Task 20 – Case Study Index (and Task 19 – take a copy of the class slideshare)

Make sure you take a copy of your Class Case Study slideshare first of all and rename it as your own. You can then thin it down and delete ones you don’t like. Or redesign slides etc.

All the instructions and templates are on the blog but listen carefully to Mrs Cobb’s outline and explanation.

Remember to  use examples from across the Class Case Study Slideshare, Anima and the Voicethread Sandbox recording or pdf.

Virtual School – Weeks 3/4 – Easter – Task 6

This is also on classroom so look there too.

It goes without saying that you should all endeavour to bring your blogs up to date. If your Music Video work is still incomplete then do your best to edit the lip sync and get your own personal pitch up along with any music video analysis that is overdue.  Whilst this work is ‘parked’ at the moment, it would be good to get this done and dusted so we are all ready to march on once we are back at school and able to do practical work.

Happy Easter holidays. Look after yourselves.

Keep in touch if you need help.

Mrs Cobb, Miss Hales and Mr Gregson

Home School – Day 1 and Day 2

Before we start the Music Industry, you have two days to complete the blog. Ensure all the posts are done and the blog league is updated by Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday we will start the Music Industry.

If you are up to date, then revisit guernseymedia on youtube and watch as many of our previous videos as possible and watch professional videos of your preferred genre.

Also, don’t forget to think of ‘symbolic’ ways to tell a story. Many of you are opting for naturalistic and illustrative narratives – think of visual metaphors.

Good luck and keep us posted.

WORKING FROM HOME – Final instructions and tasks before you leave

This is important as we are now going to complete a module for Component 1 on the Music Industry and we need a page to post the resources, tasks, videos and work for you to complete at home.


You should also check daily your EMAIL, CLASSROOM but MOST OF ALL THIS BLOG ON MUSIC INDUSTRY.

Please log in to your blog.

  • Click on +NEW on the top menu
  • Click on new page
  • Publish
  • Go to Appearance – Menus
  • Select Music Industry
  • Add to Menu
  • Publish
  • Save at the bottom

MUSIC INDUSTRY will now appear as a new page in your Menu alongside Component 1 and Component 3


Please complete the Lip Sync edit at home if you don’t have time at school – you need 20-30 seconds of really exciting footage that is lip synced well.

If you have to complete this at home on WEVIDEO then make sure you upload the D Drive folder and MP3 to your Google Drive.

If you don’t have the clips on Drive – we will share them with you asap as they are taking ages to upload individually or they will be on Wevideo.

Read the post below as to what you should be reflecting on.


You will be expected to complete all posts up and including the Lip Sync and reflection.

We will then be ‘hiding’ the production posts and will return to them later.

Instead there will be new section called MUSIC INDUSTRY that you will be expected to use whilst we study this module from home. It is a way of you knowing you are keeping up with your studies and an easy way for us to see what you are doing.






Lip Sync

Taking the footage that you made at the College of FE, you must now do your best to lip sync it to the original track.

This is an individual task so you will be forced to find your way around the premiere pro interface.

Add some transitions, filters, colour, titles if you wish and then render it and export it.

Consider the following in your reflection:

  • Why is ‘skilled’ lip syncing important to the star image?
  • What tips could you give to your performer in advance of recording?
  • Why is it important to get an actor who ‘looks like the voice’ i.e. pay attention to the grain of voice?
  • What technical tips have you gained from Premier pro/wevideo to help edit a lip synced section? Markers?
  • What would you do differently to improve the final edit (transitions, green screen, filters?)



Montage Planning – Storyboard

This week you will be working in groups of 3.  You will not be assessed on how good, bad or ugly the montage is, rather how you reflect and evaluate the process and the results.

You will have chosen a brief that will consist of either a proverb/word pair or a combination of the two as your source of inspiration to create a montage lasting no more than 40 – 60 seconds – that will convey the ideas, issues, themes, moods, emotions that are suggested within the brief.

Using your allocated Proverb/Word Pairs, you will create a storyboard.  However, you decide to do this, you will have at least 20 shots for 40 seconds of film.  Include:

  • an image – stick people will do
  • type of shot – LS, CU, Tilt, Pan etc
  • description of facial expressions/action/object

POST IT NOTES – allow you to move shots around without re-drawing everything.

  • Image result for how to storyboard using post it notes


Story Board 01

Image result for storyboarding on a sheet

Additional Information:

  1. Remember to remind your actors of any specific costumes they might need and you and your partner need to organise props, locations  around the school etc.


Also here are some top tips about filming technique

  • Use a Tripod.
  • Film everything at least twice.
  • Start the camera before the actors perform and don’t stop before they finish – 3,2,1 Action.
  • Ensure the actors do not break continuity although with a montage a few rules can be broken.
  • Experiment with movement (pan, tilt etc) but make sure you have the money static shots.
    • Move the Camera and re-frame  so take the shot from various different angles, distances to create visual interest and variety.
  • Think about depth of field, rule of thirds and lead space (in front of where the actor is looking / walking).
  • Remember the 180o rule although in a montage this is less important.
  • Don’t forget your close-ups – reactions, important objects and significant events

It’s also a good opportunity to look at the assessment criteria relating to filming and ensure that you take those into account during your planning and filming. They are:

1. Holding a shot steady
2. Framing a shot
3. (Shooting a) variety of shot distances

You should do the following in the post:

  • Outline the task and what you are learning (use the success criteria in red above)
  • Embed the video
  • Embed and link the storyboard as a pdf (scanned from Photocopier)
  • x 3 bullet points of strengths
  • x 3 bullet points of weaknesses
  • Summarise what you have learnt about montage editing in preparation for your music video production.  How could this approach to ‘narrative’ help with your own music video?


Final Pages and presentation for home page for Tuesday 28th January

You must put all 3 pages as jpegs with pdfs attached on your home page.  Place them underneath the Brief for Component 1.

Make sure that all of your pages are saved/exported on ONE PDF DOCUMENT i.e. 6 pages in ONE A4 DOCUMENT IN INDESIGN (create a new one and copy all your pages across to this one new document).

6 x A4 pages long

  • 1 page – front cover
  • double page – advert and contents
  • double page – DPS
  • 1 page – back advert

You can do this by using Control A (select all) Control G (group) Control C (copy) and Control V (paste).

Export the entire new document as one PDF.


Embed the flipsnack.com version on the home page of your blog

Advert choice

In order to make the presentation of your pages aesthetically pleasing with the programme Flipsnack, you need another page.

Whilst, you won’t be assessed or moderated for this page, it will fit well with evidencing how well you understand your target audience – an advertiser will not advertise in a magazine if the target audience would not be the kind of consumers for their product.

Have a look for an appropriate advert (make sure the resolution is good so that it doesn’t come out pixelated) that might appear on your inside cover of your magazine.  Look for other products, other than music related products (albums, tours, concerts etc).  You can also find a music album, tour or music related advert that fits with your genre for the back page so that your Flipsnack presentation is a completely mini magazine.

Here is a slideshow with a couple of ideas but make sure you go out and find your own ideas from some online searches.  Remember, it needs to be A4 and a high resolution.



You should then make sure in the post on the blog that outlines your choice of advert that ‘you appreciate this isn’t going to be marked but for the purposes of presentation, having an extra page in the magazine helped make the Flipsnack platform work better.  However, it was an interesting exercise in reaffirming that you knew who exactly your target audience were i.e. young teens and you can then outline briefly their demographics and psychographics (remember yougov research) and explain why the advert would fit in your magazine.


Photo ideas – have some fun – be brave!

This website has lots of ideas from artists and media makers around the world. It might just offer you some inspiration for your MES – remember simple but meaningful use of MES could make all the difference: some broken plates, antique books, a bright red balloon, tattered armchair, sleek hair do, interesting window frame, bright red lipstick, beaten up car etc.

However, be careful not to over stretch yourself. Look at previous student’s work and see what is likely and possible. You may have to ‘cut your cloth’ (plan one’s aims and activities in line with one’s resources and circumstances) and do something simple and brilliantly as opposed to attempt something spectacular but badly.

Here are some links to some specific pages that could whet your appetite:

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