September 27, 2016
We discussed different media language, giving our attention on image analysis such as the types of framing. We also elaborated in the meaning of “text” in media and watched American psycho.
September 29, 2016
Today we analysed scenes in a movie called “A beautiful mind” and received an approval from Cambridge. We had our first blogging session today and wrote a little “about me” section.
October 3, 2016
In class we talked about comedy, fantasy and questions of representations, where both these genres seem to appear as exaggerations of stereotyping. We also discussed historical and institutional processes. So as history evolves, the institution must adjust as well. And lastly, we discussed images of disability and how minor it is represented/seen in the film industry.
October 4, 2016
Today we discussed a timeline for the editing/production of our film. We have been linked to a person called Elif (Art &Design media teacher), who will be supporting/teaching us in blogging and editing.
October 6, 2016
We had our second blogging session today! We created a WordPress account and played around with the blog by creating a few posts.
October 24, 2016
Today in class we got to work with karli, a teacher from Wales. We went over media terminology and techniques. Specifically, we reviewed editing and cinematography.
October 26 ,2016
Today we had an exam-like lesson. Carli showed us the part of the exam where we will have to watch a 5 minute clip and how to approach this properly. We also went into depth with the words “countertype” and “stereotype”.
October 31, 2016
Today we watched the dictator and afterwards analysed its many stereotypes.
November 3, 2016
Today we wrote the synopsis to our short film and during our blogging session we learned how to add new categories such as the ‘planning’ category and ‘research’ category. We also explored the different themes!
November 7, 2016
Today we discussed the 3 main tabs needed for our blog (planning, process and product) and went into further detail with it. We also perfected our synopsis and wrote a reflection on it. Lastly, we watched a short clip on a spy film and analyzed it.
November 8, 2016
Script writing started today! We have managed to write scenes 1 and 2.
November 10, 2012
Today we wrote and tried to act out scene 3 for practice. Our blogging session today has also been really successful. We learned to add widgets in order to promote our social medias and to make the blog look more appealing.
November 14, 2014
Today we looked at several video clips (Macbeth, The shining, etc.) to analyze the use and importance of diegetic and non-diegetic sounds for our movie.
We discussed ways in which we could start and end our movie as well and how to include elements of juxtaposition to describe transformation in our characters.
November 15, 2016
Today we watched a comedy ‘the blues brothers’.
November 17, 2016
Today we watched ‘The Heat and analysed it.
November 21, 2016
Today we analysed a short clip from an examination. I wrote a page including Mise en scéne, lighting, sound, camera angles and shots. I also learned how to write an introduction properly when introducing the sequence.
November 28, 2016
Today we watched the same clip we did on Monday from the US TV show ‘Shameless’ and analysed it in more detail as we have already had practice on it on Monday. This time, we worked on the conclusion of the section B of the exam.
December 1, 2016
We also started on ‘music’ as our main topic for the upcoming exam.
Today we plotted our practice movie. And created a story board to it.
December 8, 2016
Today we filmed our first scene using a video recorder.
(Holidays from December 19-January 6)
January 19, 2017
Today we explored different sounds that we could add to our mini movie project.
January 26, 2017
Today was our second shooting day. We filmed our most important scenes that needed to be shot in the dark.
For our main movie project, we quickly had a meeting with our mentor to make a timeline of the things to be done before submission.
February 9, 2017
Our art teacher introduced us to a movie editing website called “WeVideo” were we had a feel of the basics of editing. We watched mini tutorials on how to use the program.
February 11, 2017
Today we sent out the synopsis and script to the whole cast via a group chat on WhatsApp and through email.
February 14, 2015
Today we practiced scene 2 and 3 with our ‘adult’ actors to give them a feel of the movie.
February 15, 2017
We went through our media studies revision booklet.
February 16, 2017
Today we played around with the camera as we will start filming next week. We also sent out an email to our youngest actors asking permission from their parents if they permitted to take part in our short film. In our after school club, we took a few random videos and tried editing them on Wevideo to practice and develop our editing skills.
February 20, 2017
Today we discussed about Sony
February 21, 2017
Today we managed to rehearse every single scene with our actors. And discussed more on sony.
February 23, 2017
Today we started editing our practice movie.
February 27, 2017
Today we managed to film scene 1 of our opening sequence with our 3 youngest actors.
February 28, 2017
Filmed scene 2!
March 6, 2017
Today we sent out an email to a Swiss hotel asking if we can use the hotel as a location to film one of our last scenes. This is because we couldn’t get hold of the other restaurant manager where we initially wanted to shoot.
March 7, 2017
Unfortunately, we didn’t get a response from the Swiss hotel so in the last 20 minutes of media we decided to personally go and ask them. We successfully met the hotel manager himself, Mr. Lüthy, who was very friendly in permitting us to use the hotel for tomorrow.
March 8, 2017
Today we filmed from 8.15 until 9.20 at the Swiss hotel. We filmed scene 3 with the adult actresses.
We managed to start editing and playing around with the first few scenes we shot. We also tried doing a voice over.
March 16, 2017
Today we edited our long film and the opening sequence
March 20, 2017
Today we discussed our creative critical reflection.
March 21, 2017
Today during and after school we started on our creative critical reflection, using PowerPoint.
March 22, 2017
Today we filmed our last scene (scene 4) after school. After that we continued editing our long and short film as we plan to finish it by tomorrow.
March 23, 2017
Today we travelled to a media school in Switzerland, Romanshorn, which also happens to be our partner school. There, We finished our PowerPoint by adding voiceovers and continued to finish our blog. But before that we had media and discussed what we were going to say in our voiceovers more in depth with our media mentor.
March 24, 2017
Today we put everything up on our blogs. And added some final touches to the short film and finished our critical creative reflection ready for submission.D