PRE-PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS BA MEDIA DEPT  <ul><li>Story ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch and treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Scri...
YEAR 12 PRODUCTION BRIEF <ul><li>Brief: Create the opening sequence of a new film (including credits.) Your film will be a...
OUR EXPECTATIONS ….. <ul><li>THE PRODUCTION LOG </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCTION MEETINGS – what are these and why are they im...
WHERE DO STORIES COME FROM? <ul><li>Newspaper stories – weird & wacky </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy tales – key ingredients </li...
<ul><li>81 cats found, taken from house  Ex-nun, nurse said they'd hoped to find homes for them all  read more </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Texas Girl Kills Sleeping Mother  [Dallas, TX] - A 12-year-old girl upset about being grounded by her mother fatal...
<ul><li>CHARACTER and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT  </li></ul><ul><li>RESOLUTION  </li></ul><ul><li>LOGICAL CAUSALITY – a story c...
PITCH & TREATMENT <ul><li>TREATMENT : Synopsis of the story (see examples) </li></ul><ul><li>PITCH : Try and sell the stor...
STORYBOARD <ul><li>Visual representation of what is in your head needs to go down on to paper </li></ul><ul><li>http://www...
SCRIPT <ul><li>What makes good dialogue in film openings? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need dialogue? </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid ...
LOCATION RECCE <ul><li>See LBY’s handout on this </li></ul>
CAST/AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS <ul><li>Avoid having too many cast in the opening sequence – more cast means more things for you...
CAST/AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS <ul><li>Call sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Phone nos: </li></ul><ul><li>Ti...
SHOOTING SCHEDULE <ul><li>A  shooting schedule  is a  project plan  of  each  day's shooting for a film production.  </li>...
CONTINUITY <ul><li>Why do this? </li></ul><ul><li>How to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Check continuity before each shot for ea...
EQUIPMENT <ul><li>Check in and out </li></ul><ul><li>Collect continuity sheets </li></ul><ul><li>We go home at 5pm! </li><...
ON THE DAY <ul><li>You are being assessed as you work on location around the school </li></ul><ul><li>Food and drink </li>...
HOW TO FILM EACH SHOT <ul><li>ACTORS ACT OUT THE SEQUENCE EACH TIME BUT THE FOCUS OF THE CAMERA MOVES EACH TIME </li></ul>...
BACK UP SHOTS ARE VITAL !! <ul><li>CUTAWAY SHOTS  - A bridging, intercut shot between two shots of the same subject. It re...
<ul><li>SAFETY SHOTS / TOTAL SHOTS- before you move to the next scene shoot the whole sequence as a TOTAL SHOT where every...
<ul><li>http:// www.mediacollege.com /video/shots/  - you need to have a confident grasp of  different shot types, movemen...
OUR EXPECTATIONS ….. <ul><li>THE PRODUCTION BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCTION MEETINGS – what are these and why are they i...
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  1. 1. PRE-PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS BA MEDIA DEPT <ul><li>Story ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch and treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Cast / Auditions / Rehearsals on and off location </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Call sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>On the day – March 17 th & March 18 th – 4 weeks to go ! </li></ul>
  2. 2. YEAR 12 PRODUCTION BRIEF <ul><li>Brief: Create the opening sequence of a new film (including credits.) Your film will be a modern version of a classic fairy tale </li></ul><ul><li>Genre: Family Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Target Audience: Young children from the age of about 10 to adults (typical audience for a family drama) </li></ul><ul><li>Casting: No teachers to be used. All cast to be cleared with HOD </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: School locations </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue: Minimal dialogue to be used. </li></ul><ul><li>Soundtrack: Your opening sequence will need a soundtrack </li></ul>
  3. 3. OUR EXPECTATIONS ….. <ul><li>THE PRODUCTION LOG </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCTION MEETINGS – what are these and why are they important </li></ul><ul><li>THE BLOG </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHERE DO STORIES COME FROM? <ul><li>Newspaper stories – weird & wacky </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy tales – key ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Music lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>And many more ….. </li></ul><ul><li>**Red Riding Hood story analysis </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>81 cats found, taken from house Ex-nun, nurse said they'd hoped to find homes for them all read more </li></ul><ul><li>Conway's big bubble blower has blown away the British. Bubble-blowing queen Kelsey Lea went to London and brought home another biggest-bubble crown. read more </li></ul><ul><li>America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes read more </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Texas Girl Kills Sleeping Mother [Dallas, TX] - A 12-year-old girl upset about being grounded by her mother fatally shot the woman in the face while she slept. read more </li></ul><ul><li>Woman Digs Beer, Cigarettes from Boyfriend's Grave [Portage, WI] - A woman has been arrested for digging up her dead boyfriend's ashes from a cemetery more than 10 years ago and drinking the beer that was buried with him. read more </li></ul><ul><li>**Use brainstorm on Ark girl story on projector </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>CHARACTER and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>RESOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LOGICAL CAUSALITY – a story contains a series of interconnected events which lead to a resolution </li></ul><ul><li>THEME </li></ul>
  8. 8. PITCH & TREATMENT <ul><li>TREATMENT : Synopsis of the story (see examples) </li></ul><ul><li>PITCH : Try and sell the story to the producer for funding. Does it have decent characters? good ending? </li></ul><ul><li>You will get feedback from the class and your teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to make detailed notes so you can go back and improve the treatment and pitch again. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8sK2EY0ZuU&feature=PlayList&p=833792608994279B&index=4 </li></ul>
  9. 9. STORYBOARD <ul><li>Visual representation of what is in your head needs to go down on to paper </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvQV21hkMjI </li></ul><ul><li>Hand drawn by the group – why? </li></ul><ul><li>Photo storyboard </li></ul>
  10. 10. SCRIPT <ul><li>What makes good dialogue in film openings? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need dialogue? </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid dialogue ? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YswkF-d2VZ8 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr_i2w0W-ZM&feature=PlayList&p=EF93FC74B129C968&playnext=1&index=16 </li></ul>
  11. 11. LOCATION RECCE <ul><li>See LBY’s handout on this </li></ul>
  12. 12. CAST/AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS <ul><li>Avoid having too many cast in the opening sequence – more cast means more things for you to manage on the day </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to take other pupils off timetable so keep this to a minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using teachers in your film – they are too busy !! </li></ul><ul><li>Reading script with cast off location </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearsals on location before the shoot </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearsal on location on the day of the shoot before each take </li></ul>
  13. 13. CAST/AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS <ul><li>Call sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Phone nos: </li></ul><ul><li>Timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details </li></ul>
  14. 14. SHOOTING SCHEDULE <ul><li>A shooting schedule is a project plan of each day's shooting for a film production. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need this? </li></ul><ul><li>(Clapperboard, editing rushes) </li></ul><ul><li>How – use commonsense and be practical about grouping shots together. Also fit this around availability of cast. </li></ul><ul><li>Like the conductor in an orchestra ! </li></ul><ul><li>See examples </li></ul>
  15. 15. CONTINUITY <ul><li>Why do this? </li></ul><ul><li>How to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Check continuity before each shot for each character and prop separately </li></ul><ul><li>Roll camera </li></ul><ul><li>Sound ok? </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity ok? </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Cut </li></ul>
  16. 16. EQUIPMENT <ul><li>Check in and out </li></ul><ul><li>Collect continuity sheets </li></ul><ul><li>We go home at 5pm! </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ever leave equipment unattended </li></ul><ul><li>Pack it up safely and carefully – you will be charged for damages </li></ul>
  17. 17. ON THE DAY <ul><li>You are being assessed as you work on location around the school </li></ul><ul><li>Food and drink </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule carefully – shooting schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Let cast know – call sheets </li></ul><ul><li>How to use the clapperboard </li></ul><ul><li>View daily rushes where possible back in studio– do not rewind tape </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse on location before each tak </li></ul><ul><li>Director cues – </li></ul>
  18. 18. HOW TO FILM EACH SHOT <ul><li>ACTORS ACT OUT THE SEQUENCE EACH TIME BUT THE FOCUS OF THE CAMERA MOVES EACH TIME </li></ul><ul><li>*Use example of someone coming in and leaving room </li></ul>
  19. 19. BACK UP SHOTS ARE VITAL !! <ul><li>CUTAWAY SHOTS - A bridging, intercut shot between two shots of the same subject. It represents a secondary activity occurring at the same time as the main action. It may be used to avoid the technical ugliness of a 'jump cut' where there would be uncomfortable jumps in time, place or viewpoint. It is often used to shortcut the passing of time. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mediacollege.com/video/shots/cutaway.html </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>SAFETY SHOTS / TOTAL SHOTS- before you move to the next scene shoot the whole sequence as a TOTAL SHOT where everything is filmed in WIDE ANGLE / LONG SHOT. This ensures that you have material to use in editing </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>http:// www.mediacollege.com /video/shots/ - you need to have a confident grasp of different shot types, movement and angles. </li></ul>
  22. 22. OUR EXPECTATIONS ….. <ul><li>THE PRODUCTION BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCTION MEETINGS – what are these and why are they important </li></ul>

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