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FMP Overview

Posted: November 18, 2016 by Alan Hardcastle in CMP 15_17, General
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 In this project you will devise a sequence featuring Visual and special
effects, script is, shoot it and design the sound.

You could recover Film and / or TV with this – as long as it meets the
stipulations:

  • The final sequence must be up to 5 minutes long
  • You will have devised, tested and implemented a Visual Effects Sequence
  • You will have devised, tested and Implemented a Special Effects Sequence
  • You will have undertaken Pre Production ( for the effects and for
    the sequence)
  • You will have Directed & Shot the effects sequencesYou will
  • have edited the effects sequences
  • You will have devised the sound design for the effects sequence (and contributed to the overall sequence)

As we progress through the project, you will set further tasks to do
dependent on your chosen direction of study.

 You will need to construct a personal plan to show what you are doing
and how it fits in with the units you are covering.

So, for example…

Task

Unit Criteria

Submission Date

Research Simple VFX
Tests:

  • Get hit by a car (Road Safety Advert)
  • Landing like Hancock / Man of Steel
  • Green screen in a location (including
    shadow!)
  • Crawling out of a TV (The Ring)
  • Lightsabers (Star Wars)

Look at how they were used in the film / TV show

Use at a tutorial to recreate it

Produce a VFX Breakdown to show how you did it

Unit 44, outcome 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 44, outcome 2

13/12/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at professional
SFX / VFX breakdowns: for example –

  • Superman
  • American Werewolf in London
  • Scanners
  • Star Wars (1-7)
  • Lord of the Rings / Hobbit
  • Jurassic Park
  • Avatar
  • Etc

Unit 44, outcome 1

Unit 45, Outcome 1

13/12/16

 

Simple SFX Tests:

  • Zombie makeup (Walking Dead Etc)
  • Broken Arm
  • Black eyes & Scars
  • Flying Helicopter
  • Miniature person in a giant world (The
    Borrowers)

Look at how they were used in the film / TV show

Use at a tutorial to recreate it / use Media Make up professional

Produce a SFX Breakdown to show how you did it

Unit 45, outcome 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 45, outcome 2 & 3

13/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/12/15


Criteria for Part 1 – submission 13/12/16 and 6/2/2017

Unit 44: Visual Effects for TV and Film

1 Understand visual effects techniques and their
application in audio-visual media products

P1 Learners analyse a range of
visual effects techniques, and their application in digital post-production,
using examples from a variety of audio-visual media products

 

2 Be able to produce pre-production materials for a 2-3
minute audio-visual sequence, containing planning for visual effects

P2 Learners produce
pre-production materials for a 2-3 minute
audio-visual sequence, including:

a) treatment or concept
with planning for a minimum of three different visual effects

b) script
identifying the
planned visual effects

c) storyboard
identifying the planned visual effects

d) relevant recce(s)
and risk assessment(s)

e) production schedule

M1 Learners produce a proficient storyboard for a 2-3 minute sequence, which includes sound, mise en scène, production
directions and the planned visual effects, which are appropriate to the
intention of the 2-3 minute sequence. The storyboard produced is generally of
a good technical standard

 

Unit 45  SPECIAL
EFFECTS FOR TV AND FILM

1
Understand special effects techniques

P1
Learners analyse a range of special effects
techniques and their use in film and TV production using examples from a
variety of audio-visual media products

 

 

2
Be able to plan and test the chosen special effect, and the footage it will
appear in

P2
Learners develop an idea for one special effect from the following list:

  • mechanised prop
  • stunt prop
  • scale model
  • prosthetic makeup
  • pyrotechnics

 

 

 

3
Be able to plan and test a chosen special effect, and the footage it will
appear in

P3
Learners plan one chosen special effect, and the sequence it will appear in,
including:

a) storyboard

b) relevant plans and/or sketches for the chosen special effect

c) mock ups relevant to the chosen special effect

d) detailed risk assessment for the special effect production

e) recce

f ) risk assessment for production of the footage

g) permission to use special effect

h) other relevant legal requirements

i) compliance with relevant health and safety requirements

j) following relevant safe working practices

M1
Learners produce a storyboard that shows relevant camera directions related
to the sequence and chosen special effect. Learners produce detailed
annotated sketches.

Contingency
plans are produced that are related to the footage in which the special
effect will feature

D1
Learners produce a comprehensive storyboard that shows relevant sound and/ or
sound effects related to the sequence and chosen special effect.

Learners
sketches and plans represent the special effect from a number of angles

P4
Learners follow safe working practices to a competent level by:

a) testing possible materials and techniques to ensure that they are feasible
and appropriate for the creation of the special effect

b) ensuring that the special effect is safe for use during the production of the
sequence

 

 

 

Guide to timings for
Production schedule:

 

 

VFX vs SFX:
Research

10, 14/11

Explore VFX
and SFX

11, 21/11

Cardiff Trip Tuesday22

VFX
Introduction

12, 28/11

Explore
Sound

13, 05/12

Further
Testing of VFX & SFX

14, 04/12

Submit
Sequence Analysis for SFX, VFX and Sound

Christmas,

 

Christmas,

 

15, 02/01

 

16, 09/01

Pitch Ideas
for Film

17, 16/01

Work
Experience Week

18, 23/01

Pre Production – Test Shoots

19, 30/01

Pre production

20, 06/02

Complete
Pre production, Go into Production

Half Term,

 

21, 20/02

Rehearsals
/ Filming

22, 27/02

Filming /
Post / sound

23, 06/03

Filming /
Post / sound

24, 13/3

Filming /
Post / sound

25, 20/03

Filming /
Post / Sound

26, 27/03 *f

Filming /
Post / Sound

Easter

 

Easter

 

27, 17/04

Final Mix
down

28, 24/04

 

29, 01/05

Final Film
Submitted: Grading for VFX, SFX & Sound.

30, 8/5

 

31, 15/05

 

32, 22/05

 

 

 

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NED2: Script Workshop

Posted: December 6, 2013 by Alan Hardcastle in CMP 12_14, Creative Media Production
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At this workshop writers & actors will meet each other and begin the creative process. The aim of the day is to develop a viable, interesting idea for a short film.

As Writers, we need to create:

  • A relationship with the actors – ie decide who we want to work with. To do this, we will find out as much as we can about each other.
  • We will meet the characters that the actors have developed – gathering the information to make character profiles. We can film this
  • Discuss scenarios – what situation will we put the characters in? Our job is to keep this visual, The actors job is to make it believable.
  • Workshop these ideas in front of the camera – it is important that we see how the performance might work in front of the camera and capture mistakes that might well be good.

At teh end of the day, you will have:

  • Actors Contact detials
  • Characters
  • Story
  • Treatment
  • Script ideas

The Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival’s 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge has returned for its third edition, an exciting and inspiring competition for students and professionals alike.

The 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge invites filmmakers, animators, visual and sound artists from across the land to make digital shorts in just 117 hours, focused on the theme of ‘Journeys’ and exploring Bristol Temple Quarter. The Challenge takes place in Bristol from 13–19 April, culminating in an award ceremony where the winning entry will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000.

For full information and online registration visit: www.encounters-festival.org.uk/0117-hour-challenge

The festival’s Call for Entries is now also open. Works completed in 2012 must be submitted by the early deadline of 29 March 2013. Our Operations Manager Rich Warren (rich.warren@encounters-festival.org.uk) is happy to arrange a discount for institutions submitting multiple films. Full guidelines are available at: www.encounters-festival.org.uk/submit-films.