Media forms in production AOS 2 – Unit 1

Media forms in production

Unit 1 – Area of study 2

In this area of study we focus on learning the following dot points:

• The media production process – pre production, production and post production.
• Focus on representation, construction of meaning, distribution, audience engagement, consumption and reception as inspiration.
• Students must work in two or more media forms that represent concepts studied in area of study 1.
• Evaluate how the characteristics of their selected media forms influence the representation and construction of their productions.

By the end of this area of study you should be able to Describe, research, apply and evaluate these dot points.

 
 

Key Knowledge

• the characteristics of specific media audiences and how productions can be designed and produced to engage these audiences
• stages in the media production process including pre-production, production and post-production
• media pre-production, production and post-production techniques to represent ideas and achieve particular effects
• media codes and conventions used to construct meaning in media products
• media technologies used to produce representations in a range of media forms
• the characteristics of a range of media representations in media forms
• media production language appropriate to the design, production and evaluation of media representations in a range of media forms.

Key Skills

• describe the characteristics of specific media audiences and explain how productions can be designed and produced to engage audiences
• use media pre-production, production and post-production techniques and processes
• research and apply media design and production techniques to represent ideas and achieve particular effects
• apply media codes and conventions to construct meaning in media products
• operate media technologies to produce representations in a range of media forms
• evaluate the characteristics of a range of media representations in media forms
• use media language appropriate to the design, production and evaluation of media representations in a range of media forms.

CREATING REPRESENTATIONS AND NARRATIVES USING FORMS AND STYLES

Narratives:

• Tell a fictional or non-fictional story
• Usually have a three act structure (beginning, middle & end)
• Involve a conflict or tension to drive the story forward
• Include a climax near the end which leads to some sort of resolution
• Explore character arcs, which focus on the journey, transformation or demise of characters
• Can exist in all media forms

Documentary ideas in different media forms:

• Short film
• Music video clip
• Photographic series
• Magazines
• Graphic novels
• Website or blogs
• Zines
• Radio plays
• Advertising campaigns
• Podcasts

Documentary in two Media forms

For this assessment task each student is to create a Documentary utilising two different media forms.

You are creating a Documentary creating representations that construct meaning for audience engagement, consumption and reception.

You are to follow the design process:
- Development
- Pre Production
- Production
- Post Production
- Distribution

To the right is a downloadable folio booklet for you to use.