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AQA GCSE Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Overviews, Television, Reality TV

2016 AQA GCSE Media Studies

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the AQA GCSE Science Fiction Films Specification: (Summer 2016 Award).

Science Fiction films is a genre with a broad ranging audience appeal that has been consistently successful commercially and critically. Focussing on key areas of academic study we have covered all bases – this includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mock exams with...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Overviews

2016 OCR GCSE Media Studies

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of B322 OCR Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy.

Studying Action Adventure films and TV and Radio Comedy suggests a broad area of study but by focussing on key areas we have everything covered – this includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mock exams with mark schemes, exemplar responses, case studies and interactive quizzes to kick start...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Overviews

2016 WJEC GCSE Media Studies

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Specification: (Summer 2016 Award).

Focussing on key areas of academic study we have everything covered – this includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mock exams with mark schemes, exemplar responses, case studies and interactive quizzes to kick start the topic.

Expert advice...

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WJEC GCSE Film Studies Overview »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday November 19, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies

Resources for WJEC GCSE Film Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to WJEC GCSE Film Studies.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the WJEC site.

Further Reading & Support

The primary source for authoritative information & support is the WJEC Film Studies website.

WJEC GCSE Film Studies




Understanding TV Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Other Topics, Moving Images, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Comedy, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Finally in Year One you should start the class thinking about the topic for the B question in the exam. The current topic is TV comedy.

Individuals need to make their own study of this topic depending on their own consumption of the many varieties of TV comedy, so that they have a thorough knowledge of at least two different texts and preferably three. Gervais in Extras might be a way of looking at postmodern comedy

ACTIVITIES

INSTITUTIONS & AUDIENCES

Before looking at...

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Understanding OCR GCSE Media Studies »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday April 26, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

UNITS B321, B322 or B323, and B324

There are three units designed as a two year GCSE with the emphasis on practical work.

Unit B321: The Individual Media Studies Portfolio

This is a Controlled Assessment unit, internally assessed and externally moderated.

It is essential that Centres set assignments that make use of TWO media within this Unit ~ ie if two texts are compared in the same media format in the theory element, then the supporting practical exercise must be in a...

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Understanding Reality TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday March 01, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Reality TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Andy Warhol predicted in 1968 that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Contemporary observers such as David Weinberger suggest that Internet technologies will make everyone famous to 15 people.  But Reality TV shows confirm to viewers that anyone can become famous to an audience of millions – well almost anyone… 

Genre

Reality television is a hybrid genre. It is like a documentary as it is a factual form concerned with investigating human behaviour and relationships...

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Understanding The Popular Press »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, News, Intro to News, Popular Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

What is The Popular Press?

Contents

  • definitions of media language associated with newspapers
  • codes and conventions
  • areas of study
  • classroom activities
  • front page examples
  • front page quiz
  • news values
  • regulation
  • institutions
  • representations
  • audiences
  • politics and the popular press

The Popular Press refers to mass circulation national newspapers, targeted at the popular end of the market. This includes The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily...

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Understanding Sport on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Television, Sport on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

The genre of Sport on Television can be used as a key component of many GCSE courses. Students studying the WJEC GCSE MEDIA STUDIES for examination in 2010 are required to study sport on television. The WJEC exam papers – two hours writing and 30 minutes reading or viewing - for 2010 are in two parts: Section A has FOUR compulsory questions focusing on SPORT ON TV - for a full scheme of work see WJEC Sport on TV.

An Introduction

click on images to enlarge

Sport on...

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Understanding Storyboarding »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Television, Storyboarding, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Skills

A Level Storyboarding

Pre-production Item | Storyboard

Example Brief: Create a storyboard (and video trailer) for a TV Crime Drama

The pre-production brief is to create a storyboard. Students should create a storyboard that shows as much detail as possible including camera instructions with details of camera movement, shot duration, content, details of audio tracks and details of transitions between frames.

This guide opens with a screenshot of the first three frames of a...

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Understanding Popular Music on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Television, Pop Music on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Use the three image links above to access GEEVIDEO.com’s excellent archive of Pop Music on TV Clips. When you click on one of the movie clips, you will see a ‘Download Spamblocker’ advert - ignore this and click on the ‘skip’ option on top right hand corner of the screen. The video should then be ready to watch.

Anyone teaching pop music needs to ge their libary to order the fabulous comprehensive history of pop by Alan Parker called All You Need is Love. It’s coming out on...

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An Introduction to Situation Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday June 15, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Other Topics, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Situation Comedy

‘The focus of this examination is institutional/ scheduling issues and audience pleasures. These pages on sit-com provide a background only to the topic. The specific issues of institution/scheduling and audience pleasures in relation to sit-com will need to be taught separately.’

Brief Definition

The British TV sitcom is a television series that derives humour from the same characters in a fixed location exploring a variety of comic plotlines including...

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Media & Film Studies Blogs »

Richard Gent | Monday June 01, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Other Topics, Blogs

We Study Media by Rob McMinn

The Student Room & Media Studies

Setting up a Radio Station on Mediaed.org.uk

Modern Mechanix: examples of vintage advertising

Technorati on Ideology

Ideology for Kids: Decoding the Kremlin’s Website

The End of Cyberspace

Kinoeye on Media Studies

Bluegrass Film Society

Kids Gobble Up Interactive Junk Food Marketing

Continental Philosophy: Key Notes on Theorists

Dr. Mabuse’s Kaledio-scope: Four Models of Film/Media Blogging

Media Studies...

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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Genre, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Television and film crime/cop drama is very popular with a wide audience. Crime Dramas seek to anchor the representations of all types of police officers, criminals and victims as ‘believable’ characters, with ‘realistic’ plot lines, set in urban locations.The genre has been taken up in the US under the heading of American Quality Televsion (AQT) - see under heading AQT.

Codes and Conventions

Crime dramas:

  • are constructed realities
  • depict constructed versions of...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Audio-visual resource for use with Section A
Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B
Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

General

  • Write...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Audio-visual resource for use with Section A
Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B
Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

General

  • Write your...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Film, Science Fiction

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Tuesday 24th May 2016: 2pm to 3.30pm

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • ...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Preliminary Material »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Film, Science Fiction

General Certificate of Secondary Education June 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Edusites Media Sample Preliminary Material

To be opened and issued to candidates on or after Monday 25th April 2016

Notes to candidates

  • The following brief has been issued to help you prepare for the examination for Unit 1 Investigating the Media.
  • You are advised to read it carefully and use it to guide your preparation.
  • The preliminary material takes the...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Film, Science Fiction

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Tuesday 24th May 2016: 2pm to 3.30pm

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • Answer...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Interactive Film Trailers and Film Posters Resource »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Film, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Trailers, Mise-en-scene, Key Concepts, Distribution, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Narrative, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Synergy, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design

This resource is to be used in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam with Exemplar Response and the Film Trailer and Film Poster Quizzes.

Section A Film Trailers

Film Trailers… What are they and why do you think they are important media to study? Have a look at the following trailers from 2014 and write down what the audience appeals are. We’ll deconstruct the first one, Gravity.

Gravity (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgOaeDfmRQ

  • Narrative enigma...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Interactive Science Fiction Films Resource »

Rob Miller | Friday August 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, Film, Action Adventure, Comedy, Disaster Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Promotion, Film Trailers, Horror, Independent Film, Mise-en-scene, Science Fiction, Social Realism, Thrillers, War, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Digital Graphics, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Skills, Textual Analysis, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Television, Storyboarding, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Skills, Understanding Key Topics, Website Analysis, Web Pages

Milan, Italy - January 26 2013: People of 501st Legion official costuming organisation take part in the Star Wars Parade wearing perfectly accurate costumes.

Welcome to this interactive resource on Science Fiction films, your Unit 1 examined topic that focuses on all areas of exam questioning. Use in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam and Preliminary Material.

Have a look at some Science Fiction events around the country. Comic Cons have a reputation for...

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CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts Component 3: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: GCSE, CCEA GCSE, CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts

Welcome to the final controlled assessment component of the CCEA Moving Image Arts GCSE qualification – it is worth 40% of the overall GCSE and is based on a theme that CCEA publish on their microsite (click to download controlled assessment task). The 2014-2016 theme is Connection. A good way to start this component is thinking about what connection means.

Study the following images and think about what sort of connection is occurring – is there a link between objects,...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries Student Resource »

Rob Miller | Monday August 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Audience, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Regulation, Magazines, New Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

This resource is intended to be used in conjunction with the Unit 3 Mock Exam and Insert on the Edusites subject Overview page. Click on AQA GCSE MS Unit 3 Mock Exam (and Attachments for the Exam Insert).

Who is this?

I am thinking you may recognise this company?

I am certain you will be familiar with this 2015 film

The connection is that Jurassic World (2015) is produced and distributed by Universal Studios (they own the rights to the film and pay for all the...

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CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts Component 1: Creative & Technical Moving Image Production »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 06, 2015

Categories: GCSE, CCEA GCSE, CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts, Film, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Promotion, Film Storyboarding, Film Trailers, Hollywood, Mise-en-scene, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, Video Production, Skills, Script Writing, Video Camera Skills

Welcome to the external assessment (exam) component of the CCEA Moving Image Arts GCSE qualification - it is worth 40% of the overall GCSE and comprises a 1.5 hour online exam. In the exam students respond to a range of stimulus material including unseen live action and animated film clips, sound clips, film stills and script extracts - we will give you clear guidance below.

This is an applied course where you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills but also...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Mock The Week has been...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Russell Howard’s Good News...

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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Friday July 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers & Film Posters Workshop »

Rob Miller | Friday July 10, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Consultancy and Workshops, Edusites Media Student & Teacher Workshops, Film, Film Trailers, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Posters, Film Poster Analysis

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on Film Trailers and Film Posters dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • All key examination areas and potential areas of questioning will be covered including practical activities – use your chance to significantly raise attainment.
  • The day can be split evenly between 3 hours Investigating Film...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Workshop »

Rob Miller | Friday July 10, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Consultancy and Workshops, Edusites Media Student & Teacher Workshops, Film, Science Fiction, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Distribution, Exhibition, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Theory, Genre Theory , Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on TV Science Fiction Films dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • Students will analyse Science Fiction Films, both mainstream and independent linking with notions of genre hybridisation and institution.
  • Activities will include how to respond to a pitch e.g. marketing a new Science Fiction Film while...
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DVD & Book Store »

Morag Larsen | Friday June 19, 2015

Categories: A Level, GCSE, KS3, Film, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Key Tutorials, Video Camera Skills, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Video Resources

Introducing our DVD & Book Resources for Film & Media

Editsense & Filmsense £69.00+VAT (30% off)

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‘Editsense is a new approach to learning about film language and film-making’.

This is an interactive DVD with excellent, practical examples of film - perfect for teachers of moving image, be it English, Creative and Digital Media or Film Studies.

It has over fifty video examples and includes materials for the introduction and revision of film. There are no audio clips.

The...

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AQA GCSE TV News Glossary of Media Language »

Rob Miller | Thursday April 16, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Television News, Television, News (Television)

Chroma-key: The process which allows you to film a presenter in front of a blank screen and add different pictures behind (sometimes called green screen or blue screen).

Donut: On location interview in which the presenter in the studio hands over to the presenter on location. They describe the situation and interview a guest before handing back to the presenter.

Anchor/s: The main studio presenter/s.

Log: A list of recorded pictures and words usually compiled as material...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Glossary of Media Language »

Rob Miller | Wednesday April 15, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Understanding Media

Audience pleasures: Sometimes written as audience appeals, it is the enjoyment that is gained from a TV Comedy e.g. identification with character in Celebrity Juice or alternative representations in Misfits. There are a wide range of audience pleasures of TV Comedy.

Uses and Gratifications theory: TV Comedy can be understood using this theoretical audience model as it is escapist (diversion), audience can often identify with characters (personal identity), they can talk to...

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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Films Glossary of Terms »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 14, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Hot Entries

BBFC Certification: Many action adventure films are either U, PG or 12a/12 to attract a wider target audience that includes a significantly younger demographic.

Genre hybridisation: Action adventure films are a mix of the codes and conventions genres, often not just action and adventure but also comedy and on occasion, fantasy and science fiction.

Todorovian narrative: Many action adventure films can be structured in a classic equilibrium, a disruption followed by...

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WJEC GCSE Print and TV Advertising Glossary of Terms »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 14, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, TV Advertising, Hot Entries, Print, Print Advertising

Advertising copy: The advertising content of printed media e.g. magazines or newspapers.

Editorial copy: The non-advertising content of printed media.

Marketing: Including the 4ps (product, price, placement and promotion) - marketing is the umbrella term that advertising is a part of.

Advertising: The physical communication of making an audience aware of a brand.

Product: An object being sold e.g. trainers.

Brand: The image, name and identity of an object e.g. Nike...

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Media Studies Revision Workshops »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 08, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Admin, Staffroom, Consultancy and Workshops, Revision Workshops, Revision, Revision Courses

Introduction

Welcome to Edusites Media’s Media Studies Revision Workshops link. Here you will find a range of workshops which can be tailored to your individual needs, whether at GCSE, AS or A2 or WJEC, AQA or OCR. To see an overview of all our Media Studies Workshops and CPD please click here.

We also run workshops and CPD for GCSE and A Level Film Studies via FilmEdu, our dedicated support site for Film.

Click on the links below for further information on our Media...

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WJEC Print and TV Advertising Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 07, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, TV Advertising, Hot Entries, Print, Print Advertising, Television, Television Advertising

  • Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on Print and TV Advertising dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • All key examination areas and potential areas of questioning will be covered including practical activities – use your chance to significantly raise attainment.
  • The day can be split evenly between 3 hours understanding Print Advertising and 3 hours understanding Television Advertising including...
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AQA GCSE Television News Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 07, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Television News, Television, News (Television)

Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on TV News dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.

  • Pupils will analyse Television News, both national and regional and also news across a range of convergent platforms targeting a range of audiences.
  • Practical activities include how to respond to a pitch e.g. creating a new national TV News programme targeting a teenage audience, designing the website homepage of a...
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AQA GCSE Online Revision TV News »

Rob Miller | Monday December 01, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Revision, Television

click on image to enlarge

What Do You Know About the Exam?

  • It is 1 ½ hours long.
  • You have to answer 4 tasks, each worth 15 marks – this means you need to spend 22 minutes equally on each question.
  • The tasks are both theoretical and practical – take a pencil, coloured pencils and a ruler into the exam with you.
  • You will be given a design sheet for the Creative Task – use it. You may be asked to design and annotate the Website Homepage of a new TV News Channel, or...
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Exemplar AQA GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing TV News »

Rob Miller | Friday November 14, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Intro to News

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing TV News

Context

This lesson would take place around the February Half Term, after completion of Controlled Assessment and serve as an introduction to the examined unit on TV News. It is expected that a very basic introduction will be required, based on the stereotype that 15...

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Exemplar WJEC GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing Print and TV Advertising »

Rob Miller | Friday November 14, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Admin, iTraining, Templates, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing Print and TV Advertising

Context

This lesson will take place around the February Half Term in preparation for the examined unit on Print and TV Advertising. It is expected that the Controlled Assessment will be complete and that pupils can focus on what is an extensive 2...

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Exemplar OCR GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing B322 Section A Action Adventure »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 13, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Admin, iTraining, Templates, Film, Action, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing B322 Section A – Action Adventure

Context

This lesson would take place in either week 15, just after the Christmas Holidays as an introduction to the Section A topic or in week 25, just after the May Half Term (centres may decide to teach Section B TV Comedy later, or...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Print Advertising D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday November 03, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Advertising, More on Advertising, Hot Entries

Unit 1 - Thinking About the Media: Investigating and Planning

Section A: Print Advertising (40 Marks)

Study carefully the Resource Material. It consists of two magazine adverts, one for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle taken from Vogue Magazine, May 2013 and one for The Kooples taken from Dazed Magazine, May 2013

1. (a) Identify two typical conventions of print advertising from each advert. (3/4)

In the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle advert, Keira Knightly is in the middle and she is...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies TV News D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday October 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Task 1

Audience research suggests the target audience of TV News is changing because:

  • news is available on a range of different platforms and in different media.
  • there is increasingly a need to entertain a target audience as well as inform them.
  • multi-channel television means there is a broad range of competition.

Why do you think TV News struggles to reach its audience? Give examples to support your views.

(15 marks)

I don’t watch TV News myself but I know a lot of...

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Viral Advertising »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 22, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, Synergy

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Viral advertising spreads messages, ideas and associations about a brand quickly, commonly using digital technology – in many ways viral advertising relies on the consumer to pass on information with the producer either seeding videos via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or on many other interactive digital platforms with the consumer at the point, knowingly or unknowingly spreading the communication – viral advertising spreads like a cold virus,...

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Old Spice ‘Smell Like a Man’ Advertising Campaign Case Study (2010-2014) »

Rob Miller | Friday September 19, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media

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Institutional Factors

Old Spice is a historical brand (1937) of grooming products now owned (1990) by the oligopoly Proctor & Gamble which ensures and funds its high production value advertising – P & G are an American multinational who secured $83bn sales from their broad product range in 2014. Old Spice as a brand has a historical product of cologne, available in its original scent as well as in ‘Pure Sport’ format. In 2006 its OS Signature...

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WJEC GCSE Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media: Investigating and Producing »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 16, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music Press Production, Music, Music Promotion, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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This is an additional Unit 2 brief - full details can be found on MediaEdu’s WJEC GCSE Media Studies controlled assessment admin and process resource.

Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as film, television, animated film, radio, magazines, music videos, websites, computer games, newspapers and advertising – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print...
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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Video Brief »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 09, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Production Zone, Video Production

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Associated Resources

  • OCR GCSE Media Studes Mini Student Scheme of Work.docx
  • Call Sheet Template.xls

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 mini...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Print Production, Video Production

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Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as FILM, TELEVISION, ANIMATED FILM, RADIO, MAGAZINES, MUSIC VIDEOS, WEBSITES, COMPUTER GAMES, NEWSPAPERS and ADVERTISING – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print based) - 20%
  • One Media Production – Research, Planning, Production, Evaluation - 40%

THE TEXTUAL INVESTIGATIONS MUST NOT BE BASED ON THE PRODUCTION...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B321 Controlled Assessment »

Rob Miller | Saturday August 30, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Film Promotion, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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120 Marks, 30% OF GCSE

It is recommended by OCR that between 25-30 hours is spent on this controlled assessment unit and introduced before B324, a practical production unit which will benefit from the analytical skills, use of media langauge and understanding of representation learnt during B321.

The unit comprises 30% of the total GCSE marks and involves the pupil/candidate individually developing a portfolio containing a comparative analytical...

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