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An Introduction to Media Studies for KS3 Students »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7

The King Richard School in Portsmouth have been piloting Media Studies with KS3 students. We’ve developed a new programme of study for Media which includes the following topics:

Media Studies in Year 7

  • What_is_Media.ppt
  • Newspapers
  • Pop Bands & The Music Industry

Media Studies in Year 8

  • Radio & Podcasting
  • Soap Operas
  • Magazines
  • Comics & Cartooning

Media Studies in Year 9

  • Modern Technology
  • Film Studies & Moving Image Analysis
  • Pop Bands & The Music Industry

The assessment...

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OCR GCSE B323 Print Mock Exam & Marking Instructions »

Barry Rainsford | Monday May 23, 2016

Categories: KS3, GCSE, OCR GCSE




DVD & Book Store »

Morag Larsen | Friday June 19, 2015

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

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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New To Media Studies CPD »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 19, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, Hot Entries, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom

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Our onsite courses are ideal for staff new to the subject, PGCE and NQTs or existing teachers with that familiar story we have heard many times before – ‘You teach English, can you introduce and run Media Studies in September?’….

Edusites offer half or full day courses that can take you though the fundamentals of the subject, tailored to your chosen exam board which we are also happy to advise on. You tell us what you need help with –...

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Planning For The Year Ahead CPD »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 19, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, Firsts, Hot Entries, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom

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We understand structuring and planning for GCSE, AS, A2 and BTEC courses can be daunting. Let Edusites take you through the whole year and bespoke schemes of work to your institution, allocate human resources, help you timetable access to production resources, schedule internal assessment timescales for both controlled assessment and coursework and ensure that unit and course guides reflect the potential of the subject for your learners.

Our...

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Creating Film Projects Guide »

Richard Gent | Monday March 04, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, A Level, Nationals, Firsts, Film, Film Language, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching

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This colourful, jargon free guide will take you on a step-by-step journey, enabling groups or individuals to create films of their own. This guide is specifically designed for new film makers and is written by Lizzie Sykes, Senior Lecturer in TV Production at Bournemouth University and a community film maker with over 15 years’ experience. 

The aim of the guide is to provide its readers with the information they need to make key decisions about the films they want to make,...

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Media Studies Apps »

Richard Gent | Thursday January 17, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, A Level, Nationals, Firsts, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, Skills, Software, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching

Here are some apps that are used in and out of the Media Studies classroom. We’ve attempted to find links to the different operating systems to help identify if the version you need exists.

Language

Close Up Film Language Glossary iOS

The Close-Up Film Language Glossary of the well-known German Educational Publishers Schöningh provides clear and concise definitions of essential film language terms used in basic and advanced film courses. Though geared for use in high school...

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Making Movies Make Sense DVD | An Interactive Guide to Using Film »

Richard Gent | Monday September 17, 2012

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Film, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Media Language, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills, Staffroom

What is Making Movies Make Sense?

‘Making Movies Make Sense’ is an all-new interactive resource to help you run film viewing and filmmaking activities with children and young people.

Making Movies Make Sense shows you:

  • What equipment you need
  • The key principles: camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • How to make a film step by step: planning, filming and editing
  • Practical activities for classroom and out-of-school contexts
  • What films to use

Making Movies Make Sense is...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 9 Complete Student Sheet »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 9 - Complete Student Sheet

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES - Establishes where, when and who of a sequence of film.

Long Shot - LS - The subject being filmed can be seen from head to foot in their surroundings.

Mid/medium Shot - MS - Classic newsreader shot. A person can be seen from the waist upwards. We can still see some of the setting.

Close Up - CU - The subject fills the screen. We cannot see much of the background.

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 9 »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 9 - Student Sheet

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES ........................................................................................

Long Shot - LS ........................................................................................

Mid/medium Shot - MS ........................................................................................

Close Up - CU...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 8 Student Sheet »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 8 - Student Sheet

Lighting

There are 3 types of lighting:

Key light - can be artificial light or the sun. It creates shadows in the shot to make it look like the light is coming from a particular light source.

Back light - the subject is lit from behind and usually from above, it throws the subject into silhouette. Back light creates atmosphere and mystery.

Practical - any light source that is part of the scene, like a fire, lamp...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 8 »

Gill Clayton | Thursday September 10, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Technical Language of Moving Image - Year 8

See Year 7 sheet for explanations of basic shots, angles and movements.

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES

Long Shot - LS

Mid/medium Shot - MS

Close Up - CU

Big/Extreme Close Up - BCU/ECU

Point of View Shot - POV
The shot is from a character’s Point-of-view, as if you are seeing things through their eyes. It helps the audience to identify with the character.

Over the Shoulder Shot
The shot is from behind a character as if...

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Technical Language of Moving Image Year 7 Lesson 1 »

Gill Clayton | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Key Concepts, Media Language, Other Topics, Moving Images

Main/basic effects in italics under name to be used in plenary

Camera Shots

Establishing Shot - ES - Establishes where, when and who of a sequence of film.

Lets the audience know who the shot is about and where and when they are.

Long Shot - LS - The subject being filmed can be seen from head to foot in their Surroundings.

Shows where someone or something is. Can make someone seem small, lonely and vulnerable.

Mid/medium Shot - MS - Classic newsreader shot. A person can...

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Music Press Quiz 1 »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, GCSE, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Music Press Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



British Pop Music Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, GCSE, Music, British Pop Music, Other Topics, 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.




KS3 Downloads »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3

Advertising

KS3 Advertising Slogans.ppt

KS3 Advertising.doc

KS3 Creating Your Product.ppt

KS3 Local Radio Logos.ppt

KS3 Samsung S600 Advert.ppt

KS3 Target Audiences.ppt

CD Covers

KS3 Quick CD Cover.ppt

Comics

KS3 Basic Comic Conventions.ppt

KS3 Comic Comedy.ppt

KS3 Comic Evaluation.ppt

KS3 Comic Grid.ppt

KS3 Comic Keywords.ppt

KS3 Comic Signs and Symbols.ppt

KS3 Comic Storyboard.ppt

KS3 Comics.ppt

KS3 Correcting Mistakes Comics.ppt

KS3 Jumbles.ppt

KS3 Simpsons...

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Understanding Pop Bands & The Music Industry in Year 9 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3 of Year 9, we introduce the students to Pop Bands & The Music Industry. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by researching and analysing existing pop bands, CD covers, promo videos and tour posters. They are helped to develop their understanding of musical genres and how this affects a band’s actual and perceived/projected identity. The students then use this newly acquired knowledge to plan, mock-up and develop their own...

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Understanding Film Studies & Moving Image Analysis in Year 9 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Skills, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2 of Year 9, we introduce the students to Film Studies. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by researching and analysing existing film posters, DVD covers, opening sequences, exploring conventions for different cinematic genres.

The students then use this newly acquired knowledge to plan, mock-up and develop their own artefact. There is an emphasis on using manual drafting skills in this unit such as drawing and laying out work...

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Understanding Modern Technology in Year 9 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, New Media, New Technologies, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 1 of Year 9, we introduce the students to Modern Technology. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by planning, designing and advertising/marketing a new product: new tv series; video game; phone.

We are currently developing this unit. When complete, it will be included here.

During Year 9 students are expected to move from Media as production to Media as analysis, interpretation and evaluation. They are introduced to more...

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Understanding Comics & Cartooning in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Comics, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3 of Year 8, if time allows before the end of term, we introduce the students to Comics & Cartooning using Comic Life.

The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own characters, front cover and comic strips or narrative.

This unit is intended to introduce students to photostories and develop the students technical skills with Comic Life and remind them of the importance of mocking-up and building on mistakes made...

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Understanding Radio & Podcasting in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Radio, Intro to Radio, Radio Podcasts, More on Radio, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics, Podcasts, Podcasts for Students, Podcasts for Teachers

In Term 3 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Radio & Podcasting using Garage Band. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own radio programme and podcast. This unit is intended to develop the students technical skills with Garage Band.

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by class...

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Understanding Magazines in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Magazines, More on Magazines, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Magazines. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own magazine.

This unit is intended to develop the students technical skills with Photoshop Elements. One example of a skill that we focus on is the ‘lasso’ tool, which allows students to accurately select and crop before importing the material as a new layer into a magazine they are building.

Every sixth lesson the...

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Understanding Soap Operas in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Television, Soaps, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 1 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Soap Operas and the students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own soap.

This unit includes producing their own theme tune for the opening sequence in Garage Band; creating a moving image opening sequence to accompany the theme tune using iMovie (this is done using a still image bank created before the start of the unit by the class teacher).

This image bank is easy to create, it...

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Understanding Pop Bands in Year 7 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3, we introduce the students to Pop Bands and the students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own band.

This unit includes profiling; the analysis and design of CD cases and covers; tour posters; creating a mix using Garage Band (a Mac application).

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by...

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Understanding Newspapers in Year 7 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7, News, More on News, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2, we introduce the students to Newspaper and the students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by producing a newspaper or examples of key content.

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by class demonstration, student mirroring the activity on their work stations and the key steps are supported with a range of...

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