Monday, 11 May 2009

Hip Hip Hurray!

Well done everyone! We have reached the end of the AS year and your AS course. We are really pleased with the standard of work this year and there are a number of outstanding pieces with which we are super-impressed! As a department, we all agree that the films this year are the highest standard we have seen in this college so you should all be very happy with yourselves!

Also, we are really happy with how the whole blog thing has worked out so another pat on the back to you all. Most of you have used the blog as a brilliant way to keep on top of your production processes and therefore should have found them really helpful when it came to writing the evaluation - I know we referred back to them especially for initial research and the films you have acknowledged.

So, to summarize, well done Media students! We are really pleased and you should be too! See you all for A2 music videos!

Friday, 1 May 2009

Evaluation instructions

The instructions for completing the evaluations are now on Eloreto. Remember that each member of the group must be seen to be contributing to this by making at least one posting on the blog.

You will be assessed on the quality of the entire blog, so help members of your group out with their posts and make sure that the whole group is happy with everything that is on the blog.

Evaluation deadline is 4pm on Friday 8th May.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The evaluation.

We cannot stress how important the evaluation is in you achieving a high mark and overall grade. It is worth 20% of your final mark which is the equivalent of two whole grade boundaries. Make sure you address each question as a separate entry and add visuals, including frames from your finished piece. We think this could be some of the best production work we have ever seen at Loreto so don't let yourselves down with evaluations which are too chatty, brief or lacking detail. make sure your teachers see a version of each blog entry before you publish them.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Blog update

Hi everyone,

Please make sure you are keeing on top of your blog! Having just checked them all out, there are some really good ones that are really thorough and well-phrased. However, some of them have not been added to since February 2nd! You should be concentrating on filming and editing but there is no reason why your blog shouldn't also be right up to date. Remember, it is much easier to keep a diary of your creative processes as you go along rather than trying to remember what you did, and when, all in one horrible rush at the end.

Keep going!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Final Deadlines.

The final deadline for the film itself is 4.00pm on Friday 1 May 2009. The film has to be complete in every respect as of this deadline. No alterations or additions will be possible after this.

The deadline for your completed blog will be 4.00pm on Friday 8 May 2009. We will give you further guidelines as to ways in which you might improve your blog and we will give you specific help in writing the evaluation, arguably the most important aspect of the blog.

If it seems like a long way off, there are only 18 College days to that first deadline.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Filming Deadline

Remember that the filming deadline is just over two weeks away- Friday 20th March. It is very important that you get all of your footage by this date.

Ensure that you film lots of different takes and aim for an interesting variety of camera shots- the more good quality footage you have to edit, the better your project is likely to be.

Make sure you are working hard and getting your group organised!

Friday, 27 February 2009

Drama opening- Romeo and Juliet

This is a bit different, but it is a very powerful opening with a lot of good images. Concentrate on the first 2 minutes 30 seconds