GCSE: Audience and Production Analysis

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    Truman Show essay . Analyse how visual techniques are used to develop deeper ideas in a visual text you have studied.

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent essay which systematically analyses the techniques used by the film maker. At times it veers towards mere description which is necessary when writing an essay on…

    • Essay length: 1579 words
    • Submitted: 28/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Dixon 29/04/2012
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    Assess the pluralist view of the mass media Pluralism is the belief that power is spread widely throughout the world

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    This student has addressed the question with confidence. They have raised and tackled some very important and complex issues with clarity. It would have been even better if quotations had…

    • Essay length: 1699 words
    • Submitted: 15/12/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 18/07/2013
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    GCSE Media- Adele Vogue Cover Analysis

    4 star(s)

    An excellent analysis. This student has done well because they have consistently used media language throughout the essay. Reference to media theory, eg. Dyer's star theory would help to improve…

    • Essay length: 1189 words
    • Submitted: 26/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 18/07/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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    Analyse the opening five minutes of The Godfather II. How does the film attract the interest of its audience?

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    This student demonstrates a clear understanding of film/media terminology and audience response. They have also started to look at some media theorists.
    It would have been even better if they…

    • Essay length: 921 words
    • Submitted: 11/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 18/07/2013
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    Analyse how the music, camera angles, special effects and presentation of characters create a dramatic fight scene in the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo and Juliet

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    An excellent essay. The question has remained at the forefront consistently and has been answered with confidence and style. Media language is used throughout although it would be nice to…

    • Essay length: 2020 words
    • Submitted: 22/10/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 18/07/2013
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    Comparison between the front pages of Bella magazine and Trout Fisherman

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    **** This is a very good essay which offers a detailed analysis of the two magazines with good textual evidence throughout. It could be improved by better structuring…

    • Essay length: 1019 words
    • Submitted: 31/10/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Cath Rowe 17/09/2013
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    Analyse an advertisement and discuss the imagery it contains. Evaluate the success of the advertiser's approach and give reason for your opinions. How would you adapt the advertisement to make it suitable for a different target audience? Explain your appr

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    Overall, a sound essay which uses some semiotic analysis to assess the success of the text. More semiotics terms could be used. The suggestions for altering the…

    • Essay length: 2158 words
    • Submitted: 04/02/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Cath Rowe 16/02/2012
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    "The mass media today is part of everyday life" Using relevant theories and studies evaluate the role of the media influence on us as consumers. Almost all of us are affected by the media in one form or another, whether it is television

    4 star(s)

    With reference to the question, this student has looked at a range of both media and social theories and has been able to offer an explanation of them. I would…

    • Essay length: 1220 words
    • Submitted: 24/04/2006
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 01/12/2012
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    Analysis of LOreal Casting Crme Gloss Advert Cheryl Cole

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    This student shows an understanding of some of the techniques used in advertising. They use some media language but miss opportunities to use more.
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    • Essay length: 1043 words
    • Submitted: 20/12/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 18/07/2013
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    Comparison of two newspaper articles. The two articles I have chosen to compare are from The Daily Mail and The Guardian. They are both talking about the incidents on September the eleventh and the Al Qaeda, as the date I bought the newspaper

    3 star(s)

    A good exploration of tabloid and broadsheet newspapers. The student has looked at language, layout and bias. To improve, they could have looked at subtle emotional language signifiers used in…

    • Essay length: 1455 words
    • Submitted: 13/10/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 01/12/2012

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • CRITICALLY ASSESS DEBATES ON 'MEDIA EFFECTS'

    "In 1985, the American Psychological Association (APA) held that television can cause viewers to act aggressively. More recently, in its overall review of television and behaviour, the APA Task Force on Television and Society reaffirmed this view and asserted that media violence can contribute to two other outcomes, desensitising viewers to violent actions and fear of being the victim of violence. However, these studies alone are not sufficient evidence that media violence causes aggression. According to Grossberg (1998:301) 'it might be that people inclined to act violently are more likely to watch television violence, and so it is their predisposition toward violence that leads to viewing violent TV, and not the other way around'. In my opinion, APA took a wrong approach in its study, because they took the media as its starting point to explain the general problem of violence in society (which has many other"

  • In which ways do media representations construct our identities? Discuss using theories encountered on the unit, and relevant examples from the media.

    "In conclusion, it is clear that media does highly contribute in constructing a persons identity, as media plays such a vast part in everyone's life that instead of media reflecting society 'we now have a situation where society is reflecting......the imaginations of some in the media industry.' ((C,Beyer, 2002. pg19). This quote alone emphasises how powerful media has become in constructing one's identity."

  • Compare the newspaper article which appeared in 'The Guardian' with the BBC 'Panorama' documentary about Dr Harold Shipman. Discuss the different presentational devices used by each and their effectiveness as pieces of media

    "After reading through both 'The Guardian' newspaper article, and the 'Panorama' television documentary, I have come to the conclusion that the television documentary is much more effective. It included a much wider range of information, and showed coverage of the case right from when Shipman allegedly started killing off his patients. The information that it presents is presented in a very informative and effective way. It uses reconstructions of how Shipman is thought to have murdered his victims. There are also interviews with the family members of the deceased, and with friends and colleagues of Shipman. The voiceover in the program provides all the important information; he provides all the information in the newspaper article and more. I think what let the article down, is that it concentrated mainly on the final trial of Shipman. It didn't include much useful information about the murders. Even if the article was written by writers for 'The Sun' and was featured in that paper though, I still think that the television show would have been more effective. Television appeals to a huge audience of people, it's a part of people's lives. Newspapers such as 'The Guardian' are becoming a thing of the past, and are being wiped out by tabloids, magazines, television, and the Internet."

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