lola’s first post!

Welcome to my blog!! I am Lola, a junior at MAST academy. I am currently taking AS Media studies. I am 17 years old, and I decided this was my year to join this class in order to not only have fun but to improve my media skills. One of the first things we did in this class was a 2 minute movie as a preliminary task. This movie was very helpful because in order to make the movie correctly, we had to apply every task we had learned until that moment. At first, it was a challenge, but we were able to push through it. It was a great experience. Among other things, I learned the importance of light and sound. It was also very helpful because we were able to see the mistakes we made and I was able to understand them and correct them.

I am looking forward to working this year on the Film Opening Task:

Main task- the titles and opening of a new fiction film. titles should follow the institutional conventions of commercial cinema. the task may be undertaken individually or as a group. there should be a maximum of four members to a group.

All images and text used in the main task must be original, and produced by the candidate(s). sound should be predominantly original, though music taken from an acknowledged source may be used as part of the soundtrack.

This task should be preceded by preliminary exercises to build up learners’ skills with equipment and their understanding of conventions.

I understand that when we finish doing the 2 min movie i am gonna have to create a critical reflection answering the following questions:

creative critical reflection: how does your product use or challenge conventions and how does it represent social groups or issues?

How does your product engage with audiences and how would it be distributed as a real media text?

How did your production skills develop throughout this project?

How did you integrate technologies- software, hardware and online- in this project?

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