Level 3 Media Studies Term Two: Let's design some films

  • Posted on: 26 May 2016
  • By: richardpitts
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This term, we'll take our skills from film analysis and plan our own short films, based around some ideas we’ve been discussing in class (our films will be set in the future, about an issue or development we can see happening today).

This will involve a good deal of refining ideas, writing scripts, taking photos for storyboards... eventually you'll end up with a finished 3.5 planning assignment, for 4 credits (at the end of this term). After we've planned it thoroughly, we'll begin scripting it (another 3 credit internal, next term), and eventually filming it (6 credit internal)!

Planning a film involves quite a bit of visual creativity - it'd be a great tie-in if you're doing photography, design or art. There are lots of transferable skills from English, too - you'll have to be thinking about audience and purpose quite a bit :)

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