Section A: theoretical analysisQuestions A and B
Question 1aDescribe and evaluate skill development from the Foundation Portfolio to Advanced.You will have to refer to one or two specific production practices out of the following:• Digital Technology• Creativity• Research and Planning• Post-production• Using conventions from real media texts
Discuss the areas: what do theycover?Creativity refers to: the creative development of the student/group from pre-production to production to post-production.This means the research and development of an idea, what software/resources enable you to expand on this.How have you progressed in terms of creative ideas/knowledge/awareness about the concept of media texts, to the audience consumption of them?Think over the 2 years and what things specifically enabled this development.
Task:• Make notes on every area for your practical tasks over the 2 years.• You can help each other, particularly if you worked together in a production.
Question 1bHere you select one production and evaluate it in relation to a concept:• Media Language• Genre• Narrative• Representation• AudienceTop level candidates will need to discusstheories in the analysis (L4) and name/relate to‘key thinkers’.
• The production may not fit easily with the named concept, you must be able to describe the product in terms of it not fitting straightforwardly.• Apply the product to the theory or use your product to challenge it – need knowledge for either approach.• Can use AS or A2 main task or preliminary/ancillary
Focus : audience• Share broad connections between your productions and the way audiences read them.Hard in this day and age to conceive of a media audience as a stable, identifiable group.Key question: how do people make sense of and give meaning to media products?
Make notesMake notes on the other four headings:How do your productions fit/not fit with the concepts of:GenreNarrativeMedia Language (codes/conventions/semiotics etc)Representation