MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A M...
Objectives: <ul><li>To further your understanding of the term ‘representation’ </li></ul>
AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written ...
L.I.A.R.
BIG CONCEPT! ‘ Representation’. OR: ‘ RE-PRESENTATION’
HOW THE MEDIA PORTRAYS THE WORLD
REPRESENTATION: <ul><li>The media text (film) takes a person, place or thing and  re-presents  them in a certain way </li>...
 
The female <ul><li>Strong  </li></ul><ul><li>The final girl </li></ul><ul><li>Tom boyish </li></ul><ul><li>Brave  </li></u...
The killer <ul><li>Unstoppable until the end  </li></ul><ul><li>Cursed  </li></ul><ul><li>Disfigured  </li></ul><ul><li>No...
The place of refuge <ul><li>Often a church  </li></ul><ul><li>No evil may enter  </li></ul><ul><li>Place of magic  </li></...
The houses  <ul><li>Usually a big building (like a mansion or a hotel) </li></ul><ul><li>At night it is not safe (this is ...
ICT Task: <ul><li>To research and present findings about  representation  of people and places in your chosen genre </li><...
Practical Task: <ul><li>In groups </li></ul><ul><li>Use the digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Take 3 or 4 shots to  represe...
 
 
Now: <ul><li>Look at the photographs you took last week </li></ul><ul><li>You need to mount them on the A4 template </li><...
Prompts: <ul><li>Clothing? </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expression? </li></ul><ul><li>Body language? </li></ul><ul><li>Lightin...
Representation in action: <ul><li>We need to ensure you can talk with confidence about representation in film texts </li><...
 
The ‘Pitch’: All movies start with ‘an idea’.
 
NONE OF THESE FILMS ARE ORIGINAL CONCEPTS!
In fact: Around 50% of major movies are based on books, comics, TV shows or are sequels/ prequels/ remakes!
Low risk investment: <ul><li>Existing story </li></ul><ul><li>Sequel potential </li></ul><ul><li>Known brand </li></ul><ul...
Existing story Sequels Built-in fan base Book sales in  millions Huge marketing  potential = Low Risk
Film virtually in profit even before release due to marketing spin offs.
HOWEVER: For this task, we want originality!
Task: Write and then deliver a 60 second pitch for a movie in your chosen genre.
 
The Movie Pitch: <ul><li>Will try and portray the film in a short, snappy series of statements/sentences </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A MAGAZINE OR COMIC
  2. 2. Objectives: <ul><li>To further your understanding of the term ‘representation’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written or practical or a mixture of both One ‘timed test’ (3 hrs). This will be on And you will get some info beforehand 50% 50% 120marks 100 marks
  4. 4. L.I.A.R.
  5. 5. BIG CONCEPT! ‘ Representation’. OR: ‘ RE-PRESENTATION’
  6. 6. HOW THE MEDIA PORTRAYS THE WORLD
  7. 7. REPRESENTATION: <ul><li>The media text (film) takes a person, place or thing and re-presents them in a certain way </li></ul><ul><li>The film changes or adjusts things; people, places and things can be re-presented in many ways </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at an example… </li></ul>
  8. 9. The female <ul><li>Strong </li></ul><ul><li>The final girl </li></ul><ul><li>Tom boyish </li></ul><ul><li>Brave </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with the killer </li></ul><ul><li>Gains more strength as the movie progresses </li></ul>
  9. 10. The killer <ul><li>Unstoppable until the end </li></ul><ul><li>Cursed </li></ul><ul><li>Disfigured </li></ul><ul><li>No emotions </li></ul><ul><li>The source of all evil </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger than humans </li></ul>
  10. 11. The place of refuge <ul><li>Often a church </li></ul><ul><li>No evil may enter </li></ul><ul><li>Place of magic </li></ul><ul><li>Protected by God </li></ul><ul><li>The daylight is seen as safe </li></ul>
  11. 12. The houses <ul><li>Usually a big building (like a mansion or a hotel) </li></ul><ul><li>At night it is not safe (this is when most of the killings take place). </li></ul><ul><li>Cold and dark in places </li></ul><ul><li>Where by objects come to life (Statues and paintings) </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural </li></ul>
  12. 13. ICT Task: <ul><li>To research and present findings about representation of people and places in your chosen genre </li></ul><ul><li>To create a Publisher document to show the above (1 per group member) </li></ul><ul><li>Must contain an image and bullet points about how the person or place is represented in the film </li></ul><ul><li>Add as much detail as you can, ready to print and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Those who did not deliver their ‘genre’ presentation will go with Mr Griffiths to 315 to present this… </li></ul>
  13. 14. Practical Task: <ul><li>In groups </li></ul><ul><li>Use the digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Take 3 or 4 shots to represent a typical character or location in your chosen genre </li></ul><ul><li>Think about shot type, framing, lighting, props and costume </li></ul><ul><li>Example… </li></ul>
  14. 17. Now: <ul><li>Look at the photographs you took last week </li></ul><ul><li>You need to mount them on the A4 template </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the text as indicated, to explain how you have represented the person or place </li></ul>
  15. 18. Prompts: <ul><li>Clothing? </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expression? </li></ul><ul><li>Body language? </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting? </li></ul><ul><li>Camera placement? </li></ul><ul><li>Position in frame? </li></ul><ul><li>Messages you wanted to convey to your ‘audience’? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this person/place often represented in this way in your chosen genre? </li></ul><ul><li>What props have you used and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else to annotate? </li></ul>
  16. 19. Representation in action: <ul><li>We need to ensure you can talk with confidence about representation in film texts </li></ul><ul><li>You will watch two clips or trailers and take notes </li></ul><ul><li>These will be about how people, places and events are being represented </li></ul><ul><li>You will then have 10 minutes to write up some of these notes ready to feedback… </li></ul>
  17. 21. The ‘Pitch’: All movies start with ‘an idea’.
  18. 23. NONE OF THESE FILMS ARE ORIGINAL CONCEPTS!
  19. 24. In fact: Around 50% of major movies are based on books, comics, TV shows or are sequels/ prequels/ remakes!
  20. 25. Low risk investment: <ul><li>Existing story </li></ul><ul><li>Sequel potential </li></ul><ul><li>Known brand </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing spin-offs </li></ul><ul><li>A-list star(s) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Name’ director </li></ul><ul><li>‘ High Concept’ </li></ul>
  21. 26. Existing story Sequels Built-in fan base Book sales in millions Huge marketing potential = Low Risk
  22. 27. Film virtually in profit even before release due to marketing spin offs.
  23. 28. HOWEVER: For this task, we want originality!
  24. 29. Task: Write and then deliver a 60 second pitch for a movie in your chosen genre.
  25. 31. The Movie Pitch: <ul><li>Will try and portray the film in a short, snappy series of statements/sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Will often reference genre, star names, and previous ‘hit’ movies </li></ul><ul><li>Is a ‘persuasive’ text; will need to convey a sense of ‘excitement’ about the movie idea </li></ul><ul><li>You will be ‘scripting’ this today and delivering it next week </li></ul><ul><li>You will then be filming a 2 minute section! </li></ul>

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