Production Evaluation
Learning Objective: 
to understand how meaning is created through light and shadow

Success Criteria:
- explore how light and shadow creates meaning (AO2)
- plan and construct a short film using appropriate technical and creative skills (A03)
- apply knowledge and understanding to show how meanings are created through the use of narrative when evaluating my own practical work (AO2)
- craft a clear written reflection that establishes a clear sense of progression on the production process
- include a broad range of specific, relevant and clear examples from my production work of the use of narrative

Sparkles & Wine

Case Study: Skyborn (Stone, 2012)

Jamie Stone, the director of Skyborn, explains that the process of making the film led to many decisions that affected the final outcome of the short film. In the development of the script, the contributions of the Sound Designer, the Cinematographer and the Production Designer all added to the way the film developed on a budget of around £10,000. 

Stone's aim was to push the boundaries of the limitations of a student film production, to make it feel ‘big’ and have a sense of scale. Skyborn uses a lot of ‘in camera’ effects, in this case - sand animation, fog and miniatures.

Viewers often assume that all effects these days are done digitally, but this film shows that a lot can be done in front of the camera rather than on a computer afterwards.




Watch the film and think about
- what elements of Skyborn you enjoyed the most
- any elements that didn’t work for you


1) Complete the task below in a group.
2) Write a response in examination conditions using the paper and mark scheme below. Refer to these Reflective Writing Rules to help craft your response.

Film Noir

Great Cinematography with Only One Light

Figgis Lighting Tips

Tips for low budget lighting

How To Light For Darkness

Ten Lighting Setups

Film Noir Lighting

 narrative• representation• audience• media language.Section B: Con of compo
 International AS and