Unit 2: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product
This task takes place in the summer of the second year of the course and is worth 40 percent of the final award.
Students produce their own moving image product (either a live action film or an animation). They need to produce the six items listed below:
Part 1: Thinking
Item 1 Project Outline (400–600 words with illustrations, including reference to the work of others)
Part 2: Planning
Item 2 Visual Studies Book (10–20 A4 pages detailing the production design and planning for the film)
Item 3 Screen Play
Item 4 Story Boards
Part 3: Making
Item 5 A finished, two-minute Moving Image Product
Part 4: Evaluating
Item 6 An Evaluation (400–600 words).
Students may need to collaborate with others, but they are individually responsible for all creative decisions and the production of their moving image product.
Students must support their finished film or animation with evidence of the creative processes and practices they used to create it. The work must also be supported by an evaluation of the technical successes and failures, the stylistic merit and the emotional impact of the product. Students must submit their development work, planning, final product and evaluation to us in electronic format. This is by means of a secure e-portfolio system, which we will set up and maintain.
The teacher’s role in completing and submitting controlled assessment tasks and assignments is to be a ‘producer’. It is their responsibility to:
- make sure that the students’ tasks for submission are appropriate and tie in with the specification’s assessment objectives and requirements;
- make sure that students know that the aims and assessment objectives of this specification require both critical and creative responses to moving image products; and
- advise on the feasibility of proposed production work.
Students must work independently on their controlled assessment tasks. However, teachers should provide advice and guidance on any problems students may have. They should also supervise the work to monitor progress.
For more information, see the specification.