Kba Media Studies : Introduction to the course

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Kba Media Studies : Introduction to the course

  1. 1. Media Studies Getting Started Media Studies @ KBA
  2. 2. What is Media Studies <ul><li>Media Studies involves the close analysis of the images, sounds and text that we experience via the media. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the study and creation of individual media texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Our focus in Year 12 is on FILM and TELEVISION </li></ul><ul><li>You need to develop an understanding of the following things in relation to these: </li></ul>Media Studies @ KBA
  3. 3. <ul><li>INSTITUTION = Who made them? </li></ul><ul><li>PROCESS = How were they made? </li></ul><ul><li>PURPOSE = Why were they made? </li></ul><ul><li>AUDIENCE = Who were they made for? </li></ul><ul><li>CODES and CONVENTIONS = What rules were followed when making them? </li></ul>Media Studies @ KBA
  4. 4. What do we do? <ul><li>50% Examination </li></ul><ul><li>Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) PH </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions and Audiences (Film) LE </li></ul><ul><li>50% Coursework – Foundation Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Task (PH / IC) </li></ul><ul><li>Main Task – Opening 2 minutes of a teen horror film including titles (PH / IC) </li></ul>Media Studies @ KBA
  5. 5. Foundation Portfolio <ul><li>Marked out of 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Planning = 20 marks </li></ul><ul><li>Production = 60 marks </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation = 20 marks </li></ul>
  6. 6. What you have to do.. <ul><li>A preliminary task (not marked but has to be completed) </li></ul><ul><li>A main task </li></ul><ul><li>The opening 2 minutes of a teen horror film including titles </li></ul><ul><li>No copyright protected music or sounds can be used </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Stages we follow.. <ul><li>Complete the preliminary task </li></ul><ul><li>Research into codes and conventions of horror films </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your opening </li></ul><ul><li>Film your opening </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your opening </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate your opening </li></ul>
  8. 8. Foundation Portfolio <ul><li>Evidence needs to be accessed electronically by the examiner </li></ul><ul><li>Work must be completed on time and show a record of all the stages from pre-production to post-production </li></ul>Media Studies @ KBA
  9. 9. Media Studies @ KBA
  10. 10. My Blog <ul><li>http://kbamediastudies.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>This is where you will find information, explanation and instruction relating to your work for the Foundation Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>You, however, need to set up your own blog too! </li></ul>Media Studies @ KBA
  11. 11. This is how you do it… Media Studies @ KBA You all have an e-mail account that has been set up for you: [email_address] You will need this to create a blog by following the process I am about to explain.
  12. 12. Setting Up Your Blog <ul><li>WATCH AND TAKE NOTES! </li></ul>Media Studies @ KBA

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