Compare a range of critical perspectives that influence the analysis of creative media production activities.

We were given the task to find and analyse photo shopped images and discusses the techniques used and what the problems with representation and discrimination would be with this kind of practice.



Color theory

We have been exploring color theory today with kat. Color theory is the study of color and its uses, effects and applications. To start of we learned what the color wheel was and what the primary, secondary and tertiary colours are.

Primary: The primary colours are red, blue and yellow.

Secondary: The secondary colours are orange, purple and green. These are made by mixing two primary colours.

Tertiary: The tertiary colours are Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green. These are all made by mixing primary and secondary colours.

We then learnt about color harmony. Colour harmony is all about colors working together to form a pleasing color schemes. There are different ‘formulas’ you can use to do this such as:

Complementary colors: Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors for example blue and orange.

Split-complementary colors: The split-complementary color scheme is were it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement. For example reds split complementary colors are blue-green and yellow-green

Analogous colors: Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Such as red-orange, red and red-purple.

Monochromatic colors: A monochromatic color scheme is created by taking any one of the twelve colors from the basic color wheel and repeating it in various Tints, Shades and Tones.

Triadic colors: A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. Such as red, Yellow-orange and blue-green.

After learning this we went to the site digital synopsis and looked at a post they had about ‘color palettes from famous movie shows’. (found here http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/cinema-palettes-famous-movie-colors/)

We had to pick of the color palettes and say how the colors made the seen look to us. I chose to do mine about the spirited away pallet.


I think that this pallet gives off a calm and peaceful feeling because it contains light and vibrant colors that are complimented by the few dark colors.



Today we have been leading about Semiotics. Semiotics is the investigation into how meaning is created and how meaning is communicated. Its originates from the academic study of how signs and symbols create meaning. It is a way of seeing the world, and of understanding how the landscape and culture in which we live has an impact on all of us unconsciously.

Unknown to us are every unconscious thought and actions are governed by a set of cultural rules that we have been taught from birth and now don’t even think about it we just automatically follow them. For instance the colors of a traffic light, if it’s red it means stop but when it’s green it means go this is the perfect example of a sign that has developed of years of cultural interaction and learning from a young age.


Apply knowledge of critical perspectives to the analysis of a range of creative media production activities.




Apply knowledge and understanding of critical perspectives to support own practice.


Style guide

Typeface:  Proxima Nova    Point size: 11 – 12

Lighting: everything will be lite from whatever visible light source there is in the image or if there is no visible light source from in front.


Characters: characters will be colored according to their roles.

The stepmother / Witch will be dark purple With light shading. Dark purple is meant to evoke the feelings of gloom and sadness which to me depicts what you should feel when you look at some one with the goal to break up a family and eat children.

The farther will be light blue with shading but he will slowly turn to a darker blue. Light blue carries the emotions of tranquility, understanding and softness and dark blue carries a feeling of knowledge, power, integrity and seriousness. This is meant to represent his change through the story as he realises what has happened.

Hansel will be white as it represents goodness, innocence and purity.

Gretel will be olive green as it is the traditional color of peace.

Other characters will be light red with shading to start and will change to dark red over time. Red has the feeling of joy, passion, sensitivity and love whilst dark red carries with it vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath. I choses this for the other characters because as the story goes on thing slowly get worse and worse for everyone and so they will start to feel these other emotions.


Story Backgrounds will stay with realistic colours or a solid color background with illustrations.

Settings pages will have a light blue background.

Buttons will be basic and simple allowing easy navigation for the user.


Critically compare a range of contexts within which creative media technology and production are situated.

 Structure of the industry infographic




Apply an understanding of a range of contextual parameters to support own creative development.