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.
Hi class. I’ve just heard that you haven’t got questionnaires done yet. As a matter of urgency, can I suggest two things.
Make your own arrangements to get them printed and carried out as soon as possible. Speak nicely two miss daily to see if you can get them photocopied, or speak nicely to the woman in the photocopier room… OR…
Go old school. Have the list of questions on a sheet and go and ask people. Ideally you should be looking for about 20 responses which means 4 people asking 5 others…
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).
There’s plenty in there to keep you busy… and remember… HOW WOULD/DOES/COULD WHAT YOU ARE READING APPLY TO YOUR OWN POSTERS (You get marks for knowing the industry/institutional constraints that would apply in real life).
Happy reading… and use the comments to ask questions… or Edmodo.
🙂 Hopefully you’re clear on this first stage of the Production… if not, ASK! I’ve added a copy of the Brief to this post, and I know most of you can read, so I’ll not repeat anything here. What I will say is that you need to be willing and able to justify any and all decisions, and in doing so, you need to draw on the coursework we are covering with regards Narrative Structures (ie: how you are choosing to tell your story), your Plot (which of Booker’s 7 Plots you are going to use), and the Characters you will introduce/use (ie: Propp is your pal!)…
You’re not daft, so you’ll be aware that there is much more to it than this, but that’s enough to get you off and running. We’ll return to exclusively looking at your production next Thursday as we’ll need to consider Audience for the first part of the week.
Start doing research! Think of the style/genre/movie you want to make. Can you find examples of existing media that you can emulate? It might be the style of a whole film or TV show (like Stranger Things), or perhaps just an individualscene/incident… what ever it is, make a note/find a link and be ready to share with the rest of your group/class. It’s one of those great subjects where it really is easier to show someone rather than tell them…
Anyway… HERE’s Da Brief! (See… I is down wit’ da kidz…)