MEDA101 – Week 9 – Workshop

Exercise 1: Editing language: Continuity editing – establishing a place and a time – mirroring reality or lived experience. E.g. tutorial from week 3 – “uni life” script – used a range of different shot types to set the scene and create a real space and time. Establishes the environment and the people and ideas... Continue Reading →

MEDA101 – Week 9 Lecture – Montage

According to ‘Elements of Cinema’ “a montage is an editing technique in which shots are juxtaposed in an often fast-paced fashion that compresses time and conveys a lot of information in a relatively short period.” Montage can be used to find a truth or reveal something that is otherwise hidden through simple cinematic language. Montage techniques... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter and Transmedia Story Telling

This Youtube video I made explains transmedia story telling through the example of Harry Potter. Harry Potter is possibly one of the biggest transmedia storytelling franchises to date. With 6 main Books, 8 blockbuster movies, spin-off books (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through The Ages, Tales of Beedle The Bard, and The Cursed... Continue Reading →

This ‘Memes’ War!!

“Memes have become almost exclusively political. Everything is incredibly antagonistic and charged with politics.” - Ryan Milner (https://soundcloud.com/motherboard/meme-warfare) Whether it’s a made up war between Biden and Trump A celebrity feud Fake war propaganda (Hillary Clinton’s draft our daughters) Or politician vs politician/political propaganda,   Memes are an integral tool of warfare amongst today’s society. With... Continue Reading →

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