Monday, September 15, 2014

 

12A homework (Mr Halsey): Reading an image

Complete the following from our double lesson today:

1) Finish your analysis of the RBK 50 Cent advert using the key media language you learned today

2) Analyse an advert of your choice using the same key words.

Remember to put media language in bold or highlight/colour it. A reminder of the key words:


And always ask the two key questions: Who do you think is the target audience? How does it address/attract that audience?

Due: Friday

Sunday, September 14, 2014

 

12A Cover Work/Homework: Wed. 17/9/14, p5/6

Remember the basic rules first:
  • Arrive on time - make sure you register with the cover teacher/Mr Halsey;
  • Stay in the classroom until the end of the lesson;
  • Work responsibly on the tasks set.
Complete the following for Friday 19/9, p4:
  • Carry out a 'Film Poster Analysis' using what you learnt from the  Film Language PowerPoint when you analysed the EIGHT posters;
  • Choose any contemporary film poster you like (within the last five years) and include the image in your blog posting;
  • Include as much media terminology as you can, highlighting each term you use in a different colour.
  • On your blog, complete the task set on the bottom of slide 6 (facial expressions, body language); and the bottom of slide 10 (positioning).
  • Analyse the last three images (slides 18, 19, 20) explaining how mise-en-scene works in each of them - post on your blog.


 

12C Cover Work/Homework: Wed. 17/9/14, p3/4

Remember the basic rules first:
  • Arrive on time - make sure you register with the cover teacher/Mr Halsey;
  • Stay in the classroom until the end of the lesson;
  • Work responsibly on the tasks set.
Complete the following for Friday 19/9, p5:
  • Answer all the questions (on paper) from slide 29 until 37, including at least TWO sentences on each of the following: denotation, connotation, colour, pose, framing, composition, size, type of shot, subject matter, setting, lighting. After describing each technique/feature, make sure you try to explain why it has been used.
  • Analyse the Rbk print advert on slide 39.
  • Answer all the questions (on your blog) on slide 38 about the advert, in as much detail as possible. This work will be assessed!


Friday, September 12, 2014

 

12C: Film poster analysis homework

Carry out the 'Film Poster Analysis' from the Film Language PowerPoint:


Due: next Friday

 

12A: Media consumption homework

Create a blogpost outlining your consumption of the media. 

Answer the following questions on your blog:

Newspapers



Magazines



Television



Radio



Cinema



Internet


Due: Monday

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

 

We're on Twitter!

OK, so we're a little late to this particular party (Twitter launched in July 2006) but I'm delighted to say that the legendary Greenford High School Macguffin Blog is now on Twitter. We'll be posting links to interesting Media stories, homework reminders and deadlines throughout the year. You'll find us:

@blogmacguffin

If you haven't joined Twitter, do so: it's a brilliant way of keeping up with what's happening in the media and you don't have to publish tweets yourself if you don't want to. Once you're on board, follow the following Twitter accounts to give yourself a comprehensive daily update on the media world:

Newspaper media sections
Media Guardian @mediaguardian
i newspaper @theipaper
Independent Media @TheIndyMedia
Telegraph film         @TelegraphFilm

Useful Media Studies-related accounts
The Media blog    @TheMediaTweets
Brilliant Ads @Brilliant_Ads
Pete Fraser @petesmediablog
Media Edu @mediaedusites

Big media personalities
Rupert Murdoch @rupertmurdoch
Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Alasdair Campbell @campbellclaret

Journalists
Roy Greenslade @GreensladeR
Mehdi Hasan @mehdirhasan
Owen Jones @OwenJones84
Nick Sutton @suttonnick
Nick Davies @Bynickdavies

Others
Film4 @Film4
Mo Farah         @Mo_Farah
YouGov polling         @YouGov

There are many, many more Twitter accounts you can follow to keep up on certain aspects of the media and anything else you're interested in. Get involved and immerse yourself in the world of the media.


Sunday, September 07, 2014

 

12A Cover Work/Homework: Wed. 10/9/14, p5/6

Remember the basic rules first:
  • Arrive on time - make sure you register with the cover teacher/Mr Halsey;
  • Stay in the classroom until the end of the lesson;
  • Work responsibly on the tasks set.
Complete the following for Friday 14/9, p4:

Carry out the 'Film Poster Analysis' from the Film Language PowerPoint:

  • Analyse all EIGHT posters in as much detail as possible;
  • Try to include media terminology that you might have learnt at GCSE;
  • Explain WHY for each of the three questions for each poster;
  • Post up all your answers on your new blog;
  • Include the actual posters in your blog posting.

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