Monday, 19 March 2012

Homework for next Tuesday i.e. 27 March 2012

As the previous week: on paper, not on your blog.

Define the following terms with reference to Warner Brothers. The definitions of the terms can be searched on our blog, but you need to make the link to a particular Warner Brothers movie. If you want to use a more recent Warner movie to help you answer part of the question, by all means do but the Batman movie in the prezi below is recent enough the presentation will blow up to full screen if you ask it nicely...   Checking out its Wikipedia entry will help. 

  1. Horizontal integration
  2. Vertical integration
  3. Synergy
  4. Convergence

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Homework for next Tuesday (20/03/12) Part 2

This is the harder bit. Write a brief history of the development of Warner Brothers – by ‘brief’ I mean about 600 words; by 'write' I mean just that. Don't just cut and paste, because this encourages you to avoid reading the substance of the article.

There’s a lot of history in the Wikipedia article, but MOST of this essay should focus on the later developments, particularly the links with the publishing company Time and DC Comics and then you’ll need to show how the company grew and branched out so the post 1995 section in the Wikipedia article is key.

You don’t have to list all the companies it has absorbed, bought into, acquired or whatever, but give some examples with dates.


 And The prezi is good; it was made by someone who works for OCR. It’ll blow up to full screen if you ask it nicely. I've uploaded it to the blog a couple of posts below. but it may not be viewable in school...

Homework for NEXT Tuesday (i.e. 20/03/12)

I appreciate some of you have done some or all of the below already, but I KNOW there are people who haven't, so...

a) Publish on your blog ALL your research into existing product, that is, your annotated front pages, contents pages and articles. You ought to have at least two of each.

b) Publish your questionnaires and and results (in whatever from you like - pie charts/bar charts etc etc). Make some comment about the usefulness or otherwise of the type of questioonaire you used e.g. closed or open. If you're not sure, ASK.

c) Publish your flat plans to show the intended design of ALL your pages. They don't have to be well-drawn, and it is possible that you might have found that during the actual construction, another idea/colour/pose/whatever, worked out better - but you will need to comment on this. Some of this needs to be in slideshare form. You could, if you're feeling brave, film yourself discussing questionnaire feedback...

Since you should have completed these tasks a while back, this shouldn't be a bind. All MOST of you have to do is publish. Anyone wanting stuff scanned needs to see me or someone else with a scanner (someone kind in Art if it's A3).

Probably best to upload scans to a memory pen first. You ger marked on this, so use these points as success criteria. You should not be throwing away marks here. If you've already done this, you may as well get a head start on next week's uploading, which will be to post some of the photographs you've taken and explain WHY you decided to use or not use them. Don't go overboard on this. I know some of you have 50 odd photos you didn't use. Pick a handful you can say something about.

The Dark Knight versus the British Film Industry