AQA Action Adventure-What you need to do for the exam

This is for the AQA media studies action adventure exam on monday (13/06/2011)

Good luck! :)

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  • Created on: 11-06-11 11:27

Codes and conventions

  • ensure that you understand the codes and conventions of the action adventure genre
  • understand the stereotypical character types expected
  • understand the expectation of narratives withen the genre
  • identify what makes the genre popular with audiences
  • understand the Gultung and Ruge's uses and gratifications theory
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Marketing

understand the different methods that might be used to promote a new film and the benefits of each

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_promotion

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SFX

Research and be able to discuss the ways in which SFX and CGI are used in films and how this has changed the action adventure genre (example/ case studies)

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Global/ Universal Appeal

consider what makes a film have a wide appeal and how a global audience might be engages (example/ case study)

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Prepating your film for the competition in the bri

  • decide on a title
  • plan the narrative - bear todorov in mind
  • decide upon characters - bear propp in mind
  • identify stars for the character types selected
  • choose a director - think about ones which have directed similiar movies
  • decind upon a setting and think about filming location
  • write a pitch
  • write a logling to include in the pitch
  • design a film poster
  • storyboard a teaser trailer - 10 frames only
  • plan a mgazine front cover for your fiilm
  • write a sypnosis for a DVD cover
  • script/ storyboard a television interview with the director or the stars
  • plan other elements of the marketing campaign for your film
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Useful tips

REMEMBER WHEN ANSWERING A QUESTIONS, ANSWER AS IF YOU ARE ENETERING THE COMPETITION, NOT AS IF YOUR A PUPIL SITTING AN EXAM

AND REMEMBER YOU ARE ENETERING THE COMPETITION AND TRYING TO MAKE THE HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS BUDGET YOUR FILM - SO REALLY SELL YOUR FILM TO THEM IN THE EXAM

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Comments

lydia

8th bulllet point 5th slide what is a logling?

Sara

ooops, sorry, i ment a logline - which is one or two sentences describing your film or basically just a really short 1 sentence sypnosis :) e.g. a logline for 'Nemo' might be - A fish father travels across the ocean to find his son who was caught by humans (<--, that was kinda rubbish though cause its not the original, i just made it up :) )  :) x

Katie Poynter

hey um this is really good can you just remind me about the narrative structure???

Sara

Katie Poynter wrote:

 hey um this is really good can you just reming me about the narrative structure???

Laura Shephard-Andrews

Very useful. Thankyou. Could you please have a look at the plot i wrote for my film and see what you think of it. Thankyou

Ryan Boot

Hey, in the Synopsis it asks for believable and realistic characters. Does this mean I cannot use science fiction in my film, for example an Alien or something like that. 

Sara

Laura Shephard-Andrews wrote:

 Very useful. Thankyou. Could you please have a look at the plot i wrote for my film and see what you think of it. Thankyou

Yeah sure! :)

kavs

What about the uses and gratification theory?

Sara

whats as in  what it means or that i didnt include it?

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