Program: Games Programs School: Media and Communication Course Code: COMM2302 Course Title: Media Cultures 2 Course Lecturer: Shiralee Saul email@example.com Tel. 9925 2786 Location: 14/11/03 Course Guide Online: http://a-website.org/11rmit/mc2.html
Exercise 1: Genre Shifting
Analyze one re-trailer.
Explain the genre elements of the original context (ie what genre was it originally? What content or stylistic elements made it obvious it was from that genre?).
Then define its new genre as presented in the retrailer and specify the stylistic changes that have been made to change its genre).
- Dot points except where entirely necessary to use exposition.
- Use images (screen captures) wherever possible to illustrate.
- Spellcheck and proofread.
- Cite references.
Present in class, week 3 along with chosen re-trailer.
Upload t0 exercise 1 folder on server (11MediaCultures2/Ex1/)
A4 landscape pdf, file titled surname_surname.pdf
WikipediaTotal Recut (re-cut trailers, machinima etc site)
Remember to provide an in-text citation when you refer to any of the following in your work: video games, books, articles/papers, web pages, movies, images. The first time you mention the title of a game, book, article, web page or image, include an in-text citation for it:
"…with the advent of the game Tomb Raider (1996), gaming had its first sex symbol, Lara Croft…"
"… defining computer game genre is discussed in the book Videogames (Newman 2004, p. 2-15)."
"...in the article The New Games Journalism (Gillen 2004), this style of journalism was taken to task."
image (this goes underneath the image)
Figure 1: John Marston in Red Dead Redemption (2010)
Remember to format the title of each work in italics.
At the end of your document you should have a References list in the following format:
Gillen K 2004, The New Games Journalism, viewed 17 June, 2007: http://www.alwaysblack.com/blackbox/ngj.html
Newman J 2004, Videogames, Routledge, London and New York
Red Dead Redemption 2010, Rockstar Games, video game, New York (N.B. Rockstar Games is the publisher)
Tomb Raider 1996, Eidos Interactive, video game, Montreal