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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.
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
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 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
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.
Narrative Introduction PP and recap ACTIVITIES - Textual Analysis - Definitions, Terminology & theorists Todorov, Barthes, Levi Straus
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Narrative Introduction PP and recap ACTIVITIES - Textual Analysis - Definitions, Terminology & theorists Todorov, Barthes, Levi Straus

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An introduction to the concept of narrative with activities embedded, terminology evidenced and theorists explained. Narrative intro PP with 5 minute activities embedded throughout Teachers notes for Narrative intro PP Narrative notes handout for students Character alignment PP Character alignment handout 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.
BBFC Classification Censorship Intro PP, recap history research class activity, screening worksheet
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BBFC Classification Censorship Intro PP, recap history research class activity, screening worksheet

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Basic BBFC Powerpoint establishing when BBFC founded, original age rating and what changed. Recap History research task follows on from note taking from PP Also included is a screening worksheet for students to act like censors/classifier for either contentious films or mainstream family films, referring to the BBFC certs for films as guidance to action taken after students discuss.