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Film opening

  1. 1. Film OpeningBY Esther K Kboma
  2. 2. Key FeaturesGenreNarrativeCharacterAtmosphere
  3. 3. Step one-take stock• What’s the task• What’s the assessment• What’s the time frame• What’s the equipment
  4. 4. Task and assessment• Titles and opening of a new fiction film.• Up to two minutes• 20 marks research and planning• 60 marks construction• 20 marks evaluation
  5. 5. Timeframe and Equipment• Build your skills• Build up your planning• Give yourselves time to shoot and edit• Keep evidence throughout the whole process
  6. 6. Step 2:set up a blog• Keep evidence of everything you do
  7. 7. Step 3 :Build up skills• Sound• Camera work• Editing
  8. 8. Step 4:investigate• What do film opening actually look like• What does other students work look like• What do you need to know about titles• How are you going to do something that stands out
  9. 9. Step 5:Brainstorm ideas• Possible scenarios for pitches/treatment• 25 word pitch• Mood board treatment• Peer and teacher feedback• Realistic expectations-keep it simple• Know the film but make the opening
  10. 10. Step 6:Planning• Experimenting with camera and editing• Recce shots of location• Examples of shots,costumes,props etc. onto blogs• Post story boards,animatic,mood boards• Logistics Planning –including risk assessment
  11. 11. Step 7:The shot• People,places,props,costumes• Rehearsing• Equipment , jobs on the day• Keeping a record of the process
  12. 12. Step 8:Edit• All having a voice/hand in it• Screen grabs of process• Importance of audio and titles• Foley –not just music• Rough cut deadline and peer feedback
  13. 13. Step 9:Evaluation• Seven question become seven tasks• Suggested task• Nine frames• Voice over• Targeted YouTube video-how audience addressed• Split Screen comparison• Ideal target audience member• Task-how does your media product represent particular social groups

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