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AQA AS MEST1 Cross Media Study - Film Fiction

Rob Miller | Thursday September 10, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Film, Film Industry, Film Magazines, Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, Newspapers

Section B Cross Media Study Film Fiction

This is a resource for students and teachers who have chosen Film Fiction as their Cross Media Study topic. For advice on the structure and format of Section B Cross Media Study please access our guide at Teaching AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Guide. The exemplar response AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Section B Cross Media Study Synergy Exemplar relates specifically to the Film Fiction Cross Media Study.

We will be analysing and researching Film Fiction across the following 3 media platforms:

  • Cinema
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • The Internet and E Media

We hope to provide enough help, research sources and information to prepare you for possible Section B questions on areas such as:

  • Mainstream Commercial Pressures (2014 exam)
  • Audiences and Control (2014 exam)
  • Use of Technology (2013 exam)
  • Narrative and the Role of Narrative (2015 exam)
  • Synergy and Intertextuality (2012 exam)

A full list of possible question areas is available in the above resource. Questions in Section B are more industry based with the exception of Narrative and require you to have an up to date understanding and knowledge of the film industry across 3 platforms covering:

  • Film Production
  • Film Distribution including cross platform advertising and marketing
  • Film Consumption including the different ways audience watch film on a range of different platforms and audience targeting
  • Film Ownership and Institution
  • Film and Digital Technology

A good way to start your research is by looking at the way mainstream and independent films are represented on your three platforms.

Initial Research Activity

In preparation for the release of the 24th Bond film Spectre on 26th October 2015 use the websites below and your own understanding of film to answer the following questions on the Bond franchise.

  1. How did Skyfall compare to other 2012 UK box office films in terms of commercial success?
  2. Why do you think this is the case?
  3. What was the production...

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