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  1. 1. Doing BrilliantProduction Work
  2. 2. @petesmediablog
  3. 3. how do you get really high marks and make your work look this good?
  4. 4. 9 key words• research• planning• evidence• ideas• feedback• logistics• equipment• production• reflection
  5. 5. 1. research• really look at real examples• keep evidence of all your research• research every angle• conventions, audiences, institutions• KEEP RESEARCHING
  6. 6. 2. planning• plan for all eventualities- what could possibly go wrong?• record all your planning- visuals• show the process of your ‘journey’
  7. 7. 3. evidence• storyboards, animatics, recce photos• flatplans, all your original images• screengrabs of your manipulation of material- digital editing, photoshop, etc
  8. 8. 4. ideas• keep ideas simple• have a workable concept with realistic plans• try the ‘25 word pitch’ or the ‘lift pitch’
  9. 9. 5. get feedback• at all stages from peers, teachers and others• keep records of the feedback• take notice of it and respond to it
  10. 10. 6. logistics• people, places, props, costumes• get it done early- you may need to do it all again• rehearse and prepare• share contact details for all involved
  11. 11. 7. equipment• practice on it• prepare it, get to know it• make the most of it• are all the parts there before you use it?
  12. 12. 8. production• always shoot extra for coverage• organise your material before editing• start with the big picture• fine tune the detail later
  13. 13. 9. reflection• ongoing as well as at the end• stand back from what you have made• get teacher advice on the format of ‘evaluation’
  14. 14. MediaMagazine Video Production Competition 2013
  15. 15. Categories• short film• film or TV opening• trailer• TV advertising• documentary• animation• music video• gothic horror (BFI Education award)
  16. 16. the rules• Video- 30 seconds to 4 minutes (QT or wmv)• send on disk with entry form (via MM website)• individual or group• closing date 25th March• finalists screening at NFT in July
  17. 17. 2012 winners