Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
AS Media Studies – Preliminary Exercise Evaluation
Your task is to critically assess your Preliminary Exercise.
· Start by explaining the story you were trying to tell
· Did you include all of the listed editing techniques, if not, why not?
· Carefully explain how you created each of the following:
o Match on Action
o Eye line Match
o Shot, Reverse Shot
o 180 Degree
· Critically assess your own technical capabilities.
o Did you use each technique accurately?
o Did you make any mistakes? If so, what went wrong and what would you do differently next time?
o What are the most positive elements of your film (what did you do well?)
o Where in your film would you need to make improvements?
At the end of the course you will have to assess the progress you have made from this task to the final product. You will be able to make reference to this piece of work.
Complete this assignment in Microsoft Word first, then post it on your blog
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
The following documents will provide extra evidence of planning, please download, complete and upload on to your blogs:
Costumes and Props Sheet
Costumes and Props Sheet
Friday, 8 November 2013
You will be demonstrating understanding of continuity editing in the first piece of
This is the PRELIMINARY TASK
This must be completed and posted onto your blog before you begin the THRILLER COURSEWORK
The preliminary task is a demonstration of CONTINUITY EDITING. It must show you can successfully use:
- Match on Action
- Shot/Reverse Shot
- 180 degree rule
- Eyeline match
In the sequence we should see the following action unfold:
- Character A walks towards a closed door
- Character A enters through the door and crosses a room to where character B is seated.
- Characters A and B exchange a few lines of dialogue.
- There is at least one use of an eyeline match
- Character A exits the room
Character A Enters the room and walks toward Character B.
Character A: Do you have it?
Character B: What’s the password?
A: Which way are the birds flying?
B: South. Have you got the money?
A: Yes. (Hands over envelope)
Character B hands over the package. Character A exits the room.
Friday, 1 November 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
A2 Coursework Half-Term Blog Catch-Up
By the end of the Half-Term holiday you need to have completed the following posts on your blog:
- Welcome post
- Favourite music video
- Discussion of the topic of non-copyright music
- How have you found your music?
- What music have you chosen?
- Profile of the artist(s)
- The track & lyrics
- Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
- The Pitch
- Record labels – Major/Independent
- Organic/synthetic music
- Purpose of the music video
- Star Theory – Richard Dyer
- Success criteria
- Key conventions – Andrew Goodwin
- Case study 1 – Jamie Thraves
- Case Study 2 – Emil Nava
- Case study 3 – Alex Southam
- Vox Pops – description – what are they?
- Vox Pops task posted on blog
- Vox Pops evaluation
- Elton John/Kiki Dee duet – description of task
- Duet exercise posted on blog
- Duet exercise evaluation
- Shooting schedule
- Location sheet
- Shot list
- Risk assessment
- Costumes and props
- Contingency plan