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Oct072016

List of Items for your blog - short Film 

Several students have asked me to post what the expectation is in terms of blog work. .  This is not a definitive list and a grade A blog will showcase greater independence and originality.  Please also be aware of your choices for ancillary tasks.

 Research

  •  Analysis of short films some of which may be in  the genre that you are considering - micro and macro features (individual) I would analyse at least 7 trailers and do a different BLOG entry for each- you don't necessarily need them to be within genre - you just need to make sure that you are taking key elements that you like from them.
  • Analysis of film posters - short films or feature films 
  • Analysis of audience demographic and box office for the same films -use IMDB (individual) - this is probably difficult for short films - you may consider looking at the comments of users on Vimeo/youtube and other short film website 
  • Analysis of four film reviews - don't forget that you will be judged on mimicking the writing style as well as the layout and photos that you use.
  • Posting about synergy between the poster campaign and the short film campaign for the short film that you have analysed (if this is available) (individual -  group discussion - VLOG)
  • Posting about the impact of short film sites/social networking/youtube/phone apps on short film and short film used as a vehicle to get funding for feature length projects. - where and when we see them etc (group VLOG)
  • I would have also loved you to have looked at development of the short film over time - remember I set this work weeks ago - however no one has done it. 
  • Questionnaire - create google questionnaire about how audiences respond to short film 

 Planning 

  1.  Minutes of meetings - ongoing (group )
  2. Mind maps -ideas etc (group - unless your ideas are your own)
  3. Narrative of film - synopsis - group
  4. logline for film - this is a 2 to three sentence summing up of the film 
  5. Story cannon for film - how it relates to other films - sum it up - several ideas - group
  6. Key elements of narrative in your short film 
  7. Thematic concerns of your film 
  8. Storyboard (this should be a movie - e.g. animatrix 
  9. Shooting script for short film - please look at example shooting script on OCR A grade blog
  10. Mock up poster - taglines/slogan etc should show synergy with short film connote genre through shared iconography, cinematography, stars, director, production etc
  11. Mock up poster - 
  12. Mock up review 
  13. Audience feedback on planning  - questionnaire or focus group - group work
  14. Filming Schedule 
  15. Location/costume/prop ideas - group 
  16. Sound ideas and inspiration -should be done on garage band 

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