Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: The finished film

Zara Hohn is a promising young British athlete from Sheffield who hopes to take part in the 2012 Olympics.

She talks about her training regime, what drives her, and the huge obstacles that she has had to overcome in order to become one of the country’s top athletes.

This clip is from the series Making Media.

Teacher Notes

Through considering a report constructed by their peers, students can analyse the ways in which an item can be put together by seeing how the sound elements, the interview and the music, are combined with the visuals in order to hold the interest of the audience.

They can consider in detail the shots used and how the editing has matched sound and image.

Students can use this sequence as a basis for a similar report with a local personality.

Curriculum Notes

These films will be relevant for Media Studies KS3, KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 5 and Higher in Scotland.

More from the series Making Media

Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to build a website
Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to conduct an interview
Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to edit a film trailer
Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: Research, planning and filming
Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: Editing a film
Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to shoot a music video