Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Blog Layout

Make sure your blogs are laid out in the correct way:

  1. Note to moderator
  2. coursework (all 3 items)
  3. preliminary task (2 items)
  4. evaluation (in order 1-7 or 7-1, questions at top and titled correctly)
  5. make sure all posts have labels that match the post

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Busted Music Video Remake Task

A2 (BUSTED) VIDEO SCHEDULE prelim task 2013

Preliminary Evaluation

What skills have you started to develop in the following three areas?

1) Pre production (story boarding)
2) Production (filming)
3) Post production (editing footage)

For each aspect you need to write an account of what you did and list skills acquired and skills you need to develop. 50 words minimum per area.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Storyboard Templates

Click on image (or use Printable Paper link in Websites list) to access storyboard templates that you may find useful.

The Kills-No Wow (2007)

Risk Assessment

Your risk assessment needs to cover any hazards you may encounter:
  1. falls (of crew and equipment)?
  2. temporary structures?
  3. tripping hazards?
  4. vehicles?
  5. special effects?
  6. weapons?
  7. burns from lighting?
For example:
Hazard: falls of men and equipment?
Answer: Yes
Severity: Medium
Likelihood: Medium
Persons at risk: all actors and crew (3+). All equipment.
Precautions: minimise all risks that would cause people to fall and ensure all equipment is stable and secure whilst in use.
Some hazards will simply require a 'No' response.

Busted-What I Go To School For Lyrics

Her voice is echoed in my mind
I count the days till she is mine
Can’t tell my friends cause they will laugh
I love a member of the staff

And I fought my way to front of class
to get the best view of her ass
I drop a pencil on the floor
She bends down and shows me more

That’s what I go to school for
Even though it is a real bore
You can call me crazy
But I know that she craves me
That’s what I go to school for
Even though it is a real bore
Girlfriends I’ve had plenty
But none like Miss Mackenzie
That’s what I go to school for
That’s what I go to school for

So she may be thirty-three
But that doesn’t bother me
Her boyfriend's working out of town
I find a reason to go round

I climb a tree outside her home
To make sure that she's alone
I see her in her underwear
I can’t help but stop and stare


Preliminary activity-film

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.
  • Work in a group of 3 or 4.
  • Try to keep to between 12-15 shots.
  • Storyboard your shots (include: shot description, brief description of action, duration of shot)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Music Video Task Research

The next task is threefold: Music video, CD digipak and magazine advert for the CD.

The more research you do the better. Find CD cover images and music videos that you like. Try to look beyond your favourite bands and branch out into unfamiliar areas. Use the resources in the classroom to help.

This initial research will be quite broad, in June/July you will choose a song and begin to research the genre that the song comes from. This will lead to more focused research.

The Deadline Is Friday

The task at hand is to finish your evaluations. The deadline is 3:10pm Friday. You need to sign the sheet in the English office to indicate completion.

  1. Compose a post detailing the remaining work you need to complete (i) this lesson (ii)by Friday's lesson.
  2. Complete the tasks you detail in (i) above.
  3. If you have completed your evaluation then you can turn your attention to music video (see the next post) .