SCENARIO: You are an independent filmmaker. Plan and create a 3-5 minute TV drama or short film for entry into the festival circuit and/ or to send to commissioning editors.
TASK 1: Due 13th March
Brief with dates
Create resources to teach a GCSE Media class about TV Drama and the short film. This can be a powerpoint presentation, a film-based presentation, a webpage, or a written chapter.
Have a look at the assessment criteria above. Where would you place the work of these students? What are they doing well? Is there anything they could do to improve?
TASK 2: Due 5th June
Plan your short film or TV Drama
From Task 1, you should have some idea of the kind of short film or TV drama you want to make. Watch as many similar things as you can. Start brainstorming and creating ideas for your own piece (notice - key words are CREATIVE and FLAIR if you want a distinction. They also want your pre-production to be THOROUGH. One quick mindmap is most definitely not thorough.) Once you have your idea, start proper pre-production - all documentation available here.
An example of (IB) student pre-production. How would they do in BTEC?
TASK 3: Due 26th June
Produce your TV Drama or short film
A Few Films...
Tick Tock - non linear narrative, non-realist
Cracked Screen - Open ending, realist, three-part plot
The Answers - Flashbacks, non-linear narrative, three-part plot
The Crossing - Genre (Horror)
Signs - Genre (Romance), closed ending, three-part plot