Revision “BLAST!”. Unit B322: Textual Analysis and Media Studies Topic. Wednesday 5 th June 2013. Aims & Objectives. Why?. Outline the expectations for both Section A and B of the exam. Re-cap existing knowledge of Section A key terms/theory
Textual Analysis and Media Studies Topic
Wednesday 5th June 2013
So you are well prepared for the exam!
9am – Start and Hand out Booklets
9:05am – Section A “Quiz”
9:10am – “Fill in the Blanks” Test
9:20am – Technical Areas “Re-cap”
9:25am – Section A- Action-Adventure Overview
9:35am – Section A Practice – Watch a sequence and make notes
10:00am – Answer Questions 1) – 3)
10:50am – Break
11:05am – Feedback/Peer Assessment
11:20am – Section B – Overview/Tips
11:30am– Section B – Audience Appeal Task/Practice/Questions
On Page 2of the Booklet you have been given YOU MUST fill in the blanks and complete some of the set questions.
YOU SHOULD take note of the Questions each of the terms/theory are associated to as they are where you need to use them in the exam.
We will then complete some Feedback the answers.
On Page 3 of the booklet YOU MUST note down as many examples as possible for EACH of the 4 technical areas you need to address in the exam above – for example:
Soundtrack – Diegetic Sound
Camerawork – Whip Pan
Editing – CGI
Mise-en-scene – Setting
YOU SHOULD be prepared to give ATLEAST x2 examples for EACH technical feature in the exam tomorrow in order to maximise your chances of achieving a Level 4 (16 – 20 marks)
You are going to be shown a 3-5 minute sequence from film ‘Independence Day’ (1995) Dir. Roland Emmerich.
Viewing 1 – NO NOTES (Make a mental note of examples though!)
Viewing 2 and 3 – Analyse and note down 2-3 examples from the sequence for EACH technical feature:
Viewing 4 – Finalise your notes/Plan your answer for Questions 1-3/Answer the questions – Get a head start!!
Using the advice you have just been given YOU MUST use your notes in the booklet provided (Page 4) to help you answer Questions 1 – 3 (Page 5 – 12) in timed conditions.
Similarities & Differences
On Page 13 of the booklet YOU MUST provide as many examples of similarities and differences between the 2 TV Comedy Case Studies.
YOU SHOULD make sure they are based around the scheduling - Question 4a) – and Audience Appeal – Question 4 b) – for example:
Scheduling – ‘Outnumbered’ is shown on BBC – a PSB channel that provides programming that “informs, educates and entertains” and is syndicated out to Dave and Gold, whereas ALOTO is….
Towards the bottom of the page, YOU WILL find an exemplar answer to both:
Using the booklet you have been given (See Page17) YOU MUST watch the sequence from 2 of the Case Studies YOU MUST refer to in the exam tomorrow.
YOU SHOULD make reference to the humour presented, the level of audience interaction and which audience theory applies to EACH sequence.
We will then FEEDBACK our findings and establish if there are any similarities & differences between the audience appeal of both shows.
Page 18 – 21 (22 and 23 are extra pages)- Using the notes you have made – including during the Feedback – YOU MUST answer the following questions in Timed Conditions:
(a) Compare how and why two programmes were scheduled on different channels. State the day, time and channel on which the two programmes were scheduled.
(b) Discuss in detail how one comedy programme offers audience pleasures.
Give examples from the programme.
You have 30 minutes to answer BOTH questions – You may use your notes and the guidance on Page 14 - 16taken from the Blog