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Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions.
I will be analysing my music video that we filmed and edited for our main task which formed part of my Advanced Portfolio in Media – a promotional package for release of an album, to include a music promo video. In class, we studied representation in existing Music Videos such as Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, Pharrell Williams’ Happy, Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl and Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s Telephone – I...[ read full article ] »
- AQA Brief Three Questionnaire Example.docx
- AQA Storyboard Frame Sheet and Storyboard Example.docx
- Call Sheet Template.xls
The whole point of AQA AS Media Studies coursework is that students will be working to set briefs produced by AQA that are changed every two years – for 2015 assessment there are three briefs, this guide relates to brief three which we will call:
“Producing Promotional Materials for a Band/Music Artist”...[ read full article ] »
- OCR GCSE Media Studes Mini Student Scheme of Work.docx
- Call Sheet Template.xls
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...[ read full article ] »
For this project you have to research and develop your ideas further and actually make a music video for a chosen new artist. The record label has said that in addition to the proposal and team file you have produced you also have to produce the following for them:
Assignment 1: What are Music Videos for? (Learning Outcome 1 - Understand the Purpose of Music Videos)
Because the record label are paying you a lot of money to produce the video they want you to put...[ read full article ] »
Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages
Lady Gaga – Sony Music Entertainment | Universal Music Group
The music industry can be split into mainstream and independent artists with the so called ‘Big Four’ (now the Big Three) controlling the market. In a similar way that the oligopoly of film distributors control film distribution (Warners, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Sony, Disney) mainstream music distribution is controlled by the Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group...[ read full article ] »
Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages
Lady Gaga – Sony Music Entertainment | Universal Music Group
For your AQA AS Media Studies Cross Media Study you are required to understand a range of texts across 3 different media platforms – Broadcasting, E Media and Print with notions of institution underpinning the background to production e.g. funding, ownership, use of technology and distribution.
Exam questions often directly ask students to examine how institutions are represented across the three platforms.
This...[ read full article ] »
Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production, Video Production
This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on Edusites Media which relates directly to the 2012 WJEC GCSE Media Studies External Assessment on Music: Industry Websites & Magazines.
This page also contains external links to support materials on the WJEC site.
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Scheme of Work: Music | Industry Websites | Magazines
- Understanding The Music Industry & Music Industry Websites
- Music Industry Fan...
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2012 Unit 1 SoW - Music.doc
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music: Industry Websites & Magazines Overview
- Visual/Aural language - Semiotics
- Music Genre Codes and Conventions and Narrative
- History of Popular Music
- Representation in Music Websites and Music Videos
- The Music Industry
- Music Magazines
- Analysis, skills of Deconstruction, Note taking, Group work
- Identifying iconography, narrative theory and...
Click on the link below to download a mock exam and mark scheme for WJEC GCSE Media Studies Pop Videos & Fan Websites.
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music Videos & Fan Websites Mock Exam.doc
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music Videos and Fan Websites Mock Exam Mark Scheme.doc
Editing within music videos can be explored which emphasises and draws attention that the shots have been joined together, in particular by using the jump-cut so that the effect is abrupt usually followed by something that the audience is not expecting.
Look at MediaEdu’s Music Video Pre-Production and Music Video Production
The pace of the editing being dictated by the visuals is another area to explore. How many cuts are visible in an average music video?...[ read full article ] »
Click on the link below to download a PDF booklet you can print out.
Section A - Music Video
Section B - Music Fan Websites
Section A - Music Industry Websites
Section B - Music Magazines
The exam (40% of the final mark) 2 hours 15 minutes. The topic is music. Candidates will be expected to study the topic in a way which reflects the convergent nature of contemporary media.
The paper is divided into two sections.
Section A: Thinking about the Media – Investigating
This will assess candidates on their knowledge and...[ read full article ] »
Click on the link below to download a revision guide you can print out.
WHO INVENTED THE MUSIC VIDEO?
with thanks to the BBC website h2g2
The music video is generally considered to have been born on the BBC’s Top of the Pops in November 1975. Glamorous rock band Queen found they were unable to appear on Top of the Pops as they were on tour.
They worked over two days and spent the considerable sum at that time of £4,000 on recording their latest single, Bohemian Rhapsody, on the relatively new medium of video tape.
There were no home video...[ read full article ] »
Music videos offer great opportunities to be creative on video using low cost equipment. You can work in just about any genre or style you like, as long as it has some relationship to the song.
Most of the hard work is usually done in postproduction, but that certainly does not mean you should skate over the shooting; it is essential you have enough shot material to work on in editing.
What is a music video trying to do?
A successful music video has to work at two levels...[ read full article ] »
You will have selected a song track which excites you. You will have some ideas about how you want to visualise this song.
You will have decided on whether you want to tell a story, create an atmospheric video, or present the song in some new innovative way, or use another form of visualisation such as a parody or pastiche.
It’s a good idea to write down the lyrics, so that you know what the song is about.
Your next job is to create a STORYBOARD of your...[ read full article ] »
You have shot your video. You have a lot of pictures on DV tape, or hard disc, and you now have to edit these pictures to your chosen music track.
In other words you have completed production, and are ready to go into post-production.
Post-production is everything you do after the production of the video. The production is getting all the shots in the can. Post-production means editing the shots to the music, and it also means marketing and promoting your...[ read full article ] »
The music video is a classic example of a media industry that flourished on the back of technological advance.
The proliferation of home VCR and satellite technology created a fertile environment in which the new medium flourished, eating up the spare capacity in the schedules. Indeed, when MTV was launched in 1981 it only had access to a couple of hundred videos; by...[ read full article ] »
Pop Music Analysing Music Video Questions.doc
Pop Music Analysing Pop Music Videos.doc
Pop Music | GCSE Music Video Moodboards.doc
Pop Music | GCSE Music Video Project Ideas.doc
Pop Music | Intro.doc
Pop Music | Key Conventions.doc
Pop Music on TV | Checklist.doc
Pop Music on TV | Intro.doc
Pop Music on TV | Scheduling and Audience.doc
Pop Music | Scheme of Work HND.doc
Pop Music | Teachers Approach.ppt
Pop Music | Top Camera Shots.doc
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...[ read full article ] »
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...[ read full article ] »
Categories: GCSE, Key Concepts, Institutions, Music, British Pop Music, Music Video, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Music Press, Music Press History, Music Press Institution, Music Press Language, Music Press Links One, Pop Music on TV
EMI Group EMI is the world’s largest independent music company.
musicovery.com Free access to a range of music on the Internet
If your Media Studies production is an audio visual piece then it will most likely involve the use of some music. This might be in the background of an advert, to make a film trailer more exciting, or as the focus of a music video.
What you need to remember is that even though it’s incredibly easy to download music and sound effects from the Internet, it’s not always a good idea to use those files in your media production.
In this article, I’ll give you the information you...[ read full article ] »