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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.
Contemporary Media Regulations  - Censorship & Classification Case study PEGI Video Games
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A range of worksheets and activities to explore contemporary Media regulations classification and censorship for the Video games industry. Arguments for and against censorship PowerPoint Activity to cover legislation, effects and access Comparison of now and then activity Arguments for and against censorship table activity Case study exploring contemporary media regulations classification and censorship of a single video game
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
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
Mask Making | Assignments, SOW, Year plan, Powerpoint PP, student tracker FULL BUNDLE
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Mask Making | Assignments, SOW, Year plan, Powerpoint PP, student tracker FULL BUNDLE

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Learning Outcomes | Mask Making in the Performing Arts Know how to collate research findings Be able to generate design ideas Know how to use materials, construction and decorative techniques Be able to construct masks from designs An 8 to 10 weeks SOW covering Learning outcomes, Resources, Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, employablity and Equality & Diversity Assignment 1 - Research & History Design Assignment 2 - Experimentation - Mask making Assignment 3 - Own Masks - Alice in Wonderland 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. Powerpoint that covers Learning outcomes, assignment brief, Link to Behind the mask documentary (9 mins) Introduction into the history of Egyptian, Greek, African, Native American, Chinese, Italian and Mardi Gras Mask + student self mark checklist.
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
WJEC Media A Level Representation, industries, Audience & Media Language worksheets FULL BUNDLE
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WJEC Media A Level Representation, industries, Audience & Media Language worksheets FULL BUNDLE

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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 worksheet - 3 Task per theory 1.3hr to complete each. 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 Genre theory - Steve Neale Narratology - Tzvetan Todorov Postmodernism - Jean Baudrillard Structuralism - Claude Lévi-Strauss Cultural industries - David Hesmondhalgh Power and media industries - Curran and Seaton Regulation - Sonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt Fandom - Henry Jenkins ‘End of audience’ theories - Clay Shirky Cultivation theory - George Gerbner Reception theory - Stuart Hall Seperate Baudrillard and Neale handoput Theory mapping student sheet 4 in total - Industry / Representation / Media language - Theorist BUNDLE
SFX MU Special Effects Make-up |  FULL PACK - SOW, assignments & resources BUNDLE
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SFX MU Special Effects Make-up | FULL PACK - SOW, assignments & resources BUNDLE

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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
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
Makeup Colour theory - Foundation coverage & Colour mixing Activity - BTEC Creative Uses
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Makeup Colour theory - Foundation coverage & Colour mixing Activity - BTEC Creative Uses

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A PP to explain how colour theory relates to Makeup application in terms of foundation coverage and Colour corrective Creams, along side a student paint mixing activity to reinforce content learned with a practical activity. Taught for Unit 93: Make-up Application Skills & Creative Uses in Performance to cover, D1 You have produce evidence of a fully investigated research into the importance of facial anatomy, lighting techniques and colour theory, which affects makeup application.
Mindfulness Christmas Colouring Cards & Envelopes | ColourmeContent - SET 1 - Just Puppies
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Mindfulness Christmas Colouring Cards & Envelopes | ColourmeContent - SET 1 - Just Puppies

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This is a Winter holiday themed set of six colouring cards original hand-drawn designs by Colour me Content - Meet the Pattern PUPPIES - Dash, Star, Ogee, Tartan, Bark and Skipper WOOF. Creativity & mindfulness are paramount for success in life, these colouring cards will help pupils to feel calmer and to aid concentration. Just Puppies - Print as many as you need to get everyone in the festival mood - 6 individual designs for you all to colour, also available in SET 2 - Puppies on Patterns. See @colourmecontent on instagram for in action photos of content classes colouring :) INSTANT DOWNLOAD INCLUDES - 12 A4 sized Jpegs - 6 Cards B&W + 6 patterned envelopes Mindfulness, soothing, peaceful, illustration, puppy, patterned, activity, christmas, winter, holidays, coloring, pages, colouring, black, white, sheet, worksheet.
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
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
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.
Mindfulness Christmas Colouring Cards & Envelopes | ColourmeContent - SET 2 - Pattern Pups
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Mindfulness Christmas Colouring Cards & Envelopes | ColourmeContent - SET 2 - Pattern Pups

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This is a Winter holiday themed set of six colouring cards original hand-drawn designs by Colour me Content - Meet the Pattern PUPPIES - Dash, Star, Ogee, Tartan, Bark and Skipper WOOF. Creativity & mindfulness are paramount for success in life, these colouring cards will help pupils to feel calmer and to aid concentration. Just Puppies - Print as many as you need to get everyone in the festival mood - 6 individual designs for you all to colour, also available in SET 1 - Just Puppies. See @colourmecontent on instagram for in action photos of content classes colouring :) INSTANT DOWNLOAD INCLUDES - 12 A4 sized Jpegs - 6 Cards B&W + 6 patterned envelopes Mindfulness, soothing, peaceful, illustration, puppy, patterned, activity, christmas, winter, holidays, coloring, pages, colouring, black, white, sheet, worksheet.
WJEC Media, Evolving landscape of News online, engaging an audience, conventions/terminology TASKS
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WJEC Media, Evolving landscape of News online, engaging an audience, conventions/terminology TASKS

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An introduction to News gathering 2wks (4.5 hrs a week) a collection of research to start students thinking about modern News gather. The starter question - What is NEWS? ten min timed in silence individual response, also works well as determination for starting points for differentiation. News Terminology sheet Online News research table task The Evolving landscape of news collection - 3 task worksheet Capturing and keeping an online audience - deconstruction and convention task