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  1. 1. BTEC First Extended Certificate (Level 2) in Creative Media Production <br />VIDEO ASSIGNMENT<br />UNIT 5 – Video Production<br />Student Name: Teacher: Miss Eccleston<br />Date Assignment Issued: September 2010 Final Completion Date: December 2010 <br />Introduction<br />Audio production includes a variety of different forms and formats. Radio was one of the first forms of media to become part of popular culture and be seen as social entertainment but in the modern, digital world it has been challenged by the rise in popularity of television, film and the internet. <br />468185510160<br />In this assignment you will explore different sound recording techniques and technologies and you will plan/ create your own audio products. <br />You will also focus on your communication skills throughout the project, both in your written work and oral presentations and will be working towards a professional standard of communication.<br />There are 4 Learning Outcomes for Unit 5 – Video Production: <br />1 Be able to carry out pre-production for a proposed video product<br />2 Be able to contribute in a technical capacity to the creation of a video product<br />3 Be able to carry out post-production for a video product<br />4 Be able to review own video production work.<br />042545<br />Most tasks give you the opportunity to achieve a PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. If any piece of work is not submitted, or poorly completed, you will receive a REFERRAL and will be required to redraft and resubmit.<br />Professional Brief:<br />Dear Producer;<br />2374900304800You will be working in pairs to produce, film and edit an opening of a Western Film.<br />Good Luck!<br />Harris Academy Norwood<br /> <br />Task 1<br /><ul><li>Unit 5Be able to apply pre-production techniquesP1 P1 / M1/ D1Watch 4 Western film openings and make a list of the conventions of a Western Film Opening (looking at Mise en Scene, Sound, Editing, Camerawork and character.) Write a list of all the pre-production and post-production elements that you think were involved in making the opening.287655-717550 In pairs, you must decide on your idea for a Western Opening. Write a proposal for your idea. In pairs, you will complete the following piece of pre-production work for your 3 minute Western Opening.ScriptStoryboardShooting ScriptLocation reccee and analysis of chosen locationsScheduleRisk AssessmentEquipment Booking FormsDeadline for Task 1:September</li></ul>Task 2 <br /> UNIT 5 Be able to apply pre-production techniquesWorking on:P1/M1/D1In your pairs, hold two production meetings to discuss the making of your Western Opening. Your meetings will be filmed and you need to write up the minutes for your meetings. 306705centerDeadline for Task 2:September<br />Task 3<br /><ul><li>UNIT 5 Be able to contribute in a technical capacityP2/M2P2/M2/D2 You will be filmed individually filming your Western Opening. You will need to demonstrate your knowledge of equipment, appropriate camera angles and framing. 115570-727710You will be observed setting up your lighting needed for filming. You will need to take photos of your lighting set up and annotate with the correct terminology. For a distinction, annotate with the effects you intended to create for the audience.Whilst you are filming – you need to complete a production log, explaining how you contributed to directing your project. Explain what decisions you made and why and what effect you wanted to have on your audience.Deadline for Task 3:October</li></ul>Task 4<br /><ul><li> UNIT 6 Application of Post Production TechniquesP3/M3/D3 P3M3/D3Once you have your raw film footage you will need to prepare it for the editing/ post-production process. In order to this you will need to do the following tasks and record and file evidence in your post-production file that each stage is complete/ be signed off by your tutor before you move on to the next stage: Record the content of your ‘rushes’ in a log including time codes.Mark the script by annotating the clips that correspond to each section. Label and store the resources in an appropriate and logical way. Import and save clips in the appropriate format. Compose an edit decision list to show the sequence/ duration/ content of the clips that you have decided to use.Select and justify your editing software and hard ware with a short paragraph.2652395128651023114010350502105025-5175885Maintain regular contact and communication with your client – any telephone calls/ emails/ meetings will need to be formally recorded. h) You will now demonstrate your understanding of editing techniques and processes by selecting and applying techniques to your Western Opening.For P3Experiment with the different effects that you can add to your Western Opening and keep a log of which ones work/ do not work and why. This should include experimenting with..TransitionsPaceSoundContinuity techniquesFor a merit and distinction:3362325334645You should independently compile a sound track to accompany the film – make sure a copy goes in your portfolio. Deadline for Task 4: November/December</li></ul>Task 5<br />UNIT 5Review your production resultsP4/M4/D4115570102870You will complete a written evaluation of your Western opening considering the following points:Strengths and weaknesses of your project.How well you used the equipment and post production facilities.How well you worked in your pairs.An analysis of the effects you created with camerawork, lighting and editing.Deadline for Task 5:December <br />Self-Assessment Checklist:<br />TaskEvidenceUnit 5DeadlineComplete1aList of conventionsList of elementsP1 1bProposalP1/M1/D11cScriptStoryboardShooting ScriptLocation reccee and analysis of chosen locationsScheduleRisk AssessmentEquipment Booking FormsP1/M1/D12Meetings and minutesP1/M1/D13aFilming openingP2/M23bLighting annotation and photosM2/D23cProduction LogM2/D24aRushes LogP3/M3/D34bAnnotated ScriptP3/M3/D34cStoringP3/M3/D34dImporting clipsP3/M3/D34eEdit Decision ListP3/M3/D34fJustification editing softwareP3/M3/D34gClient CommunicationP3/M3/D34hEditing LogP34iSoundtrackM3/D35EvaluationP4/M4/D4<br />Bibliography of helpful resources<br />Websites:<br />www.videoforums.co.uk<br />www.poweroid-video-editing.co.uk/Video<br />www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_editing<br />www.video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com<br />www.computervideo.net<br />www.computer.howstuffworks.com/video-editing<br /> http://www.aboutvideoediting.com/books/index.shtml<br />Books:<br />Technique of Film Editingby Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar <br />Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practiceby Ken Dancyger<br />Nonlinear - A Field Guide to Digital Video and Film Editingby Michael Rubin <br />Digital Video for Dummiesby Martin Doucette <br />The Digital Filmmaking Handbookby Ben Long, Sonja Schenk <br />Digital Non-linear Desktop Editingby Sonja Schenk <br />Nonlinear Editing: Storytelling, Aesthetics, & Craftby Bryce Button <br />Portfolio Submission<br />File and page number your portfolio (make sure it is all in the correct order);<br />Include a bibliography stating all your sources;<br />Use appendices to store any additional information e.g. your screen dumps or newspaper articles;<br />Complete the front cover with your name, the BTEC details and the unit details plus your teacher’s name.<br />