ASSIGN 16:
PRELIMINARY
PLANNING
FEB 14/14
Music & costume/props are optional

TASK
Continuity task involving filming and editing a character (who has 1 prop)
-openi...
LOCATIONS FOR FILMING
1) You choose your location over half term.
Need:
1 table
2 chairs
Nearby door and space for charact...
PLANNING CHECKLIST
For planning you must have:
1)Idea exploration
2)Location photographs
3)Timeline
4)Overhead plan
5)Stor...
IDEA EXPLORATION
Use simplemind or popplet to explore different ideas for your
preliminary, place screen grab
*You should ...
LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos of your locations
Make sure you have captions under photos, and get a range
of angles of the r...
TIMELINE
The timeline should identify what happens in the preliminary.
It should be 60-90 seconds long.
Description
of sce...
OVERHEAD PLANS
Overhead plans have:
-the overhead view of the room
-the camera positions with numbers (for the shots)
…….t...
OVERHEAD PLANS
This example is poor.

Examples
These are camera positions !

This example is good and has a clear
key.

Do...
STORYBOARD
-Number each frame
-EVERY shot must be drawn, including match on action
(every shot)
-drawn with enough detail ...
STORYBOARD
EXAMPLE
1

2

Number each frame

3

4

Fade In

Identify any
transitions

Write a short
description of
shot typ...
SCRIPT
-use ‘Scriptly’ app
Keep it simple.....each character to have 3-5 lines each
SHOTLIST
Numbers co-ordinate with script and storyboard
-should have a range of shots including:
-establishing

-two

-ove...
PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP
Take a photo of everyone
in group working on
planning, label

Jane Smith

James Doe

Jon Smith

This a...
COSTUME AND PROPS
OPTIONAL
Costumes
You may choose to
make your actors
characters in relation to
a genre if you choose

Yo...
MUSIC
OPTIONAL
http://freeplaymusic.com/
search/category_search.p
hp?t=f&i=28

Include link/screen grab of copyright free ...
YOUTUBE EXAMPLES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtljKx31MJg

3/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm38wuqadgA 3C
http://www...
HOMEWORK
Set: Fri Feb 14
Due: Tues Feb ____
To complete all planning in group over holidays
(arrange to meet 1 day)
FILMING
This should take you about 1 hour to film.
Edited version to be done by FRIDAY (can stay afterschool to
edit)
MARK SCHEME
You are being marked
on:
Create a clear powerpoint
(all work is clear and in
correct order)
Work as a team (ph...
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Preliminary planning

  1. 1. ASSIGN 16: PRELIMINARY PLANNING FEB 14/14
  2. 2. Music & costume/props are optional TASK Continuity task involving filming and editing a character (who has 1 prop) -opening a door, -crossing a room -sitting down in a chair opposite another character, -with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate: -Controlled use of camera (steady filming) -Attention to framing -Variety of shots -Continuity editing -180 degree rule -match on action -shot reverse shot Also be conscious of: -speaking clearly (no sound problems) -being simple & creative -CONTINUITY!
  3. 3. LOCATIONS FOR FILMING 1) You choose your location over half term. Need: 1 table 2 chairs Nearby door and space for character to walk 1 prop for 1 character Decent lighting (windows helps!)
  4. 4. PLANNING CHECKLIST For planning you must have: 1)Idea exploration 2)Location photographs 3)Timeline 4)Overhead plan 5)Storyboard 6)Script 7)Shotlist 8)Photograph of group 9)Costume/props (OPTIONAL) 10)Music (OPTIONAL) 1 2 3 4
  5. 5. IDEA EXPLORATION Use simplemind or popplet to explore different ideas for your preliminary, place screen grab *You should consider your subgenre!
  6. 6. LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS Photos of your locations Make sure you have captions under photos, and get a range of angles of the room. Library from door Library from other side Library from desk on stairs
  7. 7. TIMELINE The timeline should identify what happens in the preliminary. It should be 60-90 seconds long. Description of scene here…make sure it is brief! 0-5 Description of scene here… 6-9 1-13 Description of scene here… 14-19 20-24 25-28 Description of scene here… 29-34 35-40 41-43 44-47
  8. 8. OVERHEAD PLANS Overhead plans have: -the overhead view of the room -the camera positions with numbers (for the shots) …….these numbers co-ordinate with storyboard -dotted line to identify movement of camera man
  9. 9. OVERHEAD PLANS This example is poor. Examples These are camera positions ! This example is good and has a clear key. Dotted line = where character walks
  10. 10. STORYBOARD -Number each frame -EVERY shot must be drawn, including match on action (every shot) -drawn with enough detail to understand angle -under each frame there should be a short description of shot -if using any transitions or effects – identify under frame (ask if you want a template!)
  11. 11. STORYBOARD EXAMPLE 1 2 Number each frame 3 4 Fade In Identify any transitions Write a short description of shot type underneath 5 Overlap Also, write any special f/x or costume/props needed Fade Out
  12. 12. SCRIPT -use ‘Scriptly’ app Keep it simple.....each character to have 3-5 lines each
  13. 13. SHOTLIST Numbers co-ordinate with script and storyboard -should have a range of shots including: -establishing -two -over the shoulder -mid/long/close up/extreme close up etc # Type of shot Description Prop/costume needed i.e. Establishing shot Establishing shot of front of Sarah’s house N/A 1 2 3
  14. 14. PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP Take a photo of everyone in group working on planning, label Jane Smith James Doe Jon Smith This acts as evidence that everyone was present and participated Jane Doe The group working on our preliminary plans Remember, you are only as strong as your weakest link! John Doe
  15. 15. COSTUME AND PROPS OPTIONAL Costumes You may choose to make your actors characters in relation to a genre if you choose You can show your planning and consideration of costume props Consider denotation/connotation Classic yet modern detective style Props Classic prop for detective
  16. 16. MUSIC OPTIONAL http://freeplaymusic.com/ search/category_search.p hp?t=f&i=28 Include link/screen grab of copyright free music site Explain what style/tone the music is… Explain where in the scene it will be applied and why… (could write on timeline)
  17. 17. YOUTUBE EXAMPLES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtljKx31MJg 3/4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm38wuqadgA 3C http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwwypd8atOE 1B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ToLnSy8LU 2/3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERjIeYNtqgc ¾ These are on class blog! 
  18. 18. HOMEWORK Set: Fri Feb 14 Due: Tues Feb ____ To complete all planning in group over holidays (arrange to meet 1 day)
  19. 19. FILMING This should take you about 1 hour to film. Edited version to be done by FRIDAY (can stay afterschool to edit)
  20. 20. MARK SCHEME You are being marked on: Create a clear powerpoint (all work is clear and in correct order) Work as a team (photo of group) Effort Timeline Overhead plan Storyboard Script Shotlist Clear, simple plans Originality & creativity 1 2 3 4

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