Marshall McLuhan came up with the theory ” The medium is the message” this means that the form of the message (Print, Broadcast and eMedia) determines the way the message will be perceived and that new technology will alter the ways we experience the world. Continue reading “♥Marshall McLuhan : The medium is the message♥”
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♥”
(Also available to download): MEST 1 Writing Frame
Use the following prompts when writing your PEE chain; they should help to structure answers to FAIR questions.
POINT (One sentence only).
The layout is…
The colour [colour] connotes…
Mise-en-scene is used when…
The audience will feel… Continue reading “MEST 1 Writing Frame”
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