The purpose of this blog is to outline, and provide resources for, the work we'll do in May, June, July. I've changed this from last year, as we'll be working on Music Video in June/July, but the archive posts are still useful!

Monday, 15 June 2009


The hope is that you can have a bit of fun with this, whilst also re-familiarising yourself with your (actually rather good!) productions ... and the language we use as Media students to discuss this.
As you'll see when 20-odd folk start to play film clips, anyone not using headphones will be, quite literally, a bit of a headache - please remember to bring headphones with you to class
The concept for this is simple enough: each pair will in effect produce 4 reviews; each negatively reviews their own work and also praises to the skies the genius that is their partner's work (this must be somebody from another group/production!!!)
For today you will begin looking at the respective film openings, jotting down some impressions/points you can later turn into a review thats both insightful and entertaining...
You can do this either as part of a radio show or of a TV show, perhaps using Film 2009 and Mark Kermode's efforts on the Simon May Show as points of reference - look up if you're unfamiliar with the bequiffed one's award-winning style (of reviewing). You can have a crack at a jingle or two/title sequence if you wish...

If you're doing the radio option you'll need to come up with a loose script and record your voices; if TV, set up your living room to look vaguely like a chat-show set - putting a couple of tables out with the chairs, with a nice glass of water for guest/presenter to sip.
It will work best if you do this as 2 reviewers each presenting your opposing views on the two texts.
The recorded and cut piece will form 1 of the extras on your upcoming Collector's Edition DVD...

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