Checklist 8: The Evaluation

Use this link to get to the helpsheet for writing the review.


Checklist 7: Editing Logs

You need to produce editing logs of how you edited your trailer together (minimum 4). Explain the editing decisions you made, how they shaped your trailer and created meaning for the audience. Take screenshots to help illustrate the editing process. Things you could talk about in your logs: how you imported the footage, how you organised the footage into bins, how you assessd which shots you would use, how you trimmed and edited your clips, how you organised the clips on the timeline, how you manipulated the clips with effects, how you used editing transitions like fades or cuts in order to achieve specific effects, how you used intertitles, how you put an institutional logo in, how you created the title screen, how you used music and sound.


Checklist 6: Production 

Production Log: You need to complete a production log for every day that you film (minimum 4). The log needs to state:

- What the group did today:

- Why we did this:

- What I was personally responsible for:

- The purpose/impact/effect of this was:

This needs to be detailed. Clearly explain the decisions that were made and why. Relate your production logs back to your specific production role (camera, lighting, sound or director). Don’t just describe what you did. Explain why certain creative choices were made in relation to the effect it will have on the audience. For example, don’t say,“We used a low angle shot because it looked good.” Instead say, “As the camera person it was my my job to ensure we used effective camera angles. I positioned the camera to take a low angle shot of Keith in order to make him look intimidating." 

Your log must demostrate your individual contribution to the work. Things you might want to mention:

Camera person: camera set up, camera movement, framing, shot types, shot length, overcoming problems with camera work.

Lighting person: use of natural light, use of artifical light, how lighting was manipulated for effect, overcoming problems with lighting

Sound person: Use of sound, checking sound quality, sound levels, overcoming problems with sound, creating different sound effects

Director: creative decisions made, directing actors, directing crew, overcoming problems.






Checklist 5: Group Planning Stages. All work categorised Unit 5 Criterion 1

Decide who you are working with! All the following work is group planning. All this work is to be categorised Unit 5 Criterion 1.

1) Minutes of your group meeting - who is in the group, who will have what roles (camera, lighting, sound, director) and why, which trailer idea you've chosen and why, are you modifying the trailer idea at all and why.

2) Research your chosen role. What does being a camera, lighting, sound person or director involve?

3) Filming Schedules: complete a filming schedule for each scene -


Checklist 4: Preproduction Planning. All work categorised Unit 5 Criterion 1

1: My Ideal Audience Member: Who is your perfect audience member? Find an image on google to represent them then either write a paragrpah or do a spider diagram with the following information:

Age, occupation, hobbies, interests, favourite films, favourite music, favourite shops and brands, where do they go out, what do they do for fun, use of social networking, how often do they go to the cinema, how often do they watch films at home, where do they get films from (bought DVDs, downloading - legal or illegal etc), where do they watch trailers, how do they find out about new films, anything else you can think of!

2: Storyboard: Use Storyboard That (link at the top of this website) to create a storyboard for your trailer. You need to show different shot types. You need to clearly establsih the narrative (think about establishing the equilibrium, introducing the disruption and showing a montage sequence of different elements from the disruption). Also make sure you are clearly establishing characters and setting. You need to write in the boxes next to the pictures what the shot type is and what dialogue/sound there is.

3: Script:  The script shows what the dialogue is.  Use Courier font size 12

Scene One: At the fairground

Pete: Let’s go on the rollercoaster!
Sarah: No way! I heard someone died on there last year!
Pete: Oh come on, it'll be fun!

Scene Two: Control room at fairgorund

Evil Dave: Finally I will have my revenge.

4: Cast and Crew Requirements

Cast: Explain why you have made the casting choices you have. Why will they be suitable for the roles?

Evil Dave: Remon

Pete: Walid

Sarah: Ibrahim



Director: Josh

Lighting: Vicky

Camera: Suleiman

Sound: Anthony


 5: Shooting script: You need to do a shooting script - it is a like a cross between a script and a storyboard but it is all written and doesn't have any pictures. Follow this link for instructions:


6: Location ideas: A document that has ideas for the locations you will use. This could be a powerpoint with pictures (from google images or photos you've taken and uploaded yourself) and annotations explaining why these locations are suitable, in terms of genre conventions, for your trailer.

 7: Costume ideas: A document that has ideas for the costumes you will use for your characters. This could be a powerpoint with pictures (from google images or photos you've taken and uploaded yourself) and annotations explaining why these costumes are suitable, in terms of genre conventions, for your trailer.

8: Props lists: A list of props that you will need.

9: Budgeting requirements: What your budget will be and what the money will be spent on (cost of props, costumes, travel etc)

10: Risk Assessment - follow this link for the template...

Categorise each piece of work: Unit 5 Critera 1