Sunday, 30 December 2012

A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION interesting source for advice on design, layout and typography

9th January 2013
for those of you ready to design a poster  for your film try these links

this is an excellent blog to model your own on - the author covers all aspects of the design process leading to a poster - core terms are used and we will be adding posts of a number of them
  • research
  • ideas
  • creation and concept
  • production
 however we will also cover typography / advertising / text / message and audience -

http://justcreativedesign.com/2008/05/13/how-to-design-a-movie-poster-with-an-example/
ACTION
  1. have a good look make a link to this post or the sites on your own blog and annotate whether or not it is useful/ gives ideas  
  2. Criticise it as a blog and annotate what you have learned to do not not to do

http://asanda2mediastudies.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-analyse-film-poster.html
ACTION
  1. this site is useful for summarising the aspects of a film when analysing one such as the style: theatrical / character or teaser poster, function, conventions & elements as well as considering the USP
  2. find at least three posters that relate to the style/content and target audience of your own film - upload a copy to your own blog and then use this link as a model for analysing and writing about them - look at the word and slideshare examples below to give an idea the standard expected
  3. as an extension look at different versions of the poster aimed at different audiences - make notes on how this has been achieved

Film Poster Comparison Analysis Willy Wonka from Seeg_100
if you produce work to this standard it will earn an E grade



thos work varies from an E grade to elements of a C/D grade the main issue being level of media language used


if you produce work as detailed, sophisticated and thorough as this you could earn a C grade or above.

Monday, 2 July 2012

AS & A2 animation research and ideas

A good source of ideas - have a look at the variety of fun ideas put together with everyday objects and a lot of patience and creativity; the last section includes how they did it videos

even better - they are on vimeo so you can see them in school


http://www.sumoscience.com/index

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

AS FILM THEORY; WHAT is cinematography? pt 1


What is cinematography? Part 1 from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

AS FILM INDUSTRY UNIT; Cinemas & Cinemagoing: The Rise of the Cinemas by Allen Eyles

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/cinemas/sect1.html

AN EXCELLENT RANGE OF MATERIALS that present a succinct historical context of cinematic developments for the audience.



AS BRITISH FILM INDUSTRY -skillset home site link

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killset.org/film/business

OCR EXAM BOARD HELP SITES

please fully investigate these two sites - make them your home from home - they are set up by the board to help you to succeed and to find examples of excellent weork - go and explore

OCR A level media studies weebly home page


getaheadocrmedia.blogspot.com

AS FILM STUDIES; G322 teachingfilm by James Baker

FILM INDUSTRY UNIT - EXAMPLES AND LINKS- DARK KNIGHT www.impawards.com







http://www.impawards.com/2008/dark_knight_ver11.html

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

THEORY & RESEARCH important sources for research for AS and A2

an interesting link to a timeline source - a little weighty  at times but worth a read
http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/timeline/21stCenturyMediaHisoryProjectUofM.html

media timeline for people, technology and institutions - from the Bournemouth University media Faculty - it is interactive and pretty fascinating - give it a go

timeline from bournemouth uni

AS FILM INDUSTRY UNIT youtube video documentary on the dark knight viral campaign

FILM INDUSTRY UNIT - EXAMPLES AND LINKS - THIS IS ENGLAND

AS FILM INDUSTRY UNIT; STATISTICS & FACTS

this link will get you to the BFI pages on admissions. audiences, film production and top films from 1912 onwards

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/facts/index.html

Use it to compile graphs and tables on audience pattersn, film production and as a starting point for discussion on the changing face of the audience

you can choose from the following contents

  1. UK Cinema Admissions 1933-2003
  2. UK Feature Films Produced 1912-2003
  3. All Time Top 10 Films at the UK Box Office
  4. All Time Top 10 UK films at the UK Box Office
  5. British Successes in the Academy Awards 1927-1949
  6. British Successes in the Academy Awards 1950-1979
  7. British Successes in the Academy Awards 1980-2003

AS FILM INDUSTRY UNIT; DISTRIBUTION

bfi link for film distribution


AS FILM STUDIES: the business; understanding the film industry

 You need to develop a good understanding of how the film industry works - this link takes you to a user friendly website produced by skillset; use it as a source' thoroughly explore all the links and 'interviews'. Produce your findings as a powerpoint of prezi.

http://www.skillset.org/film/business/#

Monday, 21 November 2011

blooms taxonomy revised

http://www.techlearning.com/article/blooms-taxonomy-blooms-digitally/44988


Sunday, 30 October 2011

carrying out surveys

if anyone is still struggling with collating data try this link

http://www.surveymonkey.com/

If you want to see a model for what it looks like you can see mine on my GCSE photography blog at the following link

http://schsgcsephotography2011.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 2 October 2011

AS & A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION

http://www.wix.com/
WEBSITE DESIGN
interested?? try wix.com

it is free and easy to use - perhaps you could use this in some way - i am going to try to

AS PRACTICAL foundation portfolio website example

http://www.wix.com/misslowdon/as-foundation-portfolio-video#!

this is a different teachers guide to what is expected of the AS portfolio - have a look and see what you think

Monday, 11 July 2011

MEDIA THEORY researching critical theory

danah boyd's intellectual media theory site


My name is danah boyd and I'm a researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. I received my PhD from the School of Information at UC-Berkeley. I live in Boston, MA. Buzzwords in my world include: public/private, identity, context, youth culture, social network sites, social media. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.





"Over the years, i have written numerous posts about social media, social software, social networks and other industry-relevant topics. Colleagues often remark that it is difficult to sift through my personal blog to find relevant material. For that reason, i decided to put together a “best of” to highlight the essays that are most interesting to newcomers interested in social media. Right now, these are just recent essays and blog posts that deal with particular issues in depth. If you think that a particular entry should be listed here, please let me know! Better yet, add it to del.icio.us or to digg – i’m watching these sites to see what entries are particularly popular or useful"

Monday, 4 July 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

MEDIA CHANGES - THEORY & POST MODERNISM ted.com lecture; Malcolm McLaren Authentic Creativity vs Karaoke Culture

 http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_mclaren_authentic_creativity_vs_karaoke_culture.html

BEAT BOXING - POST MODERNISM

POST MODERNISM parody, pastiche or copy???

wierd al kankovich parody "perform this way'
"Weird Al" Yankovic has come a long way since he became an MTV darling with "Eat It," his parody of "Beat It," in 1984. Twenty-seven years later, he's still going strong, debuting the video for his Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way" on Monday.
"Alpocalypse," Yankovic's newest album, is available Tuesday. Check out Spinner's coverage of the album, which also includes parodies from Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and T.I.
After releasing a preview of the video to Spinner on Friday, Yankovic released his "Born This Way" spoof with a single tweet: "So, here’s my new music video," followed by a link to the video. Yankovic also directed the video himself.
The high-concept video features Yankovic's face superimposed on a female Lady Gaga stand-in, and pokes fun at Gaga's ostentatious personal style. In addition to employing absurdist elements to Gaga's persona, he also borrows some of her more publicized choices in the parody, and highlights the oft-accused similarities between Madonna and Lady Gaga.
The video's premiere ends the controversy that erupted when, according to Yankovic, Gaga initially turned down the parody before claiming that the two artists had a miscommunication and allowed its release. Due to Yankovic's belief that Gaga's original song is an "earnest human rights anthem," he chose to donate all proceeds to the single to the Human Rights Campaign.
Yankovic's music video parodies have long been a staple of his career as a parodist. Videos for "Eat It," "Like A Surgeon" (Madonna's "Like A Virgin"), and "Smells Like Nirvana" ("Smells Like Teen Spirit") were in regular circulation on MTV when they were released, and Yankovic won a Grammy for the video for "Fat," his parody of Michael Jackson's "Bad." "Perform This Way" is his first live-action video since 2006's "White and Nerdy," Yankovic's highest-charting single.






Monday, 20 June 2011

POST MODERNISM & NEW MEDIA THEORY ; how do i find out about citizen journalism

http://www.educause.edu/

they host a fantastic list called "7 things you should know about....."

it is full of great lists of media relevant stuff
7 Things i should know about???

for example
http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutCitiz/162316

MEDIA IN THE ONLINE AGE

THIS IS A GOOD SITE TO USE - use it to consider
      • what is a campaign
      • what is intertextual referencing
      • how is borrowed interest relevant
      • initial audience theory; the two-step flow and diffusion theories
      • selection of individual foci/preferred text
      • how the music industry uses new digital online technology
adele's home site

future shorts

channel 4 short-film-season-2010

Friday, 18 February 2011

A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION; ANIMATION EXAMPLE

Alternative Animation Cut-out from Håvard Forland Isaksen on Vimeo.

A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION; ANIMATION EXAMPLE 2; MUSTH


"Musth" -- Cut Out Animation from Tim Bubb on Vimeo.

A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION; ANIMATION EXAMPLE. 3 - PAPER CUT OUT


paper from Martin Engler on Vimeo.

A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION; ANIMATION EXAMPLE; cut out stop motion


Cut-Out Animation from Adrian Navarro on Vimeo.

ANIMATION' using the human form and stop-motion


Stop Motion from Heesun Seo on Vimeo.

ANIMATION; by ariana gonzalez


Stop Motion from Ariana Gonzalez on Vimeo.

ANIMATION; cut out stop-motion


Stop Motion from Ali-John Sondossi on Vimeo.

How to make an animation video ; a school link to an animation

http://ssclc.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/animation/
http://ssclc.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/animation/

Sunday, 2 January 2011

AS PRACTICAL PRODUCTION EXAMPLE Noir by Peter Bunzi (posted on Vimeo)


Noir from Peter Bunzl on Vimeo.


I adore the timeless classic feel to this and the outstanding planning and directing to edit in camera - very proficient use of time yet creative and atmospheric

AS PRACTICAL PRODUCTION EXAMPLE noir by Joshua Ross


Noir from Joshua Ross on Vimeo.

AS PRACTICAL PRODUCTION THEORY a steal-o-matic that attempts to define Film Noir



"Strange as it may seem, I don't consider "Sin City" to be true noir for two reasons:
One: The primary thrill in noir shouldn't be violence, but instead psychological tension.
Two: Moral ambiguity. The film forces a "good/bad guy" thing on the audience; even though all the heroes are anti-heroes by most standards, by the film's standards they are infallibly in the right. A proper noir should be somewhat apathetic in it's dealing with ethics."

PRACTICAL PRODUCTION; using prezi

MEDIA THEORY - critical media research

MEDIA IN THE ONLINE AGE - PREZI

what makes this more interesting that looking at a book

UNIVERSITY COURSES


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

MEDIA THEORY - Laura Mulvey - male gaze/female gaze

 research the writings of Laura Mulvey on 'Male Gaze and Female Gaze/objectification' - how does it relate to your own project - see if you can find relevant quotes from her work - the full text is in the link below - but you can easily find more accessible extracts as her work is very well known

http://imlportfolio.usc.edu/ctcs505/mulveyVisualPleasureNarrativeCinema.pdf

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

MEDIA THEORY - AUDIENCE

http://www.audiencesuk.org/data-and-resources/jargonbuster/S/social-grade


Commonly used social classification systems

National Readership Survey (JICNAR)

Classification Description
A Upper middle class
B Middle class
C1 Lower middle class
C2 Skilled working class
D Working class
E Subsistence

Registrar General's Social Classes

Classification Description
I Professionals
II Managerial & technical
IIIN Skilled non-manual
IIIM Skilled manual
IV Partly skilled
V Unskilled

NS-SEC 2001

Classification Description
1 Managerial & professional
2 Intermediate occupations
3 Small employers & own account workers
4 Lower supervisory & technical
5 Semi-routine & routine
Never worked & long-term unemployed

MEDIA THEORY; MASLOW & HIERARCHY OF NEEDS

an interesting development from maslow to a more developed business model related to promoting through media

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/26/designing-for-a-hierarchy-of-needs/
 http://johnantonios.com/2010/02/06/the-social-media-hierarchy-of-needs/

research; what size are???a website giving dimensions for all things

http://www.dimensionsguide.com/billboard-dimensions/

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

AS PRACTICAL PRODUCTION FILM NOIR maiko-takeda cinematography


experimenting with simple lighting and minimal props can be effective - ensure that you look at how others do it too
http://trendland.net/2009/07/30/maiko-takeda-cinematography-collection/#

A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION interesting source for different styles of cinematography

 
an atmospheric control of lighting and camera angles will control  how the audience responds to your scene - you could find an image that you respond to and use thursdays lesson to try to recreate effects to capture that effect/style...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

BTEC / A2 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION; RESEARCH C4


Follow this link to find all the latest info / links etc for Channel 4s creative divisions

It is a great place for Y13 students as you can see how they use print, moving image, publicity, promos, 'other' etc to maket them selves - a great site to review for your own promo production work - if you don't have a post analysing the 4Docs site or Film4 then you must use this one

Saturday, 6 November 2010

PRACTICAL PRODUCTION EXAMPLE - tackling social issues

A teenage youth group in leeds have made this post/video/campaign to try to raise awareness of the damage knife crime causes; to try to create change.


you can search for more examples and ideas at www.current.com