Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A2 Prompts for Skills Development G325A

digital technology

• How has digital technology helped you to capture your ideas for media production?

• What benefits do digital technologies offer over analogue? Are there any disadvantages?

• How did digital technology influence your work in post-production – for example in the creation of video effects, or the manipulation of images.

• How have your skills with digital technology developed, and how has this influenced your productions?

• What role might digital technology plan in the distribution of work such as yours?


• What features of your work would you say are original to you?

• Which media texts and producers have influenced your creative decisions?

• How successfully does your work engage its audience and provoke its interest?

• Consider some of the creative choices you had to make during the course of your production – how to use cameras, lighting, dialogue, colour etc. How did you make these decisions, and how did these contribute to the final production?

research and planning

• How did your research into genre contribute to your production work?

• How did your research into audience contribute to your production work?

• How did your research into institutions responsible for the production and regulation of the media influence your production work?

• What pre-production planning techniques did you employ (scripting, storyboarding, shot-listing, flat-planning etc.)? How effective was your planning – how did it help you in the production phase?

• What did you learn from planning your first production that helped you to improve your planning for the second?

• How did you use audience feedback to influence your production work while it was in progress?


• How much of your text was ‘created’ only in post-production?

• What technologies did you use to modify your raw material. How did this change the meaning of your work?

• How much did you manipulate sync sound or create new sound for your text? What effect did that have on your text?

• How much of your footage ended up ‘on the cutting room floor’ (unused) and why?

using conventions from real media texts

• In what ways have your productions used or developed conventions adopted from real media products?

• In what ways have your productions challenged or played with conventions adopted from real media products?

• In other words, is your work generic, or postmodern – or both?

• Some media producers adopt a style of working that is quite distinctive – explore how work you have produced may have been influenced by your own favourite producers/directors/designers/publishers.

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