MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A M...
Objectives: <ul><li>To be able to write a ‘treatment’ for your movie idea </li></ul><ul><li>To become more skilled at usin...
AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written ...
L.I.A.R.
The ‘Pitch’: All movies start with ‘an idea’.
Your ‘package’ to present to the financiers: <ul><li>Pitch (verbal) </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment (summary of film, written ...
BUDGETS: $73.2m $20m for Bruce Willis $10m for the director $7m for Samuel L Jackson $2.3m for Robin Wright Penn $1.5m ‘pe...
Budgets: <ul><li>Average Hollywood film budget now up to $63m </li></ul><ul><li>Effects heavy films regularly top  $240m (...
Task: <ul><li>To film a very short ‘showreel’  </li></ul><ul><li>This will be a 1-2 minute sequence from your film (the id...
Continuity editing: <ul><li>Audience focuses on the story and characters, not the edits </li></ul><ul><li>Main conventions...
 
Now: <ul><li>During this period, you will be showing us your film sequence or ‘showreel’ </li></ul><ul><li>You will need t...
Treatment: <ul><li>Prose outline of your film </li></ul><ul><li>Essential and important story events </li></ul><ul><li>You...
 
‘Halloween 7’
 
Treatment: <ul><li>Prose outline of your film (more detail than a pitch) </li></ul><ul><li>Essential and important story e...
Period 4: Planning for your ‘filming challenge’…
Storyboards: <ul><li>You will be learning more about these in a later lesson </li></ul><ul><li>However, we want you to ske...
 
 
The 2 film challenges: <ul><li>A sequence where 2 characters talk to each other whilst standing up </li></ul><ul><li>Match...
Period 5: Take your storyboards, on clipboards, and the DV camera and film your sequence…
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Year10 18/10/07

  1. 1. MEDIA STUDIES TV FILM MAGAZINES COMICS ESSAYS TESTS SKILLS OF ANALYSIS PRACTICAL SKILLS MAKING A FILM TRAILER CREATING A MAGAZINE OR COMIC
  2. 2. Objectives: <ul><li>To be able to write a ‘treatment’ for your movie idea </li></ul><ul><li>To become more skilled at using the DV cameras </li></ul>
  3. 3. AQA GCSE Media Studies COURSEWORK EXAM 4 Pieces. For one you plan & create a media production. The other 3 can be written or practical or a mixture of both One ‘timed test’ (3 hrs). This will be on And you will get some info beforehand 50% 50% 120marks 100 marks
  4. 4. L.I.A.R.
  5. 5. The ‘Pitch’: All movies start with ‘an idea’.
  6. 6. Your ‘package’ to present to the financiers: <ul><li>Pitch (verbal) </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment (summary of film, written in prose like a story) </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Possible stars and why suitable </li></ul><ul><li>Likely locations </li></ul><ul><li>Budget outline </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing spin-offs </li></ul><ul><li>Possible directors and why </li></ul>
  7. 7. BUDGETS: $73.2m $20m for Bruce Willis $10m for the director $7m for Samuel L Jackson $2.3m for Robin Wright Penn $1.5m ‘perks’ for Willis $20m Rest of cast and crew $10m S.F/X
  8. 8. Budgets: <ul><li>Average Hollywood film budget now up to $63m </li></ul><ul><li>Effects heavy films regularly top $240m (Spiderman 3, Transformers) </li></ul><ul><li>Everything comes at a price (locations, equipment, catering, etc…) </li></ul><ul><li>Star salaries now huge (now over $20m) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Task: <ul><li>To film a very short ‘showreel’ </li></ul><ul><li>This will be a 1-2 minute sequence from your film (the idea you have ‘pitched’ to us) </li></ul><ul><li>You will edit this ‘in camera’ </li></ul><ul><li>You will show this to us next week, P3 </li></ul><ul><li>You will provide a brief verbal commentary explaining what you were trying to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>This is mainly to get you used to using the DV camera in a careful, controlled way </li></ul>
  10. 10. Continuity editing: <ul><li>Audience focuses on the story and characters, not the edits </li></ul><ul><li>Main conventions were established in Hollywood in the early 20 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>The most important one is the 180 degree line… </li></ul>
  11. 12. Now: <ul><li>During this period, you will be showing us your film sequence or ‘showreel’ </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to provide a brief commentary as we watch it, explaining what you were trying to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, the main objective was to effectively edit ‘in camera’ so the sequence seems continuous and makes sense to the viewer… </li></ul>
  12. 13. Treatment: <ul><li>Prose outline of your film </li></ul><ul><li>Essential and important story events </li></ul><ul><li>You will try and describe the opening (and possibly other key moments) in detail </li></ul><ul><li>It should read like a ‘story’, but in present tense using phrases like ‘we see’ and ‘we hear’… </li></ul><ul><li>The next step would be an ‘original draft treatment’ and then a full screenplay </li></ul>
  13. 15. ‘Halloween 7’
  14. 17. Treatment: <ul><li>Prose outline of your film (more detail than a pitch) </li></ul><ul><li>Essential and important story events </li></ul><ul><li>You will try and describe the opening (and possibly other key moments) in detail </li></ul><ul><li>It should read like a ‘story’, but in present tense using phrases like ‘we see’ and ‘we hear’… </li></ul><ul><li>You should be working on this, and you will then be called to show your ‘showreel’… </li></ul>Try and keep it to about 1 ½ pages of your green books.
  15. 18. Period 4: Planning for your ‘filming challenge’…
  16. 19. Storyboards: <ul><li>You will be learning more about these in a later lesson </li></ul><ul><li>However, we want you to sketch some of these to help with your filming during Period 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Look at this example…. </li></ul>
  17. 22. The 2 film challenges: <ul><li>A sequence where 2 characters talk to each other whilst standing up </li></ul><ul><li>Match the ‘eyelines’ </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cross the 180 degree line </li></ul><ul><li>Show reactions as well as what is said </li></ul><ul><li>A sequence where 1 character follows another without him/her knowing, and then surprises him/her </li></ul><ul><li>Match the ‘eyelines’ </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful of the 180 degree line (it will move!) </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the viewer knows who is where and what the physical space between them is </li></ul>
  18. 23. Period 5: Take your storyboards, on clipboards, and the DV camera and film your sequence…

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