1. RESEARCHreally look at real exampleskeep evidence of all your researchresearch every angleconventions, audiences, institutionsKEEP RESEARCHING
2. PLANNINGplan for all eventualities: what could possibly go wrong?record all your planning (visuals)show the process of your ‘journey’
3. EVIDENCEstoryboards, recce photos, mock-ups, scriptsPost rough edits to YouTube and comment on themScreengrabs of your manipulation of material in digitalediting
4. IDEASkeep ideas simplehave a workable concept with realistic planstry the ‘25 word pitch’ or the ‘lift pitch’ (this will be yourChristmas holiday task)
5. FEEDBACKGet feedback at every stage:From peers, teachers and otherskeep records of the feedback on your blog – what was saidabout your work?take notice of it and respond to it, demonstrating how thework has changed
6. LOGISTICSpeople, places, props, costumesget it done early- you may need to do it all againrehearse and prepareshare contact details for all involved
7. EQUIPMENTpractise on itprepare it, get to know itmake the most of it
8. PRODUCTIONalways shoot extra for coverageorganise your material before editingstart with the big picturefine tune the detail later
9. REFLECTIONongoing as well as at the endstand back from what you have madeI will advise you on the format of your ‘evaluation’
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