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  • Unit G321 Foundation Production
  • What the spec says…
    • The purpose of this unit is firstly to assess candidates’ ability to plan and construct media products using appropriate technical and creative skills (AO3); secondly to assess candidates’ application of knowledge and understanding in evaluating their own work, showing how meanings and responses are created (AO2); and finally to assess candidates’ ability to undertake, apply and present appropriate research (AO4).
    • This is a coursework unit, internally assessed and externally moderated. Candidates produce two paired media artefacts in response to briefs set by OCR plus some appropriate evidence of research and planning. Set briefs are paired in order to provide progression from a pre-production, preliminary exercise to a more fully realised piece and will be in the same medium. This offers the opportunity for skills development to be assessed, as well as a final finished piece.
  • What do you have to do…
    • Video Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
    • Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
    • All video and audio material must be original, produced by the candidate(s), with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright-free source.
  • How are marks awarded?
    • 100 marks available in total.
    • 20 marks for planning and research.
    • 60 marks for construction. I.e. the quality of the finished product.
    • 20 marks for the evaluation.
  • Research
    • You have to carry out some research into similar products (films of a similar genre) and potential target audience.
    • You have to plan the production by creating shot lists, script and storyboards.
    • You have to organise your use of actors, props, locations and costumes.
    • You have to manage your time well.
    • You have to show excellent ICT skills to present this planning and research work.
    • You will be creating individual blogs to present this work.
  • Evaluation
    • This will be submitted as a DVD extra – a bit like a director’s commentary.
    • You have to provide answers/responses to a list of questions from the exam board. These are the same across each group.
    • This is then marked against set criteria.