EMF 221.001 WEEK 2
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Date Created: 09/04/15
Principles of Film and Media Production EMF 221001 TuThu 930am1045am Marco Kathuria Week 1 Syllabus and Introductions Week 2 Content and Production Narrative stories told where audience learns lessongains insight mixes real and imagined events 0 Fiction created from the imagination not conforming to laws of universe Non ction based on real events 0 Abstract no structure random images sounds nonnarrative 2 Kinds of Digital Media Time based digital media that takes place over time ex Video movie song nontime based still ex Photograph As a media maker you can either 1 Produce work ex Recording artist painter video blogger 2 Find audience OR 1 Find audience ex Journalist marketer blockbuster movies reality shows 2 Produce work Pre Internet simple Post internet complex due to convergence of media MEDIA Transitional media serves as a stepping stone from physical media to digital media Ex DVD BluRay CD Classifying Content Linear in chronological order we as humans prefer this form because it re ects how life is lived ex Movies music Nonlinear not in temporal order used to mimic structure of human memory Storytelling Combination of fact and ction to communicate a message Fact creates a universal theme such as hunger or sickness Fiction embellishes fact makes it interesting 3 Act Structure The protagonist goes through the following Act I exposition the quotsetup inciting incident Act II confrontation protagonist is faced with several barriers seemingly no hope Act III resolution protagonist reaches goal happy ending The 3 P5 of Production Preproduction Write synopsis 1 paragraph summary of the story Treatment detailed description of story plot development Screenplay expanded treatment includes everything that39s said lighting anything the audience sees script rule of thumb 1 pg 1 min Pitch a short persuasive spiel to a producer Find talent casting Budget money Find locations these are listed in screenplay Find a crew lighting people tech people security sound people electrical etc Production Shooting lming recording etc To maintain order and not waste time and money go through a shooting schedule use storyboard which is scene by scene pictures of what should happen in each shot Continuity dept makes sure everything looks the same actors have the same clothing makeup props etc makes production look as if it was lmed continuously Postproduction Editing take all material shot and assemble according to script shoot out of order starts in the middle because certain locations may be more expensive to usetakes more time etc quotabove the linequot costs creative costs producer creative director etc quotbelow the linequot costs low skilled technical costs transportation food renting time security Ethical Issues Production ethics 0 Explain motives Respect privacy 0 Respect and accurately re ect statements even if you don39t agree Don t ask baiting questions that would illicit speci c answers Cultural sensitivities does your production have the potential to be insulting Legal Issues Copy ght Public domain fair use Talent releases Location releases
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