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Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production - Semester 1

U22: Single Camera Techniques

Assignment Details Contents


Title: Research, Plan and Apply Single Camera This assignment brief covers all
Techniques to a Media Production outcomes, 1,2 and 3, in which you must
Assessors: Tracy Cullen achieve a Pass. The brief outlines what
School: Media, Multimedia & Performing Arts you must do to achieve a Pass, Merit, or
Programme level: 3 Assignment number: 1 Distinction. Read the Scenario and Tasks
and follow them closely using the notes
Issue date: Interim hand-in (if and guidelines covered in class and
16.09.2019 applicable): N/A resources provided.
Feedback: Due: 13.12.2019
06.01.2020
IV: Ian Broome IV date: 06.01.2020

Outcomes:
1 Understand the features of single camera production
2 Be able to plan a single camera production
3 Be able to apply single camera techniques in a production.
Overview

Indicative Content
Understand the features of single camera production
1 Formats: eg series, serial, single drama; genre, eg period, dramadoc, crime, soap opera,
comedy
Narrative structures: eg linear (or sequential), non-linear (or non-sequential), flashback,
realist, anti-realist;
endings, eg open, closed
Technical: camera; lighting; sound; editing; scripting; building a scene; building a story
2 Be able to plan a single camera production
Devising: finding ideas; developing ideas; narrative structures; character; scripts;
treatments; storyboards
Resources: talent; properties; costume; locations; video recording and playback equipment;
audio
recording and playback equipment; lighting equipment; sound and visual effects
Planning: treatments; shooting scripts; records of pre-production meetings; shooting
schedules; call
sheets; production roles; floor or location plans; prop lists; daily report sheets; production
schedules
Health and safety: risk assessments (studio, locations)
3 Be able to apply single camera techniques in a production
Production process: rehearsals; shoot; shooting records; production logs; technical
competencies; creative
abilities; own work; teamwork
Post-production process: reviewing recorded material; edit preparation; editing vision and
sound; reviewing edit
Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production - Semester 1
U22: Single Camera Techniques

Scenario
You have been asked, as part of a Live Brief, by The Churches Trust to create a
Biographical Sketch using a single camera to convey your biog to your audience. In this
assignment, students must produce an essay/video essay/Prezi/presentation conveying
their understanding of the features of single camera production. Having studied this
area, students are then required to plan a single camera production and then applying
single camera techniques to that production.

During class you will access a range of factual programme formats and styles that target
different audiences. Class discussion of selected material will support your analyses of
current factual programmes and also inform your own practical work.

Independent study is also encouraged, in order for you to provide evidence of individual
achievement and understanding.

This assignment may also be cross-referenced with any other unit which incorporates
the use of Single Camera Techniques.
Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production - Semester 1
U22: Single Camera Techniques

Tasks Pass Criteria


Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production - Semester 1
U22: Single Camera Techniques

1. Produce an essay/video essay on the features of To achieve each outcome a


single camera techniques focusing on some of the learner must demonstrate the
formats, narrative structures and the technical ability to:
aspects P1)
P1 Describe issues relating to
2. Produce a Plan for a Single Camera production. factual television programmes
Making reference to the Devising and Planning with some appropriate use of
stages. You must refer to Resources and Risk subject terminology
Assessment, including documentation on all
points where relevant. (P2) P2 Describe codes and
conventions of factual
3. Complete an Evaluation making specific reference television programmes
to the Production Process and the Post-Production expressing ideas with some
Process. (P3) appropriate use of subject
terminology
Consider the case studies and examples we have looked
at in class, class notes and discussions to complete the
assignment. P3 Produce a single camera
production working within
Tasks: appropriate conventions and with
some assistance.
1. Research Single Camera Techniques (P1)

2. Select particular examples from your research to


illustrate your responses (P1)
3. Produce an Essay/Video Essay citing at least two
examples of Formats, at least two examples of
Narrative Structures and at least two examples of
Technical Considerations.(P1)
4. Devise and Plan a Single Camera Production
which can be produced making reference to
Resources required and including a Risk
Assessment. (P2)
5. Produce an evaluation which refers to at least
two points from the Production Process and the
Post-Production Process (P3)
1.
2. Read the assessment criteria’s carefully and make sure
you attempt them at all levels to include Pass Merit and
Distinction grades.

Merit Criteria Distinction Criteria


Merit: - Pass criteria plus following Distinction: - Merit criteria plus
following
M1 explain the features of single camera D1 comprehensively explain the features of
production with reference to detailed single camera production with reference to
illustrative examples and with generally
correct use of
Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production - Semester 1
U22: Single Camera Techniques

subject terminology elucidated examples and consistently using


subject
M2 generate detailed ideas for a single terminology correctly
camera production showing some
imagination and with only occasional D2 generate thoroughly thought through
assistance ideas for a single camera production
showing creativity and flair and working
M3 produce a single camera production to a independently to professional expectations
good
technical standard showing some D3 produce a single camera production to a
imagination and with only occasional technical quality that reflects near
assistance professional standards showing creativity
and flair and working independently to
professional expectations.

Guidance
Use the examples covered in class, along with notes from class discussions, lectures and research.
Use the links and resources provided on Moodle as well as the links below.
Support materials
The following agencies exist to develop film and media in the UK. Their websites provide material for research and
many of them include clips of production work.
www.bfi.org.uk – British Film Institute
www.em-media.org.uk/pages/home – East Midlands Media
www.filmagencywales.com/– Film Agency for Wales
www.filmlondon.org.uk/– Film London
www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/– Northern Ireland Screen
www.northernmedia.org/– Northern Film and Media
www.northwestvision.co.uk/– North West Vision and Media
www.scottishscreen.com/– Scottish Screen
www.skillset.org/careers/.
Further general information on work-related learning can be found at the following websites:
www.aimhighersw.ac.uk/wbl.htm – work-based learning guidance
www.businesslink.gov.uk – local, regional business links
www.nebpn.org – National Education and Business Partnership Network
www.vocationallearning.org.uk – Learning and Skills Network
www.warwick.ac.uk/wie/cei/ – Centre for Education and Industry, University of Warwick – work
experience and workplace learning frameworks.
Indicative reading for learners
Websites
www.bbc.co.uk/dna/filmnetwork/Filmmakingguide – BBC information about film making
www.britishfilmmagazine.com/filmmaking.html – website of The British Film Magazine
www.firstlightmovies.com – First Light exists to encourage film making amongst young people and
has links to
www.primary-film-focus.co.uk/filmpreproduction.html