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I have been teaching, along side working in the industry, for the last ten years and my specialisms are Media Studies, Film Studies and SFX make-up application. I enjoy both the practical and theoretical elements of these subjects and strongly believe a firm understanding of the role of the Media is essential to all aspects of life, in todays society.

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I have been teaching, along side working in the industry, for the last ten years and my specialisms are Media Studies, Film Studies and SFX make-up application. I enjoy both the practical and theoretical elements of these subjects and strongly believe a firm understanding of the role of the Media is essential to all aspects of life, in todays society.
WJEC Media A Level Representation worksheets Butler, Hall, Gilroy, Zoonen & Bell Gender femin
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WJEC Media A Level Representation worksheets Butler, Hall, Gilroy, Zoonen & Bell Gender femin

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Worksheets are all formatted the same with key terms outline by the boards and a brief explanation Students are asked to read the info, define the terms (with the use of Internet research, Then apply to film they are familiar with, all instruction on work sheet - 3 Task per theory 1.3hr to complete each, 4 in total - Industry / Representation / Media language - Theorist BUNDLE Feminist theory - Liesbet van Zoonen & Bell Hooks Theories of representation - Stuart Hall Theories around ethnicity & postcolonial theory - Paul Gilroy Theories of gender performativity - Judith Butler
Deconstructing (Film TV Music Video) Moving Image Textual Analysis MICRO FEATURES, 40Q Quiz HANDOUT
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Deconstructing (Film TV Music Video) Moving Image Textual Analysis MICRO FEATURES, 40Q Quiz HANDOUT

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A 40 question Quiz covering MICRO FEATURES - Mise en scene, cinematography, editing and Sound. 45 minute starter activity time test, at the end of the first term ( 30 mins for test / 15 mins to class mark) Students can swap and peer mark as a class in lesson. Resource attached - student handout & teachers answer sheet as both a PDF and word document - so can be completed by hand or in digital format on computers. Can also be used as an introduction to the topic, as a research task with the use of internet research. SUITABLE FOR GCSE AND A LEVEL STUDENTS FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE NEEDED FOR Media Studies, Film Studies, Communication & Culture Studies and English when deconstructing a moving image text. **PART OF A larger SCHEME OF WORK Bundle for new Media students which offers ** Embeds best practise TEA sentence structure - TERM / EXAMPLE / ANALYSIS worksheets Offers self / peer marking sheets to enables students to Self and Peer mark by establishing best sentence structure and how to highlight and check own work. Offers comprehensive delivery materials - PP’s to cover the Macro and Micro features of moving image for analysis with embedded, 5 min application of knowledge activities, throughout Multiple points for assessment embedded to evidence progress made Teaches terminology - Offers a glossary sheet Essay based assignments which can be used for homework or completed in class time
Btec L3 Production Arts Special effects Make-up SFX - FULL PACK - SOW, assignments & resources
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Btec L3 Production Arts Special effects Make-up SFX - FULL PACK - SOW, assignments & resources

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Powerpoint covering Liquid latex, scar wax and gelatine - Fake blood - Sweat/tear gel and tear sticks - Rigid collodion - 3rd degree sculpting gel - Alcohol Activated Make-up - Prosthetics - Adhesives and removers Two design activities to prompt ides for accident & emergency, horror, sci-fi and fantasy application ROBOT SPINE SCULPT & PROSTHETIC handout STAG BEETLE SCULPT & PROSTHETIC handout SKULL FACE SCULPT & PROSTHETIC handout All handouts have full colour images of both the sculpture and the end application 8 WEEK SOW INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING Syllabus Content/Topic - Learning Outcomes Resources - Assessment Strategies and deadlines - Teaching and Learning Strategies - Literacy / Numeracy / Employability - Equality & Diversity Assignment 1 - SFX MUA Profiles covers Criteria P1/M1/D1 Assignment 2 - Experimentation covers Criteria P2/M2/D2 - P3/M3/D3 - P4/M4/D4 - P5/M5/D5
WJEC Media A Level Audience worksheets Hall, Gerbner, Shirky, Jenkins - Fandom Cultivation Reception
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WJEC Media A Level Audience worksheets Hall, Gerbner, Shirky, Jenkins - Fandom Cultivation Reception

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Worksheets are all formatted the same with key terms outline by the boards and a brief explanation Students are asked to read the info, define the terms (with the use of Internet research, research further and then make a blog article for a college Media blog to explain the theory, all instruction on work sheet - 3 Task per theory 1.3hr to complete each, 4 in total - Industry / Representation / Media language - Theorist BUNDLE Fandom - Henry Jenkins ‘End of audience’ theories - Clay Shirky Cultivation theory - George Gerbner Reception theory - Stuart Hall
Textual Analysis Deconstructing a text BUNDLE macro/micro/representation/genre/visual codes
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Textual Analysis Deconstructing a text BUNDLE macro/micro/representation/genre/visual codes

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Textual Analysis Macro and Micro features activity - worksheet with gaps Textual Analysis Macro and Micro features activity - worksheet with answers table to help fill the gaps Textual Analysis Macro and Micro features activity - worksheet with gaps filled . - teachers notes Differentiation offered by removing the worksheet with the word to fill the gaps to make task harder. These sheets can be applied to any moving image text and is a fun way to establish or reinforce textual analysis sentence structure. To enable differentiation the task can be repeated with multiple text or could be completed with or without notes to strengthen exam skills. Bundle includes a micro feature terminology grid handout for student to make notes on, Emotional Response help sheet and the MICRO FEATURES REVISION GAME, instructions, Mark scheme with examples and team sheets. Watch the moving image excerpt and make notes on the ‘Deconstructing a text - terminology’ grid handout Work in pairs, against another pair to complete 9 examples, the winner will achieve the highest score by constructing the most effective Textual analysis - TERM / EXAMPLE / ANALYSIS sentences, for exam questions. A snakes and ladders board with counters or a tally sheet can be used for scoring On your turn roll the dice to see what example you need to give for either film 1 or 2 - Mise en scene / 3 or 4 - Sound / 5 or 6 - Cinematography & Editing A deconstruction activity - textual Analysis of a magazine front cover looking at technical codes, visual codes and genre into a table with explanations. Deconstruction whats to include - Teach key elements that need to be covered for representation and Target Audience
WJEC Media A Level Industries Industry worksheets Hesmondhalgh, Curran & Seaton, Livingstone & Lunt
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WJEC Media A Level Industries Industry worksheets Hesmondhalgh, Curran & Seaton, Livingstone & Lunt

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Worksheets are all formatted the same with key terms outline by the boards and a brief explanation Students are asked to read the info, define the terms (with the use of Internet research, research further and then make a blog article for a college Media blog to explain the theory, all instruction on work sheet - 3 Task per theory 1.3hr to complete each, 4 in total - Industry / Representation / Media language - Theorist BUNDLE Cultural industries - David Hesmondhalgh Power and media industries - Curran and Seaton Regulation - Sonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt
What makes a Good advertising Campaign?  Pre-production Primary Research viewing CLASS ACTIVITY
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What makes a Good advertising Campaign? Pre-production Primary Research viewing CLASS ACTIVITY

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Class activity to complete Pre-production primary research and analyse the effective elements of seven moving image advertisements which had both commercial success and critical acclaim. Video links embedded within the table Project and internet needed to screen videos for class Extension activity included - Select one of the ads screened in lesson and complete a fact sheet (1PG. A4) for a classmate covering the following info, include images 1. Company / 2. Year / 3. Product / 4. Media Company that made the advertisement and their background / 5. A review of what makes the advertisement successful in your eyes i.e. the narrative, mise en scene, cinematography, sound, editing / 6. How the advertisement was received? / 7. Follow up campaigns
Magazine Media Practical Coursework WEBSITE Activity, peer mark & Research Case study
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Magazine Media Practical Coursework WEBSITE Activity, peer mark & Research Case study

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Design as a starter for Coursework preparation can take 1 weeks (4.5hr’s a week) varies on time allowed and skill level. There is a random element to the celebrity, genre and target audience each student can design for so can be repeat used for small class as will always offer a variation. Primary Research deconstructing website conventions Practical Website construction activity task Peer / self mark own practical website construction
Textual Analysis MICRO FEATURES Deconstructing moving image - film, TV, Music Video  - REVISION GAME
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Textual Analysis MICRO FEATURES Deconstructing moving image - film, TV, Music Video - REVISION GAME

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These sheets can be applied to any moving image text and is a fun way to establish or reinforce textual analysis sentence structure. To enable differentiation the task can be repeated with multiple text or could be completed with or without notes to strengthen exam skills. Bundle includes a micro feature terminology grid handout for student to make notes on, Emotional Response helpsheet and the MICRO FEATURES REVISION GAME, instructions, Mark scheme with examples and team sheets. Watch the moving image excerpt and make notes on the ‘Deconstructing a text - terminology’ grid handout Work in pairs, against another pair to complete 9 examples, the winner will achieve the highest score by constructing the most effective Textual analysis - TERM / EXAMPLE / ANALYSIS sentences, for exam questions. A snakes and ladders board with counters or a tally sheet can be used for scoring On your turn roll the dice to see what example you need to give for either film 1 or 2 - Mise en scene / 3 or 4 - Sound / 5 or 6 - Cinematography & Editing
Btec L3 Production Arts Special effects Make-up SFX MU SOW & Assignment briefs BUNDLE
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Btec L3 Production Arts Special effects Make-up SFX MU SOW & Assignment briefs BUNDLE

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Save 27% buying individually 8 WEEK SOW INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING Syllabus Content/Topic Learning Outcomes Resources Assessment Strategies and deadlines Teaching and Learning Strategies Literacy / Numeracy / Employability Equality & Diversity Assignment 1 - SFX MUA Profiles covers Criteria P1/M1/D1 Assignment 2 - Experimentation covers Criteria P2/M2/D2 - P3/M3/D3 - P4/M4/D4 - P5/M5/D5 With a clear scenario for vocation, Task, details for format and clear link to criteria, both assignment also include a front coversheet were marking grades can be logged and feedback given. These sheets work best when used every lesson. They helps highlight individual gaps in learning, for effective differentiation and encourage students to become autonomous learners and allows them ownership of engaging with content. How to complete handout for students Assessment sheet - Cycle of learning handout Start your lessons with 2 or 3 clear objectives on the board Students add these to their sheets and indicate their own confidence in the topic to be taught At the end of the lesson students state if they feel the object set was achieved and by which activity. Self set homework for objectives not achieved Every 6 weeks - (Pg4 of the Assessment Sheet - Cycle learning) 30 mins can be spent tracking confidence in areas and weaknesses that inidividually or as a class need addressing to enable best outcomes and progress.
Narrative Recap - Textual Analysis Cargo short film activity - Definitions, Terminology & theorists
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Narrative Recap - Textual Analysis Cargo short film activity - Definitions, Terminology & theorists

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Recaps information previously covered in Narrative PP - Todorov, Levi Straus and Roland Barthes Worksheet student asked to evidence progress made with definition and terminology for theorists Worksheet applies this to zombie short film Cargo - linked on Youtube (now a feature film on Netflix staring Martin freeman) Micro features - mise en scene, cinematography, editing and sound student note sheet for analysis included.