Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

ILP 2 Day 2 - End of Project

The project was a tremendous success: Please go to the VLE to see the finished work and student evaluations!

From Claire, Miss Thompson and Mr Michie - we would like to say well done to all the students involved. You achieved significantly in just two days! You were brilliant. Well done!

Rough Cut of one of the students videos!

Here is some footage of one of the projects:

ILP 2 - Day 2 - Building Futures and teleporting

Day 2 is underway - filming is almost complete and the students are now editing their films. Here are some more pics:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ILP 2 - Day 1 - Update 2

Ok - Day 1 of 'Building Futures' went really well with all the students recording and editing video. Tomorrow is re-shoot and edit day. The variety of work and the creative response from students was excellent. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished work. Will try to upload some rough cuts early on Day 2.

Here are some more pics:

ILP 2 Day 1 - Update

Filming has commenced!

ILP 2 - Day 1

Building futures is underway - year 8 pupils are creating and exploring how they will get to school in the future. They came up with an amazing array of ideas including:

Underground ball
Shrink ray with each person having a mini school in their home
Being zapped into the Internet
Hover car
Robotic wings

Surfing to school if the polar ice caps melt

and many more.

They are now making models, fleshing out their ideas, learning to use flash.

Here are some pics!

Monday, November 10, 2008

mobygratis - free music!

Need free music for your films and adverts??? Then sign up with mobygratis - free sample / dance based music from Moby.

Here is some more info about it and how it works:

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Check out Hurtwood House Media

Here are some links to Hurtwood House School and the work porduced by their students:


YouTube Page

Also look up Long Road School - they have brilliant blogs for their coursework and critical research. I will post more on them later.

Mr. M.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Some of you are not keeping your blogs up to date!

Please! Please! Sort this out. Your blog will be submitted to the moderator as evidence for your research and planning and will also be the place where your evaluation will be found. That is 60 marks (50%) of your grades will be assessed through the content of your blog.

Mr. M.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Treatments & Storyboards Deadline!

Reminder: Due Tuesday 23rd September

Treatment - including explanation of conceptual ideas, target audience identified and discussed...see notes


To be handed in during your lesson.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Research Proposals!!!

Reminder for all A2 students - your research proposals are due in asap - anyone who has not submitted their proposal by Tuesday 16th September will have to incur the wrath of Mr Michie. Therfore, get this sorted!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


...some food for thought about "scarcity" - as an ideology it might help you planning your ads!

Seth's Blog

Amy found this!

This website looks useful...

TV Whirl

Friday, July 04, 2008

Green Day - When I Come Around

This is a classic 90's track, great video and an excellent example of dual narrative / lip syncing!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

"Kick it Root Down" - The Beastie Bpys

This video from the Beastie Boys meets pretty much all the codes and conventions of music video - lip syncing; fast paced edits; cross disolves; still image use; panning and zooming; editing footage to pace of music; use of, ch, ch, check-it-out!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Great Video

Here is a cool video from OK GO:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Doin' GCSE Media? Then, check this out...

An excellent site to support your revision and preparation for your exams in the summer!