Group Roles

Published by George Gamble

Throughout the filming progress we will all take on these roles:

Cinematography - Harry Knight
Director - George Gamble
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

My 5 Fave Films

Peter Jackson
1. The Lord Of The Rings - Return Of The King - 
Peter Jackson (2003) 

Budget - $377 million
UK Box Office - £61.06m

The editing of this film is outstanding. A film that really catches the viewers. 


2. Dodgeball - 
Rawson Marshall Thurber (2004)

Budget - $20 million
Rawson Marshall Thurber

I film that can be watched over and over. It never fails 
to make me laugh.

3. The Dark Knight - 
Christopher Nolan (2008)

Budget - $185 million
Christopher Nolan

 A film which is good all the way through. Heath Ledger plays the Joker superbly.

4. Anchorman - 
AdamMcKay (2004) 

Budget - $25 million
UK Box Office - £50 million
Adam McKay

 A Will Ferrell special. Great set of acting and very well thought of storyline.

5. The Shawshank Redemption - 
Frank Darabont (1995)

Budget - $35m
Frank Darabont

A wise film with a very well thought of storyline. Shows that
not every man in Prison is a criminal. 

Monday, 11 October 2010

G321 - Simplified Marking Criteria as 1 Sheet

My Coursework Task

Your mission is to carry out the following brief:

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:


Your work is marked partially on my observations of your approach and level of organisation, but fundamentally its a DVD and your blog that are marked.

Friday, 8 October 2010

My Coursework Task

Even before you start shooting (let alone planning) your production, you need to keep this final stage in mind. If you start (b)logging notes on this now it will save you a lot of stress as the final deadline (in May!) approaches. You are 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 social groups?
  • 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?

When i am being marked, a paragraph will be written explaining my mark that has been given to me. For each section there are key components of my work