Tuesday, January 31, 2012

AS Coursework Deadlines (2012)

Year 12 Deadlines: AS Coursework 2012: There are no Extensions to these deadlines!

You must ensure you plan accordingly and appropriately to meet these deadlines!

February 29th: Filming to be completed: Ensure you have plenty of footage. Post-production should have started.

March 16th: Rough Cut in Full to be presented to FRD-Media 1 Lunchtime.

March 30th: Projects to be completed: Final Cuts This is the lastday before Easter holidays

April 16th: Blog completed with finished Evaluation ( ppt with visual aids) This is after Easter

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A2: Coen Brothers, Postmodernism, Fargo

Please complete the following reading:

Coughlin, Paul., 2003, Joel and Ethan Coen, Senses of Cinema, Issue 26: http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2003/great-directors/coens/

Sharrett, Christopher., 2004, Chapter 4: Fargo, or the Blank Frontier, The Coen Brothers' Fargo, Cambridge University Press:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A2: Theory of Genre

Please read through slides 1-17 and make notes.

via: robertclackmedia

And some more explanation from Mr. Ford including some helpful activities you can complete:

AS/A2: Exam Dates


AS Exam: Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) - Tuesday 15th May

A2 Exam: Critical Perspective in Media - Friday 15th June

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Postmodernism: Chris Holmlund on Miller's Crossing

Please read the section about Miller's Crossing, from the bottom of page 39 to the end of page 31 and make notes.

The reference for the text is as follows:
HOLMLUND, Chris., 2008, American cinema of the 1990s: themes and variations, Rutgers University Press.
  • How does this add to your understanding of 'Miller's Crossing' as both a 'genre' piece and an example of postmodern filmmaking?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GCSE Media Studies: Re-sit Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will be available to those of you who are re-sitting your GCSE Media Studies exam on Wednesday, 25 January.

  • Friday, 13 January - 8:20-9:10 - Media 1
  • Monday, 16 January - 4:00-5:00 - Media 1
  • Monday, 23 January - 4:00-5:00 - Media 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A2 Coursework Deadlines (2012)

1. Tuesday 21st February - All practical work to be submitted for 'formative assessment'. You may be asked to make further edits after this.

  • Music Promo: Music Video, Digipack and Advertisement
  • Short Film: Film, Poster and Review
  • Advertising: 2 x Adverts, Sponsorship Sequence and either Web Popup or Radio Advertisement

2. Tuesday 13th March - First draft of Evaluation and all final edits made (as advised) to practical work.

3. Wednesday 28th March - Final draft of Evaluation (uploaded to blog), all practical work uploaded to blog and any gaps in research/planning filled.