A2 Media Studies Induction Project

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A2 Media Studies Induction Project

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  2. 2. Over the next 6 weeks you will complete the A2 Media Studies Induction Project.<br />In small groups you will research, plan, film, edit, and present a moving image product which represents young people.<br />The project will allow you to develop the practical skills needed at A2, and introduce you to the key concepts for the examined topics.<br />
  3. 3. Purpose<br />By the time you complete the induction project you will have developed key skills essential to A2 Media Studies.<br />You will be familiar with key concepts and debates needed to succeed in A2 Media Studies.<br />
  4. 4. Skills and Knowledge<br />Moving image research and planning<br />Moving image production and post-production<br />Media issues and debates<br />Media Theories<br />Media and Collective Identity – Media Representations of Youth<br />
  5. 5. Week 1 – Introduction to Key Concepts<br />Media Representations of Youth<br />Media Theories and Concepts<br />Week 2 – Research<br />Analysing similar products<br />Identifying conventions<br />Applying theory<br />Week 3 – Planning<br />Scripting, storyboarding<br />Production management<br />Week 4 – Filming Week<br />Week 5 – Post-production<br />Week 6 – Presenting your Product<br />
  6. 6. Analysing the Representation of Youth<br />Whilst you watch the film analyse how the young characters are represented. You should think about:<br />The messages communicated about young people<br />The ideas associated with being young<br />Whether you think the characters are stereotypical or unstereotypical<br />Whether you think the representations of teenagers are positive or negative<br />The effect of technical aspects on representation (camerawork, sound, editing, mise-en-scene)<br />Think about the differences in the way teenagers and adults are represented in the film, especially in relation to the effect of technical aspects. What effect does this have?<br />
  7. 7. Concepts to Apply<br />Representation – identify examples of signifiers used to construct meaning.<br />Audience – how do the filmmakers want the audience to respond? What do they do to encourage that response?<br />Narrative – what conflicts are there in the film?<br />Genre – what genre or genres does the film relate to? Do you think the film follows conventions o not?<br />Subcultures – how is the youth subculture represented? What is its relationship to adult society?<br />

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