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AS Media Studies Premilinary task

  1. 1. AS Coursework Foundation Portfolio
  2. 2. Video 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. Main task : the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes. 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.
  3. 3. 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. <ul><li>Key words </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Couple of lines of dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Shot/reverse shot </li></ul>
  4. 5. Presentation of portfolio <ul><li>Evidence of planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short outline of narrative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stored on a separate page on the blog labelled “Preliminary Task” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The film </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the blog </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. K I S S <ul><li>Keep </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Stupid </li></ul><ul><li>Do not overcomplicate </li></ul>
  6. 7. Groups <ul><li>Up to 4 students </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal is 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Groups can change </li></ul><ul><li>All students contribute roughly equally </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a diary of who does what when </li></ul>
  7. 8. Timescale <ul><li>W/b 11/10 Planning </li></ul><ul><li>W/b 18/10 Filming + upload </li></ul><ul><li>W/b 1/11 Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Wed 10th November = Showtime </li></ul>
  8. 9. Planning <ul><li>Storyboard - hand drawn </li></ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul><ul><li>Still photographs of the location IN ADVANCE of filming </li></ul>
  9. 10. Other info <ul><li>Target length - 1 minute </li></ul><ul><li>Must include opening shot 10 seconds listing the student names over black screen </li></ul>
  10. 11. Approach <ul><li>Establish location </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce character 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Enter room </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce 2nd character </li></ul><ul><li>4 lines of dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Does not need a conclusion </li></ul>
  11. 12. Hot Tips <ul><li>KISS </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS use a tripod </li></ul><ul><li>Get camera in close for good sound </li></ul><ul><li>No need for soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Simple title is good </li></ul><ul><li>Range of shots preferred </li></ul>
  12. 13. Outcome <ul><li>Either it is a pass or a fail </li></ul><ul><li>Pass = end of + start main task </li></ul><ul><li>Fail = re-edit and re present </li></ul>
  13. 14. AS Coursework Foundation Portfolio

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