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Legacy OCR A Level Film Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday January 17, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Legacy

New OCR A Level Film Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new A Level Film Studies specs. These include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary.

Legacy Resources

Welcome to Edusites Film’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the OCR AS and A2 Film Studies specification.

Studying film is a skill and a pleasure for both students and teachers...

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Community Q&A »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 06, 2015

Categories: Community Q&A, Intro

The Community Q & A area has now been replaced by the Edusites Forum. Visit the forum here to pose questions and share ideas with fellow subject teachers.

Welcome to Edusites Film’s Community Q&A area. We use this area of the site to publish questions and answers from subscribers that will be of benefit to others. If you have a question or an answer you would like including please contact us by clicking on the //';l[1]='a';l[2]='/';l[3]='...

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DIY Animation Film »

Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, Animation, DIY Animation, Production Zone, Moving Image Production

Animation - Making Your Own Film

Anyone aspiring to be taken seriously as an animator would be well advised to first learn how to draw and then to learn the animation basics.

No matter if you are interested in doing 3d computer animation or stylised 2d drawings if you can’t draw you are at a disadvantage. Drawing is best learned from doing life drawing lessons, from studying other people’s work who can draw and from just practising.

Leaning to draw...

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Media & Film Studies Dictionary | Glossary »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 24, 2011

Categories: Dictionary, Media & Film Studies Dictionary

Click here to browse our Media & Film Studies Dictionary. This will open in a new window.




Legacy Eduqas WJEC GCSE Film Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 24, 2011

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Legacy

New WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Film Studies specs. The first resources will be a series of case studies of specific films.

Legacy Resources

2013-2018 WJEC GCSE Film Studies Superhero and Film Outside Hollywood Overview

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Welcome to Edusites Film’s comprehensive resources and materials links covering all aspects of the WJEC GCSE Film Studies Superhero Specification (Summer...

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Legacy Eduqas WJEC A Level Film Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 24, 2011

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC A2, Hot Entries, Legacy

Legacy Resources

Welcome to Edusites Film’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the WJEC AS and A2 Film Studies specification.

Studying film is a skill and a pleasure for both students and teachers focussing on key areas of academic study and we like to think we have covered all bases. This includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mini student schemes of work, student guides and many, many, many case studies...

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Film Studies Experts »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 24, 2011

Categories:

FilmEdu provides Film Studies consultancy services to schools, colleges and professional organisations.

View Profiles

Click on the links below to view a selection of our experts’ profiles and the workshops, courses and consultancy they can offer:

Booking & Contact Information

Feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements. We guarantee that we can, and will, provide an outstanding service to meet your students’, and if requested your...

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City of God Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Katia Lund, Fernando Meirelles, World Cinema, City of God, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcUOO4Itgmw

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Analysing a Documentary Film »

Morag Larsen | Sunday November 25, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, IB, IB FIlm, Analysis, Film Analysis, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary

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The Context of a Documentary Film

Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to explore and to understand the different genres within it. Increasingly, many documentary films...

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Stories We Tell Single Film Study »

jclarke | Sunday November 25, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Sarah Polley, Non-Hollywood Films, Stories We Tell, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_8BnZ471GY

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Context

Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as Stories We...

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New Mock Exams Here »

Morag Larsen | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Mock Exams, A Level Mock Exams, New Spec

Each of our A Level Mock Exam packs contain a sample board specific Question Paper, sample Mark Scheme with sample Indicative Content.

Click below for your board specific materials:

OCR H410 A Level Assessment Materials

Printable PDF papers:

Files you will need to mark the exam papers:

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L’Age D’or Short Film Comparative Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Luis Bunuel, European Film, L'Age d'Or, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Surrealism, Surrealist

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Evc60MwXL4

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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Sightseers Single Film Analysis »

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Sightseers, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Sightseers

This resource will be studying the seven frameworks for analysis in film studies.

Authorship

Sightseers is an interesting analysis of authorship with the film written by its co-stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram who both have a background in comedy, stand up and television work. They are both linked to producer/writer/director Edgar Wright who wrote and directed the Cornetto film trilogy. The connection with Sightseers is that Edgar Wright...

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House of Flying Daggers Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday October 17, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Yimou Zhang, World Cinema, House of Flying Daggers, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLVaSYzAvg

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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IB Unit 3 Film »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday October 17, 2018

Categories:

Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis:

Audience and Spectatorship

Content Overview

  • Cultural Context*
  • Film Elements

Assessment Overview

  • Which assessment objectives are covered in this unit?
Denotated with *
  • Cinematography*
  • Critical Response and Reception*
  • Editing*
  • Filmmakers’ influences, intentions and vision*
  • Genre, codes and conventions*
  • Mise-en-Scene*
  • Motifs, Symbols and Themes*
  • Narrative Structure*
  • Sound

Assessment...

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IB Unit 2 Film »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday October 17, 2018

Categories:

Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis

Representation in Film

Content Overview

  • Cultural Context*
  • Film Elements*

Assessment Overview

  • Which assessment objectives are covered in this unit?

Denotated with *

  • Cinematography*
  • Critical Response and Reception
  • Editing *
  • Filmmakers’ influences, intentions and vision*
  • Genre, codes and conventions*
  • Mise-en-Scene*
  • Motifs, Symbols and Themes*
  • Narrative Structure*
  • Sound

Assessment Objectives...

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IB Unit 1 Film »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday October 17, 2018

Categories:

Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis:

The Language of Film

Content Overview

  • Cultural Context
  • Film Elements*

Assessment Overview

Which assessment objectives are covered in this unit?

Denotated with *
  • Cinematography*
  • Critical Response and Reception
  • Editing*
  • Filmmakers’ influences, intentions and vision*
  • Genre, codes and conventions*
  • Mise-en-Scene*
  • Motifs, Symbols and Themes
  • Narrative Structure*
  • Sound*

Skills and Understanding

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Do The Right Thing Single Film Study »

jclarke | Saturday October 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Spike Lee, Hollywood Films, Do The Right Thing, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/5Ny631yQ-DM

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

The task will require you to compare this film...

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A Level Film Unit 3 Core: Film Audience and Spectatorship+ »

Wayne O'Brien | Thursday October 11, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level


The Dark Knight at Ten »

jclarke | Sunday September 16, 2018

Categories: GCSE, A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood Films, The Dark Knight, Monday Matinees

The Dark Knight at Ten: The Joker is quite a serious matter

James Clarke | Autumn Term Film Blog 1

When Wade Watts enters the Distracted Globe nightclub in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, he walks right past The Joker. Today it is almost enough to just give the character’s name and no other frame of reference speaks to the sure foothold that the character has, not only in comic book culture but across the...

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German Cinema | Expressionism »

jclarke | Thursday September 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section A: World Cinema, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Metropolis, Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Genres & Case Studies, German, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation, Posters, Film Poster Analysis

European Cinema History: German Cinema of the 1920s

Introduction

One of the most rewarding aspects of Film Studies is to be found in recognising how films produced at one, quite distant moment in time often made long ago, continue to influence more contemporary films with which we might all be more familiar. This is certainly true of the impact of some examples of German cinema produced in the 1920s. If you watch Edward Scissorhands (1990), Bram...

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Pulp Fiction Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Experimental Film, Pulp Fiction, Directors, Quentin Tarantino, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Carol Single Film Study »

jclarke | Friday September 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Todd Haynes, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH3zcuRQXNo

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005
Component Group 1

These tasks require you study all...

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This Is England Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 03, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Shane Meadows, Non-Hollywood Films, This is England, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXDNsPRTANw

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: British Film Since 1995 Two Film Study
Component Group 1: Varieties of Film and Filmmaking
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday August 16, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Julian Schnabel, European Film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPlcQfglFJg

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Pan’s Labyrinth Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Guillermo del Toro, European Film, Pan's Labyrinth, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Fantasy, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Evmr2ZCjWc

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Man with a Movie Camera Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Dziga Vertov, World Cinema, Man With A Movie Camera, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary, Music

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ZciIC4JPw

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Looking for Free A Level Film Resources? »

Richard Gent | Tuesday July 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film History, Film Industry, Films & Case Studies, Genres & Case Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Mise-en-Scene, Planning, Pre-Production, Reflective Analysis, New Spec

Would you like to see an example of an A Level Film Lesson from Edusites Film?

Below is a link to a single lesson online slide show focusing on Cinematography using The Bourne Identity. The Cinematography lesson from both the teacher guide (scheme of learning) and student workbook are below to illustrate the breadth and depth of the resources being published on Edusites Film.

For fast and optimum...

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The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Friday July 06, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Fancis Ford Coppola, Hollywood Films, The Conversation, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrhRsZ56b4g

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Guide Navigation

The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 2


OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

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La La Land Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday July 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Damien Chazelle, Hollywood Films, La La Land, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Music

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8

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Guide Navigation

La La Land Single Film Study: Part 2


EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005...

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Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday July 02, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali, World Cinema, Un Chien Andalou, Genres & Case Studies, Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Short, Surrealist

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5K1ARvyvAc

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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Under The Skin Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday June 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Jonathan Glazer, Non-Hollywood Films, Under The Skin, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1yhSp5jaI

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section C: British Film Since 1995

These tasks require you study all films with particular reference...

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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Francois Truffaut, European Film, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), Genres & Case Studies, Avant-Garde, Crime, Drama, French New Wave

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdXTtX_cz3s

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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Our Latest Monday Matinées »

Richard Gent | Tuesday May 22, 2018

Categories: Monday Matinees


Monday 9th July 2018 | Where beyond Film Studies?

It is an outmoded idea that educated people need to understand only one subject in a globalised world…

 


Monday 2nd July 2018 | Under the Skin and Un Chien Andalou

This week we wanted to let both Eduqas and OCR teachers know that we have new film case studies live and being added over the course of the month.


Monday 25th June 2018 | Who says animation and comedy can’t get serious?

In the...

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2001: A Space Odyssey Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Directors, Stanley Kubrick, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_e9y-bka0

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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The General Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Silent Era, The General, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Comedy

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b24wqhy0Zo

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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Some Like It Hot Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday April 18, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Billy Wilder, Hollywood Films, Some Like It Hot, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Romance

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI_lUHOCcbc

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

These tasks require you study...

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Teaching A Level Film with Edusites »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday March 21, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Films & Case Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Mise-en-Scene, Planning, Pre-Production, Reflective Analysis, New Spec, Posters, Theory, Auteur Theory, Film Theory, Queer Theory, Spectatorship Theory, Theorists

The Edusites programme of study for A Level Film has been designed to provide a Core Unit for each term to help students develop the right level of knowledge and understanding of the key critical approaches and all the framework concepts of narrative, genre, representations, and spectatorship. 

Our NEA Support Materials will focus on Making a Short Film for OCR NEA and Production for Eduqas NEA.

Edusites A Level Film Programme of Study:

  • Unit 1...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Film Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday March 01, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, New Spec

Each Unit has the following materials for learning:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from.)
  • Student Workbook Appendix Images (printable pdf files for making notes/tasks)

Unit 1 Film Language+ Resources

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Film Case Studies »

Richard Gent | Thursday March 01, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, New Spec

Films marked 'live!' are complete case studies

Component 1: Varieties of Film and Filmmaking

35% of Qualification

For this component, learners must study:

  • two Hollywood films, one from the Classical Hollywood period (1930 - 1960) and the other from the New Hollywood period (1961 - 1990) (comparative study)
  • two American films produced since 2005, one mainstream film and one contemporary independent film (two - film study)
  • two British films (two -...
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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday February 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, New Spec

Each Unit has the following materials for learning:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from.)
  • Student Workbook Appendix Images (printable pdf files for making notes/tasks)

Unit 1 Film Language+ Resources*

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OCR H410 A Level Film Case Studies »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 27, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Key Concepts, New Spec

Films marked 'live!' are complete case studies

Component 01 Film History 35% of total A Level

Section A: Film Form in US Cinema | Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context
  • Meaning and response

The task will require you compare three films, one from each Component Group:

  • The Silent Era
  • ...
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IB Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis »

Richard Gent | Friday January 26, 2018

Categories: IB, IB FIlm, Analysis, Film History, Film Industry, Films & Case Studies, American, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, Silent Era, World Cinema, Genres & Case Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, New Spec, Research, Film Research, Theory, Auteur Theory, Film Theory, Queer Theory, Spectatorship Theory

So what do we need to do for students and teachers to perform brilliantly?

Our resources are a guide to producing critically autonomous students who gain a wide range of skills in the study of film and truly make the transition from film fan to film student.

Reading film

  • Examine film as an art form, studying a broad range of film texts from a variety of cultural contexts and analysing how film elements combine to create meaning.

Contextualising...

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Documentary Codes & Conventions »

Richard Gent | Thursday January 25, 2018

Categories: GCSE, A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary, New Spec, Theory

Below is a list of conventions applied to Documentary film making – it must be remembered that not all conventions apply to all film texts:

  • Hand held Camera -  encoding realism and ‘truth’
  • Narrative Voice Over -  leading the audience into a preferred reading
  • Vox Pops and Interviews with experts / witnesses / participants
  • Often a shorter running time than non-fiction feature films
  • Intercutting / Parallel Editing linking key scenes
  • Use of Archive...
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Documentary Definitions »

Richard Gent | Wednesday January 24, 2018

Categories: GCSE, A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Dictionary, Media & Film Studies Dictionary, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Super Size Me, World Cinema, Man With A Movie Camera, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary, New Spec

image

Realism: The ‘kind’ of reality produced by a media text

Mediation: The process whereby media texts select and construct the world through different techniques

Documentary encodes versions of reality that are mediated into our individual context. Realism is a term that does not always apply to what is actually real, but to degrees of realism and audiences’ expectations of reality.


Documentary Modes of Representation

In “Representing Reality,...

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The Superhero Genre | Codes and Conventions »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 23, 2018

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Initially ‘Saturday Movie Serials’ - e.g. Batman (1943) and Captain America (1944) - were successful with young audiences, but fundamentally Superhero Movies went into decline in the 1950s and 1960s, and did not pick up until much later. Occasional films like Batman (1966) with Adam West, borrowing from the success of the TV series, and Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik (1968) were exceptions, offering limited interest at the cinema.

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Film Unit 2 Core: Film Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level


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Eduqas (WJEC) New Spec A Level Film Studies


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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Core: Film Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday January 19, 2018

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OCR New Spec A Level Film Studies


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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Films, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, Families, Science Fiction

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Films, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, Families, Science Fiction


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Key Sequence Analysis

E.T. goes home (final scene in the film) – 1:43:53 – 1:50:59

The sequence begins with a close-up on the makeshift communicator that Elliott and E.T. have constructed, an important prop that signifies E.T.’s ability to transform the everyday items of childhood and suburbia into something fantastical. As Elliott approaches the communicator, the lights from...

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