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Assignment briefQualification Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production Unit 1: Pre Production Techniques for the Creative Media IndustriesUnit number and title Unit 17: Audio Production Processes and Techniques (partial) Unit 24: Writing for Television and Video (partial)Start date 31/01/2012Deadline 16/03/2012Assessor name Iain GoodyearAssignment title IG2 - Short Film Pre-ProductionThe purpose of this assignment is to:Enhance your organisational skills by planning the production of your short film.Demonstrate the importance of sound in film production, looking specifically at how room acoustics canchange the nature of a recording.Develop your ability to edit sound bytes using a variety of effects manipulation techniques. Scenario Your team has secured funding and received the go-ahead for your short film, based on the theme Going on a Journey, which will be entered for the Exposures Film Festival. All media productions need planning. This process is referred to as pre-production. Pre-production is essential when realising your product and helps media producers to visualise and develop initial ideas. Pre- production is much more than simply writing a script and storyboarding and requires both a methodical and creative approach to planning tasks. Communication is essential when planning a production and you will need to ensure that your production team meets regularly to provide updates on pre-production tasks that are completed and outstanding. As part of your pre-production evidence, you must keep a record of meetings that take place and any decisions made and agreed on by your production team. In the production teams you were placed in for your last assignment, you have already produced individual proposals, treatments and draft scripts. As a production team you have also decided on which proposal and script draft you will further develop and plan. Further development of your chosen script will be decided through regular production team meetings. For this assignment you must research and assign production roles and produce pre-production documentation. You will be required to develop your chosen script, producing several draft scripts and a final draft. Your group must also produce detailed storyboards and production planning documentation in preparation for the production phase of your short film. An aspect of film production that is often over looked is sound recording. In preparation for the production phase of your short film you will explore through demonstration and practical activity the nature of sound acoustics and how this can affect the quality of your sound recording. Good luck! 1
Tasks Grading Criteria MappingTask 1 UNIT 1 P1/M1/D1Produce a report & a budget that outlines the requirements for a specific media productionwith supporting research & staff and equipment costs: What job roles will need staffing (director, camera person, sound recording, etc)? Equipment needed and daily costs (researched with links and equipment hire company quotes)Produce a budget expenditure spread sheet in Excel that outlines a budget of £4000 andwhat this will be spent on.*Your budget and any company quotes & links must be evidenced on your IG2 blogTask 2 UNIT 1 P2/M2/D2Produce content specific pre-production planning for your short film. UNIT 1 P3/M3/D3 UNIT 24 P2/M2/D2This should include a broad selection of the following: UNIT 24 P5/M5/D5 Draft and final scripts Storyboards Location reconnaissance reports Production schedules Production call sheets Risk assessments Evidence of regular production team meetings (these can be uploaded onto your IG2 blog in either a word-processed or audio format*Your pre-production & planning evidence must be uploaded your IG2 blogTask 3 UNIT 17 P1/M1/D1Record a provided line of dialogue in 3 or more different acoustic environments. Produce acomprehensive comparative analysis of how the acoustics of the environment have changedthe nature of the sound recording. Your analysis should contain terminology relevant tosound acoustics.*Evidence must be presented on your IG2 blog as embedded sound clips annotated with word-processed analysis.Task 4 UNIT 17 P2/M2/D2 (i) For each recording produced for Task 3, produce two further effects-processed versions and describe what processes of sound manipulation you have used. This should be evidenced through annotated print screens. (ii) Edit ALL recordings (original plus effects-processed versions) into a sequenced 2
piece of audio that clearly demonstrates your awareness and application of editing techniques.*All sound recordings and annotated print screens must be evidenced/embedded on your IG2 blogSources of information This brief has been verified as being fit for purpose Iain Goodyear Date 03/01/2012 Harry Arnold Date 18/01/12 3
Unit 1 Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries (Level 3)P1: outline requirements and sources M1: explain in some detail D1: comprehensively explain andof requirements for a specific media and competently present present to a quality that reflectsproduction [IE] requirements and sources of near-professional standards fully requirements for a specific media detailed requirements and sources of production requirements for a specific media productionP2: generate outline preproduction M2: generate competent, carefully D2: generate thorough anddocumentation for a specific media presented and detailed pre- comprehensively detailed preproduction with some assistance production documentation for a production documentation for a specific media production with only specific media production, working occasional assistance independently to professional expectationsP3: apply pre-production M3: apply pre-production planning to D3: apply pre-production planning toplanning to a specific media a specific media production a specific media production to aproduction working with some competently with only occasional quality that reflects near-professionalassistance. [TW, SM] assistance. standards, working independently to professional expectations.Unit 17 Audio Production Processes and Techniques (Level 3)P1: describe characteristics M1: explain characteristics of D1: comprehensively explainof different acoustic environments in different acoustic environments in characteristics of different acousticrelation to recording sound with relation to recording sound with environments in relation to recordingsome appropriate use of subject reference to detailed illustrative sound, with elucidated examplesterminology [IE] examples and with generally correct and consistently using subject use of subject terminology terminology correctlyP2: describe conventions in audio M2: explain conventions in audio D2: comprehensively explainproduction and post-production with production and postproduction conventions in audio production andsome appropriate use of subject with reference to detailed illustrative postproduction with elucidatedterminology [SM] examples and with generally correct examples and consistently using use of subject terminology subject terminology correctlyP3: produce recorded sound M3: produce recorded sound from a D3: produce recorded sound from afrom a variety of sources with some variety of sources to a good technical variety of sources to near-professionalassistance [CT] standard with only occasional standards working independently to assistance professional expectationsP4: produce mixed and edited M4: produce mixed and edited D4: produce mixed and editedsound tracks working within sound tracks to a good technical sound tracks to near professionalappropriate conventions and with standard, showing some imagination standards, showing creativity and flairsome assistance. [CT] and with only occasional assistance. and working independently to professional expectations.Unit 24 Writing for Television and Video (Level 3)P1: describe the writer’s role M1: explain the writer’s role in the D1: comprehensively explainin the commissioning commissioning process with reference the writer’s role in theprocess using some subject to detailed illustrative examples and commissioning process withterminology appropriately [IE] with generally correct use of subject elucidated examples and terminology consistently using subject terminology correctlyP2: collect and prepare suitable M2: collect and prepare good D2: collect and prepare excellentbackground materials for a background material for background material for ascriptwriting project with some a scriptwriting project scriptwriting project to near-assistance [CT] competently and with only professional standards working occasional assistance independently to professional expectationsP3: produce script proposals M3: produce script proposals for D3: produce script proposals forfor specific purposes specific purposes showing some specific purposes showing creativityworking within appropriate imagination and with only occasional and flair and working independentlyconventions and with some assistance to professional expectationsassistance [CT]P4: pitch a prepared proposal M4: pitch a prepared proposal D4: pitch a prepared proposal to a effectively near-professional standardP5: produce a script for a specific M5: produce a script for a specific D5: produce a script for a specificpurpose working within appropriate purpose competently showing some purpose to near-professionalconventions and with some imagination and with only occasional standards and working independentlyassistance. [CT, assistance to professional expectationsSM] 4
:PLTS: This summary references where applicable, in the square brackets, the elements of the personal,learning and thinking skills applicable in the pass criteria. It identifies opportunities for learners to demonstrateeffective application of the referenced elements of the skills. 5