A reminder to all year 12 into year 13 students to access and start using your new A2 blogs – linked on the right of this page.
Try to post after every Media Studies lesson, saying what you did and how this has helped prepare you for your A2 practical project. We expect a minimum of one post per week – but those who post more often are more likely to attain a higher grade.
Your posts should cover the work you have done so far this term:
- analysing and deconstructing film trailers;
- understanding the conventions of various genres;
- learning about the ‘language’ of camera shots and use of camera equipment such as tripods;
- learning digital video editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro
- storyboarding your practice trailer
- working in a group on location
- editing and exporting your own footage
As you are aware, the final date for blog submissions is FRIDAY 24th APRIL.
Please ensure you have:
- Exported your final Front Cover, Contents and Double-Page Spread as images to your N: drive folder.
- Created a final post that includes full size final versions of all pages.
- Completed any updates/improvements to previous posts and to your Evaluation.
Deadline for all work to be posted on blogs is Friday 13th February.
Blogs will be checked from Monday 16th.
Remember, if it’s not on the blog, it won’t be marked.
Print each page to check for clipping around the edges.
Export each page as a JPEG image at the maximum quality setting and 150dpi.
For the double page spread, change the Export setting from Pages to Spreads.
Make sure the full size images are posted on your blog and saved to the N: drive.
Complete the first two sections of the Print Task Checklist and save in the N: drive.
Here is the breakdown of the content for the TV Drama module. Look carefully at the requirements for Section A AND Section B. In particular, look at the advice given about the sort of information you need to collect for your Case Study for Section B (we will all be doing Film).
Here is a sample paper for the TV Drama module in 2010, along with a sample response for Section B that was awarded a ‘B’ grade. Read it carefully and look closely at how it addresses the key requirements of the question.
‘B’ grade answer