Long Road Media Studies Open Evening 2008

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Media Studies presentation from Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge.
November 2008

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Long Road Media Studies Open Evening 2008

  1. 1. media studies LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
  2. 2. Media Studies: A level Course Outline AS level A2 level   G321   G324 -  Foundation Portfolio -  Advanced Portfolio (Film Opening Sequence) (Music Video)   G322   G235 -  TV Drama Analysis -  Critical Perspectives -  Institutions & Audiences
  3. 3. AS level MEDIA STUDIES
  4. 4. Practical Induction •  Induction sessions on equipment. •  Exercises to build skills and confidence. •  Final Cut Express digital editing. •  iStopMotion animation. •  Photoshop integrated for titles & special effects.
  5. 5. Practical Induction
  6. 6. Example of an Induction Animation Student Animation from an Induction Session.
  7. 7. Practical Induction: Animation
  8. 8. G321: Foundation Portfolio THRILLER OPENING SEQUENCE   Group work to plan, shoot and edit a Thriller Opening sequence.   Analytical writing.
  9. 9. Example of a Thriller Opening Sequence “Item 13” – Student Thriller Opening Sequence.
  10. 10. G322: TV Drama   Analysis of sequences from TV Drama.   Look in detail at camerawork, editing, sound, Mise-En- Scene.   Analyse the ways in which TV drama represents different social groups.
  11. 11. Example for TV Drama Analysis Representation of Class & Gender in Dr Who.
  12. 12. G321: Foundation Portfolio FILM OPENING SEQUENCE   In a group, plan, shoot and edit the opening of a film.   Worth 50% of AS.   Produce music using ‘GarageBand’ research and planning on a blog.   Plus, group evaluation ‘Powerpoint’ presentation.   The best of the two AS practical projects is put forward for coursework submission.
  13. 13. Example of a Film Opening Sequence “Case 342” – Student Film Opening Sequence.
  14. 14. G322: Institutions & Audiences   Music industry.   Videogame industry.   Case studies of products and companies.   Question in exam about some stage in process- production, marketing distribution, etc.
  15. 15. Media Industries Warp Records Rockstar Games British Case Studies
  16. 16. A2 level MEDIA STUDIES
  17. 17. G324: Advanced Portfolio MUSIC VIDEO   Music video project plus print artifacts (coursework worth 50% of A2).   Analyse existing examples.   Guest talks from promo directors.   Groups put research and planning on blogs.   Make animatic and rough cut.   Evaluation as commentary on DVD.   Screening at Picturehouse cinema.
  18. 18. Music Video: Students Editing
  19. 19. Music Video: Planning Group planning posted on a blog online.
  20. 20. Music Video: Animatic A filmed storyboard, helpful to reflect on planning.
  21. 21. Music Video: Director Visits Lindy Heymann Jake & Jim Music Video Directors are invited to come and give feedback before the final editing stages.
  22. 22. Music Video: The Final Cut Students invited to give feedback to other groups to help with evaluative writing.
  23. 23. Student Music Videos See finished Music Videos in G9 tonight!
  24. 24. G325: Critical Perspectives   Six theoretical topics.   Taught through range of media examples.   Plus, writing about your practical work- reflecting back over the course.   Exam in June worth 50%.
  25. 25. Six Topics for Critical Perspectives   Contemporary media regulation   Postmodern media   Collective identity and the media   Global media   Media in the online age   ‘WeMedia’ and democracy
  26. 26. Exam Results 2008 AS level A2 level A – 75 A – 27 B – 79 B – 79 C – 64 C – 51 D – 20 D – 17 E-2 E-4 Well above the national average!
  27. 27. please visit our website www.longroadmedia.com and look at our blogs on each unit.
  28. 28. media studies LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

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