Why I chose Media Studies at Queen Mary’s College? I suppose the best way to answer this question would be to not only drag it out (seeing as I have over 500 words to cover), but to also give a little background information myself and to, of course, to actually answer the question. I guess this is turning out to be more of a rabble than an actual answer to my first homework, in which I have the pressurising task of ‘proving my student value and capabilities’ to Andrew, my Media Studies teacher, but I feel as if I should bring a little personality into it – in which case, a rabble is perfect.
One of the main reasons I chose Media Studies is my passion for media. Films, blogs and my innocent love for music often corrodes my heart into a fragile pulp. When the earphones go in, I’m in another world, my world, in that I can either isolate myself, contemplating the deep dark meanings of life, questioning how that we are an impossibility in an impossible universe… or in a more realistic world, in that I would so gracefully strut along the street to my favourite tune, whilst watching the Basingstoke folk walk by. Either way goes. Media Studies was a natural choice for me. I love entertaining and being entertained.
I also run a blog, not that I want to follow up journalism or anything, but more for the reason I enjoy writing and expressing my (sometimes harsh) opinion on a certain subject. Although let us be honest, who doesn’t love a good moan now and again? I find my blog the best way to express those somewhat obscure unfavourable feelings on taboo subjects to be a place to channel that energy, as well as, for the main reason of, I like to cause a little controversy now and again. I’m almost certain for that reason alone, suggests Media Studies would be the ideal place for me – someone who enjoys a good controversy.
As well as a blog, I also run a YouTube channel with just over 3500 subscribers. It is because of the content I produce on YouTube I am very familiar with using After Effects, producing anything from stylised typography to epic explosions. My three years on YouTube has consisted solely on using After Effects to produce my content, in which I have (quite sadly) won editing contests throughout the process. I believe brining my knowledge of After Effects into Media Studies would be highly beneficial for both my coursework and showing off the wonders of AE to others – much like Andrew Kramer (the host of Video Copilot) does too.
Finally, I have an interest in the subject. Despite the fact that I did not take it for GCSE, purely because my school did not offer it to us as an option, I am excited to expand my knowledge on Media as the contents of the course sounds just like my ‘cup of tea’.
So this was actually a homework assignment to my AS Media course but decided to post it on the blog, seeing as I’ve become really inactive recently. Hope you enjoyed :)