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Assignment Brief Course Title/Level: BTEC National in Media (Creative Media Production) Unit No: 1 Unit Title: Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries Unit No: 23 Unit Title: Multi Camera Techniques Assignment Title: Film Noir IV of assignment Date: SSM brief by Student Name:

Assignment Tutor:

Date Issued:

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For each assignment you must: 1.

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Check you have completed as much of the assignment as you are able, taking note of the grading checklist with reference to the evidence required. Complete any additional requested documentation. Ensure your name is on your work.

Grading Checklist All pass criteria must be met to be awarded a Pass grade All pass and all merit criteria must be met to be awarded a Merit grade All pass, all merit and all distinction criteria must be met to be awarded a Distinction grade

Assessment Decision Criteria Covered P1.1 P1.2 P1.3

Criteria Covered P23.1 P23.2 P23.3

Part Full Criteria Covered

Part Full Criteria Covered

M1.1 M1.2 M1.3

D1.1 D1.2 D1.3

Part Full Criteria Covered

Part Full Criteria Covered

M23.1 M23.2 M23.3

D23.1 D23.2 D23.3

Part Full

Part Full


Assignment Scenario You are working for a small but ambitious production company that has been given funds to make a low budget Film Noir sequence / short film that you will premiere at a local film festival to showcase your film making talents. At least one full scene within your short Film Noir film / sequence should utilise a multi camera set-up. You can combine different genres with the Film Noir one in order to create a hybrid, for example Neo Noir (modern Noir like ‘Sin City’), or Tech Noir (Futuristic Film Noir like Blade Runner); However, your short sequence / film should clearly reflect aspects of the Film Noir genre. Be mindful of the following conventions of the Film Noir genre; shadows, hats, trench coats, suits, smoke, fog, a cityscape, etc. Documentation needed for this assignment includes: * Project Development Diary (for the duration of the project) *Completed Film Noir Workbook * Multi Camera Essay (500 words) *Programme Proposal *Pre Production Materials *Finished Film Noir Film / Sequence * Written Evaluation or Production Commentary Voice-over

(This list is just a very basic overview of what needs to be submitted. See Film Noir Project Task Submission List on Moodle for a more detailed breakdown of what is required during submission. This list will also include which elements should be completed individually and / or as part of a group.)


Unit Content Covered:

1.1(PMD), 1.2(PMD), 1.3(PMD) 23.1(PMD), 23.2 (PMD), 23.3(PMD)

Scenario: You are working for a small but ambitious production company that has been given funds to make a low budget Film Noir sequence / short film that you will premiere at a local film festival to showcase your film making talents. At least one full scene within your short Film Noir film / sequence should utilise a multi camera set-up. You can combine different genres with the Film Noir one in order to create a hybrid, for example Neo Noir (modern Noir like ‘Sin City’), or Tech Noir (Futuristic Film Noir like Blade Runner); However, your short sequence / film should clearly reflect aspects of the Film Noir genre. Be mindful of the following conventions of the Film Noir genre; shadows, hats, trench coats, suits, smoke, fog, a cityscape, etc. Task No.

Task Description

Unit Number

Criteria Covered

Date Achieved

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P1.3 M1.3 D1.3

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Task Scenario: As a media producer you will need to record your progress your productivity at the end of each of your sessions, in the form of a Project Development Diary. This will showcase your thoughts and progress throughout this assignment.

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Evidence: Your Project Development Diary should reflect what you have accomplished in each of your work sessions, as well as your own thoughts and comments regarding your progress. Entries do not have to be long but must be reflective. You will need to conduct a Development Project Diary for most of your projects. The diary should reflect proposed schedules, logistics and evidence of individual (and group related) project progress. See Development Project Diary help sheet for further details. Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your Project Development Diary must show evidence of the application of pre-production planning. To achieve a Merit grade your Project Development Diary must show evidence of the competent application of pre-production planning. To achieve a Distinction grade your Project Development Diary must show evidence of the near professional application of pre-production planning.

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Task Scenario: You are to complete the designated Film Noir workbook to improve your understanding of both multi techniques and an appreciation of the Film Noir genre. It is through this understanding that you should develop an application of this genre to this filming technique. Evidence: Your Workbooks should consist of a series of questions and activities that you are required to fully complete to show understanding of Multiple Camera Techniques and the Film Noir genre.

P23.1 M23.1

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Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade Workbooks show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology. To achieve a Merit grade Workbooks show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology using detailed illustrative examples. Task Scenario: Your next task is to write a 500 word Multi Camera Essay about the purpose of multiple camera production within the realm of film making. You will need to refer to examples when writing this essay and the Film Noir genre should form the basis for this discussion.

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Evidence: Your 500 word Multi Camera Essay should reflect your understanding of the principles muilti camera production through an appreciation of the formats that utilize this.

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P23.1 M23.1 D23.1

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Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your essay should show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology. To achieve a Merit grade your essay should show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology using detailed illustrative examples. To achieve a Distinction grade your essay should show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology using elucidated examples. Task Scenario: Complete your Project Proposal which should outline the technical qualities, visual style, purpose and target audience of your film noir sequence.

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Evidence: Your Project Proposal should include a target audience profile, the technical style, visual style, appropriateness of the editing / multi camera techniques to the genre, and overall purpose of your finished film noir sequence. See Project Proposal help sheet for further details. Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your Project Proposal must show evidence that your concept is working within appropriate conventions. To achieve a Merit grade your Project Proposal must show evidence that your concept is working within appropriate conventions, showing some imagination. To achieve a Distinction grade your Project Proposal must show evidence that your concept is working within appropriate conventions, working towards professional expectations.

5 Task Scenario: Complete your Pre-Production Materials necessary for the completion of a specific media production. Evidence: Your Pre-Production Materials should include a variety of necessary documentation including: Treatment, script, shooting script, shooting schedule, storyboards, location

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survey, budget plan, etc. See Pre-production material templates for further details. You will also need to detail minutes of meetings if you are working a team. Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your Pre-Production Materials should be produced within appropriate conventions, with some assistance. To achieve a Merit grade your Pre-Production Materials should be produced showing some imagination, with only occasional assistance. To achieve a Distinction grade your Pre-Production Materials should be produced showing creativity and flair, working to professional expectations.

P23.2 M23.2 D23.2

Task Scenario: Film and edit your Film Noir Short Film / Sequence using the Sony Vegas editing software on the computers.

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Evidence: Your Film Noir Short Film /Sequence should reflect the relevant codes and conventions of a film noir production. It should also contain at least one scene that is shot using a multi camera set-up.

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P23.2 M23.2 D23.2 P23.3 M23.3 D23.3

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P23.3 M23.3 D23.3

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Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your Film Noir Short Film / Sequence should be produced within appropriate conventions. To achieve a Merit grade your Film Noir Short Film / Sequence should be produced showing some imagination. To achieve a Distinction grade your Film Noir Short Film / Sequence should be produced showing creativity and flair. Task Scenario: When you have completed your production, now is the time to be reflective of the technical and aesthetic decisions you have made in the production of your film noir. You can decide to either write a 500 word written evaluation or a reflective technical commentary recorded as an audio voice over companion piece to your film.

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Evidence: Your written evaluation or your reflective audio commentary should reflect the technical competency that you (and your group) feel you have applied to your project. It should also reflect your films visual style and content ideas whilst working within the multi camera formats. See Evaluation / Commentary Help sheet for further details. Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your Evaluation / Commentary should be produced within appropriate conventions. To achieve a Merit grade your Evaluation / Commentary should be produced showing some imagination. To achieve a Distinction grade your Evaluation / Commentary should be produced showing creativity and flair.


Grading Sheet BTEC First National in Media (Creative Media Production) Unit: 1 Title: Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries

P1

Outline requirements and sources of requirements for a specific media production.

P2

Generate outline preproduction documentation for a specific media production with some assistance.

P3

Apply pre-production planning to a specific media production working with some assistance.

M1

Explain in some detail and competently present requirements and sources of requirements for a specific media production.

M2

Generate competent, carefully presented and detailed pre-production documentation for a specific media production with only occasional assistance.

M3

Apply pre-production planning to a specific media production competently with only occasional assistance.

The above criteria are covered in this assignment

To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to:

PLTS

To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to:

PLTS

PLTS

To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:

D1

Comprehensively explain and present to a quality that reflects near-professional standards fully detailed requirements and sources of requirements for a specific media production.

D2

Generate thorough and comprehensively detailed pre-production documentation for a specific media production, working independently to professional .expectations.

D3

Apply pre-production planning to a specific media production to a quality that reflects near-professional standards, working independently to professional expectations.


Grading Sheet BTEC First National in Media (Creative Media Production) Unit: 23 Title: Multi Camera Techniques

P1

P2

P3

Describe multi-camera production programme formats with some appropriate use of subject terminology.

Plan a multi-camera production with some assistance.

Perform an operational role in a multicamera production with some assistance.

M1

Explain multi-camera production programme formats with reference to detailed illustrative examples and with generally correct use of subject terminology.

M2

Plan a multi-camera production competently and effectively showing some imagination and with only occasional assistance.

M3

Perform an operational role in a multicamera production to a good technical standard with only occasional assistance.

The above criteria are covered in this assignment

To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to:

PLTS

To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to:

PLTS

PLTS

To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:

D1

Comprehensively explain multi-camera production programme formats with elucidated examples and consistently using subject terminology correctly.

D2

Plan a multi-camera production to a quality that reflects near-professional standards showing creativity and flair and working independently to professional expectations.

D3

Perform an operational role in a multicamera production to a technical quality that reflects near-professional standards working independently to professional expectations.


Authentication Statement This form must be signed by both the candidate and the centre-assessor, and attached to the candidate’s coursework submission. Any candidate unable to provide a signed authentication statement may receive zero credit for the unit. Notice to Candidates The work you submit for assessment must be your own. You may be disqualified from this assignment if you copy from someone else, copy from downloaded or published materials, allow another candidate to copy from you, or if you cheat in any other way. Any information used must be correctly referenced to its original source. Declaration of Authentication I have read and understood the Notice to Candidates above. I have produced the attached work without assistance, other than that which my teacher has explained is acceptable within the specification.

Date Student’s signature

Film Noir Brief  

Film Noir BTEC Nat Project Brief

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