Question 1a OCR Media A2 exam structure

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How to organise question 1a of the A2 OCR Media Exam.

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Question 1a OCR Media A2 exam structure
  1. Using conventions from real media texts
    1. Genre conventions
      1. Mise-en-scene (hair, makeup, costume, performance (body language) lighting, props, setting). Camera work (types of shots), Types of editing, Sound... Any INTERTEXTUALITY?
        1. Part 1 - Intro: Acknowledge the question and the importance of the topic.
          1. Part 2 - A look at research at AS. What texts did you look at? What websites did you use? What conventions did you notice and which ones did you use in your product at AS? YouTube, Art of the title, Google Images, Scribd, Online Magazine readers (issuu)
            1. Part 3 - Acknowledge that your research was more extensive (A2)... Different types of music videos, different types of documentary, different types of regional magazines, applying different genres to trailers, looking at how auteurs applied genre. What texts did you research? What conventions did you notice in these texts? Which conventions did you use in your final piece?
              1. Part 4 - (A2) Did you look at ay other media products (real texts) outside of the brief? What did you get from them? How were they helpful? How did they make your product more appealing to the audience?
                1. Part 5 - (A2) Link the topic of the question to the ancillary tasks. What conventions/elements did you notice on websites/digipaks/radio adverts/billboards, etc? Which one of these did you use in your final Ancillary tasks? Consider the use of Synergy in A2 that you didn't have to consider for AS.
                  1. Part 6 - Conclusion. Link to question at the end. Acknowledge that looking at real media texts was vital to creating your own pieces.
                  2. Theories you can use
                    1. Roland Bathes - Semiotics - Denotation/connotation
                      1. Neale: Neale argues that genre is a process by which generic codes and conventions are shared by producers and audiences through repetition in media products
                        1. Donald Larning: "There is no absolute judgement [on creativity] All judgements are comparisons of one thing with another."
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