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Digital Cameras and Photography »

Paul Bradforth | Wednesday June 10, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Skills, Video Camera Skills

Early history

Digital cameras have been around since about 1985. Then, they were bulky, with tiny resolutions and big prices, and were mainly for specialist applications only.

By 1997 we began to see the kind of camera we’re used to today: compact, pocket-sized, but with a resolution of only around a third of a Megapixel, not enough to print from successfully, although fine for Web use.

Things really started to take off around 1999, with many 1-3 Megapixel compacts on the...

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CCEA GCE Moving Image Arts AS1 Creative Production Foundation Portfolio »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 19, 2015

Categories: A Level, CCEA A Level, CCEA AS, Film, Film Language, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills

Welcome to the coursework unit of the CCEA Moving Image Arts AS qualification. You will be producing a complete mainstream genre narrative fiction film based on an initial idea or theme of your own.

There are four clear areas of assessment:

  1. Statement of Intentions (30 marks)
  2. Pre-Production (15 marks)
  3. Pre-Production Exercise (15 marks)
  4. Final Product (120 marks)
  5. Evaluation (30 marks)

Study the following screenshots and identify what themes are being represented - choosing a...

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BTEC Level 2 Unit 1: Digital Media Sectors and Audiences »

Rob Miller | Tuesday June 16, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Audience, Media Language, Hot Entries, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Defining Social Networks, New Technologies, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, New Media Production, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

Introduction

The BTEC First is a great qualification that will prepare you for the world of work or further study.

You will learn how to use software and hardware that is used in digital media industries – by photographers, editors, sound recordists, web designers and games designers.

Have a look at the following 10 steps to success in Creative Digital Media Production.

But first – you need to understand about the digital media industry and audiences – every media...

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BTEC L2 Creative Media Production & BTEC L3 Creative Digital Media Production Workshops »

Rob Miller | Tuesday June 16, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Procurement, Staffroom

Half or Full Day Creative Media Production Courses in Your School

Programme Details

Although we have workshops and revision sessions listed below, we would also be thrilled to offer you a more bespoke package. This can be based on year groups, classes or one-to-one student led or can be based on either exam / internal assessment, theory or practical work.

We are also keen to work with teachers and departments and can offer CPD for your subject specific needs.

Our...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Print Brief »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, Magazines, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, New Media Production, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

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Controlled Assessment (30% of GCSE): Print Brief (Print Advertising)

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 SOW below). OCR recommends 25-30...

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BTEC Creative Media Production Workshops »

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 16, 2011

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Procurement, Staffroom

Half or Full Day Creative Media Production Courses in Your School

Programme Details

Although we have workshops and revision sessions listed below, we would also be thrilled to offer you a more bespoke package. This can be based on year groups, classes or one-to-one student led or can be based on either exam / internal assessment, theory or practical work.

We are also keen to work with teachers and departments and can offer CPD for your subject specific needs.

Our...

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Tutorial Websites »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

Lynda.com Tutorials - Subscription Site

Video-Tutes.com Tutorials




Storyboarding Tutorials »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Skills, Storyboarding

Understanding Storyboarding on Mediaedu




Image Editing Tutorials »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Print Production

Photoshop Tutorial by Video-Tutes.com

Fireworks Tutorial by Video-Tutes.com

Producing Printed Image Texts on Mediaedu




Web Design Tutorials »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Web Production

  • Dreamweaver HTML Pages for MAC.dmg
  • Dreamweaver Templates for MAC.dmg
  • Dreamweaver Hyperlinks, Rollovers and Multimedia for MAC.dmg
  • Dreamweaver HTML Pages for PC.zip
  • Dreamweaver Templates for PC.zip
  • Dreamweaver Hyperlinks, Rollovers and Multimedia for PC.zip
  • Dreamweaver Tutorial by Video-Tutes.com
  • iWeb Tutorial



BBC Training & Development Tutorials »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production

BBC Training & Development - Free Online Courses




Digital Camera & Photography Tutorials »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography

An Introduction to Digital Cameras & Photography by Paul Bradforth on Mediaedu




Digital Photography Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, A Level, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




Camera Angles Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Film, Other Topics, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills, Video Camera Skills, Staffroom, Equipment

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




Standard Shot Sizes »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday June 19, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Skills, Video Camera Skills

BIG CLOSE UP (BCU)

CLOSE UP (CU)

MID CLOSE UP (MCU)

MID SHOT (MS)

LONG SHOT (LS)

VERY LONG SHOT (VLS)

 




Media Studies Tutorial Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Skills, Key Tutorials, Software

Retouching Photoshop Tutorial on Basic Model Retouching

Teach-ict.com An excellent source of advice for those wishing to brush up on their computing skills.




Scriptwriting Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Skills, Scriptwriting

BBC Writers’ Room Script Examples

Script Smart The Script Smart tool is a set of Microsoft Word templates for writers to format their scripts using industry-recognised layouts. Script Smart was created by the BBC.




Moving Image Footage Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Film, Other Topics, Moving Images, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Video Production, Web Production

Alluc.org Free films, series, ads - in fact, all you can see!

Newsfilm Online is planned to be one of the most exciting resources to be offered to Higher and Further Education in the UK. 3,000 hours of television news and cinema newsreels, taken from the huge collection of the ITN/Reuters archive, is to be made available online in high quality format for teaching, learning and research. Newsfilm Online will be a gateway of unmatched richness to nearly one hundred years of...

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Logos & Branding Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Advertising, Other Topics, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

Logocities.org Logo Cities is an ongoing research/creation project addressing signage, branding and lettering in public space, with a particular focus on the city of Montréal.

Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

 




Journalism Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Skills

Online Journalism Review

Poynter Online ‘Everything you need to be a better journalist’




Iconic Image Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Production Zone, Digital Photography, Print Production

Photography @ Temple University

David Bailey Photography

Dorothea Lange - Migrant Mother

Ferenc Ecseki Photography

Getty Images

Google Image Search Find online images using Google’s dedicated image search engine

Iconic Photo See iconic architectural photography

Mario Testino Photography

Monroe Gallery of Photography

Philippe Halsman Portrait Exhibition

The Art Institute of Chicago

Top Ten Most Iconic Photographs Blog

World Press Photo - See the whole picture. Iconic...

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Typography & Font Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Advertising, Key Concepts, Media Language, Magazines, Other Topics, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

Dafont.com

Flamingtext.com An excellent place to find some sophisticated and unique fonts to help you create impressive artefacts.




Copyright & Licensing Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Copyright, Media Language, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Skills, Referencing

Creative Archive Pilot

Creative Commons Licence

Intellectual Property Office on Copyright

Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended)

FACT Federation Against Copyright Theft




Censorship & Regulation Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

BBFC.org.uk Find out about film certification and censorship using this site.

SBBFC.org.uk Students’ British Board of Film Classification This site is aimed at media and film studies students and teachers covering the topics of Media Regulation and Censorship in the UK. The site was designed and is maintained by the British Board of Film Classification.

TMAP.org.uk Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel The Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel (TMAP) is the magazine industry’s...

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Animation Links »

Steve Cavalier | Wednesday April 29, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Video Production, Web Production, Skills, Software, Animation, Pre 1908, 1908 - 1928, 1928 - 1945, 1945 - 1970, 1970 - 1990, 1990 to Present Day, DIY Animation, Animation Links

2D Animation Software

Adobe AfterEffects [PC & Mac]
Publisher: Adobe
License: Free Trial
Comments: Motion graphics and visual effects for film and media.

Animator-9 3.6 [PC]
Publisher: Key Technology
License: Free
Comments: Make animated GIFs from your digital camera.

AniS 1.0 [PC]
Publisher: Tom Whittaker
License: Free
Comments: Simple image manipulation for the web.

Bauhaus Mirage [PC]

Jumpwel [PC]
Publisher: Phildes
License: Free
Comments: Basic object manipulator for...

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