Film opening...key features:-genre-narrative-character-atmosphere
Step 1:what’s the task?What’s the assessment?What’s the time frame?What’s the equipment?Task and assessment:Titles and opening of a new fiction film, up to 2minutes20 marks research and planning60 marks construction20 marks evaluationTime frame and equipment:Build your skillBuild your researchBuild your planningGive yourself time to shoot and editkeep evidence through out the whole process
Step 2:set up your blog and keepevidence of everything you do!Frame| shot description|location| date| time| actors|props.
Step3:Build up your skills-Sound-camera work-editing
step4:investigation-what do film openings like look?-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?
step5:brainstorm ideas-possible scenarios, for pitch/treatments.-25 word pitch-mood board treatment-peer and teacher feedback-realistic expectations- keep it simple-know the film but make the opening.
Step6:planning-experiments with camera and editing-recce shots of locations-examples of shots, costumes, props etc ontoblog-post it story board, animated, mood board-logistics planning- including risk assessments.
step7:The shoot-people, places, props costumes- rehearsing-equipment, jobs on the day-keeping a record of the process.
Step8:editing-all having a voice/ hand in it-importance of audio and titles-Foley-not just music-rough cut deadline and peer feedback.
step9:evaluation-sequences become seven taskssuggested task:nine framessplit screen comparisonideal target audience membertagged YouTube video