Deadlines/Brief

Music videos are so 80s/90s, right? They belong with the era when MTV screened wall-to-wall vids instead of 'reality' TV? Try telling that to the millions who bought Gangnam Style; were they really simply loving the music? 1.6bn (and still climbing) have viewed the video on YT, not to mention the many re-makes (school eg, eg2), viral ads + celeb link-ups (even political protest in Seoul) - and it doesn't matter how legit it is, this nightmare for daydream Beliebers is making a lot of money, even from the parodies + dislikes. All this for a simple dance track that wouldn't have sounded out of place in 1990 ... but had a fun vid. This meme itself was soon displaced by the Harlem Shake. Music vids even cause diseases it seems!
This blog explores every aspect of this most postmodern of media formats, including other print-based promo tools used by the industry, its fast-changing nature, + how fans/audiences create/interact. Posts are primarily written with Media students/educators in mind. Please acknowledge the blog author if using any resources from this blog - Mr Dave Burrowes

Monday, 17 October 2011

SCHEDULE THROUGH TO FEB 2012 COMPLETION

I'll issue a more detailed outline shortly, but look through this: each group will be leading a lesson on one of the themes highlighted through weeks 8-13, so 1st come 1st served in terms of choice.
This schedule is designed to enable, indeed encourage, working ahead.
Groups can divide + then share posts; use initials (or ALL) at start of each post to denote the author.
The themes are chosen not just with marks for R+P in mind, but also Section A of your exam; if you're rusty on what DCRUP + MANGeR denote, look back at your course outline (and I suggest you add this info to a post so you can always swiftly check...). If you make notes on each of these (separate sheet of paper or even unpublished blog post) as you go you'll find exam prep much, much easier - but also be looking ahead to the Eval, where many still throw away marks from bad timing. You can pre-write/plan a good deal of this.
Use http://prodeval.blogspot.com/ to help with forward planning (and working on your group's themed lesson)

See http://musividz.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-schedule-for-end-of-this-week-21st.html for details on what should be on your blog for the end of this week/half-term.

WEEK 8 (B  31st Oct to 4th Nov): MEDIA LANGUAGE [13A: GinaJess; 13C: n/a]


WEEK 9 (A  7th -11th Nov): GENRE + DIRECTORS [13A: Mellie; 13C: Hattie/Faye]

HWK TO HAND IN THURS 10th AM: 1 OR 2 SIDE TREATMENT [see blog]

WEEK 10: (B  14th-18th Nov): NARRATIVE. 'RE-PITCH'/ROUGH SAMPLE SCENE/S. INTRO TO DIGIPAKS/MAG ADS [13A: n/a;  13C: Sophie/Asa/Katie]


WEEK 11: (A  21-25) NEW MEDIA + INDUSTRY (incl. censorship, + history) [13A: Rob.SamPWill Swillob; 13C: n/a]


WEEK 12: (B Tues29th Nov-2nd Dec) AUDIENCE/AUDEINCE FEEDBACK [13A/13C: Tom/George]


WEEK 13: (A  5th-9th Dec) REPRESENTATIONS [13A: Kyle/Ben/Harry;  13C: Conor/SamB/Rich]


WEEK 14: (B  12-16th Dec) FINAL PROPOSAL/SCHEDULE
CREATIVE ARTS EVENING 14TH DEC 7-9pm
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR AUD FEEDBACK/RESEARCH
ANY OTHER IDEAS FOR THIS IMPORTANT EVENT?
PLEASE LET ME KNOW!



****HALF-TERM 19th Dec - 2nd Jan**** 
HWK TASK: Mark blog of other group member; suggest 5+ improvements

WEEK 15: (A Tues3rd-6th Jan) SHOOT + INITIAL EDITS. Each group feeds back to me on blogs, and we agree provisional marks/improvements (beneficial if you've undertaken digipak/mag ad research in advance)


WEEK 16: (B 9-13th Jan) DIGIPAKS to completion, including drafts


WEEK 17: (A 16-20th Jan) MAG ADS to completion, including drafts


WEEK 18: (B 23-27th Jan) ROUGH CUTS + AUD FEEDBACK. Complete Eval Q2+Q4 (combination/use of new media)


WEEK 19: (A 30th Jan-3rd Feb) ONGOING EDITING/AUD FEEDBACK


WEEK 20: (B 6-10th Feb) COMPLETE EDITING/AUD FEEDBACK: FINAL CUTS. Full draft of Q1+Q3 for end of Mon 6th. Feedback will be given on Evals for Fri 10th.


****HALF-TERM 13-17th Feb**** 


WEEK 21: (A Tues21st-24th Feb) FINAL DEADLINE FOR VID + EVAL [note that digipak, mag ad and R+P deadlines already passed].



IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A SCREENING EVENING FOR PARENTS + PEERS, FAMILY + FRIENDS - I'M EXPECTING WORK EVERY BIT AS STUNNING AS THAT PRODUCED LAST YEAR, AND THEN THERE'S YOUR BritVid, CLASS VIDS etc! THERE WAS ENTHUSIASM FOR THIS LAST YEAR, BUT TIME JUST RAN OUT. PERHAPS ONE OR MORE OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE LEAD ON (1) SEEING WHAT INTEREST THERE IS (2) NEGOTIATING A DATE/LOCATION (3) WORKING WITH ME TO PRODUCE A LETTER/INVITE FOR PARENTS (4) PRODUCING A DVD (INCLUDING SLEEVE) WHICH CAN BE SOLD SEPARATELY OR AS PART OF TICKET PRICE (OR 'VIP PACKAGE')
I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOURSELVES TO LET ME KNOW IF THERE'S INTEREST IN THIS

AFTER COURSEWORK HAS FINISHED:

WEEKS 22 -26: (27th Feb-30th March) EXAM SECTION B: MEDIA REGULATION
****HALF-TERM 2nd-13th April**** 
WEEKS 27-29: (16th April-4th May) EXAM SECTION B: MEDIA REGULATION
WEEK 30-32: (7-25th May) EXAM REVISION 
[Yr13 leave Fri 25th May]

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