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Short Film Production Report

  1. 1. Assessment Objective 1 from Unit 1, 16, 22Unit 1 AO1 – Understand the pre-productionrequirements for a short filmUnit 16 AO1 – Understand the development &principles of film editingUnit 22 AO1 – Understand the features of asingle camera production
  2. 2. In this report I am going to investigate, explainand discuss the pre-production requirementsfor a short film, the development and principlesof film editing and the features of a singlecamera production. Since this report will coverthe AO for three different units I will split it intothree different sections, each with their ownsub-headings. Before I begin I will give a briefand simple definition of the three areas I amgoing to be covering.
  3. 3. Within the media industry there are three stages tomaking and media product; pre-production,production and post-production. Pre-production isthe planning process of making a media product, itis anything the producers to prepare for theproduct to be made. For example, before a cameracan start to film a movie the producers have toorganise the budget, the locations, the script, thestoryboards, the shooting schedule, the cast, thecrew, the timescales, the permissions andclearances to name just a few.
  4. 4. Film editing is part of the post-production processof making a movie. Once all of the scenes for thefilm have been shot then the director, editor andcinematographer begin the process of cutting andsplicing a film together in a way that will createmeaning and add to the narrative, drama orsuspense of the film. For example, if I wasproducing a horror film there would be lots of extraspecial effects and sound effects that I would haveto add during the editing stage in order for the filmto work properly.
  5. 5. Within the film & television sectors of the mediaindustry there are two types of camera productions;there are films & television shows which are filmedusing multiple cameras, these are called multi cameraproductions and there are those which are filmed usingonly one camera, these are called single cameraproductions. An example of the differences betweenthese is that in a multi camera production the samescene would be shot from different angles at the sametime, this would take a lot of preparation and planningwhereas with a single camera production you would filmthat same shot a number of times from different anglesand this would effect the continuity and editing of yourproduction.