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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: 29 Unit Title: Music Video Production Assignment Title: Music Video IV of assignment Date: SSM brief by Student Name:

Assignment Tutor:

Date Issued:

Deadline Date:

For each assignment you must: 1.

2. 3.

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 P29.1 P29.2 P29.3 P29.4

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

M29.1 M29.2 M29.3 M29.4

D29.1 D29.2 D29.3 D29.4

Part Full

Part Full


Assignment Scenario You are a new, small but ambitious video production company. You have been contracted by a record label to produce a music video to one of the bands on their catalogue of music artists. You are going to produce a suitable music video for a pre-existing track of your choice. Alternatively, if you are in a band or know of a band that requires the production of a music video then you can take this option. You can either follow a clear narrative structure (story) or a traditional mood driven video which is largely focused on the band, or a mixture of both. The music video must (obviously) reflect the genre of the track you have chosen. Documentation needed for this assignment includes: * Project Development Diary (for the duration of the project) * Completed Music Video Workbook *Completed Music Video Analysis Essay (1,000 word Minimum) * Pre Production Materials * Finished Music Video * Written Evaluation or Production Commentary Voice-over

(This list is just a very basic overview of what needs to be submitted. See Music Video 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) 29.1(PMD), 29.2 (PMD), 29.3(PMD), 29.4 (PMD)

Scenario: You are working for a small but ambitious production company that has been contracted to produce a short 2-3 minute zombie short film / sequence. Your short film should conform to all the usual codes and conventions used within the horror zombie film sub genre. Try to conform to all of the zombie sub genre conventions within this 2-3 minute scene. You can choose to work individually or as part of a larger group (4 maximum). If you do choose to work in a group you must delegate responsibilities fairly (i.e.: - scriptwriter, camera person, editor, director, etc.). Witness statements are available for confirmation of equally distributed work, and observations will be made by teachers. You must mix genres within your film so you show us a greater understanding of what is meant by the term hybrid/sub genre. Your film could start as a romantic comedy and then turn into a zombie horror film. You could even make a musical zombie film where the zombies give a little song and dance - Horror/musical. Task No.

Task Description

Unit Number

Criteria Covered

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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. 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 Music Video workbook to improve your understanding of stylistic qualities, purpose and content of music videos. It is through this understanding that you will better appreciate the features associated with music videos. Evidence: Your Music Video Workbook should consist of a series of questions and activities that you are required to fully complete to show understanding of stylistic qualities, purpose and content of music videos. Assessment:


To achieve a Pass grade your Music Video Workbook must show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology. To achieve a Merit grade your Music Video Workbook must show evidence of appropriate use of subject terminology using detailed illustrative examples. Task Scenario: Your next task is to write a 1,000 word essay comparing and contrasting two music videos of your own choice and analyzing aesthetic qualities, stylistic conventions and technical achievements within them. You should use research and bibliography references as appropriate.

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Evidence: Your 1,000 word Music Video Analysis essay should reflect your understanding of Music Video formats through the analysis of aesthetic qualities, stylistic conventions and technical achievements See Music Video Analysis Essay Help sheet for further details.

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P1.1 M1.1 D1.1 P1.2 M1.2 D1.2 P1.3 M1.3 D1.3 P29.3 M29.3 D29.3

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Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your essay should show appropriate understanding of conventions. To achieve a Merit grade your essay should show evidence of imaginative thinking. To achieve a Distinction grade your essay should show evidence of near professional standards showing creativity and flair. Task Scenario: Complete your Pre-Production Materials necessary for the completion of a specific media production.

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Evidence: Your Pre-Production Materials should include a variety of necessary documentation including: Treatment, script, shooting script, shooting schedule, storyboards, location survey, budget plan, etc. See Pre-production material templates for further details. 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.

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29 Task Scenario: Film and edit your Completed Music Video using the Sony Vegas editing software on the computers. Evidence: Your Completed Music Video should reflect the relevant codes and conventions of a music video production. It should also reflect the appropriate conventions and techniques of the track chosen.

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Assessment: To achieve a Pass grade your Music Video should be produced within appropriate conventions. To achieve a Merit grade your Music Video should be produced showing some imagination. To achieve a Distinction grade your Music Video 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 music video. 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. 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.

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

P1

P2

P3

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

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

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 preproduction 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 preproduction 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: 29 Title: Music Video Production

P1

P2

P3

P4

Describe the purposes of music videos with some appropriate use of subject terminology.

Describe the styles, conventions and techniques of music videos with some appropriate use of subject terminology.

Originate and plan a music video production for a specific music track working within appropriate conventions with some assistance.

Work to complete production of a music video working within appropriate conventions and with some assistance.

M1

Explain the purposes of music videos with reference to detailed illustrative examples and with generally correct use of subject terminology.

M2

Explain the styles, conventions and techniques of music videos with reference to detailed illustrative examples and with generally correct use of subject terminology.

M3

Originate and plan a music video production for a specific music track effectively showing some imagination and with only occasional assistance.

M4

Work competently to complete production of a music video 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:

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 the purposes of music videos with elucidated examples and consistently using subject terminology correctly.

D2

Comprehensively explain the styles, conventions and techniques of music videos with elucidated examples and consistently using subject terminology correctly.

D3

Originate and plan a music video production for a specific music track to a technical quality that reflects nearprofessional standards, showing creativity and flair and working independently to professional expectations.

D4

Work to a technical quality that reflects near-professional standards to complete production of a music video, showing creativity and flair and working independently to professional expectations.


The above criteria are covered in this assignment


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.

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