Welcome!

Hi everybody…

Welcome to the class blog. Home of handouts, homework, and bad jokes… First off are the slides we’ve been looking at over the past week. 🙂 I will revise the content in August (as nobody will remember all of it… 😉 ) but in the meantime, read through it, expand your notes, and keep watching films!

Some Useful Links

Just a couple of quick and useful links for you…

You may remember this post from earlier in the course: Role Of Media

It has a pretty straightforward reminder of the relationship between the THREE elements of RoM that you need to address in Question 2. And yes, you can draw your content examples from across the media, though in order to allow you to include suitable references to theories and theorists (like Mulvey, Butler, et al…), you may prefer to stick to representation of women in pop videos.

For a full overview of RoM that we studied in class, try this post: RoM Full Slides and finally, for the time being, you can access the Pop Videos RoM slides here IF YOU CAN REMEMBER Miss Bauchope’s first name which I’ve used as a password. 🙂

Finally… study support in my room from 9 – 2 on Monday. Focus will be on Question 1 during Periods 1 & 2, Question 2 Periods 3&4, and general questions from 1pm to 2pm.

Be there, or be somewhere else… as they say!

Internal/External

Just a wee note to help you and that came as a result of a question…

In essence:
Internal factors relate to choices the producer makes for their own reasons or that they have control over. (e.g.: Band image/producer’s target audience/casting/budget/etc)
External factors relate to things outwith the control of the producer but which the producer has to bear in mind such as Codes of Practice (from CAP), working conditions must comply with relevant legislation (e.g.: Health and Safety), regulatory bodies (e.g.: BBFC/ASA/the Law!),  and so on…
In general terms, when you made the poster, you had internal factors to consider such as actors (who you have control over), budget, software, lighting, equipment, etc… but while making it, you have also had to be aware of (and possibly made changes to comply with) external factors such as making sure your poster is legal, decent, honest and truthful… etc.
So in short… an internal factor is one that a producer controls, and external factor is one that someone else controls… yes, they sometimes cross over, but keep it simple… stick with the obvious!

Final example from PQD:

Internal: The producers choose the cast (Terence Stamp)
External: The BBFC issue the classification certificate (15)
And a cross over: The producers approve the script (and allow bad words) which is an internal factor but as a result of their decisions, the BBFC give it a 15 certificate which is an external factor.

The Doctor Will Be In At 10(ish)

I’ll be checking blog/emails/edmodo/etc from just after 10 this morning. I’ll be online for most of the day until about 10 tonight if you have questions/etc…

I’ll be returning things as soon as they’re processed, and will probably use edmodo for secure postings.

If you don’t remember the email to use, LEAVE A COMMENT HERE and I’ll get back to you asap!

Deadline

Two things…

If you haven’t already heard, your Assignment needs to be good to go next Thursday, 27th. That gives us 8 days to whip it into shape… doddle!

Second, if you want to see me today, don’t head in before 1pm. I haven’t seen the timetable for the INSET day yet, but I’ll almost certainly be in meetings in the morning. 

🙂