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UAL 180 Credit Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

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Assignment Title

Final Major Project: 500 Word Project Proposal

Unit No & Title

Unit 13 Extended Project in Creative Media Production

STUDENT NAME

Hugh Taylor

This unit requires you to produce a written project proposal of about 500 words.
The proposal should address the following:
Provide a brief review of your progress and achievement to date, prior to starting
UNIT 13. Consider skills acquired, working methods, achievements and
general / specific progress in aspects of theory and practical.
IntermsofskillsacquireduptothedateofstartingUnit13;althoughIhavepickedupmanyskillsI
wouldhavetosay,myabilitytoplaninmethodicalway/organizeashootandproduceateamwhocan
pulloffashootismybiggestskilltodate.AlsoIhavelearntthenecessaryrolesandrequirementsfor
producingaTVshowlikeliveperformance,IhavestudiedtheroleofmanydifferentpersonnelinaTV
environmentforexample:Visionmixer/director/producer.Intermsoftheoreticalwork,Ihavebeen
abletofindandsourcevariouspiecesofwritten/visualworkrelatingtomychosenthemeandthen
criticallyanalyseandevaluatetheminastructuredmanor.Furthermore,InowIhavetheabilityto
comparepiecesofliteratureandreviewthemandstructureaproperargumentwhichwillthenbenefitmy
understandingintermsofresearch.

What is your project concept and rationale?


TheconceptofmyfinalmajorprojectstartedasaMinidocumentaryfilmshowcasingtheTalentsofaup
andcomingDJandProducer,itwouldswitchupbetweenaninterviewdelvingintoquestionswithDJ
talkingabouteverythingtodowithhiscareer,themusicandhisambitionsinlife.Thisidea/concepthas
changedintotwoliveperformancesets(Twodifferentgenres)withalittleinterviewquestionsbreaking
uptheliveperformance.InsteadofitbeingastandaloneDocumentaryfilmitsmorelikeaepisodeofan
onlineWebseriesseenonaYouTubechannelforamusiclabel/magazine.Oritcouldevenbeapartof
abiggershowwhereitslipsinasasegment.ForexampleitcouldslipintoashowlikeCountryFile/The
OneShoworeventheCultureShow;ifthethemesthemshowsexploredwereDancemusicrelated.

How will your project be evaluated and reviewed?


Iwillbepersonallybedoingmyownpersonalreview,detailingwhereIthoughttheprojectexcelledand
whereIthoughtIcouldimprove.Iwillmostlikelyfilmmyviewoncameraandpostalongsidemy
writtenevaluationonmyblog.Aswellmyownviews,Iwillbeshowcasingmyfilmtoanaudience
interestedinHousemusicandgettingtheirinitialviewsuponwatchingthefilmandIwillalsobeasking
forafewsentencesoffeachaudiencememberinaquickreviewstyleparagraph.Theblendofmyown
personalevaluation,peerevaluationandTutorevaluationIshouldhaveaprettysolidevaluationprocess.

In addition provide: A timetabled action plan


WhenitcomestotheproductionofmyprojectIwilllooktogetitfilmedandcuttogetherina
spaceofacoupleofdays.
May27THSHOOTINGTHELIVEPERFORMANCESECTIONINTHEBLACKBOX
STUDIO.THEMORNINGWILLCONSISTOFAGROUPTUTORIALWITHMYCREW.
GETTINGTOGRIPSWITHTHESYSTEM,THESTUDIOCAMERAS,THE
COMMUNICATIONBETWEENDIRECTORANDVISIONMIXERANDTHELIGHTING
OPERATORANDTHECAMOPS.ONCEEVERYONEISBRIEFEDWEWILLBEGINTO
ARRANGETHECAMERASANDTHELIGHTSONCETHEDJingEQUIPMENTISIN
PLACEWECANFRAMETHECAMERASANDTHELIGHTINGRIG.
PM:WEWILLBEGINTHESHOOTAROUND1.30PM.THELIVESETSWILLBEAROUND
15MINUTESLONG.FIRSTSHOOT/SETTOFINISHAROUND2.00PM.
WEWILLTHENREPOSITIONTHECAMERASANDDISCUSSWHATCOULDIMPROVE
FORTHESECONDSET,FOREXAMPLEANYPERFORMERISSUES,LIGHTINGISSUES
ORCAMERAISSUES.
2.30PMTHESECONDSETWILLBEGIN,TAKINGAROUNDTHESAMETIME1520MINS.
THISSETISADIFFERENTGENRE,THE1STBEINGTECHHOUSE,THESECONDISBASS
HOUSE.AROUND3.00PMWHENTHELIVEPERFORMACESHOOTSWILLEND.
AROUND3.00PMWEWILLTHENSHOOTTHEINTERVIEWSEGMENT.ITWILLBE
SHOTINTHESTUDIOANDWILLTAKETHESHAPEOFAQ+AWHERETHE
INTERVIEWEEISNTVISIBLE.THISSHOULDTAKEAROUND20MINUTES.ONCETHE
INTERVIEWISWRAPPEDUP,FOOTAGEWILLLOGGEDANDSTUDIOTIDIEDAND
THATSHOULDCONCEMATETHESHOOT.
THEEDITASTHESHOOTSTHEMSELVESARELIVEALLTHATWILLNEEDDONEIS
DECIDINGWHICHPLACETHENECESSARYPARTSINWHICHORDER.ITWILLCUT
BETWEENINTERVIEWSEGMENTSANDTHELIVEPERFORMANCE,FADINGINAND
OUTOFTHELIVESETS.

In addition provide:A bibliography detailing all research sources.


Theme/theoryworkaspects

TheGuardianLukeBainbridgeTheSecondSummerofLove(IssueJune2008),
MusicalInfographicsEvolutionofDance
IMDBPagesofthefollowing(Spikeisland,Trainspotting,24Hourpartypeople,The
Weekender.)
WWW.UKdrugcultureThroughtheEras(Article).
WikipediapagesofthefollowingMargaretThatcher,Countercultureofthe80s,Politics

1988/89,AntiThatcherism,popmusicofthe80s/90s/,AcidHouse,Drugcultureinthe
UK,Ecstasy+MORE.
AcidHouseTheTrueStorywrittenbyLukeBainbridge.
TheHistoryofNMEThehighsandlowswrittenbyPatLong.
DocumentaryonTheSecondSummerofLove

Technicalresearchaspects

MichaelMoores13stepstocreatingDocumentaryfilms(Takenfromhis2013university
speech)
BillNicholsfilmtheoryarticleonDocumentaryfilmstyles(ArticleonFilmTheory.com)
MyownCasestudy(CountryFile)IrefrencedmyownworkinmyBlog2.Countryfilestyle
documentary.
DocumentaryfilmTechniquesThisarticlewasmadeupofinformationsourcedfrom
(Nofilmschool.com,Wikipediapages(Documentarytechniques)+Vimeovideoon
Documentariesandhowtocreatethem.
VariousYouTubevideostakenfrompagessuchas(ResidentAdvisor,MixMag,Spinnin
Records,DJsounds.)