Film Genre PowerPoints (by AS Media Studies students)

Western: western-genre-group

Crime: crime-genre

Science Fiction:science-fiction-genre1



Week Three: Task One: Analysing Shots, Angles and Lighting in Drive (2011)

Watch this sequence from the movie Drive (USA: Crime, Drama)

  1. List the shot types and angles used and suggest what connotations they create.
  2. How does the mise-en-scene establish character roles?
  3. What is the significance of the low-key lighting in this scene?

Now watch the opening credits and answer the following questions:

  1. What do the lyrics of the song ‘Nightcall’ by Kavinsky tell us about the main character (protagonist played by Gosling)?
  2. How do elements of the Mise-en-scene (CLAMPS) establish Gosling’s character furthermore?

Media Representations

Hello everyone!

Here is the PowerPoint on Media Representations that I did with my AS class on Tuesday. Hopefully it will be helpful as a point of reference. I suggest you download it, print it off and take extra notes on it, utilising internet research to aid you!



Week 1: Setting up your Blog

It is a requirement of the course that you keep an up to date blog which documents your experiences on the course, it will also enable you to prepare for your coursework unit by serving as evidence of research in term 1. See the Independent Study Pack for further guidance.

Don’t worry if you’re new to blogging, its a fairly simple process, all you need is a valid email address, use your college email if you prefer. we’ll also run blogging workshops to help you get started 🙂