Weekend Homework: MediaWith the Internet not quite working yesterday, during my absence, we will have to come back to some of the ideas explored in yesterday's lesson on viewing commercials and look at the ad from the last posting and begin to take it apart.
For homework, I would like you to brainstorm, in your Language notebook an idea you have for creating a media text. If you remember, Media is a "line of communication from a person or persons with an intended audience" (from Media Minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBP_kswrtrw). A form of media may include some of the ideas you see in the following poster..
|https://mediaforliteracy.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/681/ Social Media is missing from this image. Perhaps it is meant to be included in the overarching "Internet" category.|
The media text you will create will be focussed on selling something. The form of media that you select (a radio commercial, an ad from a magazine, a poster or billboard design, a web page) will be up to you.
The aspect of selling is one of the key concepts of Media Literacy, which you designed on your cubes, as well as indicated on the chart that follows:
When planning, think of these three things, along with creating a rough sketch of your idea:
1. THINK OF WHAT YOU WILL BE CREATING/ DESIGNING AND SELLING
2. WHO YOUR AUDIENCE (buyers) MAY BE
3. WHERE YOU WILL TRY TO SELL IT
This is only a brainstorm and part of the creative process. As we review this homework on Monday, your idea will develop more. Focus on coming up with an idea for something that appeals to who you are (cooking, athletics, literature, mechanical, hobby oriented....).
Possible Idea (a short Proudfoot example)
|just kidding...I did not draw this: https://mediaforliteracy.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/681/|
|This is only a draft and may be modified. We will continue this on Monday.|