This A-Z handbook has been specifically written to familiarize students with the language of media and film studies. Designed to cover the course specifications, it serves as a useful resource for AS and A Level courses, both as a companion to study and as a revision aid, unravelling even the most complex media concepts and terminology. The A-Z format of the book and careful cross-referencing make the guide user-friendly, and the more complicated or significant the term is, the more thorough the explanation. Wherever appropriate, diagrams, formulae and worked examples are included to clarify specific concepts and the handbook also features revision tips, useful websites and exam hints plus revision lists specific to each major examining board.
Vivienne Clark teaches Film & Media Studies A level at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham, Kent. She is an Associate Tutor of British Film Institute Education and has been Chief Examiner of GCSE Media Studies and Principal Examiner of A level Media Studies for one of the national awarding bodies. She has co-written GCSE Media Studies (Longman 2002) and Key Concepts & Skills for Media Studies (Hodder Arnold 2002) and is author of Studying Jane Campion's The Piano (Autuer 2007). Vivienne is also the Series Editor of Teaching Film and Media Studies, a large series of resources for teachers. She is Course Tutor for a BFI/Institute of Education MA module for teachers, An Introduction to Media Education in Practice and a freelance media education consultant. Bill Malyszko is Assistant Headteacher and Head of Film & Media Studies at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham, Kent. He is an Associate Tutor of British Film Institute Education, and author of The Godfather in The Ultimate Film Guide series (York Press, 2001) and co-author of GCSE Media Studies (Longman 2002). He has acted as an Assistant Examiner for both Film & Media Studies at A Level and has presented national workshops on teaching Film Studies for the British Film Institute, amongst others.David Wharton qualified as a teacher in 1991. At Gateway Sixth Form College in Leicester he was closely involved in setting up the Media Studies department, which he later led for two years. He now teaches part-time and continues to run the Film Studies course at Gateway whilst developing other interests as a freelance writer and trainer.Peter Jones worked for many years in music journalism and the film and television industries. He currently teaches A level Film and Media Studies at Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke, and is also a Film Studies examiner for the WJEC. His book Teaching Black Cinema" (BFI Publishing) was published in 2006.