Just a quick post of links to course handouts…
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!
You couldn’t make this up.
I cannot get in today as my son is off school and I need to babysit. I will, however, be ‘live’ at 11:30 and have set up a document so you can ask questions and share things (via photos or whatever).
Send me what you can and I will get it back to you asap. I’ve arranged for Miss Daly to deliver anything you want passed to me, and I’ll arrange to get it back to you tomorrow in school.
I’ll be referring to a couple of documents that I have added for you to download. You’ll find them Under the resources tab at the top of the page, look for Understanding Standards. Both candidates passed, though the poster example only received 25/50.
I’ll add the live link later, in the meantime, the Document is at: http://bit.ly/mediaquestions
PS: You can send emails to scottishteacher [at] me [dot] com
Yes it’s a different email. No, I don’t want signed up to anything. 🙂
And we’re live starting at about 23 seconds:
Whatever you decide you need to get this done quickly. Remember you are really just trying to find out what makes a poster memorable, or what film posters are better at making people want to see the film. From the point of view of the assignment, the questionnaires count as research, you will make decisions based on this research, and you will explain why you made the decision. See the previous post for more details.
Can I also ask that you try uploading things to Edmodo, or leave comments here as that way I can get back to you as soon as possible.
One final point, I hope to be back on Wednesday, one way or another.
Not sure which rules and regulations and codes of practice (mmm… that’s in bold type. Wonder if it’s an important term I should remember/use?) might apply to your poster(s)? No worries… You’re maybe looking in the wrong place for help.
The main legal constraint (another good phrase that, you should maybe use it at some point! Hint. Hint.) from an institutional point of view (Another great phrase – where does he get them all!) comes from the ASA. They are the regulatory body who rule on the suitability of an advert (which is, after all, what a poster is – an advert for a film).
When you are designing a poster, there is regulatory guidance available from the CAP (https://www.cap.org.uk/Advice-Training-on-the-rules.aspx). The CAP are the Committee of Advertising Practice and they offer training and guidance on advertising… and they also draw up the rules/guidance that advertisers need to follow. They work hand-in-hand with the ASA.
Now, I had hoped that at least one of you would have stumbled on the CAP by now… and specifically, this page: https://www.cap.org.uk/Advice-Training-on-the-rules/Help-Notes.aspx
But just in case you haven’t, and want the tl;dr version, you NEED to look at this guide in particular: https://www.cap.org.uk/Advice-Training-on-the-rules/Help-Notes/Videogames-Guidance-on-ads-for-videogames-and-films.aspx#.WLSGTBicbrc
I’ll not be there today so here’s what I’d like you to do:
As you will have realised, this is about developing knowledge of institutional constraints and is also directly applicable to your product/assignments…
I’ll be in tomorrow and will be getting you set up for your assignments. Take care, stay warm, and don’t waste your time! Lots to do. 🙂
PS: Some people have already started their research so you can use them to help you, and ask to use the library/PCs if you can’t use your phone, etc.