Remember for this post on costuming and dressing a model for your allocated genre of music performer you should:
Embed one slide that is a moodboard with images of ideas for how a performer from your allocated genre could be represented in terms of costume, facial expressions, hair, make-up, body language, gestures, props etc. Use adjectives AND describe.
This should be summarised with comments on the general idea of MES for your allocated genre with relevant adjectives as to how that genre is generally represented. Use terms Mise En Scene, Genre and Star Image. If you can get the term ‘CONVENTIONS’ in too that would be great – those expectations, commonalities of the genre.
Include a draft photo from the class in your test outfit with some of the comments and adjectives that the class suggested as to how your character was represented.
ALL PHOTOS taken from the actual shoot with commentary on the good, the bad and the ugly and adjectives to describe them.
Final and chosen photo of your artist in costume with a commentary on how they are represented/portrayed with plenty of relevant adjectives.
Reflect on how why that image seems to work better than the other ones from the shoot.
Overall, reflect on the importance of using MES to convey meaning – tell a story – an image and an idea.
Always look back and consider what you have learnt and how this knowledge and understanding could impact on your own magazine production.
For example, understanding why and how people engage with media will impact on your own decision making process for your magazine. In other words, you will need to make your magazine entertaining, informing, full of opportunities to react with people and also will reinforce their personal identity. If you only hit a couple of these Uses and Gratification, then you will be limiting your commercial return. It needs to be ‘all singing and all ringing’.
You should also include TERMS and THEORY if you can so refer to Blumler and Katz and how their ideas will impact on your magazine design.
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Remember, what is it ‘saying’? The denotations (things) all have connotations (meanings). Use terms like these in your introduction to the post along with decoding, deconstructing, signs, symbols etc to show that you are getting to grips with how to analyse a media text. You can use synonyms for represent too – portray, suggests, infers, implies, indicates etc.
Use Call Outs on your slide to evidence the comments…
Use this link to open the slideshow, take a copy, delete all the images you’re not going to use and then complete your analysis.
You should be familiar with this document and how your understanding and skills are going to be assessed.
Whilst the course is linear, we are not following the course in a totally linear fashion, from Component 1-4 in order. Rather, we will be doing more coursework during year 1 and then more of the examined components in year two.
Create a collage with a minimum of 15 – 20 pictures that illustrate what you read, watch and listen to. In other words what media do you consume? When you watch, listen and read, you are called a CONSUMER.
Also, what media do you contribute to? What apps, blogs, social media do you add texts, status and click and likes to? When you interact and contribute to the media, you are called a PROSUMER.
Here is the exemplar we showed you in class: Click on the thumbnail to get a bigger version.
Then using the Uses and Gratification terms from Blumler and Katz, indicate which of these media you use for ENTERTAINMENT, PERSONAL IDENTITY, SOCIAL INTERACTION or EDUCATION AND INFORMATION. Just add in a E, PI, SI, I – remember some of them you engage with for multiple reasons.
You only need about 6 of these to show that you understand how media is used for various reasons.
You should complete the collage using a google slide and then save it as a pdf – it will be your first blog post!
Remember always to introduce the post but do not be tempted to start ‘in this task we did….’. Try and weave in some personal observations, reflections and most of all some terms to show you ‘get it’, you understand why you have completed this piece of research and what you have learnt from it.