Task 3: P3, M2, D1

Skills Audit

DIRECTOR

Written Communication Skills My Skills Level Now
Script Writing 1 2 3 4 5
Story boarding 1 2 3 4 5
Planning shooting schedules 1 2 3 4 5
Verbal Communication Skills My Skills Level Now
Coaching actors 1 2 3 4 5
Coordinating crew on set 1 2 3 4 5
Confident of presentations and meetings 1 2 3 4 5
Practical Production Skills My Skills Level Now
Calmness under pressure 1 2 3 4 5
Decision making 1 2 3 4 5
Organisational and planning skills 1 2 3 4 5
Creativity Skills My Skills Level Now
Plan framing of shot 1 2 3 4 5
Plan composition of shot 1 2 3 4 5
Coordinating camera movement 1 2 3 4 5

1. What skill do you need to improve?
2. How would it impact your job title?
3. Why would you like to improve it?
4. What effect does that skill have on the job?
Gaps in my skills needed to work proficiently as an director:
1. Coaching actors
2. Not being able to coach actors would impact my job because it is a vital part in directing to try and get the emotion and feel of the characters correct for the scene in the movie or tv show; so being unable to coach the actors could lead to bad shots and acting.
3. I would like to improve this because I want to give myself better presence on set and be able to have more control and guidance over how a scene would turn out.
4. The effect this skill would have on my job is I wouldn’t be able to control what is happening with the actors on set so it would make it harder to control the emotions or actions of the actors in the scene.
1. Coordinating crew on set
2. Not being able to coordinate the crew on set would impact my job because it’s one of the most vital parts on set so not being able to coordinate crew on set would make me unable to create the scene I want to due to being unable to direct the crew on set.
3. I would like to improve this because I want to be able to direct the crew to the best of my ability, make the shot/scene as close to my vision as possible and an overall better shot/scene
4. The effect this skill would have on my job is I wouldn’t be able to control what the crew is doing such as the camera position, lighting position, also when to start and stop filming.
1. Script writing
2. Not being able to write scripts would impact my job because it would limit what I can do, it may also making it a bit more difficult to interpret scripts without the knowledge of scriptwriting.
3. I would like to improve this because
4. The effect this skill would have on my job is it would open up more opportunities because of the knowledge of script writing which would also mean that I’d be able to edit, change, write and interpret scripts.

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Task 4: P4, M3, D2.

Pre-production

Vlog 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYHYsX8JUzU

Vlog 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYHYsX8JUzU

Vlog 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGVQs6-d79I

Production

Vlog 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcgvGzll-S8

Vlog 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B00ubkTZfOE

Vlog 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zutDhv1yUX4

Post-Production

Vlog 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=896fyjh8QL0

Vlog 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdgH-3-NzaQ

Vlog 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eq4kL8gwX4

Evaluation

3 Strengths
– Communication
– Creativity
– Technical knowledge

3 areas of improvement
– Planning
– Calmness under pressure
– Punctuality

Peer feedback of me:
Aki: Chris handled his roles as both camera operator and actor skilfully and confidently. His knowledge of cameras gave us a lot of options when it came to filming the scenes and he was able to get articulate his thoughts well. He performed as Ex with menace and was able to consider the camera at the same time, meaning that the captured scenes were all the more scary. Overall: Everyone worked well as a team and contributed creatively and intelligently to all areas of production.

David: Chris has been a fantastic camera operator and has helped the production create perfect shots and angles

James: In the project Chris carried out the role as a camera operator and also played as a character in the trailers. Chris used his skills from his other subjects forward to help us produce a high quality trailer, the knowledge he brought forward to make a more cinematic trailer really improved every scene. Chris knew what kinds of shots and the framing of the angles to use to make every scene just that little bit better. His role as the antagonist within the trailer was hit and created the scary atmosphere that was needed to achieve the aims of this trailer.

Izzy: Christopher was the camera operator for our production without him the production wouldn’t have gone ahead. He captured the scenes well. As his first production as a camera operator I think he did rather well. Next time i think he should work on keeping calm in tricky situation

Self-Evaluation:
I think I did a good job as camera operator and actor in this production, some of my strengths in the production includes my communication skills with other members of my team, my creativity of how the shot will be presented and my technical knowledge of the camera adjusting the ISO, white balance etc.
Some of my areas of improvement however include: the planning of how I’m going to set the equipment up, my calmness under pressure can be improved because I found if something wouldn’t work or go right I’d start to stress and my final area of improvement is my punctuality so turning up to set on time.

Task 2: P2, M1

Pre-Production

Pre-production is a fairly loose term which refers to the tasks undertaken before production begins.

Pre-production tasks:

-location shooting

-Prop and wardrobe identification and preparation

-production schedule

-set construction

-script locking (semi finalization of the script)

-script read-through with cast, director and other interested parties

-define the budget

-determine the ideal length

-story boarding

-make a shot list

-create a production schedule

-visit all locations ahead of time

-determine equipment needs

-inventory equipment already had

-have a call sheet

-line up talent

Post-Production

Post-production is the third and final major phase of the production process. It is often referred to simply as post.

Post-Production tasks:

-editing video footage

-editing the soundtrack, add sound effects, music, etc

-Add titles and graphics

-Colour and exposure correction

-adding sfx if needed

-re-shooting certain scenes if required (“pick up” shots)

-pick an editing format

-do re-recording/the mix

-get a campaign image

-communicate with financier(s) and distributor(s)

Pre & Post Production Skills:

-have a good creative vision

-be good at negotiating

-understand the creative processes of filmmaking

-be able to secure finance for the production budget

-have excellent communication skills

-be able to work well under pressure and motivate the production team

-ensure compliance with regulations and codes of practice

-understand the relevant health and safety laws and procedures

Bibliography

http://www.mediacollege.com/glossary/p/pre-production.html

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http://www.thevideoeffect.tv/2013/06/26/video-pre-production-and-post-production/

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http://singlegrain.com/video-marketing/20-pre-production-steps-to-video-content/

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http://actioncutprint.com/filmmaking-articles/filmmakingarticle-21/

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http://www.mediacollege.com/glossary/p/post-production.html

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http://www.raindance.org/the-13-steps-of-post-production/

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http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-8-keys-to-a-successful-post-production-from-the-producer-of-blue-valentine-and-half-nelson

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http://creativeskillset.org/job_roles_and_stories/job_roles/757_producer

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Comparing Pre and Post Production

Venn diagram

There are many differences between pre and post production such as pre-production is for finding locations to film in, hiring actors and crew, story boarding, whereas post-production is for editing the video footage, mixing the sound, adding sfx if needed.

There are many similarities between pre and post production such as the constant involvement of people such as producers, directors, scriptwriters and making sure of the compliance with regulation and codes of practice.

Impacts

If the pre-production if bad then some of the impacts this could have is casting the wrong actors, bad script, wrong locations.

If post-production is bad then some of the impacts this could have is badly edited video footage, poorly mixed sound, not enough advertisement, not finished on time.

Presentation

I didn’t have a PowerPoint for my presentation so this is just my script.

The two job roles I am focused on are: director and director of photography. Some of the tasks a director is tasked with include: interpreting the script and developing storyboards, being the driving creative force in a films production, supervising the editing to produce the final cut and they also manage the technical aspects of filming including: the camera, sound, lighting, design and special effects department. some skills a director needs are: work intensively for long hours, pay attention to detail, creativity and imagination, good communication, people skills and calmness under pressure. Two of my favorite directors are: Stanley Kubrick ( who is responsible for movies such as: Clockwork Orange and Full metal jacket) and Steven Spielberg (who is responsible for movies such as: Jurassic park and Aliens)

Some of the tasks a director of photography has are: creating the visual identity or look of the film, working with the director, camera crew and lighting department to achieve this, managing all aspects of filming from ordering and overseeing equipment and reviewing footage. Some skills a director of photography needs are: have good technical knowledge of photo chemical and digital processes, know about camera equipment, have in depth knowledge of lighting techniques and how to achieve them and have considerable industry experience. One of my favorite directors of photography is: Andrew Dunn who was responsible for the cinematography of Perks of being a Wallflower.

Pre-Production is a fairly loose term which refers to the tasks undertaken before production. Some pre-production tasks are: location scouting, creating a production schedule, story boarding, script writing and determining equipment needs.

Post-production is the third and final major phase of the production process. Some post-production tasks are; editing video footage, editing the soundtrack, adding sound effects, music, adding titles and graphics and get a campaign image.

Some pre and post-production skills that are needed include having a good creative vision, good communication skills, be able to work under pressure, understand the creative processes of film making and ensure the compliance with regulations and codes of practice.

There are many differences between pre and post production such as pre-production is for finding locations to film and hiring actors and crew, whereas post-production is for editing the video footage and mixing sound. There are also many similarities between pre and post-production such as: the constant involvement of people such as the producer, director, scriptwriters and constant updates to the financiers and distributors.

If the pre-production is bad then some of the impacts this could have is: bad acting, wrong location choice and bad scripting. An example of this is Batman and Robin with the bad scripting and casting of Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney.

If the post-production is bad then some of the impacts this could have is terrible SFX, bad soundtrack, poor editing and lack of advertising campaign. An example of this is if orphan Black had bad special effects then the shots when they have one actress playing multiple characters would look bad and cheap.

Task 1: P1

Director

Roles of Director

-Directors may write the films script or commission it to be written, or they may be hired after an early draft of the script is complete. They must then develop a vision for the finished film and work out how to achieve it. **

-Interpreting scripts and developing storyboards ***

-Being the driving creative force a films production, visualizing and defining the style and structure of the film then bringing it to life. **

-Carrying out duties such as casting, script editing, shot composition, shot selection and editing **

-Where it should be filmed. ***

-Supervising the editing to produce the final cut. ***

-They also manage the technical aspects of filming including the camera, sound, lighting, design and special effects department. **

To do this role you need to be able to:

-Work intensively for long hours**

-Pay attention to detail **

-Be determined to succeed **

-Creativity and imagination ***

-Good communication and people skills ***

-Initiative and problem solving ability ***

-Decision making ability ***

-Good time management and budget awareness ***

-Calmness under pressure ***

-Awareness about safety issues ***

The directors impact:

Directors impact production because they oversee everything and are the creative driving force of the production, they are also responsible for the translation of the script into film or TV and are responsible for a productions artistic and commercial success or failure.

Stanley Kubrick

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Director of photography

Roles of director of photography

-Creating the visual identity, or look, of the film ****

-Working with the director, camera crew and lighting department to achieve this ****

-Managing all aspects of filming: from ordering and overseeing equipment to recces to reviewing footage ****

The Director of Photography is usually referred to as the DP and is responsible for selecting all camera equipment for the production and liaising with the technical director. The Director of Photography decides what lights and related camera equipment are needed and procures these. The Director of Photography is ultimately in charge of the photographic quality of the show and heads up a crew. They are responsible to the director. *****

http://www.elementsofcinema.com/cinematography/cinematography-basics ******

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