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Assignment Brief BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (QCF) UNIT 1: PRE-PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRIES!

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Unit 1: 1, 2, 3! Unit 22: 1, 2, 3

UNIT 22: SINGLE CAMERA TECHNIQUES TITLE: STUDENT: DATE ISSUED: Develop, plan and produce a short lm sequence for a new ctional lm idea TEACHER: DEADLINE: GR

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Overview of project This project aims to develop your understanding of lm pre-production and production methods. Throughout this project you will be required to; explore the pre-production requirements for a lm; analyse and interpret the meanings created by media language techniques; develop an understanding of genre codes and conventions and explore narrative structures and theory. This knowledge will be key in the development of your own production work in which you will create an idea for a new lm; undertake a variety of pre-production planning tasks; and produce a nal moving image piece.!

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Production Task: You are required to produce a short moving image sequence. The scene can be from any part of the lm but it must be engaging and create tension (3-5mins). Scenario Sundance Institute is a nonprot organisation dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent lm and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. " " " " " " " " " - Sundance mission statement!

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Obafam studios are looking to develop new talent and enter a lm into the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of lm language, pre-production and planning processes and lm-making skills. Inspiration for your project The lm industry is one of the most popular forms of contemporary media with many new lms being released on a weekly basis. You should draw inspiration from a range of lm texts, both historic and contemporary. ! UNIT 1: Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries! On completion of this unit a learner should: 1. 2. 3. Understand requirements for a specic media production Be able to prepare pre-production documentation for a specic media production Be able to apply pre-production planning for a specic media production

UNIT 22: Single camera techniques! On completion of this unit a learner should: 1. 2. 3. Understand the features of single camera production Be able to plan a single camera production Be able to apply single camera techniques in a production

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Assignment Tasks Task 1 - Understanding single camera Date set : Criteria Met: Unit 22 - UC1 (P1, M1 & D1) Deadline date:

Scenario# Obafam Studios feel that it is essential that you demonstrate your knowledge of the key concepts; genre, narrative, representation, audience and media language before you produce your lm. You should begin by exploring existing lm texts, analysing how media language has been used to create meaning and how codes and conventions have been deployed. 1. What is a single camera production? Create an information leaet that explains the di$erences between single and multi camera productions. You should use real examples and images in your work.# 2. Produce a media language leaet, ebook or presentation that deconstructs and explains the 4 key areas; mise-en-scne, cinematography, editing and sound. Your work should contain appropriate media terminology and reference to theories and approaches. You should support your work with examples from real media products.# 3. Demonstrate and understanding of narrative structures and theories by creating an information sheet that explains the following; linear and non linear approaches, 3 act structure, omniscient and restrictive perspectives.# 4. Apply your knowledge of single camera productions and analyse a 3min sequence from a thriller lm of your choice. You can choose from the following methods of presentation.! A. Written micro analysis that explores two aspects of media language (1000 words)! B. 5min AV presentation of your chosen lm sequence! C. Directors commentary of your chosen lm sequence Evidence Checklist:"

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Information sheet comparing single camera and multi camera production methods" Media language leaet explaining; mise-en-scne, cinematography, editing and sound" Narrative information sheet" Micro analysis of 3min sequence of your choice

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Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: P1 describe the features of single camera production with some appropriate use of subject terminology To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to: M1 explain the features of single camera production! To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: D1 comprehensively explain the features of single camera!

with reference to detailed illustrative production with reference to examples and with generally correct elucidated examples and use of subject terminology consistently using subject terminology correctly!

Unit 22 progress!
Please attach the feedback form that you receive upon completion of these tasks highlighting your grade. If you havent yet received a PASS grade for these tasks you MUST follow the feedback in order to do so Unit 22 P1 M1 D1 If you HAVE received a PASS grade, your feedback will provide you with information on how you can improve your grade. It is YOUR decision whether you do this.! Achieved

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Assignment Tasks Task 2 - Pre-production exploration of An Education (2009) Date set : Criteria Met: Unit 1 - UC1 (P1, M1 & D1) Deadline date:

Scenario# In order to demonstrate to Obafams executive producers that you are able to put together a pre-production documents they, have asked you to put together a portfolio for BBC Films An Education (2009); due to its similar production circumstances. This task enables you demonstrate an understanding of the preproduction requirements of a feature lm. 1. You are required to produce a 1500 word pre-production exploration of the lm An Education (2009). Your work needs to be able to explain the requirement for the production and contain detailed information on the following:!

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Type of production (lm)! Source material! Talent (Experience and contacts)! Finance, production and distribution (sources, budget and production requirements, e.g. equipment, travel and crew)! Filming locations and permissions - choose three locations to investigate, including one studio. (Clearance, facility hire and sources) ! Recorded music (sources and costs)! Personnel proles; director, screenwriter and composer (skills and experience, resourcing and costs)! Department structures (department name, approx. team size and role)!

You must also demonstrate an understanding of Codes of Practice and regulation in Film; however, the work you have produced on this topic for Unit 7 (BBFC & Ofcom) can be submitted as evidence for unit 1. This additional work will be marked in relation to this task only when submitted as part of this unit. ! Keep your work clear and concise. Additional material may be kept in an indexed appendix. Evidence Checklist:" 1. 1500 word pre-production exploration of An Education (2009) Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: P1 outline requirements and sources of requirements for a specic media production [IE] To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to: M1 explain in some detail and competently present! requirements and sources of requirements for a specic media production To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: D1 comprehensively explain and present to a quality that reects near-professional standards fully detailed requirements and sources of requirements for a specic media production

Unit 1 progress
Please attach the feedback form that you receive upon completion of these tasks highlighting your grade. If you havent yet received a PASS grade for these tasks you MUST follow the feedback in order to do so. Unit 1 P1 M1 D1 Achieved

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Assignment Tasks Task 3 - Pre-production & Planning Date set : Criteria Met:Unit 1 UC2&3, Unit 22 UC2 Deadline date: (P,M&D)

1. Using the screenplay for Shutter Island (2010), you will assemble the storyboard for the production of the opening 3 minutes.# 2. To present your idea for a thriller lm you will individually produce the following pre-production materials:! A. Pitch - to include logline, genre, overview of narrative (synopsis), main characters, target audience and similar lms (150-200 words).! B. Screenplay for the opening scene (500 words)# Evidence Checklist:"

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1. Storyboard for the opening 3mins to Shutter Island (2010)" 2. Individual pitch for a new thriller lm

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Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: P2 generate outline plans for# a single camera production working within appropriate conventions and with some assistance To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to: M2 generate detailed ideas for a single camera production showing some imagination and with only occasional assistance To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: D2 generate thoroughly thoughtthrough ideas for a single! camera production showing creativity and air and working independently to professional expectations

Unit 22 progress
Please attach the feedback form that you receive upon completion of these tasks highlighting your grade. If you havent yet received a PASS grade for these tasks you MUST follow the feedback in order to do so Unit 22 P2 M2 D2 If you HAVE received a PASS grade, your feedback will provide you with information on how you can improve your grade. It is YOUR decision whether you do this. Achieved

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Assignment Tasks Task 4 - Pre-production & Planning Date set : Criteria Met:Unit 1 UC2&3 Deadline date: " " (P,M&D)

Scenario: Obafam studios are condent that you understand the requirements and necessary procedures that are put in place prior to shooting a feature lm. You are therefore cleared to begin the pre-production phase of your own lm concept.!

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In your production group (maximum of 4) you will individually pitch an idea for a new thriller feature lm. Once an appropriate concept has been chosen you will undertake the following: ! You will be producing a key scene from your lm concept to show commissioners (3 - 5mins duration) and you will work as a group to create the following pre-production planning materials:! A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. Screenplay/Storyboards! Production Schedule/Call sheets! Location Recces (One for each location of your shoot)! Equipment requirements/Checklists! Risk Assessment/Health and Safety! Budget sheet! Contributor release forms and location permissions! Group roles and responsibilities#

Remember you are working as a production team and need to take responsibility for individual aspects of the pre-production and planning portfolio. Evidence Checklist:" 1. Pre-production portfolio including all relevant material listed above Unit 1 Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: P2 generate outline pre- production documentation for a specic media production with some assistance To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to: M2 generate competent, carefully presented and! detailed pre-production documentation for a specic media production with only occasional assistance P3 apply pre-production planning to M3 apply pre-production planning a specic media production to a specic media production working with some assistance competently with only occasional assistance To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: D2 generate thorough and comprehensively! detailed pre-production documentation for a specic media production, working independently to professional expectations D3 apply pre-production planning to a specic media production to a quality that reects nearprofessional standards, working independently to professional expectations

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Unit 1 progress
Please attach the feedback form that you receive upon completion of these tasks highlighting your grade. If you havent yet received a PASS grade for these tasks you MUST follow the feedback in order to do so. Unit 1 P2 M2 D2 Achieved Unit 1 P3 M3 D3 Achieved

If you HAVE received a PASS grade, your feedback will provide you with information on how you can improve your grade. It is YOUR decision whether you do this."

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Assignment Tasks Task 5 - Production Date set : Criteria Met: Unit 22 UC3 (P3, M3 & D3) Deadline date:

Scenario# Obafam Studios have been impressed with your work and have given you the green light to start producing your groups lm idea. It important you meet the deadline to ensure entry to the 2014 Sundance Festival. 1. Working in your production teams you must use your planning material to produce your moving image sequence. This needs to be between 3 to 5 minutes in length. # 2. Production log - you are required to keep a production throughout the process; logging meetings and your responsibilities. Evidence Checklist:"

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1. 3 - 5min moving image sequence" 2. Individual production log Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: P3 produce a single camera production working within appropriate conventions and with some assistance To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to: M3 produce a single camera production to a good! technical standard showing some imagination and with only occasional assistance To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: D3 produce a single camera production to a technical quality that reects near-! professional standards showing creativity and air and working independently to professional expectations

Unit 22 progress
Please attach the feedback form that you receive upon completion of these tasks highlighting your grade. If you havent yet received a PASS grade for these tasks you MUST follow the feedback in order to do so Unit 22 P3 M3 D3 If you HAVE received a PASS grade, your feedback will provide you with information on how you can improve your grade. It is YOUR decision whether you do this. Achieved