Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Lucy Cornelius-Probably one of the most comprehensive A2 blogs in the country
Theresa Jones-Draft after draft and detailed posting makes this blog the benchmark for all other AS blogs
Nik Mimic's Teaser website: Goes above and beyond
Sonia Naquvi: The first AS Student to use Animoto to showcase her work this year
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
The questions that must be addressed in the evaluation are as follows (do this ALL on powerpoint and through speaking, no need to blog although you may if it helps you in your thought process):
1 In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
What are forms and conventions of real media products i.e. real music magazines similar to yours? Show printscreens for examples of layout and design conventions. Think also about language and things which cannot be explained through printscreens and visuals.
To help you think about these more complex issues:
2 How does your media product represent particular social groups?
This will be evident through your images,(connotation, denotation, mise en scene) and text (language and register). It may also be represented through colours, fonts and editorial content. State age, gender and also specific music genre or lifestyle. Also use NRS social grading definition:
3 What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Remember to research and comapre two media institutions and select one from this list:
IPC Media , Natmag-Rodale, Future Publishing, The National magazine company, BAUER MEDIA, Condé Nast Publications, WAGADON , EMAP, TROJAN , MMPA, CH Publications.
Compare a couple of these magazine publishers/d istributors in detail and then select one to publish and distribute your magazine. Justify in detail . You shou ld read : Dan iel le Rippengill’s Evaluation in here: http://www.slideshare.net/rikhudson/danielle-rippengill That is the level of detail for an A-grade candidate, however I would expect far less text on your sl ides, and for you to do more talking . Having so much text on your sl ides is not good design . Have plenty of visuals(cropped printscreens and full page printscreens) from your own magazine and other music magazines.
4 Who would be the audience for your media product?
This should correlate to Q2. Should definitely give an age range (that generally spans 5-15 years max). May be gender specific, should specifiy type of genre of music and also social grade.
5 How did you attract/address your audience?
What is the editorial content (i.e. what type of articles). Do you have competitions, is the address direct or inderect. Is it formal or informal. Colloquial, casual, uncensored?
6 What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Technology we have used:
- Photoshop (Explain all skills/tools that you have learnt and used-cloning, filtering, selecting, removing elements using magic wand, colour picker, using the grid, moving, resizing, cropping, lines, layers, blends/opacity, blurs, make-up etc...)
- Blogger (Write, Upload images, edit, poll/vote, embed code (slideshare and animoto), follow peers, comment on peers)
- Publisher (Mockups and annotation)
- Excel (for questionnaire graphs)
7 Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Give an honest account.
(Remember to address What has improved, what did you change based on feedback. How have you developed?)
You have 8 minutes + 2 mins Q+A. Try to spend 1 minute per slide. Some slides may need more time, others less. Rehearse and time. Get feedback from peers/family/friends. Come prepared. Do not rush, stay calm.
~That's all folks~
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Please bring your hard drive, camera, tripod and all cables to return.
Posters/ Websites due by 1.30pm on Fri 26th March.
Please save a copy of your website and poster in U:/Year13/Media Studies/Work/YOUR NAME
Make yourself a folder.
All planning work on Blogs by 5pm Weds 31st March. No work will be marked after then.
All evaluations to be presented Fri 23rd April. Presentations will be individual presentations NOT group. They must not last more than 10 minutes. If you are absent, you will just have to upload your presentation to your blog or film yourself presenting. Your mark will also be compromised if this is the case.
Marylebone Media Awards for:
Best sound editing
Best film editing
Best costume design
Best original screenplay
Best teaser trailer
Best film poster
Best film website
Date: Thurs 22nd April. 3.40pm-4.30pm BL35
Fri 19th March 5pm (Due to Ms Furlong teaching you on Weds).
All planning work (Mockups, drafts, analysis of DPS/Front covers, updated time plans on blogs by:
Weds 31st March 5pm
See previous mark sheets for detailed checklist.
Weds 24th March
Mon 29th March and Weds 31st March
Outward bounds presentations Mon 19th April:
In summary, no blog work will be valid after 31st March. All production work must be in my folder on Pupilshare to be marked this Friday. 5pm.
Monday, 15 March 2010
Please send (at least) one representative from your group to showcase your Teaser.
You will be asked to render your film for advance screening. The screening should take less than 10 mins (as each teaser should only be approx 1 min long). It would be beneficial if your whole group is there so that you can all hear the feedback.
Final viewing will take place P5 on Friday in BL35. This should be your FINAL CUT.
When rendering titles out of Motion-use the Animation Codec
When rendering final films out of FCP-use the PNG Codec and select Millions of colours
Oh and if you can all get an account at www.Vimeo.com, That will help when it comes to doing your website P6 on Friday.
Catch-up will take place as follows:
Mon 5.00pm-6.30pm ROOM 11 MAIN SITE
Tues 4.45pm-5.45pm ROOM 11 MAIN SITE
Weds 3.30pm-5.30pm (After lesson) BL35
I will accept drafts at these catchup's and return them within 24 hours. This will give you a chance to improve work.
Drafts and final Work will only be marked from U:/Pupilshare/Mr Lau Media
Please ensure it is all there by 5.30pm this Weds.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Please save these in U:/Pupilshare/Mr Lau Media
Evaluations to be presented: Weds 24th and Monday 29th March.
Anyone on Outward Bound Trip to present: Weds 21st April
No other presentations will be seen/marked after this date.
Evaluation is worth 20 marks (same as planning).
Friday, 5 March 2010
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
The questions that must be addressed in the evaluation are:
1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
2) How does your media product represent particular social groups?
3) What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
4) Who would be the audience for your media product?
5) How did you attract/address your audience?
6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?