A2 Coursework

Year 12 into 13 Transition Skills Project

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Year 12 Transition Skills Project

Your A2 coursework requires an increase in your level of filming and editing skills.  Over the next weeks you will create a short film illustrating the following filming effects, as you create it you will learn what they are and how to do them.  They will prove very useful in your A2 coursework.


Create a short film (3-4mins) which illustrates the following filming effects and tricks:


  • Dolly zoom/contrazoom
  • Pole Cam
  • Timelapse
  • Tilt shift
  • Slow Motion
  • Stop motion
  • Reverse motion
  • False perspective
  • Walking up the side of a building

Editing (pick 3 of the following):

  • Split screen
  • Lens flare
  • Bokeh
  • Stencil
  • Holgaart
  • Pinhole camera
  • Pop Art
  • Halftone

Mise-en-scene (pick 1)

  •  Black light make-up and costume
  • Hollywood glamour era make-up and hair
  • Horror make-up
  • Science fiction make-up
  • Face/body paint as art

You may work in groups or on your own.

The following should be submitted as proof of work (your teacher will give you the final submission date):

  • Storyboard
  • Shot list
  • Finished film

Year 12 Transition Skills Project

Below are some examples of the techniques in use:

Poll camera

Time lapse and stop motion

Tilt shift

Reverse motion

Extreme slow motion

Walking up the side of the building (and ‘comic book’)

Split screen


Stencil effect

Halftone and Pop Art

Black light

Face/body paint

Year 12 and Year 13 – CW Assessment Criteria

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A little help on understanding how you achieve your grades, marks and how to improve on work you have submitted to coursework blogs… remember blogs are changeable until your final deadlines in March. Plenty of time to improve and be more creative!


Year 12




Year 13



Year 12 and 13 – Location Shooting and Editing Evidence Examples

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Remember to take pictures of your shoot and you working in the production and post-production stages – then upload these to your blogs using reflections on what you think well and not so well!


On Location Filming:




Editing Screenshots:





Year 12 and Year 13 – Editing Software Technique

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Editing Software Recommendations For CW:

Adobe Premiere Elements (Classroom)


iMovie (Apple)


Wavepad (Windows)


Helpful Tutorial Videos



Premiere Elements Basics:





Apple iMovie




Year 12 and 13 – Editing Tips

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Tips, strategies and theories to consider when editing your film opening and music video.


Film and Music Video:





Music Video

Year Year 12 and 13 – Props Planning Examples

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Year 12




Prop Examples:





Handout Suggestion:






Year 13