Foundation Portfolio in media<br />AS G321<br />
Print<br />Preliminary exercise: using DTP and an image manipulation program, produce the front page of a new school/college magazine, featuring a photograph of a student in medium close-up plus some appropriately laid-out text and a masthead. Additionally candidates must produce a DTP mock-up of the layout of the contents page to demonstrate their grasp of the program. <br />Main task: the front page, contents and double page spread of a new music magazine (if done as a group task, each member of the group to produce an individual edition of the magazine, following the same house style). Maximum four members to a group. <br />All images and text used must be original, produced by the candidate(s), minimum of FOUR images per candidate. <br />
Video<br />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. <br />Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes. <br />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. Both preliminary and main tasks may be done individually or as a group. Maximum four members to a group.<br />
Research and planning<br />Research similar products and potential target audience.<br />Provide evidence of working on: shot lists/layouts/drafting/scripting/story boarding<br />Present all these elements using: wordle/slideshare/scribd/tubechop/prezi<br />Show evidence of effective time management<br />
Next steps-Film<br />Create a genre mood board<br />Identify the films and other elements that have inspired you<br />Storyboard a short element from a film (30 seconds) and analyse it<br />Analyse a selection of genre stills in terms of mise en scene/ character/camera work<br />Label posts planning and research<br />
Next steps-Film<br />Planning<br />Brainstorm ideas<br />Consider possible locations<br />Select actors<br />Complete test shots and sequences<br />Write a script<br />
Next steps-magazine<br />Research a variety of magazines. Upload covers ,contents pages and double page spreads to blog. Analyse and annotate.<br />Create a mood board for ideas.<br />Research colour schemes-keep to a 3 colour palette<br />Label posts research and planning<br />See Mr Ford’s blog for help in all these areas<br />
The date and other details like the web address<br />Highlighted ‘special offer’ price<br />A variety of fonts, colours, sizes and styles add visual interest.<br />An eye-catching image in the centre of the page. **Top third of page is the most important**.<br />These ‘cover lines’ are called ‘plugs’ or ‘lures’ – they tempt the customer.<br />Elements to include on a front cover<br />The title<br />or ‘masthead’<br />Cover lines give interesting information<br />Mention ‘Celebs’ and boost sales!<br />Use of ‘direct address pronoun’ creates involvement<br />
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