How is making a film like building a house?The biggest similarities between making a filmand building a house is the amount of researchand planning that you have to do before youeven lay a brick or shoot a scene. Also, thereare different kinds of research and planningthat you have to do for both and this is what weare going to focus our research on today as thisis what AO1 for Unit 1 is asking you to discussin this section of your report
Basically this means that in your firstsection of your report you will need toshow that you fully understand the differentprocesses or steps that you have toundertake in order to fully prepare for themaking of a short film.
Learning Objectives Outline the pre-production requirements and sources of requirements for a short film (PASS) Explain in some detail and competently present the pre-production requirements and sources of requirements for a short film (MERIT) Comprehensively explain and present to a quality that reflects near-professional standards fully detailed pre-production requirements and sources of requirements for a short film (DISTINCTION)Literacy Focus Present complex information clearly
Look at the words I have underlined from each criteria – use these to help to explain the different between work which would be a PASS, MERIT & DISTINCTION. Work with the person next to you to write the objectives again in more student friendly language.
Let’s go back to our analogy from the beginning of the lesson – making a film and building a house Work with the person next to you to draw two flow maps One which goes through ALL the steps of building a house The other which goes through ALL the steps of making a film
Get into a group of four with another pair and look at your set of flow maps Compare what is similar and what is different? Work as a team, using your two flow maps about making a film to build a finalised flow map on the A3 paper for the processes of film making Now take a look at the handout I have given you Use this to draw a matching flow map which shows the planning or research tasks you might have to undertake at each step of the filmmaking process
We should start to have some sort of list coming together which shows the pre- production requirements for a short film Here is mine; Project, finance, time, facilities, personnel, materials, contributors, locations, clearanc es and legalities Do you think there are any you would add based on all your flow maps?
If you look at our lists then you should realise that this section of your report should itself be split into different parts – you could use sub-headings to help you. Each sub-heading could cover a step or process in the pre-production of a short film