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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

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

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, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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 G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Essay Plan: Audience »

Rob Miller | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Audience in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing my thriller opening sequence which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied audience and audience theory in existing Thrillers such as Taken 3, Seven, Psycho, the hybrid thriller Skyfall and Escape Plan. This enabled us to fully understand how theories of audience can be applied to our own productions”.

  • Acknowledge that,...
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Film Theory and Language »

Nicole Ponsford | Thursday August 23, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Key Concepts, Media Language, Theory, Apparatus Theory, Audience Theory, Feminist Theory, Formalist Theory, Genre Theory , Marxist Theory, Media Theorists, Postcolonial Theory, Poststructuralist Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, Queer Theory, Race Theory, Screen Theory, Social Realist Theory, Structuralist Theory

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Apparatus Film Theory

‘Apparatus’ is another word for the means in which a specific production is created. In the case of film / cinema, the film projector and the screen. Apparatus Theory is a model of spectatorship and institutions. It argues that cinema is ideological (based on ideas) because the films are created to represent reality. This means that because film is created to illustrate different ideas, everything has meaning - from the camerawork to the editing. It...

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Media Effects Research »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday June 28, 2012

Categories: Theory, Audience Theory

Before we look at an example it is important to consider some criticisms of effects research in general.

It is argued that because the research sets out to prove a link exists the findings of effects research are not valid. The idea is that you must already accept that the link exists to try and find it (like you can only have a witch-hunt if you believe in witches).

Also, if a link has not been proven in 60 years of studying then maybe there isn’t one.

Bandura & Bobo...

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Outnumbered Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday August 26, 2011

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Comedy, Television Situation Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory

Outnumbered is a successful British Situation Comedy (Sitcom) named so simply because the two parental central protagonists, ‘Sue’ and ‘Pete’ are outnumbered by their three children. It is set in West London and although on the surface offers pluralistic representations in the guise of their unruly children who often intellectually challenge their parents it very much follows a standard genre template established by family based Sitcoms like Butterflies and My Family....

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Audience Theories Revision »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday June 03, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Audience, Theory, Audience Theory

For A2 you will need to know these theories about Media Audiences.

Many theories try to make sense of the question: What effects do media texts have on audiences?

This question has interested people ever since the invention of the printing press, and it became possible to make hundreds of copies of a document, and a ‘message’ could reach a mass audience.

Researchers investigating the effect of media on audiences have considered the audience in two distinct ways.

The...

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Uses & Gratification Theory »

Richard Gent | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Audience, Other Topics, Theory, Audience Theory

This model stems from the idea that audiences are a complex mixture of individuals who select media texts that best suits their needs – this goes back to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

The Uses and Gratifications Model suggests that media audiences are active and make active decisions about what they consume in relation to their social and cultural setting and their needs.

This was summed up by theorists Blumler and Katz in 1974:

‘Media usage can be explained in that it...

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