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WJEC AS Film Studies FM1 Exploring Film Form »

Rob Miller | Friday March 14, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, FM1, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Submarine, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, Moving Image Production, Print Production


  • 20% of A Level Qualification, 40% of AS
  • An Analysis of a Film Extract: (30 Marks)
  • Creative Project: (40 Marks)
  • Reflective Analysis: (10 Marks)

FM1 Unit Introduction

WJEC: “This unit focuses on the micro features of film and the construction of meaning and emotion”. Macro features form the basis for the examined AS module, FM2 although it is accepted by the exam board that it is often difficult to separate macro features narrative and genre from a micro analysis. In this regard, linking two should be encouraged and not repressed e.g. “the sequence in Moulin...

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Guide to Sound Design with Audacity »

Viki Walden | Monday November 28, 2011

Categories: GCSE, A Level, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production


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  • Audacity Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Step 1 | Importing Sound or Music


Click on the Project tab and select Import Audio. Choose your selected sound effect or music track from the hard drive.

Note: Music or sounds from CDs should be uploaded onto the computer hard drive first, rather than importing from CD.

Audacity will then load the audio file into the project window.

Step 2 | Functions

The Selection Tool


This is the most useful icon and will allow you to select a place on a track. With this cursor you can play a track from a particular point...

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Improve Your Teaching | Audio Production »

Viki Walden | Wednesday November 09, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production


1. Understanding Sound

Sound is a feature often dismissed by students as the least important element, when in fact it can provide as much meaning for the audience as every visual and technical facet.

In this scene from Reservoir Dogs the song playing on the radio “Stuck In The Middle With You” is contrapuntal to the action, revealing the psychopathic nature of Mr Blonde. Parallel sound would have created a completely different sense, such as in the second clip: Casino Royale. [check rating for suitability before screening...

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Audio Editing Tutorials »

Richard Gent | Monday September 12, 2011

Categories: Production Zone, Audio Production



Audacity Tutorials


Apple Logic Express

Adobe Audition

Sony Acid Pro