The year 9 course prepare students by focusing on key knowledge and skills, theoretical and practical, they will need to successfully complete their GCSE Media Studies.
Introduction to key media concepts:
- Representation (gender and ethnicity)
- Media Language
Study around a film recently released.
Deconstructing generic film posters and trailers.
Written comparison of two Action Adventure film trailers.
-Basic photography / camerawork
-Photoshop: creating a film poster
Evaluation of production work
Video production and production workflow:
Learning to effectively conduct and manage pre-production (research and planning, script, shot list and storyboard), production (shooting footage applying techniques learnt including lighting and sound recording), post-production (editing footage, soundtrack and titles).
Focus on continuity editing using Premiere Pro.
Music Industry, music videos and representation (Gender, ethnicity, age)
Record labels and the changing landscape of the music industry
Artists and their ‘Star Text’
Analysing album covers and digipaks
Andrew Goodwin’s theory with focus on conventions of music videos
Analysing music videos’ meanings and representations
Production: a detailed vlog entry (visuals / slides, and sound) to be recorded and edited, with focus on one artist’s evolution through their albums / music videos.