- You should post regularly and frequently to ensure you are keeping up to date with the blog. Throughout the production you should be blogging for about 2 hours per week. As it is worth 40% of your final A2 mark; it is foolish not to focus on its completion to a high degree.
- You will use The Blog League as an interactive way for you to communicate about the progress of your blog and for the teacher to give you feedback.
- Your teacher will regularly review your posts and if necessary, include comments as to how you can improve.
- Ensure all attachments are PDFS or JPEGS and use ‘publish to web’ too as an alternative way to embed evidence – this works well with Google Slides, less well with Google Docs.
- Try and ‘brand’ your blog to represent your band/performer’s star image.
A GOOD POST
A good post will include reflection, evaluation and terms. You should always introduce the post and say what you did and most importantly, why you did it. in other words, what did you learn and how has it informed your progress, media journey, knowledge and understanding?
- So, a comment like, ‘This is my storyboard with pictures and descriptions of the narrative. It helped me organise my shoot.’ Is not a good post.
- ‘This is a storyboard showing a chronological narrative journey with detailed annotations of the type of camera movement, angle and framing to help communicate the action and enigma in my narrative. It has helped me focus on how to use Media Language including semic, symbolic and cultural codes in order to encourage a preferred reading from my target audience. Without the storyboard, my filming on the day is likely to be disorganised, unfocused and produce footage that does not allow me to edit shots in post-production that will communicate the narrative or convey the star image of my performer. For example, the close up to camera of my star breaking the 4th wall at 2.01” – 2.04”, is essential to help represent her as authentic, relatable and personable. The storyboard is ensuring that these types of shots are included in the shoot’.’
POST COLOUR CHANGES
- The colours in the blog league are important.
- Only your teacher can change the colours from Red to Amber/Green.
- The only time you will change the colour is when you redraft a post based on feedback and then you can turn it WHITE, either from Red or Amber.
- You must NEVER delete a teacher’s comment in a box.
- You must NEVER turn anything to Green, Amber or Red, your teacher will do this.
- You can ADD a comment to supplement a post in response to a teacher’s comment.
- You must NOT INTERFERE with anyone else’s comments or teachers remark in the league (remember we can ‘See Revision History’ and see who has written what at any time even if it is subsequently deleted!)
- RED = Missing – To be completed
- AMBER = Present but something amiss: typos, layout, documents, technical error, reflection etc and there is likely to be a comment in this box.
- GREEN = Complete and as correct as it can be.
- WHITE = YOU HAVE ADDRESSED THIS POST. LEAVE ANY COMMENT IN THERE SO THAT YOUR TEACHER CAN CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE THEY RAISED.