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Candidates must:

Undertake one film exploration into a film of their own choice , consisting of two tasks:

 

(i ) industry research (350 -500 words) and


(ii ) an analysis of micro elements in a short sequence from the film ( 350 -750 words )

[15% of controlled assessment]

Choice of film must be discussed with Mrs Symons

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Candidates explore one film of their choice and complete the two following tasks:

(i) Explore the production, distribution and exhibition of your chosen film.

You should include the following:

*production: the source material for your film (if applicable), who made it and how it was financed

*distribution: marketing and promotion – three examples of marketing and/or promotion for your chosen film

*exhibition: what type of cinema your film was shown in, how long it was shown for, the film’s classification and the main audience for the film.


(ii ) Explore the ways in which two micro elements of film language create meanings and responses in one sequence (maximum 5 minutes) from your chosen film.

You should choose two of the following micro elements of film language:

*mise- en -scène

*cinematography

* sound

*editing.


Note: The film chosen for the film exploration must not be a film from the genre set for Paper One nor a film from the list set for Paper Two.


Candidates must complete the film exploration, with the exception of research and viewing of the extract, under informal supervision. Teachers may provide support for research and viewing through group and class approaches .

Both candidates and teachers must authenticate work on the appropriate forms to accompany controlled assessment.

Teachers will provide support through indicative feedback (i.e. indicating ways in which work could be further developed or improved).

Marks awarded for tasks above

Film exploration

( i ) industry research 10 marks

( ii ) micro analysis 20 marks

15%

To gain top marks in industry research the following is expected:

Level 4: 8 - 10 marks

Excellent knowledge and understanding of film industry and how it engages audiences.

Written communication excellent.

Confident and well - integrated use of appropriate specialist terminology.

To gain top marks in the micro analysis the following is expected:

Level 4: 16 - 20 marks

Excellent ability to explore the micro features of film.

Key concepts and appropriate specialist terminology confidently used and well - integrated.

Written communication excellent.

Confident and well - integrated use of appropriate specialist terminology.