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:
RESEARCH AND PLANNING: 20%
Even before I start shooting (let alone planning) my production, I need to keep this final stage in mind. If I start (b)logging notes on this now it will save me a lot of stress as the final deadline (in May!) approaches. I am tasked with answering these questions (see below for details on how this is marked):
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 socialgroups?
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?
HOW ITS ALL MARKED [ie THE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA]
When my teacher is marking all this, they have got to write a paragraph for the exam board justifying the marks they have given me. The grid embedded below summarises the criteria they have to follow, and so I'am advised to occasionally re-read this and ask myself where I think I'll fall within the marking scheme!
For each section there are key components of the work which the teacher has to assess as being one of the following: