Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Playlist of past/practice clips

You can use these to set yourself practice exercises - feel free to hand in any subsequent essays for marking and feedback:

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Jan 2009 exam extract

Representation of age was the focus here


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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Kevin becomes a teenager

Classic comedic representation of the teen stereotype...

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

ImageTeens vid

Using those interviews with local senior citizens and other media content I've put together a new short film on (perceptions of) teens today; blocked from YouTube because of some of the content, but viewable at http://vimeo.com/37516712
Needed further editing ideally, but the time wasn't available. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Scripting teens in 'Enders+Skins: scriptwriters interviewed

See http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/jan/24/teens-tv-language for insight on how TV scriptwriters script teen dialogues (interviews with Eastenders and Skins scriptwriters)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Global population when YOU were born?

Interesting tool at The Guardian which lets you put in any d.o.b. after 1951 to get stats on the UK and wolrd population at that time. You can access it here.
Here's the data from 1.1.52, almost 60 years ago:

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Simpsons and age

A brief, slightly rude, short vid made by a Media student elsewhere; features use of the term 'gay' as an insult, something we've discussed repeatedly in Media Studies - more usefully it nicely encapsulates some of the negative ways older people tend to be represented; The Simpsons exists as a satire of the way TV and film operate.