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AQA -Mest1: Ideas for mock exams

Discussion in 'Media studies' started by fifi6, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Hello all,
    I have browsed previous posts and utilised many of the ideas, but was wondering if anyone had any fresh ideas for possible texts to set as mocks - moving image.
    So far we have covered a few texts in each category:
    Opening sequences to TV & film, including the news
    Trailers for TV, Film and gaming
    Music Videos
    YouTube clips
    Advertising
    In light of the viral clip for the Jan exam, I am hoping the June exam will be slightly more straightforward.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Hi,
    I also have my fingers crossed for something more straightforward.
    I have looked at the Coke Zero adverts that look like film trailers/action films. Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7LMZJ_Fb1g
    Today we looked at the opening of the first episode of White Van Man which is on the BBC iplayer.
    Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ztfps/White_Van_Man_Ollies_First_Day/
    I'm also going to look at the Sky Atlantic trailer. Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlYrkhSUPyA
    Can I ask which specific texts you have looked at so far? I'm making a last push for revision starting next week and would like to set them some texts to look at over half term.
     
  3. claireu

    claireu New commenter

    I too am hoping for something a bit simpler than the January exam! The texts people have suggested are great but may I ask what questions you've come up for them? I think I find that bit the hardest! I've used the Virgin Atlantic 20 years advert I've also used the Disney Christmas trailer 'Winter Wonderland'. I've got the questions I used at work so I'll post them on Tuesday.
    Thank you.
     
  4. Hi,
    I used these today... I hope this helps. I will try to dig out the questions for the above texts too!









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    1.
    What is the role of the audience in this trailer?



    2.
    How does this trailer represent reality?



    3.
    Evaluate the construct of this trailer



    4.
    National Geographic is known for documentaries, what does this trailer suggest
    about the institution, and what can you deduce about the trailer based on other
    institutions presented to us?







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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVuuyRGB_BA
    Duke Nukem: Game trailer





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    1.
    How does this game trailer appeal to its audience?



    2.
    Discuss the use of stereotypes in this game trailer.



    3.
    Explore the codes and conventions used in this game trailer.



    4.
    What can you deduce about the institutions promoted in this trailer?



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  5. claireu

    claireu New commenter

    Hi,
    I've also used the trailer for Glee. I can't remember whether it was for the show itself or the series one DVD but I just got something off youtube and then used Zamzar to convert it. These are the questions I used:

    <font face="Times New Roman">1 Media Forms (12 marks)</font><font face="Times New Roman">How does the trailer use media language to catch the attention of the audience?</font> <font face="Times New Roman">2 Media Representations (12 marks)</font><font face="Times New Roman">How is High School represented in the trailer? </font> <font face="Times New Roman">3 Media Institutions (12 marks)</font><font face="Times New Roman">What is communicated in the advertisement about the Glee brand and the experience it offers?</font> <font face="Times New Roman">4 Media Audiences (12 marks)</font>


    1) 3. In what ways does the trailer appeal to its target audience? 4. How effectively does Disney promote itself and its values in the trailer?
    I'm still trying to hunt down the questions I used for the Virgin Atlantic 20 years commercial- ust a week to go now!
    Thanks,
    Claire






     

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