Section B: Intro to exam topics
L/O: TO UNDERSTAND THE MAIN TOPICS OF
THE EXAM
a) LIFE OF A LIFE
b) POSSIBLE TOPIC OF FOCU...
APPS YOU WILL NEED
 Dictionary
 Thesaurus

 Apps or websites
Refresher
 What is audience?

 What is institution?
Focus?
 What industry are you studying for your exam?

FILM INDUSTRY!
You are studying how the film industry operates.
Yo...
Film industry (bits from OCR)
A study of a specific studio or production company within a contemporary
film industry that ...
PART A
The life cycle
 Films don‟t just magically appear, they have a cycle …….think

of a human life cycle (process)

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Life of a film
 What process (life cycle) must a film go through?
 What is the start?
 IDEA OF FILM
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Now carry on wit...
LIFE (stages) OF A FILM
 IDEA (don‟t really need to know this)

 FUNDING
 PRODUCTION
 MARKETING
 DISTRIBUTION
 CONSU...
Get dictionary/thesaurus app
 Get these ready on your iPad‟s….
Breaking down the term
 Copy and complete the chart
Term

Funding
Production
Marketing
Distribution
Consumption
Exhibitio...
Breaking down the term
 Copy and complete the chart
Term

Main word
in the term

Funding

fund

Production

produce

Mark...
Defining the terms
 Discuss with partner to define these……
TERM
Funding

Production
Marketing
Distribution
Consumption

E...
Still confident with your definition?
Mixed definitions
of films means……how films are made known to audiences so they are ...
You sure?

 After looking at the previous definitions, would you

change any of yours?
Self Assess!
TERM

Definition in relation to life of a film

Funding

of films means…… how films are supported(funded) by ...
*Not always this order
 *Just keep in mind, it doesn‟t always go in this order!
 Can you think of an example?

Example:
...
PART B
Objectives of exam
 There are 6 main topics
 Like in section A, only 1 will come up so you must

know all 6
 This exam ...
Think of revision like this……
 Person A wants to lose weight
 They have 6 months
 At the start they are really motivate...
Think of revision like this……
 Person B wants to lose weight
 They have 6 months
 They start of slow and steady, eat we...
Who are you?
 Are you A or B?
 1 term has nearly past……..1/3 of time
 2/3 left…...
 Mock exam is in 5 weeks (4 teachin...
6 Main topics
 Media ownership
 Synergy & cross media convergence
 Local & Global Audiences
 Digital technology
 Prol...
Past paper questions
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Jan 09
Jun 09
Jan 10
Jun 10
Jan 11
Jun 11
Jan 12
Jun 12
audiences)

Audiences (produ...
THE ACTUAL QUESTIONS
YEAR

QUESTION

Jan 09

Discuss the ways in which media products are produced and distributed to audi...
Question style

 What do you notice about the questions?
Homework
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  1. 1. Section B: Intro to exam topics L/O: TO UNDERSTAND THE MAIN TOPICS OF THE EXAM a) LIFE OF A LIFE b) POSSIBLE TOPIC OF FOCUS IN EXAM
  2. 2. APPS YOU WILL NEED  Dictionary  Thesaurus  Apps or websites
  3. 3. Refresher  What is audience?  What is institution?
  4. 4. Focus?  What industry are you studying for your exam? FILM INDUSTRY! You are studying how the film industry operates. You must know the main topics which you will learn about today. Furthermore, you must know a range of case studies. *Case studies = films *Most of the case studies must be contemporary *Contemporary = within last 5 years
  5. 5. Film industry (bits from OCR) A study of a specific studio or production company within a contemporary film industry that targets a British audience (eg Hollywood, Bollywood, UK film), including its patterns of production, distribution, exhibition and consumption of audiences. This should be accompanied by study of contemporary film distribution practices (digital cinemas, DVD, HD-DVD, downloads, etc) and their impact upon production, marketing and consumption.
  6. 6. PART A
  7. 7. The life cycle  Films don‟t just magically appear, they have a cycle …….think of a human life cycle (process)           Conception Grows in womb Born Infant Toddler Child Teenager Adult OAP death
  8. 8. Life of a film  What process (life cycle) must a film go through?  What is the start?  IDEA OF FILM  Now carry on with the rest of the process stages
  9. 9. LIFE (stages) OF A FILM  IDEA (don‟t really need to know this)  FUNDING  PRODUCTION  MARKETING  DISTRIBUTION  CONSUMPTION   EXHIBITION EXCHANGE These are the stages you need to know. You must know each of these in a range of case studies (films)
  10. 10. Get dictionary/thesaurus app  Get these ready on your iPad‟s….
  11. 11. Breaking down the term  Copy and complete the chart Term Funding Production Marketing Distribution Consumption Exhibition (consumption) Exchange (consumption) Main word in the term Meaning of word Synonym (similar words) Antonym (opposing words)
  12. 12. Breaking down the term  Copy and complete the chart Term Main word in the term Funding fund Production produce Marketing (or advertise/promotion) Market Advertise promote Distribution distribute Consumption consume Exhibition (consumption) exhibit Exchange (consumption) exchange Meaning of word Synonym (similar words) Antonym (opposing words)
  13. 13. Defining the terms  Discuss with partner to define these…… TERM Funding Production Marketing Distribution Consumption Exhibition (consumption) Exchange (consumption) Definition in relation to life of a film & Example
  14. 14. Still confident with your definition? Mixed definitions of films means……how films are made known to audiences so they are attracted go watch them such as posters, trailers, promotions/merchandise, events etc of films means……how films are spread, released and shown to an audience. Examples such as cinema/home/internet. of films means…… how films are supported by different companies/corporations including companies such as „entertainment‟, „pictures‟ „productions‟ etc. (how was the making of the film ____ for) of films means…..how films are spread and released to audiences by different companies and materials/platforms such as beta/vhs/dvd/blue ray/rental or types of cinemas etc. of films means……how films are traded between distribution point and audience. Example – web streaming / piracy of films means……how films are constructed/made with different materials, techniques, technologies of films means……how films are watched/taken in/absorbed/bought by audiences
  15. 15. You sure?  After looking at the previous definitions, would you change any of yours?
  16. 16. Self Assess! TERM Definition in relation to life of a film Funding of films means…… how films are supported(funded) by different companies/corporations including companies such as „entertainment‟, „pictures‟ „productions‟ etc. (how was the making of the film ____ for) Production of films means……how films are constructed/made (produced) (filming/editing) with different materials, techniques, technologies Marketing of films means……how films are made known to audiences so they are attracted go watch them such as posters, trailers, promotions/merchandise, events etc Distribution of films means…..how films are spread and released to audiences by different companies and materials/platforms such as beta/vhs/dvd/blue ray/rental or types of cinemas etc. Consumption of films means……how films are (consumed) watched/taken in/absorbed/bought by audiences Exhibition of films means……how films are spread, released and shown to an audience. Examples such as cinema/home/internet. (consumption) Exchange (consumption) of films means……how films are traded between distribution point and audience. Example – web streaming / piracy
  17. 17. *Not always this order  *Just keep in mind, it doesn‟t always go in this order!  Can you think of an example? Example:  Paranormal Activity – production before funding  Sometimes no marketing or marketing after distribution
  18. 18. PART B
  19. 19. Objectives of exam  There are 6 main topics  Like in section A, only 1 will come up so you must know all 6  This exam is tough because you must remember so much information, CONSTANT revision is key.  If you don‟t constantly revise, you will not remember everything
  20. 20. Think of revision like this……  Person A wants to lose weight  They have 6 months  At the start they are really motivated and first few days they do well,       go for a few walks/runs and eat better They lose a couple pounds In 2nd week they only walk once a week and start eating biscuits By the first month they are only walking once every few weeks and occasionally have healthy meals Half the time is past and they haven‟t lost any weight and put the few pounds they lost awhile back, they don‟t feel good. They have a few weeks to lose weight, they panic they go on a soup diet They lose some of the weight but are feeling stressed and wishing they were more consistent from the start
  21. 21. Think of revision like this……  Person B wants to lose weight  They have 6 months  They start of slow and steady, eat well during week and treat themselves on       weekend. They set a goal of exercising 2 nights per week. They lose a couple pounds By the first month they are keeping to their goal and sometimes do 3 nights of exercise and regularly occasionally have healthy meals (some treats) They keep this consistent in the first month and have now lost a few more pounds After 3 months they have lost nearly half the weight and feel great; confidence They have 1 month left to lose the last few pounds and they are feeling confident and willing, it doesn‟t feel like a struggle They lose MORE than they thought, feel fantastic and think….it wasn‟t as bad as they thought!
  22. 22. Who are you?  Are you A or B?  1 term has nearly past……..1/3 of time  2/3 left…...  Mock exam is in 5 weeks (4 teaching weeks)  Keeping consistent from now forward!
  23. 23. 6 Main topics  Media ownership  Synergy & cross media convergence  Local & Global Audiences  Digital technology  Proliferation of hardware  Technological convergence
  24. 24. Past paper questions         Jan 09 Jun 09 Jan 10 Jun 10 Jan 11 Jun 11 Jan 12 Jun 12 audiences) Audiences (production & distribution) technological convergence (institution and audiences) ownership + (national) audiences digital media technology (institution and audiences) media ownership (production and exchange) audiences (marketing/distribution) digital distribution (marketing/consumption) cross media convergence/synergy (marketing,  Jan 13 media ownership + audience (products available to  Jun 13 digital technologies (marketing/consumption) audiences)
  25. 25. THE ACTUAL QUESTIONS YEAR QUESTION Jan 09 Discuss the ways in which media products are produced and distributed to audiences, within a media area, which you have studied. June 09 How important is technological convergence for institutions and audiences within a media area you have studied? Jan 10 June 10 Jan 11 “Media production is dominated by global institutions, which sell their products and services to national audiences.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? What significance does the continuing development of digital media technology have for media institutions and audiences? Discuss the issues raised by media ownership in the production and exchange of media texts in your chosen media area. June 11 “Successful media products depend as much upon marketing and distribution to a specific audience as they do upon good production practices.” To what extent would you agree with this statement, within the media area you have studied? Jan 12 To what extent does digital distribution affect the marketing and consumption of media products in the media area you have studied? June 12 “Cross-media convergence and synergy are vital processes in the successful marketing of media products to audiences.” To what extent to you agree with this statement in relation to your chosen media area? Jan 13 What impact does media ownership have upon the range of products available to audiences in the media area you have studied? June 13 Evaluate the role of digital technologies in the marketing and consumption of products in the media area you have studied.
  26. 26. Question style  What do you notice about the questions?
  27. 27. Homework

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