Film & Media
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Media Studies is central to understanding the way we experience our increasingly visual & digital world; as a result it is ever more important that students can understand how media, in all its forms, affects their lives, behaviour and attitudes. Furthermore their own role in society is changing as new technologies enable audience members to become producers as well consumers. We believe it is vital to enable visual and media literacy and to develop and encourage students' creative media skills.
Students are introduced to key concepts:
• Media Language
These concepts underpin the whole of the course and will enable detailed analyses and understanding of all media products.
Students will learn how to design and make media products such as websites, magazines, CD & DVD covers, film trailers & TV and print advertisements, using a variety of software and hardware including; Photoshop, iMovie, Premiere, Final Cut, iPads, iPods, MacBooks, digital SLR cameras and digital video cameras.
GCSE Film Studies
Students will learn how to analyse films and develop an understanding of the language of film. This could be the way the soundtrack of a film (music, sound effects & dialogue) has an affect on the audiences’ understanding of the narrative and the characters' motivations. Or how the camerawork is important for expressing different meanings, for example a close up shot can focus the audiences’ attention on facial expressions and therefore characters' emotions.
Students will use their knowledge of film language to pitch an idea for an imaginary film, and develop & plan this idea through either writing a script, drawing a storyboard, designing a website or planning film poster designs. They then go on to make either, a short filmed sequence, posters, or a website advertising their film.
The Film Industry
Students will develop their ability to research how the film industry funds, makes and markets film. They will look at trailers, posters & websites that promote Hollywood and UK films and analyse how this creates successful films by generating massive amounts of audience interest.
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