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Overview of G324 coursework for A2 Media studies. With thanks to Pete Fraser and others for their resources that I have added to this slide.

Overview of G324 coursework for A2 Media studies. With thanks to Pete Fraser and others for their resources that I have added to this slide.



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  • Film Noir –Courseworkassignment
  • Main task• A short film in its entirety, lasting approximately five minutes, which may be live action or animated or a combination of both.• We do in the genre of FILM NOIR.
  • Ancillary task2 out of the following 3:• a poster for the film;• a radio trailer for the film;• a film magazine review page featuring the film.
  • 100 MARKS in total:• 20 for research and planning• 60 for construction: – 40 for main film – 10 for ancillary task 1 – 10 for ancillary task 2• 20 for evaluation
  • Research ideas• Camera shot types• Conventions of film noir films• Conventions of short films in general (look at content, style, features)• Different genres of films (list films linked to the genre)• Questions on ‘What is noir’• Institution research (2 companies)• Notes on at least 6 film noirs (at least one neo noir)• Detailed analysis of AT LEAST 3 film noirs.• Audience profile for noir genre• Film noir location shot types
  • Planning ideas• Brainstorm/plan ideas for your film (to include narrative, styles, colours, styles of copy, inspiration)• Brainstorm names for your film/state why you chose a particular name for your film.• Suitable institution to produce your film. And why.• Survey of your target audience.• Audience profile for your film.• Storyboard ideas for the opening, with annotations to show development of ideas.• Script for film• Animatic storyboard• Locations photographs with comments on suitability and when they could be used.• Costume plans (sketches/photos)• Prop list (photos/film presentation)• A range of photographs for the storyboard/blocking out your film.• Explanation of your film’s concept/plot in 25 words or less.• A production schedule/shooting schedule.• A final draft version – with annotations/commentary on good and bad aspects of the production.• Survey/feedback of the target audience again to get their opinions on your production and any changes.
  • Construction• Entire film in the noir style plus 2 ancillary products. – Film lasting no more than 5 minutes – upload final version to your blog as well as recording onto a DVD. – Ancillary products to be at same level of planning/quality as film.• 60 MARKS!!! 3/5 of total project• Marks gained (and lost) for – camera work, – shot choice (distance, angle, movement) – lighting, – editing, – soundtrack, – conventions, – Prop choice – Mise en scene
  • Evaluation• Of whole project (MUST answer ALL of the set questions and NOT just as an essay)• In the evaluation the following questions must be answered:1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?2. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?3. What have you learned from your audience feedback?4. How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?• 20 Marks (1/5 of project)• Digitally – BE CREATIVE. Do not ‘write’ your answers.• Be analytical. Don’t just describe.
  • Finally•All this is to be included on your BLOG. Keep uploading work to your blogregularly.•The evaluation MUST go on to the end of your blog.•You must present your work using creative and digital media forms wherepossible – avoid ‘essay’/text based answers as much as you can.•Make clear the roles each person plays in all aspects of the filming andediting process.•Remember to check regularlyfor guidance, resources, and tasks, as well as comments from teachers onwork done.•The unit is marked out of a total of 100 marks: o20 marks for the presentation of the planning and research; o60 marks for the construction; o20 marks for the evaluation.
  • DaveBrailsford
  • Lots of smallthings add upto get youbetter marks
  • 9 steps to a better mark1) Take time to understand the task.• what’s the task?• what’s the assessment and criteria?• what’s the timeframe?• what’s the equipment?
  • 2) Blog – detailed, technologically sound and evidence of all work.
  • 3) Develop skills: camerawork, sound, editingInclude these skills and practices on your blog.
  • 4) Investigate• what do short films actually look like?• Who do film noirs look like/feature etc.• what does other student work look like (look at last year’s blogs to see what they did)? What was good or not so good about their work?• what do you need to know about short films?• how are you going to do something that stands out?
  • 5) Brainstorm ideas• possible scenarios for pitches/treatments• 25 word pitch• moodboard treatment• peer and teacher feedback• realistic expectations- keep it simple
  • 6) Planning• experimenting with camera and editing• recce shots of locations• examples of shots, costumes, props, etc onto blog• post-it storyboard, animatic, moodboard• logistics planning- including risk assessment
  • 7) The shoot• people, places, props, costumes• rehearsing, directing• equipment, jobs on the day• keeping a record of the process
  • 8) Edit• all having a voice/hand in it• screengrabs of process• importance of audio and titles• foley - not just music• rough cut deadline and peer feedback
  • 9) Evaluation• FOUR areas to discuss in detail.• 20 of the 100 marks• need to be creative in execution• digital depth• act on teacher advice!
  • Six most common problems• Poor narrative, confusing for the viewer• insufficient titles• poor sound, poor lighting• poorly directed actors, not costumed• Bad planning• Time managment – rushed editing
  • Key features• Genre• Narrative (enigma)• Character• Atmosphere• Setting
  • • Level 4 blog• k/