Film Studies Storyboard Coursework

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 THC Film Studies

AS Coursework Specification

Exploring Film Form
One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of candidate's choice produce meanings and responses (1500 words) (30 marks) (Andrea)

One
creative project based on a film sequence or short film
(50 marks: sequence or short film (40) /reflective analysis (10) (Sarah)

Creative Project

Part one:

An extended step outline of 1000 words (representing 5-8 scenes)
OR
photographed (digital or photo-chemical) storyboard of between 10 and 25 different shots (some of which may be repeated) plus up to 5 found shots (shots which would be difficult to photograph or where locations need to be established). The 5 found shots must be acknowledged.
(40 MARKS)


Part Two:

Reflective analysis approximately 750 words or equivalent
The reflective analysis should select key micro features of the sequence and demonstrate how they make meaning(s) and aim to provoke response(s) in audiences. Candidates working in a groupshould focus on the construction and impact of their chosen micro aspect.

The analysis can be presented:
As a continuous piece of writing, with illustrative material,
In a digital form such as a suitably edited blog or another webbased format OR
As a focused DVD commentary.
(10 MARKS)

Part Three:

Aims and context 
A clarification of the aims and context of the product to be completed on the appropriate cover sheet. 

Please note: the 'Aims and Context' must be completed on the appropriate cover sheet, otherwise the Creative Project and accompanying Reflective Analysis cannot be adequately assessed. 


Coursework Guidance

Devising an Extended Step Outline 
Looking at the top Step Outline sheet on the download file (below), you will see that half the page is given over for a scene description and it stresses ‘without dialogue’. The reason for this is to give you space to describe the setting and what is going on without worrying about what is said or how it is delivered. This allows you to visualise the setting, the action and the micro aspects without reliance on dialogue and means you will be focused on mise-en-scène, on sound, on how it might be shot and even how it might be edited, or performed. (Although this is not directly your concern as a scriptwriter, it should be on your mind. If it is, you can more easily write a scene to suggest the way it could be shot.) 

The example at the bottome of the page is of an extended step outline for one scene (you will be creating about five). There are three versions of this one scene to illustrate how you can demonstrate a focus on different micro aspects: the first focuses on lighting (which is shown), the second would be on sound and the last on performance.     
step_outline_quidlines.pdf
File Size: 54 kb
File Type: pdf
Download File


Step outline requirements

You are required to come up with a creative and imaginative storyline / plot for a film (the genre can be of your own choosing) and create a step outline for the opening OR ending of your film.

You will need to submit a folder containing the following:

Detail analysis of your narrative structure and plot outline

Research into your chosen genre (looking at lighting, sound and performance). You will need to create a casestudy on ONE film within your genre
Your step outline (you will need to focus on ONE of the three elements for your step outline)
750 word (or equivalent ) Evaluation

The extended step outline will thus provide you with the opportunity to develop ideas for a series of scenes – between five and eight is required, totalling1000 words – whilst still developing visualising skills. As a guideline, the average length of a scene for this extended step outline is envisaged as between 175 and 200 words (excluding the context boxes above the scene description and excluding the micro indications in square brackets). The word count for the extended step outline will thus be based on the words of the scene description alone. 
Step Outline Word template
File Size: 16 kb
File Type: docx
Download File


Digital storyboard template

Storyboard requirements

You are required to come up with a creative and imaginative storyline / plot for a film (the genre can be of your own choosing) and create a photographed storybored for the opening OR ending of your film.

You will need to submit a folder containing the following:

Detail analysis of your narrative structure and plot outline
Research into your chosen genre (looking at lighting and mise-en-scene). You will need to create a casestudy on a film within your genre
Your storyboard (25 different shots plus 5 found shots)
750 word (or equivalent) Evaluation

The presentation of your storyboard:

You must present a word document containing 1 or 2 pictures per page along with:
Frame description
Narration 
Media list
Camera angles 

OR

A digital storyboard like the example below with a document containing Frame description, Narration and Media list.
(The below You Tube clip is an example only and should not be copied). You can upload your pictures to Premier Pro editing suit and burn to disc.
You will however still need to hand in the original photos for submission

Help and guidance

The Files and PowerPoint slides below will help you gain a greater understanding Narrative structure and Mise-en-scene for your productions

Coursework Timetable

Below is an outline of each lesson and homework required. Your coursework will run until the last week in November. You have draft deadlines which must be met and failure to hand in your coursework on the final submission day will result in an automatic fail.
timetable_for_as_coursework.doc
File Size: 37 kb
File Type: doc
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Storyboard Tutorial

http://StoryboardTips.com
How to choose the best angle for your storyboard drawings. Tips and tricks on drawing upshots and downshots, too

Taxi Driver Storyboard

Storyboards from the famous Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro, directed by Martin Scorsese.


The art of storyboarding with Sam Mendes

Exclusive one hour long 'American Beauty' storyboard
presentation with commentary of director Sam Mendes and director of photography Conrad L Hall.







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