1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Media studies
  4. Production skills
Clay and Materials Animation Lessons

Clay and Materials Animation Lessons

A Lesson designed around exploring materials animation. Students will explore the work of Jan Svankmajer and then go onto use the knowledge learnt to explore creating they're own animations with deeper meaning. The resource contains three handouts and a presentation. Recommended centre equipment: Junk Store Objects Plastercine/Modelling Clay Cameras Tripods Editing Software (HitFilm is free)
omilford
Controlled Assessment 3: Magazines unit (AQA Legacy Media)

Controlled Assessment 3: Magazines unit (AQA Legacy Media)

This bundle contains everything you will need to start, teach and complete the third Topic of the GCSE Controlled Assessment worth 45 Marks out of the overall 90 marks on offer. I have taught this unit to this structure for the last 4 years and it has always yielded fantastic content from the students/ high marks from the examiner. I chose Magazines as it allows a broad exploration of print platforms and offers the ability . The pack contains: -3 Double lessons that teach students all about magazines, designing a front cover, contents page and double page spread and all of the theory needed for the 12 pages of research and planning. -A printed coursework tracker for folders/books to help students and teachers track their grades. -Resources that support each lesson and tasks within them. -A Lesson 1-2 resource to be laminated for student interactivity. Students label the magazine or poster with key A* terms that they have not learnt yet at the start of the course (Discovery Learning).
BarberJake
Controlled Assessment 3(Magazines unit) Les 5-6, Contents and Double Page Spreads (AQA Legacy Media)

Controlled Assessment 3(Magazines unit) Les 5-6, Contents and Double Page Spreads (AQA Legacy Media)

Lesson 5-6, Contents and Double Page Spreads (AQA Legacy Media): This lesson explores the key technical layout and A* terminology behind magazine double-page spreads and contents pages. Terminology such as Pull Quotes, By-Lines and Drop Caps are explored. Lesson includes two resource sheets for tasks in class. NOTE: This is a Unit that can also be bought as part of Bundle that includes the entirety of the unit (6 lessons) and includes all resource sheets and a printed coursework tracker. It covers the last Year of AQA Media studies
BarberJake
Controlled Assessment 3 (Magazines unit) Lesson 3-4, Embedding RAIL into CA (AQA Legacy Media)

Controlled Assessment 3 (Magazines unit) Lesson 3-4, Embedding RAIL into CA (AQA Legacy Media)

Lesson 3-4, Embedding RAIL into CA (AQA Legacy Media): This lesson explores how students can apply RAIL (Representation, Audience, Institution and Media Language) to all of their Research and planning, Practical work and 800 Word Evaluation. The focus of this lesson is on A* theory in an effort to stretch students. The double lesson explores theories such as: -Uses and Gratifications theory -Demographics -Institutional terms such as conglomerates, Oligopolies etc. -Progressive and Regressive representations -Course of the eye. NOTE: This is a Unit that can also be bought as part of Bundle that includes the entirety of the unit (6 lessons) and includes all resource sheets and a printed coursework tracker. It covers the last Year of AQA Media studies
BarberJake
Controlled Assessment 3 (Magazines unit) Lesson 1-2, Print Codes and conventions (AQA Legacy Media)

Controlled Assessment 3 (Magazines unit) Lesson 1-2, Print Codes and conventions (AQA Legacy Media)

Lesson 1-2, Print Codes and conventions (AQA Legacy Media): This lesson explores the codes and conventions of print with a focused concentration upon Magazines. The double lesson explores codes (written, technical and symbolic), conventions and key terminology of magazine covers e.g. Masthead, Skyline, Flash Button. The lesson also breaks down the Coursework for the students also. Lesson includes two resource sheets for tasks in class. Also a resource to be laminated for student interactivity. Students label the magazine or poster with key A* terms that they have not learnt yet at the start of the course (Discovery Learning). NOTE: This is a Unit that can also be bought as part of Bundle that includes the entirety of the unit (6 lessons) and includes all resource sheets and a printed coursework tracker. It covers the last Year of AQA Media studies
BarberJake
AQA MEST 1 MEDIA STUDIES REVISION GUIDE (IDEAL FOR STUDENTS RETAKING THEIR AS EXAM THIS YEAR)

AQA MEST 1 MEDIA STUDIES REVISION GUIDE (IDEAL FOR STUDENTS RETAKING THEIR AS EXAM THIS YEAR)

This resource is designed to support students throughout the entirety of Year 12 AQA Media studies. This is a guide for the specification officially taught for the last time in 2016-2017 term however will be invaluable for Year 13 students this year retaking their AS MEST1 exam from last Year. This can be used to support lessons, revision and as a reference guide for key terms/theories. Students have fed back to me that this was indispensable throughout the year but proved to be even more valuable during the final weeks of revision preparation. The Revision Guide also includes three complete Section A exemplar mock responses/essays written by myself and were selected by my students who found that year in, year out, this past mock to be particularly tricky. The contents are as follows: Page 1- The Exam Format Page 2- MIGRAINE Pages 3 to 4- Media Language Pages 5 to 6- Ideology Pages 7 to 8- Genre Pages 9 to 11- Representation Pages 12 to 14- Audience Pages 15-18- Institution Pages 19 to 23- Narrative Page 24- Economic/social/political/cultural and historical Pages 25 to 30- OTHER KEY THEORIES AND THEIR USES IN MIGRAINE Pages 31-34- EXEMPLAR EXAM QUESTIONS: WRITTEN BY MR BARBER The pack has been designed based on observations made by myself over the last five years of teaching the specification e.g. common theories that cause concern with students, Exam breakdowns/timings etc. Moreover, students have also asked for elements to be added to the pack over years, which I have done so, that they found useful/ could not get elsewhere in other Revision Guides on the market. The pack contains all of the key concepts needed in AS Media as well as A*/ stretch theorists, some of which not covered until the second year of the course.
BarberJake
AQA MEDIA STUDIES LEGACY A2: LESSON 1-3, EXAM BREAKDOWN AND REVISITING KEY MIGRAINE THEORIES (MEST3)

AQA MEDIA STUDIES LEGACY A2: LESSON 1-3, EXAM BREAKDOWN AND REVISITING KEY MIGRAINE THEORIES (MEST3)

LESSON 1-3, EXAM BREAKDOWN AND REVISITING KEY MIGRAINE THEORIES: This lesson reacquaints students after the Summer break with they theories needed for the AQA Media studies specification. The double revisits and re-embeds the Exam Breakdown as well as the entirety of MIGRAINE against a Past Mock Paper. The lesson includes a Homework Task, a PDF lesson resource as well as a worksheet needed for each aspect of MIGRAINE. Each MIGRAINE term is broken down also for learners in a user friendly fashion. The Power Point also includes a Power Point collection on MEST 3 key theories that students struggle with as well as an A* New Digital Media Revision poster. Media Language, Institution, Genre, Representation, Audience, Ideology, Narrative, Economic/sociology/cultural/historical/political and Cultural contexts. NOTE: This lesson follows the LEGACY AQA A-Level Specification. This is the last year that it will be taught (2017-2018 Term).
BarberJake
NEW SPEC EDUQAS AS LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES ASSESSMENT TRACKER AUTO GRADE CALCULATOR BASED ON JULY 17

NEW SPEC EDUQAS AS LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES ASSESSMENT TRACKER AUTO GRADE CALCULATOR BASED ON JULY 17

This tracker, as with the others in my store, is designed to make the lives of your AS level Media Studies teachers easier, whilst also providing an effective tool for promoting self evaluation in students. The formula is all in place, all you have to do is export the info from SIMS, copy and paste, then enter the marks for your mocks/assessed pieces as they're done and as you complete a component you will be given a predicted grade based on the % of marks that students has achieved. I have come to the final grade for each unit by calculating the % of marks students required in order to achieve each grade on the old spec (different for exam and coursework components) from WJEC's June 2017 boundaries. I have then reweighted this based on the number of marks available in the new spec. This, from what I can tell, is the best way of estimating grades on the new specification. As with all new specifications, this is guesswork. Please approach the grades given with caution and always explain to students/parents/SLT etc that this is simply a best guess until the exam board provide something more conclusive. The spreadsheet calculates grades for each separate component as well as an overall grade for the qualification. I've also added a 6 mark safety buffer column, were the boundaries to be this much higher. If you are entering your students for A level only, the same has been created for A level only - please search my shop for this. Any queries or clarification, or any faults with the spreadsheet, please contact me directly at steel123@hotmail.com and I will happily try to repair or resolve any problems. Happy with your purchase? Please leave a positive review so that this is promoted to others that may benefit!
chloesteel
NEW SPEC EDUQAS A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES ASSESSMENT TRACKER AUTO GRADE CALCULATOR BASED ON JULY 17

NEW SPEC EDUQAS A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES ASSESSMENT TRACKER AUTO GRADE CALCULATOR BASED ON JULY 17

This tracker, as with the others in my store, is designed to make the lives of your A level Media Studies teachers easier, whilst also providing an effective tool for promoting self evaluation in students. The formula is all in place, all you have to do is export the info from SIMS, copy and paste, then enter the marks for your mocks/assessed pieces as they're done and as you complete a component you will be given a predicted grade based on the % of marks that students has achieved. I have come to the final grade by calculating the % of marks students required in order to achieve each grade on the old spec (different for exam and coursework components). I have then reweighted this based on the number of marks available in the new spec. This, from what I can tell, is the best way of estimating grades on the new specification. As with all new specifications, this is guesswork. Please approach the grades given with caution and always explain to students/parents/SLT etc that this is simply a best guess until the exam board provide something more conclusive. The spreadsheet calculates grades for each separate component as well as an overall grade for the qualification. Furthermore, I've added a 6 mark buffer to account for grade boundary increases etc. If you are entering your students for AS only this year, the same has been created for AS Media - please search my shop for this. Any queries or clarification, or any faults with the spreadsheet, please contact me directly at steel123@hotmail.com and I will happily try to repair or resolve any problems. Happy with your purchase? Please leave a positive review so that this is promoted to others that may benefit!
chloesteel
Silhouette Animation

Silhouette Animation

A series of handouts and a Prezi presentation introducing students to Lotte Reiniger and her style of silhouette animation. The handouts include a introduction to the topic and then handouts for students to plan their own animation, produce it and then review. Recommended in class materials -A4 black card -A3 white card -Scissors -Charcoal -White Chalk -Cameras -Tripods
omilford