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
- 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
- Pinhole camera
- Pop Art
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):
- Shot list
- Finished film
Below are some examples of the techniques in use:
Time lapse and stop motion
Extreme slow motion
Walking up the side of the building (and ‘comic book’)
Halftone and Pop Art
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!
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 Software Recommendations For CW:
Adobe Premiere Elements (Classroom)
Helpful Tutorial Videos
Premiere Elements Basics:
Tips, strategies and theories to consider when editing your film opening and music video.
Film and Music Video: