G322 Key Media Concepts
Monday 23th May 2014
Today
• Understand the exam
– Format
– Timing
• Get the grades
– Understand the assessment criteria
• Making Notes on TV D...
The Exam Paper
TV Drama Question
Film Industry Question
Get the marks
Explanation, analysis and argument (20 marks)
Use of examples (20 marks)
Use of terminology (10 marks)
Example Analysis
Camera
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• The first shot begins with
a slow dolly in on Merli...
Example Analysis
Camera
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• The first shot begins with
a slow dolly in on Merli...
Marking...
Assessment Criteria Student’s Example
Explanation, analysis and
argument (20 marks)
…building up some tension
w...
YOUR TURN
Example Analysis
Mise-en-scene
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• A woman then walks in
whose costume
represen...
Example Analysis
Mise-en-scene
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• A woman then walks in
whose costume
represen...
Editing
EAA (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• On the final object he picks
from the dressing table
there is an eye lin...
Editing
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• On the final object he picks
from the dressing table
there is an ey...
Sound
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• The character playing Merlin
delivers his dialogue in a fairly
compet...
Sound
Analysis (20)
Examples (20)
Terminology (10)
• The character playing Merlin
delivers his dialogue in a fairly
compet...
Get the grades – find the examples
• Camera
• Mise-en-scene
• Sound
• Editing
Camera (8-10 examples)
Framing
Close Up
Long Shot
Wide Shot
POV
Aerial
Establishing Shot
Two Shot
Movement
Pan / Tilt
Roll...
Mise-en-scene (8-10 examples)
Costume
Lighting
Acting
Make Up
Props
Setting
Sound (4-6 examples)
Sound
Diegetic
Dialogue Ambient
Non Diegetic
Music
Sound
Effects
Continuity Editing (4-6 examples)
Cutting
• Cutting to
• Shot / Reverse
Shot
• Match on action
• Eye-line match
• Jump cut...
Notes for TV Drama
Instructions
• You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A
before the extract is screened.
• The ex...
Note making strategy
Before screening
starts
Prepare notes and list down key things to look out for.
Label table with repr...
Making Notes
Representation Label
(Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality, (dis)ability, regional identity)
Camera Mise-...
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Media Studies G322, The Exam and Assessment Criteria

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Media Studies G322 TV Drama Exam Preparation. Includes how to meet the assessment criteria and advice on a note making strategy.

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Media Studies G322, The Exam and Assessment Criteria

  1. 1. G322 Key Media Concepts Monday 23th May 2014
  2. 2. Today • Understand the exam – Format – Timing • Get the grades – Understand the assessment criteria • Making Notes on TV Drama – Ensuring you meet the assessment criteria
  3. 3. The Exam Paper
  4. 4. TV Drama Question
  5. 5. Film Industry Question
  6. 6. Get the marks Explanation, analysis and argument (20 marks) Use of examples (20 marks) Use of terminology (10 marks)
  7. 7. Example Analysis Camera Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • The first shot begins with a slow dolly in on Merlin as he walks through the castle, building up some tension which implies he does not belong there, in such a grand building, so showing his low class.
  8. 8. Example Analysis Camera Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • The first shot begins with a slow dolly in on Merlin as he walks through the castle, building up some tension which implies he does not belong there, in such a grand building, so showing his low class.
  9. 9. Marking... Assessment Criteria Student’s Example Explanation, analysis and argument (20 marks) …building up some tension which implies he does not belong there, in such a grand building so showing his low class. Use of examples (20 marks) The first shot…on Merlin as he walks through the castle Use of terminology (10 marks) a slow dolly in
  10. 10. YOUR TURN
  11. 11. Example Analysis Mise-en-scene Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • A woman then walks in whose costume represents her class well, she is dressed in a vivid purple dress connoting wealth and class, along with gold jewelry further showing her elite status.
  12. 12. Example Analysis Mise-en-scene Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • A woman then walks in whose costume represents her class well, she is dressed in a vivid purple dress connoting wealth and class, along with gold jewelry further showing her elite status.
  13. 13. Editing EAA (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • On the final object he picks from the dressing table there is an eye line match, which underlines the object as significant and, as it is a straw doll, the edit helps emphasis that the owner of the room is corrupt.
  14. 14. Editing Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • On the final object he picks from the dressing table there is an eye line match, which underlines the object as significant and, as it is a straw doll, the edit helps emphasis that the owner of the room is corrupt.
  15. 15. Sound Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • The character playing Merlin delivers his dialogue in a fairly competitive tone, beginning to sarcastically patronize Arthur, despite his evidently weaker position. This implies that there is something strange about Merlin, and that maybe he has more power than his social class and status representation suggest.
  16. 16. Sound Analysis (20) Examples (20) Terminology (10) • The character playing Merlin delivers his dialogue in a fairly competitive tone, beginning to sarcastically patronize Arthur, despite his evidently weaker position. This implies that there is something strange about Merlin, and that maybe he has more power than his social class and status representation suggest.
  17. 17. Get the grades – find the examples • Camera • Mise-en-scene • Sound • Editing
  18. 18. Camera (8-10 examples) Framing Close Up Long Shot Wide Shot POV Aerial Establishing Shot Two Shot Movement Pan / Tilt Roll Dolly Tracking Crane Zoom / Reverse Angle High Angle Low Angle Canted Angle Composition Depth of Field Positioning Contrast
  19. 19. Mise-en-scene (8-10 examples) Costume Lighting Acting Make Up Props Setting
  20. 20. Sound (4-6 examples) Sound Diegetic Dialogue Ambient Non Diegetic Music Sound Effects
  21. 21. Continuity Editing (4-6 examples) Cutting • Cutting to • Shot / Reverse Shot • Match on action • Eye-line match • Jump cut • Cross cutting • Ellipsis • Long / Short Take Post Production Effects • CGI • Captions Transitions • Speed • Style • Slow motion • Repetition • Graphic match
  22. 22. Notes for TV Drama
  23. 23. Instructions • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened. • The extract will be screened four times. • First screening: watch the extract; no notes are to be made this time. • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes. • There will be a brief break for note-making. • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes. • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings. – Your notes for Section A are to be written in the answer booklet provided and must be handed in at the end of the examination. Rule a diagonal line through your notes afterwards.
  24. 24. Note making strategy Before screening starts Prepare notes and list down key things to look out for. Label table with representation Screening 1 Get a feel for the sequence Who are the key characters Read the characters – useful adjectives Screening 2 Mise-en-scene & Camera Break for notes on camera & mise-en-scene Screening 3 Sound & Editing Break for notes on sound and editing Screening 4 Filling in detail and gaps Complete your notes
  25. 25. Making Notes Representation Label (Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality, (dis)ability, regional identity) Camera Mise-en-scene Editing Sound Point (Term) Example Analysis

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