Give Us A Clue

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So, I’m feeling magnanimous… Aussie Masterchef is back on the telly so Christmas is just round the corner. And, in a spirit of generosity and goodwill, I’m giving you a wee head-start on tomorrow’s viewing/assignment. Attached is the ‘Bingo’ card you’ll be using as you watch the film. Feel free to download it and read it in advance. At the very least, you get to see the screen grabs in colour! (Which may or may not be a help… I’ve added them below for those that can’t view the PDF).

PS: Remember, Miss Daly is likely to look in and ask you about the course so let’s be brilliant! 🙂

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Support Notes 01

pdf-icon-1I’m hoping to post support notes on a regular basis. These will cover some of the ground we have covered in class as well as giving you some extra areas to consider. The ‘good’ :-/ news is that they will also have some tasks that you will need to complete. Soz. 😉

Anyway… here’s the first one on Audience. Enjoy, and questions can be posted as comments. (PS: It’s in PDF format and looks great on an iPad… #justsayin!)

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Audience Part 01


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Here are the slides from class. As ever, they do not include the clips, but you are welcome to bring in a memory stick if you want them to study at home.

Please ask for any clarifications on anything you aren’t sure about. I’m also converting them into a printed handout that should be ready for you next Monday at the latest. Don’t say I’m not good to you! 🙂

Pee Ess

Don’t forget your shot analysis homework… you know… the one I was dropping unsubtle hints about using this for:

Well… I’ve just spotted another ad that might be of interest (either to use instead of the Lloyds ad, or till cover some extra shots). Here it is:

(PS: The speeding up/slowing down trick is rapidly becoming a bit overused, don’t you think?)

Spotify Is Killing Music

As mentioned, streaming is having a really big influence on the music industry… and according to my musician friends, not in a good way…

From the rather excellent “Information Is Beautiful” website comes the infographic posted below. In essence, it shows how much (though perhaps ‘little’ would be more accurate) a musician makes from his or her music depending on how we access it. Yes, Spotify and the other streaming services are great for us as listeners… but don’t expect to make a living out of being a musician if you are relying on it to pay your bills.

The original article (from 2010) is here: How Much Do Artists Earn Online? and there is an updated version in this Guardian article from April this year.

Any thoughts about this welcomed as comments! 😉

PS: If you are researching a topic for any of your other subjects, it’s worth seeing ifInformation Is Beautiful can help you with graphics… it’s a brilliant example of how the web can be better than traditional sources. #justsayin’