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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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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 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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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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