A2 Media Coursework Blogspot

Dear all,

Our troubles continue with the media drive so we need to be flexible.

I am concerned that nothing has happened on the blogs over Christmas, particularly those students who were behind.

BLOG WORK MUST BE UP TO DATE BY NEXT THURSDAY. I will be contacting parents from next week otherwise, and 'inviting' you to stay behind on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until your work can be awarded a Band 4.

I know the production work has stalled but not everyone has a mock up of their ancillary tasks! You should also have sought feedback and written a paragraph reflecting on it to show to what extent the feedback will inform your further planning, keeping in mind what you are trying to achieve with the Star text and representation issues, music gender and target audience.

You need to keep posts on your blog tracking the development of your production work.

THERE SHOULD BE NO GAP OF MORE THAN TWO WEEKS.


FINALLY, FOR NEXT THURSDAY, YOU NEED TO HAVE WATCHED AND MADE NOTES ON SOME VIDEOS DEALING WITH AUDIENCE THEORY.

GO OVER TO THE CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES BLOG - IT IS YOUR EXAM BLOG FROM NOW ON.

http://parkg325.blogspot.co.uk

EVALUATION 2. How Effective is the Combination of Your Main Product and Ancillary Texts?

In this question you need to evaluate the sense of 'branding' you've created across your products. Once again you need to use a range of technologies to present your work.

Some tips

Pick out the elements you've chosen to carry across your work and explain why you feel these best represent your 'artist'.

Think about those elements which you've not included, briefly explain why you chose not to include them.

Some vocabulary to include

Verisimilitude - the appearance of being true or real.

Mediated - be a means of conveying. "this important ministry of mediating the power of the word"

synonyms: convey, transmit, communicate, put across/over, impart, pass on, hand on, relate,reveal
"the important ministry of mediating the power of the word"

form a link between.
"structures which mediate gender divisions"



Connotes - (of a word) imply or suggest (an idea or feeling) in addition to the literal or primary meaning.



Motif - a dominant or recurring idea in an artistic work

Brand - a type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name

Generic conventions - are the features shown by texts that allow them to be put into a specific genre.

Code: A system of signs which can be decoded to create meaning. 

In media texts, we look at a range of different signs that can be loosely grouped into the following:


technical codes - all to do with the way a text is technically constructed - camera angles, framing, typography etc
verbal codes - everything to do with language -either written or spoken
symbolic codes - codes that can be decoded on a mainly connotational level - all the things which draw upon our experience and understanding of other media texts, our cultural frame of reference.

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