Just a wee update to say I’ve added a page for the proposed London trip. Click the Film Crew to visit it! 🙂
So, time to get busy. The links you will need to chase up are as follows:
- BFI Industry Statistics and Reports
- BFI Statistical Yearbook page
- BBFC Home Page
- BBFC Student Page
- BBFC Legislation Page
- ASA (Advertising Standards Authority)
- ASA News and Resources
- OFCOM – About Ofcom
And that’s plenty to be going on with!
Click on the clown to download them..
Don’t get too worried about memorising the various Laws at the moment, the key thing at this stage is to be aware that there are Acts and organisations that influence media production and products… We’ll be covering them in a case study later in the course. 🙂
One thing I do recommend you do is familiarise yourselves with the very excellent BBFC website… and possibly get the free BBFC app (iOS or Android). The BBFC have a very pragmatic and honest approach to film classification and you will learn a LOT simply by taking some time to look through the site. If you’re looking for a way to get started, try picking a film you know and see what the BBFC have said about it. The BBFC Insight is an excellent overview of the thinking behind a particular film’s rating… though be warned: SPOILER ALERTS AHOY!
To be fair, the BBFC will warn you when you’re headed into spoiler territory, but still…
Finally, if you didn’t get the chance in class, do have a go at trying to Rate A Trailer yourself. 🙂
In preparation for tomorrow’s lesson, you could do worse than familiarise yourselves with the BBFC website. In particular, you should check out the guidance for the following ratings: U, PG, 12 and 12A and 15.
There is also an excellent Education section which has loads of useful resources and information, including an opportunity for you to ‘Rate a Trailer‘… which is an exercise that will provide immense use to you as you finish your own! (Hint! Hint!)