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OCR Nationals Media Studies Level 2 Overview »

Shirley Bierman | Friday May 06, 2011

Categories: Nationals

Resources for OCR Nationals Media Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to OCR Nationals Media Studies Level 2.

OCR Nationals Level 2 on MediaEdu

OCR Nationals Level 2 Overview

OCR Nationals Bridging Activity for Level 2.ppt

OCR Nationals Induction Level 2

OCR Nationals Level 2 Induction Work

OCR Nationals Level 2 Unit 1

OCR Nationals Level 2 Unit 2

OCR Nationals Level 2 Unit 3

OCR...

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BTEC Firsts Media Studies Overview »

Richard Gent | Tuesday November 23, 2010

Categories: Nationals, Firsts, BTEC Firsts

Resources for BTEC Firsts Media Studies on Edusites Media

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to BTEC Firsts Media Studies.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the Edexcel / BTEC site.

Further Reading & Support

The primary source for authoritative information & support is the Edexcel / BTEC website.

BTEC Firsts Media Studies

 




OCR Nationals Media Studies Level 3 Overview »

Richard Gent | Tuesday November 23, 2010

Categories: Nationals

Resources for OCR Nationals Media Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to OCR Nationals Media Studies Level 3.

OCR Nationals Level 3 on MediaEdu

OCR Nationals Level 3 Overview

OCR Nationals Bridging Activity for Level 3.ppt

OCR Nationals Induction Level 3

OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 1

OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 2

OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 3

OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 4

OCR Nationals...

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BTEC Nationals Media Studies Overview »

Richard Gent | Tuesday November 23, 2010

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals

Resources for BTEC Nationals Media Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to BTEC Nationals Media Studies.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the Edexcel / BTEC site.

Further Reading & Support

The primary source for authoritative information & support is the Edexcel / BTEC website.

BTEC Nationals Media Studies




BTEC Level 2 Unit 5: Digital Publishing Production »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 26, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Key Concepts, Digital Graphics, Hot Entries, Magazines, Magazine Design, Online Magazines, New Media, Digital Media, Skills, Graphic Design, Software, InDesign, Photoshop, Web Design

Associated Resources

  • Magazine Double Page Spread Flat Plan.pdf

Introduction

Digital publishing in its simplest form means you can read anything, pretty much anywhere. This unit teaches you the skills of creating work for digital publishing and ensures at the end of it you develop your own digital media product!

The learning outcomes (below) will be simplified into assignments that you will undertake as part of a live brief that represents typically what you would be...

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BTEC Level 2 Unit 4: Digital Audio Production »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 26, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Key Concepts, Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production

Introduction

Sound/audio is really, really exciting - and interesting!

A lot of students who develop practical work for media courses forget about sound - poor pick up, unwanted background noise, alternating sound levels (when you don’t want there to be). Now is your chance to show them how.

Music is important across all media sectors from radio drama, soundtracks for film and televison, sound for a computer game, web site effects to obviously music production.

Even...

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Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Unit R081: Pre-Production Skills »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 15, 2015

Categories: Nationals, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2, Level 1/2 Creative iMedia, Award J807, Certificate J817, Diploma J827, Key Concepts, Audience, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Skills, Production Zone, Video Production

Introduction

Welcome to the Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia course – they are designed for 14-16 year olds to give you experience of what it is like to work in media industry sectors such as:

  • Website Design and Development
  • Television
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Filmmaking including Animation
  • Video Games
  • Radio

This unit focuses on pre-production which is directly linked to production and post-production.

Film Example: Diagram of Filmmaking Steps

This unit has a written...

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Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Unit R082: Creating Digital Graphics »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 08, 2015

Categories: Nationals, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2, Level 1/2 Creative iMedia, Award J807, Certificate J817, Advertising, Marketing, Key Concepts, Digital Graphics, Hot Entries, Posters, Skills, Key Tutorials, Software, Photoshop

Introduction

Welcome to the Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia course – they are designed for 14-16 year olds to give you experience of what it is like to work in media industry sectors like Graphic Design.

This unit is based on a brief and asks you to create a “digital graphic that will be used to promote a film festival” – this means you will be designing an A3 Portrait Film Poster like the ones below that can also be uploaded to a website!

Portrait Examples

...

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BTEC Level 2 Unit 3: Digital Moving Image Production »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 17, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, New Media Production, Video Production, Web Production

Introduction

This BTEC portfolio assessed unit asks you to do three things:

  1. Understand the key features used in three types of Digital Moving Image Production – fictional, factual and promotional. Our suggestion is that you complete this part as a PowerPoint or Prezi audio-visual report that links to video clips and has screenshots to illustrate.
  2. Understand the technical construction of one Digital Moving Image Production: Our suggestion is you complete this part as 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 Level 2 Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product »

Rob Miller | Thursday June 11, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, TV Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, We Media, Production Zone, New Media Production, Video Production, Web Production, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Languages

Introduction

This BTEC portfolio assessed unit allows you to develop your creativity and is all about communicating your ideas for a new digital media product to an audience.

Use this guide in conjunction with a lesson plan on Edusites Media that your teachers may also use. It’s always interesting to see how both students and teachers approach tasks from each side of the fence!

You only need to develop ideas, and plan the production of a digital media product from one...

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Exemplar BTEC L2 Lesson Plan | Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product »

Rob Miller | Monday December 01, 2014

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Production Zone, Video Production, Admin, iTraining, Templates

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introduction to Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Context

This unit could typically be delivered 2 weeks before the October half term to allow pupils/students the opportunity of fine-tuning their pitches. It is internally assessed and should represent 30-guided...

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BTEC L3 Creative Media Production Unit 9 Understanding the Radio Industry »

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 05, 2014

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, Radio, More on Radio

Learning Outcomes: Expanded/Mapped into Assignments

  1. Understand organisational structures and ownership in the UK radio industry – this learning outcome will be achieved through a 10 minute pitch presentation and report to a panel that want to ensure that you know about different types of commercial radio, what PSB is, other types of radio in the UK and the different funding models before they agree to commission your programme proposal. They also want you to explain how...
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BTEC L3 Creative Media Production Unit 6 Critical Approaches Games Industry »

Rob Miller | Thursday October 23, 2014

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Games, Computer Games, Video Games, Hot Entries, Production Zone, New Media Production

Learning Outcomes Linked to Video Games

  1. Understand how media producers define audiences for their products (tutor led, small research projects – learning about audience segmentation/targeting and audience research as it relates to Video Games producers and audience).
  2. Understand how media producers create products for specific audiences (case studies on 1 independent Video Game and 1 mainstream Video Game).
  3. Understand how media audiences respond to media products (surveys,...
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Induction Resources & Activities »

Rob Miller | Monday September 30, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom, Induction

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Welcome to MediaEdu’s Induction Resources and Activities – please find below a suggested approach introducing GCSE, AS and BTEC students to studying the Media. Schemes of Work and assessment deadlines are tight these days but there is always/should always be an Induction Week when the learners can grapple with the fundamentals of the subject.

What happens next?, media charades, hangman and decorating the classroom are tried and tested and still...

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BTEC Level 2 Creative Digital Media Production »

Morag Larsen | Monday June 10, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production

Unit Guides with Assignment Briefs

  • BTEC Level 2 Unit 1: Digital Media Sectors and Audiences
  • BTEC Level 2 Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product
  • BTEC Level 2 Unit 3: Digital Moving Image Production
  • BTEC Level 2 Unit 4: Digital Audio Production
  • BTEC Level 2 Unit 5: Digital Publishing Production
  • Exemplar BTEC L2 Lesson Plan | Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Induction Resources and Activities

  • Induction Resources & Activities

Exam Board

  • Edexcel BTEC...
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production »

Rob Miller | Saturday June 01, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production

Unit Guides with Assignment Briefs

  • Advertisement Production for Television
  • Critical Approaches to Creative Media Products
  • Film Studies
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Music Video Production
  • Speech Package Production
  • Television and Video Studies
  • Understanding the Television and Film Industries
  • Writing for Television and Video
  • BTEC L3 Creative Media Production Unit 6 Critical Approaches Games Industry

Administration

  • BTEC Level 3 Creative Media...
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Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 in Creative iMedia »

Morag Larsen | Wednesday May 29, 2013

Categories: Nationals, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2, Level 1/2 Creative iMedia

Unit Guides with Assignment Briefs

  • Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Unit R082: Creating Digital Graphics
  • Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Unit R081: Pre-Production Skills

Exam Board

  • Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 in Creative iMedia



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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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Unit Development Guide »

Richard Gent | Monday February 25, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries

The Unit Guide should primarily contain logical, linear Assignments reflecting the Learning Outcomes and Grading Criteria…

The Edexcel Specification Unit Introduction gives you an overview of how the unit maps onto existing industry practice and tells you what the unit links with, Delivery expands on approaches to provision. Ensure that before you write a Unit Guide you understand your department’s budget and the production resources at your disposal – you may want to...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Student Course Guide Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday February 25, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries

Introduction

Welcome to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production. You will study video (Film and TV), audio (Radio) and Print (Newspapers / Magazines) based units – theory will be taught first at the start of the course followed by production and a breakdown of exactly what you are studying with each teacher will be on a mini scheme of work. The course is:

  • 2 Years Full-Time
  • Equivalent to three A Levels with 14 hrs per week study and an expected 6-8...
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Writing for Television And Video »

Rob Miller | Monday February 25, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Television, Scriptwriting

General Information

At the heart of most successful television and video products lies a well-researched, effectively written and appropriately formatted script. The wide range of script requirements across television and video genres demand writers who are flexible and competent in effective written and verbal communication. This unit aims to introduce learners to both the skills involved in scriptwriting and the role of writers in the modern television and video production...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Understanding the Television and Film Industries »

Rob Miller | Monday February 25, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Film, Film Industry, Hot Entries, Television, Television Industry

Assignment 1 & Learning Outcome 1: Know about Ownership and Funding in the Television and Film Industries

1. You are writing a report for Monday’s Media Guardian about one of the most successful multi-national Media Conglomerates in the world – the News Corporation. The Editor has limited your column space in the newspaper to half a page (500 Words) and must include one image. Comment on:

  • The Chairman and Chief Executive’s role
  • The different businesses they own across...
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Television and Video Studies »

Rob Miller | Monday February 25, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Television

Assignment 1 & Learning Outcome 1: Understand the structure of the Television and Video Industry in the UK.

This assignment is related to the following key industry areas of Television and Video in the UK:

  • Organisation & Ownership
  • Income Generation
  • Systems and Technologies
  • Regulation

Organisation and Income Generation

  1. Name a Public Service Broadcaster
  2. What is PSB? 200 Words
  3. What are the debates on whether PSB is relevant today? 100 Words
  4. Identify 3 Commercial Broadcasters....
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Speech Package Production »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, News, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Radio, Radio Podcasts, More on Radio, Podcasts, Podcasts for Students, Podcasts for Teachers

Assignment 1 & Learning Outcome 1: Be able to identify opportunities for producing speech based packages for factual and news radio programmes.

  1. List those radio stations which consist entirely of speech based programming.
  2. List 10 -15 radio stations that have music but some speech based programmes.
  3. List the types of radio speech packages and give an example. You must include: i. News and Current Affairs Programmes (live reports, news bulletins, interviews); ii. Features...
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Music Video Production »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Production Zone, Video Production

The Scenario

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...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Marketing and Public Relations »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Hot Entries

Introduction

The marketing and promotion of a commercial media product is an important stage in trying to ensure its success in reaching its target audience and being received by this audience in the desired way. Market research departments, companies and agencies employ a range of methods and techniques to try to find out what the consumers of media texts, and the products that many of them promote, think and feel about them.

This unit gives learners an opportunity to...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Film and Video Editing Techniques »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Video Camera Skills

A standard Hollywood film typically contains between 1000 and 2000 shots; an action film can typically contain upwards of 3000, this clearly indicates the importance of editing and the way in which it can be used to shape the audiences experience. This unit is designed to introduce you to the process of editing moving image material.

This is a practical unit but also one in which you will develop your understanding of production and post-production techniques. On completion...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Film Studies »

Rob Miller | Thursday February 21, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Film, Hot Entries

Through following this unit learners will develop an understanding of a number of theoretical approaches to film and apply them to specific film texts. Students will study factors that influence the style and content of films, such as; the culture and politics of the country where they are produced; the finance that enables their production; the technology of film production; distribution and exhibition; and the nature and structure of the industry which produces them.

In...

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Critical Approaches to Creative Media Products »

Rob Miller | Thursday February 21, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries

Assignment 1: Targeting and Defining Audiences

Deadline:

  1. Identify three different ways that media producers target audiences.
  2. Detail more fully each form of audience segmentation explaining how it works and what it is based on. 250 words
  3. With justification, which form of audience segmentation is the most sophisticated in targeting audiences and why? 100 words
  4. Choose three media texts only and identify their target audience using all three models with justification. 100 words...[ read full article ] »

BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Advertisement Production for Television »

Rob Miller | Thursday February 21, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Hot Entries, Television

Introduction

Advertising is all around us and is integral to everyday life. It is one of the largest sectors of the media industry, adverts being presented in a wide range of media, such as television, film, radio, magazines, posters, billboards, the press, and the internet.

Of all of these, television advertising probably has the highest profile, some television advertisements being so effective and memorable that they become classics and part of the cultural background...

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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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Magazine + Action Film Analysis PPT »

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 23, 2011

Categories: Nationals, Film, Action Adventure, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Magazine + Action Film Analysis.ppt

Additional Resources

OCR Nationals Level 3 Overview




First News | News Analysis + Production Skills PPT »

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 23, 2011

Categories: Nationals, News, Popular Press

First News | News Analysis + Production Skills.ppt

Additional Resources

OCR Nationals Level 2 Overview




OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 22 - Writing for the Screen »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday May 11, 2011

Categories: Nationals

Level 3 National Certificate / Diploma in Media

Writing for the Screen

The Brief | Concept

You are aspiring new script writers and are being set various tasks by the film and TV industry to see if you will be hired to help write the scripts for both fictional and factual products.
The work you do will involve investigating the market for television and film scripts for actors, presenters as well as looking at how to set out scripts for a camera operator.

Deadline:

What the...

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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 11 - Career Planning in the Media Industry »

Shirley Bierman | Sunday August 22, 2010

Categories: Nationals

The Brief

You have just finished your media degree and are now excited to get a job and join the world of work. You will need to research one sector of your choice within the media industry in detail from the following sectors: Print/TV/Radio/Film/New Media or the Games industry.

You will then need to apply for a fun and challenging job within that industry by creating a professional presentation and portfolio. You will deliver this information in an innovative and...

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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 17 »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday June 30, 2010

Categories: Nationals

Teaching Ideas for Design and Layout in Graphic Products

This is based on the students designing graphic products for the music industry (e.g. a solo artist or group); the focus should be a simulation and become client based so make your brief suggest that the students work for a design production company who have been asked to create new flyers (front and back), CD covers (front, back and inserts inside the CD itself) and posters for this new music star.

As their client, you...

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OCR Media Studies »

Richard Gent | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Nationals

MediaEdu provides access to the following resources:

A Level Media Studies

  • Schemes of work for AS and A2
  • Topic Information
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Image Gallery

Nationals

  • Schemes of work + Supporting resources

GCSE Media Studies

  • Schemes of work for GCSE
  • Mock Exams
  • Topic Information
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Image Gallery

Key Concepts & Skills

  • Skills Tutorials
  • Production Zone
  • Key Concept Guides
  • Media Language Glossary

Other Resources

  • YouTube Playlist

Support Community

  • Our...
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OCR Nationals Induction Level 3 »

Richard Gent | Monday September 28, 2009

Categories: Nationals

OCR Nationals Level 3

Overview for Induction Work

Students who are studying this course may well have studied this at GCSE and enjoyed it and that is why they have chosen to do it at this level.

However, there will also be some students who are interested in the practical nature of the course and may be completely unfamiliar with the Key Concepts having never studied GCSE Media or Film Studies.

Therefore, the induction work will be a way to introduce some of the key...

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OCR Nationals Induction Level 2 »

Shirley Bierman | Saturday September 26, 2009

Categories: Nationals

OCR Nationals Level 2

Overview for Induction Work

Students who are studying this course may not be familiar with any Media Studies Key Concepts so this may well be their first introduction to the subject.

Therefore, the students will need to have some basic introductory work to make them aware of what the course will cover. Other students may have taken GCSE Media Studies but not achieved a high grade but still enjoyed the subject to want to continue it at this Level.

This...

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OCR Nationals Level 2 Induction Work »

Shirley Bierman | Friday September 25, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Research and Analysis

Research the following organisations and write a sentence explaining what types of media products they produce and what other media links they have:

  • Emap
  • Radio 1
  • News International
  • Guardian Media Group
  • AOL Time Warner
  • Associated Newspapers Ltd


Who is Rupert Murdoch? Do a character profile of him and find a suitable image of him to annotate with all your findings.

Find two print based advertisements from a magazine (perfume/aftershave are good here as...

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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 21 – TV Production »

Shirley Bierman | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Level 3 National Certificate / Diploma in Media

Television Production

The Brief | Concept

You work for a small UK Television Production company and are being set various tasks by TV industry to see if you will be hired to help plan a new television programme.
The work you do will involve investigating the changing television industry in the UK. You will need to explain the popularity of different genres of television programmes in the UK market and plan for a new television...

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OCR Nationals Downloads »

Shirley Bierman | Friday August 21, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Equipment Booking Form Proforma.doc

Minutes Proforma.doc

OCR Level 2 Induction Work.doc

OCR Level 2 Unit 1 Introduction.doc

OCR Level 3 Front Cover.doc

OCR Level 3 Induction Work.doc

OCR Level 3 Unit 1 Brief.doc

OCR Level 3 Unit 1 Front Cover.doc

OCR Level 3 Unit 4 Brief.doc

OCR Level 3 Unit 12 Brief.doc

OCR Level 3 Unit 21 Brief.doc

OCR Nationals Introduction.doc

Production Schedule Proforma.doc

Risk Assessment Matrix.doc

Risk Assessment Record Proforma.doc

OCR...

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BTEC Nationals Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals

BTEC National | Assignments.zip

BTEC National | TV Film Assignment.doc




OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 20 »

Shirley Bierman | Tuesday June 16, 2009

Categories: Nationals

UK Film Studies

Teaching ideas for Unit 20 – UK Film Studies

For this unit it is recommended that you watch at least one contemporary British film in class and one other and tell the students to continue watching others outside of school. Try to vary the genres of the two films watched in class as this will help them to focus on later assignment tasks.

For instance, you could show a selection of extracts, or whole films depending on time, from films like “Slumdog...

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OCR Nationals Proformas for Level 2 and Level 3 »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday June 10, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Agenda Proforma

OCR Nationals Agenda Proforma.doc

Minutes Proforma

OCR Nationals Production Meeting Minutes Template.doc

Proposal Form

OCR Nationals Proposal Form For Unit 2 For Radio Advert.doc

OCR Nationals Proposal Form For Unit 2.doc

Equipment Booking Form Proforma

OCR Nationals Equipment Booking Form Proforma.doc

Production Schedule Proforma

OCR Nationals Production Schedule Proforma.doc

Risk Assessment Matrix

OCR Nationals Risk Assessment Matrix.doc

Risk Assessment...

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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 13 »

Shirley Bierman | Tuesday June 09, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Factual Writing for Print Products

Level 3 National Diploma in Media

The Brief

For this unit you work for a commissioning editor who will require you to prepare a portfolio of evidence including a leading hard news story (200-300 words); a feature article of no more than 800-1000 words and two other items of your own choice such as: adverts, reviews of products (not films or music), fillers, text of a toddler’s non-fiction book or even a chapter on a book about sport.

...[ read full article ] »

OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 4 »

Shirley Bierman | Tuesday June 09, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Level 3 National Certificate / Diploma in Media

Marketing Media and Audience Feedback

The Brief | Concept

The new unisex magazine (produced in Unit 3) now needs to be professionally marketed; you are working for a marketing company who has been hired by the magazine owners to further promote and sell the new magazine to the target audience of 14 - 18 year olds.

You will need to think about marketing activities used by the media and other industries and think about the 4 Ps –...

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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 3 »

Shirley Bierman | Tuesday June 09, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Pre-production and Planning

Level 3 National Certificate / Diploma in Media

The Brief | Concept

For this unit you are part of a multi-skilled team that plans to make a music related magazine for young adults aged 18 years and upwards. You will also need to advertise this magazine on radio, the internet and on TV - learning audio, visual and audio-visual skills.

It will need to be heavy on visuals, glossy, and a midway price so that it is affordable by the target audience and...

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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 2 »

Shirley Bierman | Tuesday June 09, 2009

Categories: Nationals

Pre-production and Planning

Level 3 National Certificate / Diploma in Media

The Brief | Concept

For this unit you are part of a multi-skilled team that plans to make a unisex magazine for teenagers aged 14 years and upwards. You will also need to advertise this magazine on radio, the internet and on TV learning audio, visual and audio-visual skills.

It will need to be heavy on visuals, glossy, and a midway price so that it is affordable by the target audience and makes them...

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