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Video 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. Both preliminary and main tasks may be done individually or as a group. Maximum four members to a group.

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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.

Key words•Continuity•Couple of lines of dialogue•Shot/reverse shot

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Presentation of portfolio

Evidence of planningStoryboardShort outline of narrativeStored on a separate page on the blog

labelled “Preliminary Task”

The filmOn the blog

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K I S S

KeepIt Simple Stupid

Do not overcomplicate

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Groups

Up to 4 studentsIdeal is 3Groups can changeAll students contribute roughly equallyKeep a diary of who does what when

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Timescale

W/b 11/10 PlanningW/b 18/10 Filming + uploadW/b 1/11 EditingWed 10th November = ShowtimeWed 10th November = Showtime

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Planning

Storyboard - hand drawnScript Still photographs of the location IN

ADVANCE of filming

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Other info

Target length - 1 minuteMust include opening shot 10 seconds

listing the student names over black screen

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Approach

Establish locationIntroduce character 1ActionEnter roomIntroduce 2nd character4 lines of dialogueDoes not need a conclusion

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Hot Tips

KISSALWAYS use a tripodGet camera in close for good soundNo need for soundtrackSimple title is goodRange of shots preferred

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Outcome

Either it is a pass or a failPass = end of + start main taskFail = re-edit and re present

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