Year 12 Welcome to BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Media Studies Miss Eccleston S111
Learning Objective KEYWORDS
MISE EN - SCENE
To be able to understand and apply western film conventions to chosen films. During this lesson you will be working at pass grade.
What is Media Studies? We live in a world where the media is very powerful many people spend a lot of time watching television, reading newspapers/ magazines, and listening to the radio. The media has a huge impact on our lives. The companies that produce Media Products are seen as consciousness industries, they shape our ideas of ourselves and the world around us. Turning on the television can seem like turning on a tap. However it is not just there, a complex variety of processes goes into making media products with many different choices made to put them together
What is the course worth? The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate is equivalent to: 4 units, 1 year = 2 GCSEs Distinction = A; Merit = B; Pass = C
What are the four Year 12 units? Unit 5 Video Production Unit 1 Research for Creative Media Production Unit 6 Audio Production Unit 2 Communication Techniques for Creative Media Production
Timetables Lessons Every Monday and Thursday period 1 - 3. Room: S111
What do I need..... Buy a notebook preferably with dividers. A supply of pens you will not be borrowing ours!! Always bring the unit assignment with you.
What will I learn? Learn how the media industry works Analyse media texts created by others Produce your own media products Experience real life situations in the Media industry by working to professional briefs Develop your production skills
How will the course be assessed? All work is coursework produced either in lessons or for homework The work for each unit is submitted as an individual portfolio even if it was a group brief All units are assessed by the teacher who taught the unit who will give you an initial grade which you can amend by re-drafting All portfolios will then be moderated by the Head of Department and an External Moderator
Which qualities do I need to be successful in this subject? An ability to think and work independently Prepared to participate fully in lessons and contribute to discussions Prepared to put time and effort into written work & developing your skills in this subject Willingness to read widely to broaden your knowledge of the subject To be reliable in meeting deadlines To be responsible and reliable in a work place environment
What can I do at home to help my understanding of the subject? Join your local library & read independently about the subject Buy The Independent or The Guardian on Mondays and read their Media Section Cut out any newspaper/ magazine articles that relate to what is happening in the Media e.g. censorship, violence on television, changing nature of reality shows Join a video shop (preferably an independent one and not Blockbusters!) Think critically about the media that you consume the front cover of your music magazine, the design of the CD cover you are listening to, the adverts you see on the way to school
9/13/10 12 Why Media Studies? Discuss with another student why you chose to take BTEC Media Studies, what sort of things you expect to do during the course and what you hope to gain from it.
9/13/10 13 What is the Media? So what is this subject all about? 'The media' refers to the different channels we use to communicate information in the everyday world. 'Media' is the plural of medium (of communication), and the main media are Television Magazines Film Radio Advertising Pop Music Newspapers Internet
Genre Genre is simply another term for Category/type.
Name the film genres
CONVENTION Conventions are habits or long accepted ways of doing things. For example how do we know a Western film is a Western? What do we expect to see in a Western film?
Western Film Conventions
Conventions of film openings What do you expect to see during the opening sequence of a film?
Conventions of film openings
A Western Film Opening Watch the opening sequence of Rawhide Write down the conventions that you can see/hear with relevant examples. Focus on: Narrative (storyline) Characters Icons Setting
Monday 13th September 2010BTEC Level 2 Media Studies Learning Objectives: To be able to understand and explore the concept of mise scene. To be able to understand the terminology and identify sound and camerawork in films.
Monday 13TH SeptemberBTEC LEVEL 2 MEDIA STUDIESMiss EcclestonLearning Objectives: KEYWORDS
MISE EN SCENE
NON DIAGETIC SOUND
To be able to understand and explore the concept of mise scene. To be able to understand the terminology and identify sound and camerawork in films. You will be working at a pass grade During this lesson you will be working at pass grade.
Definition: Mise En Scene A French term meaning what is put into a scene or frame Visual information in front of the camera Communicates essential information to the audience Made up of 5 elements: Can you guess what they are?
How is Mise-en-Scene used? A good media text is carefully planned and staged Mise-en-scene includes the people, location, props, costumes, facial expressions, body language, position in the frame in fact everything you can see! It can be used to help us understand something more easily or even to sway our opinions
The 5 Elements of Mise en Scene Each aspect of mise-en-scene has hidden meanings within a film and sends signals to the audience about how we are supposed to feel at a certain point Settings & Props Costume, Hair & Make Up Facial Expressions & Body Language Lighting & Colour Positioning of characters/objects within the frame
1. Settings & Props Settings & Locations play an important part in film-making and are not just backgrounds Sets are either built from scratch or a great deal of time is spent to find a setting which already exists TASK: What settings and props you would find in: A Science Fiction Film A Romantic Comedy A Horror Film
2. Costume, Hair & Make Up Costume, Hair & Make Up act as an instant indicator to us of a characters personality, status & job It tells us immediately whether the film is set in the present and what society/or culture it will centre around Certain costumes can signify certain individuals (i.e. black cloak of a vampire)
What is suggested by the costume?
What is suggested by the costume?
What is suggested by the costume?
Can you work out what period this film is set in from the costumes/ make up?
3. Facial Expressions & Body Language Facial Expressions provide a clear indicator of how someone is feeling If someone is smiling broadly, we assume they are happy but we may get a different feeling if this is accompanied by scary music Body Language may also indicate how a character feels towards another charact