Thursday, 14 January 2016

Short list: main blogs

There are MANY more; these are the most frequently accessed - see the longer post below for more links and descriptions.

Media Student Blogs - Links to student blogs/playlists of film/video productions.  2018: ;   2017: A2 (playlist);  AS (playlist);  Yr11 music video (playlist)
2016A2 (playlist);  AS (playlist) (all StG idents);  Yr11 websites;

GCSE Media
MediaTechTips

IGSMediaStudies YouTube channel - I've created a lot of themed playlists (you can also use the search tool)...
AS: StGs student film openings: 2018;  2017;   2016; (idents only);    IGS: 2015;  2014;  2013;  2012;  2011;  2010;  2009;  student idents;   trailers for AS productions;          Vodcasts on AS coursework (Film Openings);   Working Title trailers etc;   Warp Films trailers etc;   Film Distribution;    British Cinema 
A2:  Music video promo package:
ALL final cuts (IGS+StG);   ALL practice exercises (IGS+StG);StGs: 2017; 2016;        IGS:  2016 rough cuts2011;  2012;  2013;  2014;   2015 AS+A2;   [2009 videos/films;   2010 film trailers;   2010 short films;]    A2 pitches;   Vodcasts on A2 coursework;   Latymer school final cuts;   MVid representations; videos I've blogged on;   pitches;   famous directors;   Depeche Mode videos;   The Pixies videos;   videos about relationships;   proto-promos;   videos set in schools;    feminist v post-feminist videos;   animated videos;   heavy metal docs;       MEDIA REGULATION:   Hackgate. 
GCSE:  Y11 Music Video: 2018;   2017;   Teaser trailers;   Sci-Fi conventions;   Kids advertising;  



AS blogs:
AS Coursework Openings 

British Cinema 


AS Media 


A2 blogs:
Music Videos

Media Regulation

'ProdEval' - theory and analysing coursework in A2 exam

A2 Media

Non-Media blogs:
His/Herstory!
StGeog
GeographyICT
Citizenship

Monday, 9 September 2013

List of blogs with brief descriptions

There are DB blogs on a variety of topics and aspects of the media, covering just about every part of the Media Studies A-Level.

The blogs vary widely in size - some have just a few posts, some 100s. All feature content which will help you in your coursework and exam work, and generally help you to boost your knowledge and understanding of the media.

Most blogs contain a lot of 'links lists' - lists of sites, articles and other articles for further reading/viewing, and to help with coursework research, exam revision, homeworks and class activities.

LIST OF BLOGS (NO DESCRIPTION)
A more detailed list, with description + screenshot, can be found after this basic list.

GENERAL:
NEW! GCSE Media

NEW! His/Herstory!

NEW! Year 9 Media

StGeog
 
AS Media 

A2 Media

Media Student Blogs - A2 2016; AS 2016;

IGSMediaStudies YouTube channel - I've created a lot of themed playlists (you can also use the search tool)...
AS: Vodcasts on AS coursework (Film Openings); 2015 student work; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; Working Title trailers etc; Warp Films trailers etc;
A2: Vodcasts on A2 coursework (Music video promo package); Music video: final cuts; practice exercises; videos I've blogged on; pitches; famous directors; Depeche Mode videos; videos about relationships; proto-promos;videos set in schools; 2009 videos/films; 2010 film trailers; 2010 short films; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 AS+A2; Media regulation: Hackgate.

MediaTechTips
Censorship

AS:
eg of student links list
AS Coursework Openings 

British Cinema 

The Horror Genre 
Rom-Coms 
UKTV Drama
Representation of Ethnicity 
Representation of Yorkshire/Regional Identity 
Representation of Age 
Representation of Gender 
Representation of physical ability/disability 
Representation of Class and Status 
Representation of Sexuality 
Representation of Britishness
Semiotics and Media Language

A2:
'ProdEval' - theory and analysing coursework in A2 exam

Media Regulation

Music Videos

Postmodernism
UK Magazines
Teaser/Short Film

NON-MEDIA:
Citizenship
ICT

Monday, 9 April 2012

Past AS Exam Qs

All the past questions are written in below
Remember, its a 2 hour exam: 1st 30 mins view Tv Drama clip 4 times in 30mins then 45mins for essay on 4 technical areas (sound, editing, camera work, mise-en-scene) + 1 area of representation (from gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, social class and status, regional identity, physical (dis)ability); 45mins for British Cinema essay (the section is headed Institutions and Audiences).

There is only one question to answer. It will NOT mention film, as the question is intended for all Media students regardless of which industry option they have studied.
Here's how it appears, followed by a full list of past questions:

Answer the question below, making detailed reference to examples from your case study material to support points made in your answer.
Discuss the issues raised by an institution’s need to target specific audiences within a media industry which you have studied.
You must choose to focus on one of the following media areas. You may make reference to other media in your answer.
•           Film
•           Music
•           [etc – 6 media are listed]
2008 SAMPLE PAPER: Discuss the issues raised by an institution’s need to target specific audiences within a media industry which you have studied.

JAN 2009: Discuss the ways in which media products are produced and distributed to audiences, within a media area which you have studied. 

TV DRAMA: AGE: Monarch of the Glen.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

YouTube playlists of student work and more

IGSMediaStudies YouTube channel - I've created a lot of themed playlists (you can also use the search tool)...
AS: Vodcasts on AS coursework (Film Openings); 2015 student work; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; Working Title trailers etc; Warp Films trailers etc;
A2: Vodcasts on A2 coursework (Music video promo package); Music video: final cuts; practice exercises; videos I've blogged on; pitches; famous directors; Depeche Mode videos; videos about relationships; proto-promos;videos set in schools; 2009 videos/films; 2010 film trailers; 2010 short films; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 AS+A2; Media regulation: Hackgate.


Playlists include some of the vodcasts and exercises created through the year, but the final cuts are always placed at the start of playlists.

Below, you can find playlists for each year, further split into AS and A2. First, here's a playlist gathering together all A2 music videos (including, and starting with, various practice exercises), up to and including 2015: