This section of your work is worth 20% of the Foundation Portfolio Coursework module.
All the evidence for this must be presented on your blog.
The examiner says…
Research is a much abused term and often seems to be seen by students as doing some kind of survey and watching a few film openings chosen by the teacher. WARNING- this is not enough!
Research for this kind of project really means getting a full understanding of what the task involves by looking properly at real examples and at examples done by previous media students. A few years ago, this would have involved a big collection of VHS tapes but since YouTube came along, frankly, it’s all there on a plate for you to select from.
Preparing your Script
Before you can plan where, what and who you are going to film (Location Research, Choosing Actors, etc.) you need a story and script…
Look here for the three essential documents that you must have.
Scenario, Screenplay and Shooting Script
There are three key areas of research that you should consider:
Preparing to Shoot (Planning)
This is the stage also known as Pre-Production. The primary concern at this stage is finding suitable locations and actors
You will also perhaps need to make a storyboard, describing and planning your shots, and complete more paperwork to help you when you are directing the film. Have a look at the templates linked below and you will see what you need.
Complete these and scan them to insert into your blog when you do your shooting diary.