Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Preliminary Task Research

What I have Learnt

When I first started this course I had already had some experience of Media Studies as I had chosen Media Studies for GCSE. I had expected that it would be harder, but at the same time very similar to what i had done the previous year.

My perceptions have changed, as I am going to have to work a lot harder this year. The reason behind this is that if you don't work hard you easily fall behind on the course.

The writing task has gone well for me because it gave me a chance to refresh my memory of the topics in hand and to gain more knowledge of different aspects of the Media Course.

The thing i haven't understood so far is the different types of camera angles and the different types of sounds like digetic and non-digetic.

The thing I have learnt from watching the Casino Royal DVD is that the sound tracks used within the film are not all whole to start with but all separately made and then mixed together to make one big sound.

The things I have appreciated about the short film of Gone Fishing is that it was very cleverly made and the camera work on the slow motion viewing when the boy is reeling in the fish is very clever as it makes the viewer watch it and enjoy the experience the boy is having.

So far the course is going fine, and I hope that I achieve everything to my highest potential so that I get the grades that i want.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Website Brief

I am going to be creating a website,, which is going to bring awareness to the effects and causes of Global Warming. There will also be pages on how to prevent around the home, gallery, effects etc.

What is the website going to be about?
The website is going to be based on Global Warming and the factors and effects on the world we live on. For example; switching the light off in a room when you are not in there or turning the television off at the plug instead of leaving it on standby. These adaptations to your lives will not only help the environment you live in, but also cut your energy and electricity bills down by quite a bit.

I am going to try and produce a very helpful and useful website that will be able to be used by all ages ranging from young children to the older generation. I will hopefully do this by using colours and themes that would attract young people (children), but at the same time I will try and make the colours not too off putting for adults. Also I may add a kid’s page with games and other child related subjects like crosswords but with educational words to do with global warming. If I achieve this, it means the website will be of use for all types of people and the users can actually take in the point I am trying to get across in the website.

What an I trying to achieve by producing my website?
I hope to widen peoples knowledge on Global Warming by creating this website, Hopefully I will achieve this with helpful pictures from a trip to Antarctica, that my partner will produce, to show melting of the ice caps and useful information that will shock people such as the rise in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere causes expansion of the ocean leading to the effect of rising sea levels. This will hopefully change the way they live so they can care more for the environment and the effects it has on people all around the world. If we are successful, it will mean that the younger generation today will be able to live a more enjoyable life and be able to bring up their children into a wonderful world, hopefully free of global warming.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Global Warming Questionnaire

Name: __________________________________________

Age: ____________________

Gender: Male/Female

Please fill in the survey provided, and circle the required answers if appropriate.

What is your postcode? For example BR6


What are your religious beliefs?


How much do you earn a year?

10,000 – 20,000

30,000 – 50,000

60,000 – 100,000


What is your current occupation?







Do you use any of Global Warming websites regularly?

How many times do you use these a day-





Do you think Global Warming is an important factor?

Please circle the most appropriate answer-




Not Bothered

How often do you check on your Carbon Footprint?

Please circle the most appropriate answer-


Every Week

Every Month

Every Year

Do you turn off your electrical appliances when you’re not using them?

Please circle the appropriate answer(s)




All the Time

Hardly Ever

What would you like to see within a Global Warming website?

Please write in as much detail what you would like to see-








Thank-you for your time!

First Sketches

These are the first sketches of my website that I was going to base my website on. During the time of the course a lot of changes were made to the pages so therefore these are not exactly the same as the finished product.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Saturday, 18 September 2010