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Component 1: Foundation Portfolio (AS)

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding to show how meanings are created when analysing media products and when evaluating your own practical work.
AO3: Plan and construct media products using appropriate technical and creative skills.
AO4: Undertake and apply appropriate research. 

  • You will have an individual blog which should be started at the beginning of your project.
  • The blog must include:
    • the process of research, 
    • planning and production, including refinement,
    • changes and reflections on key moments,
    • any individual contributions if you have been working as part of a team,
    • any preliminary exercises,
    • the finished product, and
    • the creative critical reflection.
  • You must INDIVIDUALLY reflect critically on your finished project and include this in your blog (you may collaborate in the production of responses to the prompts below).
  • Your reflection can be in a creative digital format of your choice, e.g.:
    • director commentary
    • slideshow with voiceover
    • podcast
    • Prezi
    • screencast etc.
  • Your reflection must answer the following questions:
    1. How does your product use or challenge conventions and how does it represent social groups or issues?
    2. How does your product engage with audiences and how would it be distributed as a real media text?
    3. How did your production skills develop throughout this project?
    4. How did you integrate technologies - software, hardware and online - in this project?
  • Key areas to address in the creative critical reflection are:-
    • forms and conventions, 
    • production contexts, 
    • the role of technologies, 
    • audiences and representations. 
  • Some tools and ideas to complete this evaluation are the Tools & Resources section under Tech Tools
  • The opening and titles of a new fiction film.
  • Maximum two minutes.
  • Titles should follow the institutional conventions of commercial cinema. Credits are determined by Guild rules such as SAG, the DGA, WGA and other Media unions and generally follow their importance to the film. After the LEAD CAST, the list of importance is flipped and works backwards to the most important role - the Director.
    1. The Production Company presents - include LOGO if you have one.
    2. A .... production - A PARRY PRODUCTION
    3. A. ..... film - A BENNETT FILM
    4. Title
    5. Lead Cast
    6. Supporting Cast
    7. Casting Director
    8. Music Composer
    9. Costume Designer
    10. Associate Producer
    11. Editor
    12. Production Designer
    13. Director of Photography
    14. Executive Producer
    15. Producer
    16. Writer
    17. Director
  • Can be done individually or as part of a group (max. 4 per group).
  • All images and text must be original and produced by you.
  • Sound should be predominantly original (dialogue and atmospheric) though music can be used as part of the soundtrack IF SOURCE IS ACKNOWLEDGED.