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ASSIGNMENT FRONT SHEET Qualification

Unit number and title

PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 5 HND DIPLOMA CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

UNIT 11: FILM STUDIES

Student name

Assessor names LAYLA GUNTER IV: NOSA OBAYIUWANA

Project start date

Completion date

What to submit

FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2016

FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2017

2000 - 3000 WORD PROCESSED PICTORIAL ESSAY IN PDF FORMAT

Assignment title

UNDERSTANDING CINEMA


L.O

LEARNING OUTCOME (L.O)

AC

IN THIS ASSESSMENT YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS YOU ARE ABLE TO:

UNITS

L.O 1

Understand how meaning is constructed in film through visual and technical signification

1.1

Explain how meaning is constructed in film through analysis of visual and technical signification

U11

L.O 2

Understand theoretical models of film analysis

2.1

Critically review theoretical models of film analysis

U11

L.O 3

Be able to apply critical analysis to a chosen field of film studies

3.1

Effectively apply critical analysis to a chosen field of film studies.

U11

EVIDENCE (PAGE NO / LOCATION)

Learner declaration I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

Student signature:

Date:


In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

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GRADE DESCRIPTORS

INDICATIVE CHARACTERISTIC (S)

CONTEXTUALISATION

M1 - Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

An effective approach to study and research has been applied

To achieve M1 Your work should not only quote sources, you should also, in your own language, explain the core of the referenced theorists’ arguments.

M2 - Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques

A range of sources of information has been used

To achieve M2 you must show that you have been able to do comprehensive secondary research. You should reference a wide variety of films, books, journals and academic articles.

M3 - Present and communicate appropriate findings

The appropriate structure and approach has been used.

To achieve M3 your work should be well presented. Discussions / arguments must be clearly articulated with specific examples brought into focus.

D1 - Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified

To achieve D1 you should compare, contrast and critique different ideas and concepts using specific examples. Do this while continuously referencing key academic texts and sources.

D2 - Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

Autonomy / independence has been demonstrated.

To achieve D2 your work must show that your research and understanding goes beyond topics and theorists discussed in class. There should be clear evidence that the sources you have used and your analysis has developed beyond the obvious.

D3 - Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking

Effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar texts.

To achieve D3 you must present logical and cohesive arguments based on the work of key theorists. The examples you use will show that you clearly understand concepts that were unfamiliar to you at the beginning of the unit.


ASSIGNMENT BRIEF Unit number and title

11: FILM STUDIES

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Creative Media Production

Project start date

FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2016

Deadline/Hand-in

FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2017

Assessor

LAYLA GUNTER IV: NOSA OBAYIUWANA


Assignment title

UNDERSTANDING CINEMA

Purpose of this assignment This unit aims to help you develop a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical frameworks at play in contemporary cinema. It will also help you sharpen your skills in critical analysis within a chosen field of film studies. Scenario You will be charged in Unit 33 (Fiction Production for the Moving Image) to create a short film that can be screened at our end of year show in Cineworld Gloucester Quays. This year, we also intend to enter films made on the course into film festivals around the world. The festival circuit is very competitive and films showcased at these events need to show a deeper understanding of the theoretical frameworks subliminally working within factional screen narratives. This Film Studies assignment will ground you in concepts and practices that will prove useful in the creation of your final major project. Task: L. O 1: Understand how meaning is constructed in film through visual and technical signification L. O 2: Understand theoretical models of film analysis L. O 3: Be able to apply critical analysis to a chosen film of film studies

In a pictorial essay (of between 2000 to 3000 words), using at least two established theoretical approaches within film studies, critically discuss how meaning can be constructed in a specific set of films through visual and technical signification. You essay should critically review (compare, assess, discriminate) different theoretical models in film analysis (for example realism, auteurism, feminism, surrealism, genre theory). Your points and arguments should show an awareness of key theorists, important films and the evolution through time of each theoretical perspective discussed. Your work should use a variety of acceptable sources: books, journals, reviews, films and credible industry / academic websites. You should use the Harvard referencing system in the text and in formatting your reference list / bibliography at the end of your essay. Your work should be well structured and clearly presented (justified, 12pt, Arial etc.).  To achieve M1 (merit) Your work should not only quote sources, you should also, in your own language, explain the core of the referenced theorists’ arguments.  To achieve M2 (merit) you must show that you have been able to do comprehensive secondary research. You should reference a wide variety of films, books, journals and academic articles.  To achieve M3 (merit) your work should be well presented. Discussions / arguments must be clearly articulated with specific examples brought into focus.  To achieve D1 (distinction) you should compare, contrast and critique different ideas and concepts using specific examples. Do this while continuously referencing key academic texts and sources.  To achieve D2 (distinction) your work must show that your research and understanding goes beyond topics and theorists discussed in class. There should be clear evidence that the sources you have used and your analysis has developed beyond the obvious.  To achieve D3 (distinction) you must present logical and cohesive arguments based on the work of key theorists. The examples you use will show that you clearly understand concepts that were unfamiliar to you at the beginning of the unit. IMPORTANT: ONLY 20% OF YOUR REFERENCES CAN COME FROM ONLINE SOURCES. 80% MUST BE FROM BOOKS, JOURNALS AND ACADEMIC PAPERS. A MERIT GRADE IS ONLY GIVEN WHEN ALL THREE TICKED M CRITERIA HAS BEEN ACHIEVED A DISTINCTION GRADE IS ONLY GIVEN WHEN ALL THREE TICKED D CRITERIA HAS BEEN ACHIEVED


Achievement Summary (reminder) Qualification

Unit Number and title Criteria Referenc e LO 1

1.1

LO 2

2.1

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Creative Media Production

Assessor name

11. FILM STUDIES

Student name

LAYLA GUNTER IV: Nosa Obayiuwana

To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:

Achieved? (tick)

Understand how meaning is constructed in film through visual and technical signification

Explain how meaning is constructed in film through analysis of visual and technical signification

Understand theoretical models of film analysis

Critically review theoretical models of film analysis

LO 3

Be able to apply critical analysis to a chosen field of film studies

3.1

Effectively apply critical analysis to a chosen field of film studies.

Higher Grade achievements (where applicable) Grade descriptor

Achieved ? (tick)

Grade descriptor

M1: An effective approach to study and research has been applied

D1: Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified

M2: A range of sources of information has been used

D2: Autonomy / independence has been demonstrated.

M3: The appropriate structure and approach has been used.

D3: Effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar texts.

Achieved ? (tick)


Assignment Feedback Summative feedback

Feedback: Student to Assessor

Assessor Signature

Date

Student Signature

Date


KEY POINTS ON ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The Merit & Distinction criteria will be discussed during briefing sessions where you will be expected to take notes. You will have the opportunity throughout the assignment to discuss your work with staff. You must achieve all the pass criteria on a relevant unit to move on to merits grades and likewise with merits to achieve distinction grades. Notes (please take notes during briefing sessions)


PLEASE NOTE: It is essential that your work is grammatically correct with no spelling errors. There are several methods for assisting with this: Spell Check – All the software we use have UK spell check facilities that you should get familiar with. Copy Reading – After you have finished your assignment allow time to read back through it and amend any errors. Buddy Up – swap with a peer and read each other’s work, not only will you help them but you may learn something new as well. Authenticity – It is vital to your development that you are responsible for and produce your own work. You are expected to adhere to certain professional standards such as Harvard referencing your primary and secondary research and imagery that you use within your work. You should use a well formatted bibliography at the end of your assignment or credit the work as you produce it by identifying the website, book, journal, magazine, blog etc where you found the information/image. Plagiarism – is serious, it is not acceptable to use other people’s work and try to pass it off as your own. The college uses a system called TURNITIN to check. It’s a simple process where we run your file through and it will identify how much is copied and where it’s from. Ignorance isn’t an excuse and we are far more interested in your own thoughts and opinions anyway.


How to hand in your assessment This assessment must be handed into LAYLA GUNTER by the hand in date and time on the front of the assignment brief. If you have a valid reason why you will not be able to hand in the work on time, you will need to fill out and hand in an AE1. If you need to ask for a longer extension you will need to fill out and hand in an AE2 to your Head of School at least two days before the assessment deadline. ALL WORK SHOULD BE HANDED IN AS SPECIFIED BY THE LECTURER. YOU NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED THE SUBMISSION SHEET AFTER HAND IN. For staff use only. Internal Verification

This assessmen t has been verified and form IV8 completed:

IV Name & signature :

SMOG INDEX:

Date :

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N.B. Test for readability on scenario and tasks only.


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