Really look at real examples Keep evidence of all your research Research every angle Conventions, audiences, institutions KEEP RESEARCHING
Storyboards, animatics, Recce photos Screen grabs of your manipulation of material digital editing, Photoshop, etc
Visit locations/check permissions Be prepared for mishaps and absences Have everyone’s mobile phone number Check props, costumes, times Shoot more than you need, for cutaways Record all your planning visuals Show the process of your ‘journey’
At all stages from peers, teachers and others Keep records of the feedback Take notice of it and respond to it
The camera is charged The hard drive is empty for your footage You know how to use the camera and the tripod Date and time display are off
Rehearse shots and action before recording Keep the camera steady Avoid using the zoom Don’t use ‘found’ footage Backwards footage and speed changes must be motivated by content Cut… and cut again!
Should be ongoing as well as at the end Stand back from what you have made Get teacher advice on the format of ‘evaluation’ Should not be full of excuses Should use technical language accurately Should place your video in relation to industry Should relate your video to ‘real’ examples