Media A Level
Designated member of staff: Mrs E Davis
Over the next couple of weeks, I want to prepare you for the type of study you will be doing during the two year course.
Very recently we have seen how important Media is. It made us aware of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in China and some people claimed that the media was scaremongering the public and exaggerating the truth. Now we rely on the media to give us regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic nationally and globally.
Very recently we learnt on the Media of the tragic death of George Floyd and how that caused considerable anger and outrage amongst the public.
But as much as we study and analyse different media forms on this course, you will also have an opportunity to create your own type of Media.
For your first task, I would like you to research DVD covers. What is the layout like? What type of information is put on the front and back of the cover? Why is it important to have this information on the cover? What is most dominant? Is there reoccurring features to particular genres? What is the colour scheme like depending on the genre?
Then I would like to decide on a genre that you want to work with for example horror, action, science fiction. Once you have decided, create mood board for that genre, looking closely at typical conventions within that genre.
You are then to attempt to create a DVD cover for a new film (you make it up) Using all the information you have gathered.
I will be checking in with you and seeing how you are getting on, and if there is anything that you are struggling with please contact me.