A2 Film Studies Reflective Analysis Guidelines: Approximately 1,000 words-‐ essentially the minimum is 900 and the maximum 1,100 The exam board gives you 3 options: -‐ A production blog -‐ A DVD commentary -‐ A written analysis I would highly recommend you simply do the written analysis. While it seems boring, the other two are quite difficult to control in terms of word count and focus and you will not get any extra marks for doing either of them. If you really want to do a DVD commentary, please note that I will ask you to do a written analysis regardless-‐ ‘winging it’ for an assessed piece of work is not a good idea. Further Guidance: The exam board rightly finds it unrealistic that you will be able to complete an entire production report highlighting everything that went well or wrong. Instead, they advise you to adopt the same perspective as your AS micro analysis, focusing on aspects of your production rather than providing a comprehensive overview of the production process. As a starting point: -‐ You may wish in your groups to think of 5 scenes of your production that you will definitely discuss. What creative decisions did you make? Were they the right ones? How were they affected by your aims & contexts? -‐ You also will need to focus somewhat on your role within the production. Though obviously most of you collaborated on each part of the production, you were still responsible for overseeing one aspect of it. Focus on what your role entailed in the context of particular scenes. Marking Criteria for Reflective Analysis: Level 4 (12-‐15 marks) • A detailed and perceptive account of the creative process and production • Excellent, perceptive consideration of the relative success of the product in relation to its aims, audience and context • An excellent sense of how far it has been possible to work creatively within the conventions of the chosen product’s medium. Quality of (written) communication • Excellently structured and accurate use of appropriate language to communicate clearly.