Q7 Progress from prelim Questions

Consider answering this as an interview – each in turn interview the other on camera. Either individually or as a group your preparation would be (i) listing as bullets the points you’d make and (ii) collating the clips + screenshots you need to illustrate your points. I ilming this in ront o a computer! its use ul to have your prelim! microdrama! and versions"rough cuts (sample ootage! any abandoned ideas! then rough cut"s! inal cut) open in tabs ready to view. #ou can either watch these all the way through and cut the ootage a terwards! or $ust watch a ew seconds (up to about %&secs) o each and pause the playback. 'eel ree to come up with your own (uestions! but the ollowing should help – do still look at my blog guide! with past e)amples linked. *he list o e)ercises below may be incomplete+ re lect on every e)ercise where your ilm,making skills have been progressed. -hen ilming! it’s a good idea to e ectively repeat or re,word the (uestion in your answer – you’re not really a ter the .interviewer’ ootage! more the ootage o you and your answers"explanations. /nce you’ve set up the camera and you’re happy with the raming! don’t pause the recording – i you need to re,do an answer! pause or a second or two! start again and it’ll be a very simple edit a terwards.

BEFORE MEDIA STUDIES: What filming/editing experience did !" ha#e pri!r t! c!mmencing Media St"die$% [ie, did you have existing production/filming skills/experience?]

T&E 'RE(IM: )!"r prelim *a$ !ne !f !"r +$t eff!rt$ at filming , editing- .We’ll watch that back now/ What techni0"e$ did !" pic1 "p fr!m d!ing thi$% Tal1 "$ thr!"gh *hat preparati!n 2 !rgani$ati!n *ent int! thi$% [this was uick and simple! you investigated the meaning of
the various terms "#$%& rule, match'on'action, shot'reverse shot( ) which you should go through in your answer ) and developed an understanding of the term continuity editing through the prelim process overall, *+, you didn’t spend time on planning, research or organising "casting, rehearsing, location scouting etc(- editing was very basic]

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MI3RODRAMA: )!" later "ndert!!1 a $h!rt film exerci$e4 a 5micr!drama6 (et$ *atch that 7ac1 n!*8 Again4 tal1 "$ thr!"gh *hat !" learned fr!m thi$4 incl"ding an $pecific p!int$ !n element$ !f cinemat!graph and the filming pr!ce$$4 manip"lating mi$e9en9$cene4 !rgani$ing a $h!!t4 *!r1ing *ithin a team4 editing4 the r!le 2 impact !f a"dience feed7ac14 the r!le re$earch pla ed in thi$4 and an thing el$e !" *ant t! addre$$- It might 7e "$ef"l t! n!te h!* limited *!r1 *a$ !n an !f the$e at thi$ p!int in !"r de#el!pment: E$$entiall 4 *hat did !" d! f!r thi$ that di$ting"i$he$ it fr!m the prelim%
[you applied narrative theory for a start ) list these, 8 talk around beginning to grasp the structure 8 dynamics of narrative9 :t was very basic at this stage but you began to consider issues of props, costume and mise'en'scene, plus possibly location? ;ou didn’t spend much time on any of these, you didn’t research genre conventions or study actual examples before shooting9 ;ou didn’t extensively draft, didn’t spend much time on editing, but were learning more about the tools in and potential of <=>ro?, learning more about the issues and challenges of shoots etc]

MISE9E;9S3E;E FI(M: )!" had an!ther practice ta$14 in *hich !" *ere limited t! ten *!rd$ at m!$t and had t! mainl c!mm"nicate thr!"gh mi$e9en9$cene4 challenging !" t! gra$p h!* manip"lating the $emi!tic$ !f l!cati!n4 c!$t"me4 pr!p$4 framing etc can anch!r !"r preferred reading- De$cri7e *hat $1ill$et$ !" "$ed !r de#el!ped f!r thi$-

'IT3&I;<4 RESEAR3&4 I;ITIA( '(A;;I;<4 SAM'(E S3E;ES/S&OOTS: In c!ntra$t t! the prelim4 and the micr!drama4 the c!"r$e*!r1 pr!d"cti!n ha$ 7een a m!re in#!l#ed affair- Tal1 "$ thr!"gh $!me !f the initial $tep$: pitching4 f!rming a gr!"p4 t*ea1ing/changing the idea a$ a gr!"p4 re$earch int! the genre and learning fr!m act"al genre !pening$4 f"rther idea ad="$tment$4 pr!d"cing a $creenpla 4 "nderta1ing $ample $h!!t$8 [your visuals once you edit the video might be mainly screenshots of your blog
posts here- if you have video footage such as pitch footage you could simply record this playing through your blog post if it will be uicker than finding the clip and importing into <inal =ut]

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S3RA''ED IDEAS% If !" ended "p $crapping the initial idea4 tal1 "$ thr!"gh h!* thi$ $h!*$ de#el!pment !f !"r appr!ach t! filming4 and 7riefl $"m "p *hat fact!r$ lead t! !" g!ing f!r a ne* idea- (!!1ing at an r!"gh c"t$ fr!m thi$ pha$e4 $"m "p t!! in *hat *a $ !"r $1ill$ de#el!ped !r !"r appr!ach e#!l#ed d"ring thi$ pha$e4 in c!mpari$!n t! the prelim and micr!drama- [again, blog post screenshots might be the most useful thing you
can use here, tho’ also short clips of any sample scenes/rough cuts you produced for this idea]

ROU<& 3UTS: Settled !n a final idea4 !" pr!d"ced a $erie$ !f r!"gh c"t$ . you could look back at one or more of these specifically now]9 &!* d!e$ thi$4 and !ther element$ !f !"r appr!ach t! pr!d"cing the final film4 $h!* h!* !"6#e pr!gre$$ed $ince the 7a$ic prelim *!r1% Tal1 a7!"t $!"ndtrac1ing >c!mp!$ing *ith <arage7and4 ma 7e rec!rding ne* diegetic a"di! f!r !#erd"7$?4 a"dience feed7ac14 experimenting *ith Final 3"t t!!l$ and F@4 "nderta1ing re$h!!t$ f!ll!*ing !n fr!m feed7ac14 ta1ing time !#er title$4 *!r1ing !n ident$ >"$ing !ther $!ft*are: (i#eT pe?4 $pecificall $t"d ing micr!9element$ !f film9ma1ing >title$4 $!"nd4 character t pe$ and repre$entati!n4 etc? t! en$"re !"r film i$ a g!!d example !f the genre8

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FI;A( 3UT/SUMMAR): ;!* *e c!me t! !"r act"al4 final c!"r$e*!r1 pr!d"cti!n<i#e $!me detail !n h!* thi$ e#!l#ed thr!"gh m"ltiple draft$ !r r!"gh c"t$?4 and in *hat *a $ thi$ final #er$i!n ha$ impr!#ed "p!n !"r initial r!"gh c"t- (!!1ing right 7ac1 t! !"r prelim4 (IST A(( the $1ill$ !"6#e pic1ed "p4 $tarting *ith the prelim4 and gi#e "$ a 7rief !#er#ie* !f h!* the$e ha#e de#el!ped and e#!l#ed !#er time- O#erall4 *hat did !" d!A *hat $tep$ did !" ta1e f!r thi$ pr!d"cti!n that ha$ lead t! a film !" can 7e pr!"d !f% (!!1ing 7ac1 t! *hen !" $tarted the c!"r$e4 are !" plea$ed *ith the $tandard !f *hat !"6#e pr!d"ced% What ma1e$ !" m!$t plea$ed/pr!"d% Did !" thin1 !" *ere li1el t! reach thi$ le#el !f de#el!pment% An th!"ght$ !n *hat ha$ helped m!$t4 !r tip$ !" c!"ld pa$$ !n that might help !ther$ in the f"t"re%

Once you’ve completed the video for this, embed each of the exercises, rough cuts, pitches (any video you’ve discussed) underneath, with a clear sub-heading for each and a basic sentence or very brief bullets summing up what skillsets were used, and to what to degree. se words such as basic, limited, negligible, some, extensive, ma!or, extended, detailed to distinguish between the levels of application and effort Check too that your final post order is: Welcome to my blog; [film title] Final Cut; Eval Q Conventions; Eval Q! "epresentations #use the descriptors $ do in my top links list at http:%%asmediafilmopening&blogspot&co&uk%' Check all the ()Cs are gone* that your links lists are comprehensively updated* that your post dates are similar + and you could use images gathered for Eval Qs to improve the multimedia%presentation of some posts ,hich have little or none Check posts you-ve copied from the other don-t have formatting issues on your blog (ell each other ,here you spot things to correct so you both kno, ,hat to update

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