G325: Section A: Theoretical Perspectives in Media Question 1a) Post Production What skills did we develop at the stage of post production?
Production and Post Production• Production at AS consisted of producing a front page, contents and dps of a music magazine.• Post Production at AS consisted of editing your images, using tools/effects on Photoshop and any changes you made after the 1st draft.
TASK• You have 5 minutes to brainstorm everything you did for your main product at AS at the stage of post- production.• This must be detailed in terms of tools used, the software pros /cons, your strengths /weaknesses.
Production and Post Production• Production at A2 consisted of filming a short preliminary filming exercise, a preliminary music video and approx 3 minutes for the music video. It also consisted of taking pictures and compiling track lists, credits etc for the ancillary tasks.• Post production at A2 consisted of editing the music video, adding special effects, changing lighting, using transitions, matching shots to sound etc on your chosen editing programme e.g. Adobe premiere or Final Cut AND editing your photos, layout, font, colour etc on Photoshop for your ancillary tasks. Remember, post production will include any changes you made after the 1st draft was completed.
TASK• You have 10 minutes to brainstorm everything you did for your main product at A2 at the stage of post- production. This must be detailed in terms of tools used, the software pros /cons, your strengths /weaknesses.You should also detail• your progression of Photoshop skills at stage of post production between AS and your A2 ancillary tasks.• The extent to which you improved drafts/took on board advice given from
•All of your work should make reference to yourknowledge of the KEY MEDIA CONCEPTS.• MEDIA LANGUAGE• REPRESENTATION• AUDIENCES• INSTITUTIONSSo if you were to state that you used Premiere’sdip to white tool as a transition you need toexplain why you did this in terms ofcommunication/meaning/mode of address forthe audience.
E.g. “At the stage of post-production at A2,we used more advanced effects fromAdobe Photoshop than at AS. I used the …tool to connote to the audience… Thisrepresents my singer as….which is ageneric convention of this type of music.Writing in such a way will allow you toscore high marks for terminology as well asexplanation/analysis/argument.
TASK• Identify 5 post production choices you made for your main task / ancillary tasks at A2• Link each choice to one or more of the key media concepts e.g. media language, representation, narrative, audience, genre.
Links between the areas?• It is vital that you understand that for Q1a) of this exam that you will be required to answer an evaluation of skills between AS and A2 on either one or two areas.• So far we have considered:• Creativity• Research and Planning• Using Conventions from Real Media Texts• Post Production
Please complete a 750 write upof this practice questionDetail how your post production skills developed throughout your AS and A2 coursework.