or via satellite or cable, is the medium – the ‘piggy in the middle’ between sender (producer / institution) and receiver (audience)  The media forms listed above are mass media – because they are intended to communicate with great numbers of people. It is these mass media which are the focus of the academic subject of media studies at A-Level and beyond
  4. 4. What is Media Studies? Media Studies at A-Level centres around the study of 4 key concepts Everything we do in this subject relates to these 4 key concepts The 4 key concepts  Media language  Media audiences  Media representations  Media institutions
  5. 5. What is Media Studies? AS Media Studies 2 units – 1 coursework (50%), 1 exam (50%) G321 Foundation Portfolio – the production of the opening sequence to a film, plus evaluation in the form of a blog G322 Key Media Concepts – 2 sections of work – TV Drama and representation, Audiences & Institutions A2 Media Studies – 2 more units – coursework and exam, but harder still…
  6. 6. OCR A-level Media Studies This is a ‘joined up’ course What you do at AS has knock on effects for A2 The road to the final exam starts today
  7. 7. Levi-Strauss - Binaryoppositions Man walks up street to buy a newspaper Man walks up street, goes to shop, buys paper – no conflict, no story Man walks up street, crosses paths with another man who punches him, they fight, Man 1 wins, buys paper – conflict and story – but short A well sustained story has a range of different types of conflict – to constantly engage and entertain its audience Task – Story scenario – Girl gets into a car… Devise a story which features between 3-5 elements of conflict and also make clear what the end of the story is
  8. 8. Vogler – the hero’s journeyo Ordinary World The heros normal world before the story beginsa Call to Adventure - The hero is presented with a problem, challenge or adventure to undertaker Refusal of the Call - The hero refuses the challenge or journey, usually out of fears Meeting with the Mentor - The hero meets a mentor to gain confidence, advice or training to face the adventure Crossing the First Threshold - The hero crosses the gateway that separates the ordinary world from the special worldr Tests, Allies, Enemies - The hero faces tests, meets allies, confronts enemies & learn the rules of the Special World. Approach - The hero has hit setbacks during tests & may need to reorganize his helpers or rekindle morale with mentors rally cry. Stakes heightened.l Ordeal - The biggest life or death crisis – the hero faces his greatest fear & only through “death” can the hero be “reborn” experiencing even greater powers to see the journey to the end.h Reward - The hero has survived death, overcome his greatest fear and now earns the reward he sought.. The Road Back - The hero must recommit to completing the journey & travel the road back to the Ordinary World. The dramatic question is asked again.n Resurrection - Hero faces most dangerous meeting with death – this shows the hero can apply all the wisdom hes brought back to the Ordinary Worlde Return with Elixir - The hero returns from the journey with the “elixir”, so everyone in the world can use to heal physical or emotional wounds.
  9. 9. Vogler – the hero’s journey– key stageso Ordinary World The heros normal world before the story begins Call to Adventure - The hero is presented with a problem, challenge or adventure to undertakec Tests, Allies, Enemies - The hero faces tests, meets allies, confronts enemies & learn the rules of the Special World. Return with Elixir - The hero returns from the journey with the “elixir”, so everyone in the world can use to heal physical or emotional wounds.
  10. 10. Vogler – the hero’s journey Apply these stages to your narrative using the worksheet
  11. 11. Expectations, codes andconventions Key terms – codes, conventions Code – something that stands for something else, e.g. M8 = Mate TV / Film – black clothes / facial hair – code for villain Convention – codes repeated so often that they become part of our expectations for that genre E.g. – in teen movies, teens are cool; adults are stupid

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