Thursday, 30 September 2010

Theory and Print Analysis

Please could you ensure that the following is completed by Wednesday.
  1. Considering your music video analysis, how could you apply Dyer's theory on Stars. Write an extra paragraph, using examples from the video you chose to explain the theory.
  2. Research: What is a digi-pak and what are the conventions of this form? Write a paragraph on your blog, use pictures to illustrate.
  3. Deconstruct a digipak and advert of the same genre as you are choosing for your own products. Ideally the two promotional items should be for the same track so that you can appreciate the brand that is being created and comment on consistency of representations.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

More interesting videos

Whomadewho - interesting concept, engaging

One of a few more interesting videos linked from the home page of

Friday, 24 September 2010

13A - Deadline - Monday 27th September

Please complete the following posts on your blog - one per group:

  1. Consider what decisions still need to be made with regard to planning - write a to-do list. Include a date for your next reccie
  2. Evaluate the Brighton reccie. How will you be using the skills and experience of this shoot to inform the next stage of production?
  3. Post the lyrics of your song. Annotate exactly what you envisage happening during each line. Include notes for instrumental parts.
  4. Complete your second mini technical analysis, try the Bug website for ideas. Again your shot by shot list should be 30 seconds to a minute depending on cutting rate.
  5. Your group pitches will be in week commencing 11 October. All planning will be completed by then. Check the list in your booklet to see what you have still to do.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Need some inspiration?

Visit Bug and browse their past event pages - you can view the videos featured at each event - these are both established directors and low budget newcomers. There is some really interesting work, particularly animation - but all sorts.
Here is my top selection
Kap Bambino - simple, effective use of slowmo
Young Loves - shamanising in the woods - amazing transitions, effects
Colourmusic - ha ha!
Cinnamon Chasers - alternate endings, POV narrative - interesting technique, narrative style
Supergrass - all it takes sometimes is a simple visual idea

Post your research on the blog with an explanation of what Bug is.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Welcome new Y13 students

This central blog is a useful resource while doing your coursework. We will post deadlines, week tasks and advice on elements of planning here.

13B - this week you need to complete the following on the blog;
1. video analysis (make sure to include Dyer)
2. Individual response to track on blog
3. Comment on each other's posts
4. Continue to record concept development on blog