Evaluation Report Feedback Now Available!

Comments have now been added to your evaluation reports to help you achieve your potential for this part of the course. Please find and copy your work from:

N: Mr Feld/ Y12/ Evaluation Report Feedback

Make sure the Comments are viewable so you know your provisional marks (one for Research, one for Evaluation) and how to improve the work.

You only have until Friday to make improvements and re-send the updated version to me via email for a final mark. For some of you this could mean some late nights: please remember this report is worth as many marks as the completed video.Suggestions

AS Deadlines

You are required to submit 3 completed pieces of work for the practical component of your AS Media Studies:

  1. The Pre-Production – A CD Front Cover and Traycard (rear cover). Printed in colour at actual size and handed in to your teacher.
  2. The Main Production –  A Music Video. Exported in MP4 (H.264) format and saved to your N: drive.
  3. The Evaluation Report – 1200-1600 words. Emailed to your teacher.

The deadline for final grades to be sent to the examination board is approaching fast so it is vital that you keep to the deadlines posted here, or you risk disqualification. We cannot change the exam board’s deadline date.

You have been given a mark out of 20 and feedback on your initial CD cover artwork with the expectation that you would use the feedback to make improvements to your work. The final pieces need to be printed full size in colour by you (PDF recommended) and handed to your teacher by the final deadline dates below:

L62MS: Thursday 21st April

L65MS: Friday 22nd April

Music videos have already been handed in and are currently being graded. You should expect to receive a mark out of 40 with feedback by Thursday 21st/Friday 22nd April.

The original deadline for Evaluation Reports has already been extended twice. These must be completed and emailed to your teacher by the end of school (3pm) on Friday 22nd April. You will receive a mark out of 40. Work handed in before the extended deadline is more likely to receive feedback as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Feld.

A2 Deadlines – Mr Popple

So two deadlines have come and gone and some students are extremely behind. I appreciate that you will not be able  to edit film at home so here is what you should ensure is complete by our next lesson Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Both the poster and magazine cover must be completed and put on your blogs.

We need to start revising exams questions on our return so most blog work will have to be done in your  own time.

Marking and Assessment for Music Video

These slides explain how your main production (music video) work will be assessed. Remember that the evidence on your blogs will be used alongside the final video to assess the technical skills used. This means it is vital that you show and explain any techniques used in filming or editing.

If you are working with someone else, it’s also vital to define your individual contribution to the production. This should be a specific role (e.g. filming/editing) or responsibility for a specific segment of the production (e.g. from 00:40 to 2:20).

CD Cover Updates

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has now posted their updated CD Cover images to their blogs. I’ve seen some clear improvements, and it’s encouraging to see you’ve taken on board the feedback you were given after your first attempt.

In order to give these pieces a final grade, I need to assess them as they would be seen in the real world, printed on paper. Print resolution is higher than screen resolution, so this will reveal any imperfections in the quality of your images.

Please can everyone ensure you have exported the final versions of both front cover and traycard (rear cover) to your N: drive in PDF format. I’d also recommend you save a copy of your InDesign/Photoshop versions there too. Please name and file these sensibly so they are easy for me to find in your N: drive folder.

If you need instructions to export from InDesign in PDF format, you can find them by clicking here.

Adobe Premiere Training

This is where you get to try out the editing software used to construct the movie Avatar, amongst others. We will be following video tutorials to help us get to grips with this powerful but complex software package in lessons next week. Please bring some headphones if you can. You can use the link in the bar on the right of this page (scroll down) to access the tutorial menu, or get straight to the ‘Getting Started’ series of videos by clicking here.

The video, image and audio source files you will need have already been downloaded and saved to the following location, which you can link to once you’ve started in Premiere:

N:\Adobe Tutorial Files\Premiere Pro Tutorial Files\

Have fun!

Music Video Scripting

To help you organise your music video ideas into a workflow that can be storyboarded and planned in more detail, please use one of these script templates. In the Excel version, you have to expand rows to create more space; whereas in the Word version, the rows will expand as you type. Try to use the shorthand for camera shots, SFX and titles where possible.

The more detail that goes into your planning now, the more satisfying your final product is likely to be.