The first practical thing we ask you to do is to film a chess scene. The purpose of this is to give you a chance to work through the production process and specifically to focus on cinematography skills.

 

 

The brief for this task is here. Pretty obviously, it pushes you towards a certain Expressionist or Noir style. That's fine; this is primarily a test of your planning and cinematogaphy skills and that dark, shadowy style is a challenge to pull off well, so if that's what you want to do, go for it. However, IB Film values creativity and independence at least as much as anything else; if you want to do something else, ignore the brief entirely. The only 'rule' is that the narrative incorporates a game of chess.

Brief for chess scene

TASK OUTLINE

STUDENT WORK

OBJECTIVES AND ASSESSMENT

The criteria for all practical work in IB Film are those found here. We are focused in this particular assignment on:

 

CRITERION C: Technical and Professional Skils

CRITERION D: Use of Film Language

CRITERION E: Creativity and Originality

 

More generally, we really want to see students working professionally through the production process: Pre-production, production, post-production. Your teacher will be paying close attention to see who is planning effectively, managing time, getting things done on time and with minimum fuss.

 

 

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