Thursday, 20 December 2012

christmas hollidays

Over the christmas holidays my aim is to
  • Upload practice shot video onto blog
  • Describle what i am going to do in the different scenes

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


I have finished making a short video on the shots I will use in my documentary, this will be uploaded as soon as it has finished converting.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


During the week I started practising filming diferent shot. I am going to edit these clips together to make a short video about what the main stots used will be and this will help me when i come to make my documentary.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Location, Location, Lolcation

Most of my documentary will be filmed in Heworth grange school, both inside and out. Other parts of will be,
1) following a sixthformer on he journey to school
2) spending time with a problem pupil around his home and personal life.


Codes and Conventions

Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Plan...

Over the next week i am going to finish my analysis of previous work, write exactly what my documentary will be about and practise different shots using the camera. doing this will make it easier when it comes to filming my documentary.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


This shows the amount of views i have had on my blog and
the locations of where in the world it was seen. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Life's too Short 
  • Director- Ricky Gevais & Stephen Merchant
  • Date- 2011
This is a fake documentry based on the life of Warwick Davis. there is no narrator or questions being asked by the camera man like the other documentarys. but lots of celebrity quests. both directors are in the program throughout. this documentary involves real people but the storty is made up for you entertainment and is also a comedy documentary.


Educating Essex

  • Director :- David Clews
  • Date :-2011
Educating Essex explored what really happens behind the school gates. Following a group of GCSE students as it looks at all aspects of teenage life within a school environment.

The show shows how obedient and disobedient the pupils can be and how much lack of respect some student have towards their teachers.

Most of the footage is from cameras placed around the school, there is no interviewer or camera crew for these parts of the program but is the narrator which has been added in during the editing of the program.

Parts of the show were filmed like an interview with the teacher in front of the camera and the camera man asking the questions.

There is a wide range of different shot depending on where the cameras are placed. Some are on the ceiling looking down on to the pupils and staff and others are level with the


Biggie & Tupac

  • Director- Nick Broomfield
  • Date- 2002
The location of the documentary was set in Brooklyn where both Biggie and Tupac lived. this shows an area of poverty and you can tell it is quite a rough place to live. You can tell by the appearance of the people interviewed that they don't take much pride in the way they look. you can tell this just by looking at the clothes they wear.
The way broomfield films the documentary is the same as lots of others of the same type. he spends most of his time behind the camera. The person who he is interviewing will have the whole shot to themselves. although in some parts of the film broomfield is included in the shots or a shot of him by himself is used as he tells the audience what is happening or answers questions.

Analysis of my As work


Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Which brief are you pursuing?
During the course of the year i will be creating  an extract from an original documentary TV programme. this will last approximately five minutes. i will also be creating;

  •  a double-page spread from a listings magazine focused on the documentary

  •  a newspaper advertisement for the documentary.
Identify if this is an individual or group project?
This will be and individual project and all the work will be done by myself although, i will be using pupils and teachers around the school as my actors

Write a brief summary of your concept for the main task:
The concept for my main task is to look at how different pupils engage in school life and their opinions, also i will look at the views of a teacher and there view on teaching disengaged pupils and how they find working in a school.

List any ideas for locations (mise-en-scène):
  • Heworth Grange Comp
  • Out of school
  • Home
  • Journey to school
List any ideas for costume and props:
As my documentary is set in a school the main costume will be school uniform. Any filming outside of school times will be in normal everyday clothes.

Outline your ideas for each ancillary task:
For my first anccillary task i will create a double page spread in a populat tv magazine. i will let the readers know what the documentry is about aand what to expect.
For my second ancillary task i will produce a newspaper advert for my documentary

Friday, 4 May 2012

(EVALUATION) Looking back at your preliminary task, what have you learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

(EVALUATION) What have you learnt about new technologies from the process of creating this product?

Throughout the process of creating ‘KBT’ music magazine I have learnt how to use a digital camera, Photoshop and how to create a blog. in the process of taking pictures I used a tripod, this helped to keep the pictures in level and in focus. I learnt more stuff about Photoshop including the mask toot for cutting out pictures perfectly. When cutting out photos I have learnt that it is easier if they are taken with a blank background. In Photoshop I also learnt how change a photos contrast, un blur and change the brightness. To cut out the images around the hair I used to making tool. This helped a lot as it cuts out all the tricky bits around the hair.

Using the blog to present my work has allowed me to keep on track with my work and progress. The Blog is available for people from all over the world to see and it has allowed my to receive constructive criticism which has led to me making changes so my end product will be the best it can.

(EVALUATION) Who would be the target audience for your media prduct?

My target Audience is both men and women aged between 16-25
i have asked to customers what they thought about 'KBT' music magazine.
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(EVALUATION) How does your media product represent particular social groups?

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(EVALUATION) How did you attract/addres your audience

Thursday, 3 May 2012

(EVALUATION) What kind of media institution might distribute your product and why?

(EVALUATION) In what way does your media product use, develop or chalange forms and conventions of real media products.

I have stuck to only including one picture on my front cover, another on my contents page and another on my first page of my article. many top selling magazines use this technique on some of there pages. E.g 'Q', 'XXL' and 'Vibe'. using this on my front cover makes it look more organised. In the hooks i have make the main words about what is included stand out. this will catch the readers eye and make them read on. i have stuck to a house style throughout my magazine to make it look more professional.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Finished Magazine Product

This is my magazine front cover

This is my magazine Contents page

This is the first two pages of my magazine Article

This is the last page of my magazine Article

Flat plan

Tuesday, 20 March 2012



This is the questionnaire i give to 20 people to find out what they looked for and wanted in a music magazine. I put them all together to get an idea on how to make the perfect music magazines which will sell loads of issues.