Thursday, 26 September 2013

Hammer House of Horror Homework Task

The homework for this week is to produce a detailed time line of Hammer as am active film studio. Remember that we discussed their period of prosperity and their decline. Pick some films the studio have produced as examples that demonstrate the studio at its best and it worst. Include any information that you think is relevant to show the studio in times of prosperity and when things weren't going well. This will serve as a revision guide for context of the studio.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Film Tracking Mini Case Study

Pick a film that was recently released and try to answer the following questions...

Why was the film made?
Was/is the film going to be successful? Why?
What is the films recipe for success? Or failure?
Who stands to gain the most from this film being released?
Why is it being/has it been released at the this time?
What stands in the way of its success?

Evaluate the above questions, use the information to form a mini case study for the FM2 A question.

Use pictures and visual evidence to back up your research...

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sound Analysis Homework

Pick two films that have very different soundtracks (e.g. Castaway and Blade Runner) using SOUND TERMINOLOGY analyse & compare the meaning the sound generates for an audience.

Use a 2 min sequence from each film

1000 Words 

Due Wednesday 19th September



Thursday, 5 September 2013

Mise en scene Homework

Find a 2 minute film opening from a film that you have NEVER seen!

analyse the film, bring out the meaning and predict what happens in the film.

Do this in 1000 words.....


Due WEDNESDAY

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Film Studies Reflective Analysis - Guidance


Following marking of last years reflective analysis essays.

The people who have done WELL tend to have the following:

A short introduction outlining their intentions when they started the project.

A good outline of their target audience.

A clear understanding of the codes and conventions of their chosen
genre and discussion of how they used/developed/ignored them.

A focus throughout on how successfully their film achieved what they set out to do, through specific references to micro elements.



People who have done LESS WELL have generally done so for the following reasons:

There is little or no focus on their specific role in the production and its impact on the finished film.

They have purely written a description of the production process with little or no analysis of micro elements.

They have failed to identify a target audience or mention audience feedback; therefore failing to assess the success of the finished film.

At AS the focus is purely on how the film uses micro features to make meanings for audiences. It is just another micro analysis!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Micro Essay Help

Your DEADLINE (As in if you miss it you will be DEAD) is...  

FRIDAY 22nd MARCH 


Monday, 11 February 2013