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  • 1. A2 Photography ART4 Controlled Assignment Check list - what to include in your sketchbook Remember to look at your overview for key dates – find it on Moodle or the blog: Monday 31st March – Friday 11 April: 12hour exam (you will need to timetable your own slots) Task 1. Front Cover of sketchbook 2. Introduction / stretch and challenge 3. Initial Planning 4. Artist Research • • • • • • • Details Include your full name, A2 Photography, Block and ART4 Controlled Assignment Leave at least a page or two at the front of your sketchbook for an introduction/artist statement to your chosen exam question and your what are my intentions form. brainstorms of 2-3 of the exam question Visual mood board of ideas Include any initial artist comparisons or research that connect to these ideas Written Essay of 1500 words, to include comparing and contrasting two different photographers. Analysing 2 different images in depth. Artist Comparison: Compare images you have experimented with alongside images of your main photographer’s work and show evidence of inspiration, influence and similarities (composition etc). The more artist research you have the better – remember the essay is worth 25% of your overall grade. 5. Planning for final outcomes • Mind map of your ideas for your final theme. Need to 6. Each Photoshoot Each Photoshoot must include the following: • Shooting plan –detailing what you are going to do, why, how, when and where. Need to include technical details and most importantly WHY – how have your ideas developed from your previous photoshoot. • Visual influences – which additional photographers have you researched for inspiration? • Contact sheet – annotate best/worst shots • Print best 4+ images and analyse how and why they are technically, lighting, compositionally, conceptually and linked to your artist research. • Evaluate your shoot – strengths and weaknesses – what to improve in the next one and how your ideas have moved forward. include an explanation of what you are doing and why. Done
  • 2. 7. Experimentation You must demonstrate: • How you have refined your ideas in each shoot (as stated above) • You must demonstrate your technical skills and knowledge in each photoshoot • Are you using any other experimental techniques? Tactile or Photoshop techniques. Have you documented how you’ve done this (if in Photoshop) in your sketchbook? Screen grabs will be necessary 8. Final Planning • What are you planning to do in your exam? and Mock ups • Experiment with different types of presentation techniques • Include contextual references for your presentation style. • What will be your final outcomes and why? 9. Final Outcomes Produced in the exam • Artist Statement • You will need to detail how many, what and why you are producing these in your sketchbook before the exam. 10. Evaluation of project Produced in the exam • Evaluate ART4 project as a whole.