'We must prepare young people for living in a world of powerful images, words and sounds.' UNESCO

BBC3 is 10

The Guardian has a useful article about BBC3 being 10 years old, especially if you’re studying A2 media and the TV industry. The naming decision is just one of the many very handy snippets that would enrich any student’s writing about TV.

bbc3 is 10

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Posted: February 9, 2013

Bio-sensor cinema

Whilst it’s not likely to bother those pushing 3D or 48 FPS, bio-sensor cinema has its fans. Artist Alexis Kirke has created an experimental film that puts the audience’s collective body in charge (sort of).

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Posted: January 30, 2013

Tighter controls at the BBFC?

The Guardian has an article on the BBFC’s response to the recent research conducted into audience attitudes to extreme and sexual violence. Whilst it seems context is very important, the results suggest most people support tighter controls.


Mainstream media still seems to operate in denial of the internet; why effectively censor film when anything can be found online?

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Posted: December 11, 2012

What are you saying?

When creating any advertisement words are vital, especially in the case of charity advertising. Here’s a good example of why a few ill-considered words can undermine a whole campaign.

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Posted: August 3, 2012

Offensive advertising

The BBC has a detailed article about advertising and what people find offensive. It usefully focuses on charity advertising.

If only more people would object to this sort of offensive gender representation:

2011 was a good year…

…for the UK film industry. Here are lots of statistics and quotations for those of you studying the UK film industry.

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Posted: August 1, 2012

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