Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Lessons from Micro Drama

here are some lessons i have learned from shooting my micro drama...

  • 1. Take lots of coverage! (It could come in handy later). 
  • 2. Use the call sheet to full effect.
  • 3. Make sure you don't record over someone else's work...Cluskey!
  • 5. Try to include everyone in the film a bit more.
  • 6. Know where you are going to shoot beforehand.
  • 7. Look for different shots you could take through the camera.
  • 8. Be careful with equipment.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My Top 5 Films

1. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
Budget: $320,000
US box office takings: $30,000,000

Reasons why i love this:
The film basically created the rules of a slasher film, and has an extremely eerie and creepy atmosphere.

Monday, 11 October 2010

My Coursework Task

Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
All video and audio material must be original, produced by the candidate(s), with the exception of music or audio effects from a copyright-free source.

The coursework is worth 50% of the AS (same at A2) and the marking (detailed later) is divided into 3 sections:


  • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 
  • How does your media product represent particular social groups?
  • What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? 
  • Who would be the audience for your media product? 
  • How did you attract/address your audience? 
  • What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? 
  • Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

G321 - Simplified Marking Criteria as 1 Sheet