Section A – Question 1a

In question 1(a) you need to write about your work for the Foundation Portfolio and Advanced Portfolio units and you may refer to other media production work you have undertaken.

You will be asked to describe and evaluate your skills development in one of the following areas:

  • Digital Technology
  • Creativity
  • Research and planning
  • Post-production
  • Using conventions from real media texts

 

Digital Technology:

  • Use of DSLR’s Canon 600D – ISO, Shutter Speed, Manual Focus, Film Look – The Promise, Bystander, The French Leaves – how I improved, adapted to fit project, vintage lenses
  • Final Cut Express > Final Cut Pro – Magnetic Timeline, Real time rendering, faster speed/organisation, More audio & video options, colour grading, white balance
  • Sound – Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone, audacity better quality audio than The Promise, equalised and mixed the audio
  • Internet – wordpress (collate & evaluate ideas), blogs on filming – nofilmschool, Indietips, Youtube channels – FilmRiot (Learnt Cinematography)
  • Word > Celtx – easy formatting, meant I could set my scripts out like a real script so actors understood
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) – Sharing, getting feedback on poster, film, magazine, make up test
  • FrameForge

Creativity:

  • Use of DSLR’s Canon 600D – ISO, Shutter Speed, Manual Focus, Film Look – The Promise, Bystander, The French Leaves – how I improved, adapted to fit project, vintage lenses
  • Final Cut Express > Final Cut Pro – Magnetic Timeline, Real time rendering, faster speed/organisation, More audio & video options, colour grading, white balance
  • Internet – wordpress (collate & evaluate ideas), blogs on filming – nofilmschool, Indietips, Youtube channels – FilmRiot (Learnt Cinematography)
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) – Sharing, getting feedback on poster, film, magazine, make up test – collaboration & sharing
  • Frameforge, took out the issue of not being able to draw in The Promise
  • Audience Research
  • Celtx

Research & Planning

  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) – Sharing, getting feedback on poster, film, magazine, make up test
  • Internet – wordpress (collate & evaluate ideas), blogs on filming – nofilmschool, Indietips, Youtube channels – FilmRiot (Learnt Cinematography)
  • Audience Research
  • FrameForge 3d
  • Celtx

Post-Production

  • Final Cut Express > Final Cut Pro – Magnetic Timeline, Real time rendering, faster speed/organisation, More audio & video options, colour grading, white balance
  • Internet – wordpress (collate & evaluate ideas), blogs on filming – nofilmschool, Indietips, Youtube channels – FilmRiot, Audience Research
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) – Sharing, getting feedback on poster, film, magazine, make up test
  • Photoshop
  • Sound editing/mixing
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