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AS OCR Media Studies Audience and Institutions: Film Production & Film Industry Revision Tasks

nicoleponsford | Wednesday March 23, 2011

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Hot Entries

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TOP TIP: Consider the issues for the studios and audiences at every stage.

When writing the exam essay - you should look for modern examples in the industry and be able to write a paragraph about:

  • the processes of production – how the product is created
  • the methods of distribution – how does the product reach its audience marketing
  • methods, and processes of marketing as they relate to the institutions
  • the way audiences consume the product
  • the relationships between audiences and institutions
  • issues raised by media ownership within your topic
  • convergence and new technologies in production, distribution and marketing and its importance for institutions and audiences
  • issues raised by global institutions targeting British audiences

Revision Task 1

1. In small groups, or as an individual take one of the above bullet points.

2. Give yourself 3-5 minutes to discuss this.

3. Try to reference as much as you can.

4. Share your ideas. Your audience is to make notes on this.

5. Ask your audience to add anything you have missed out. You make a note of this!

Revision Task 2

Read the extract below:

1. Advice from the exam board (OCR) Section B of the exam: Institutions and Audiences:

“Candidates should be prepared to understand and discuss the processes of production, distribution, marketing and exchange as they relate to contemporary media institutions, as well as the nature of audience consumption and the relationships between audiences and institutions.

In addition, candidates should be familiar with:

  • the issues raised by media ownership in contemporary media practice;
  • the importance of cross media convergence and synergy in production, distribution and marketing;
  • ...

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