♥Media Platforms♥

There are three main categories for media platforms broadcasting, print and eMedia, these three categories are used to present information.

Broadcasting uses things like the TV and radio to distribute information to us as consumers. Broadcasting is then split into even smaller categories depending on what information the consumer would like to know, for example films are split into genres like horror, comedy, thriller and romance allowing the viewer to chose what genre they would like to watch depending on what genre entertains them the most. The radio is used in the same way as the TV, to present information. There are also several types of radio stations depending on what the consumer would like to know, for example there are music, news, weather, sports and even children radio stations. Continue reading “♥Media Platforms♥”

MEST1 Section A The Wolf of Wall Street Exemplar

Section A Texts, Concepts and Contexts

Answer all questions in Section A.

Read the information and the four questions below. You will be shown a media product threetimes. In between viewings you should make notes in response to the questions below in the space provided. These notes will not be marked. You should spend approximately 15 minutes answering each question in Section A. You should support your answers with evidence from the media product.

In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 36 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. (imdb.com, 2014)

1. Media Institutions

How does the film trailer portray America and capitalism as an institution? (12 marks)


2. Media Forms

How does mise-en-scène contribute to the impact of the film?  (12 marks)


3. Media Representations

How are men represented in the film trailer? (12 marks)


4. Media Audiences

How does the film trailer appeal to a wide audience? (12 marks)


Example answers and mark scheme below

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