We were given two different briefs for our Preliminary task and our Production task. They were as follows
Preliminary task brief (prelim brief) - "Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. The task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180 degree rule."
Production task brief (film brief) - "To produce a 2-minute opening sequence for a fiction film. All video and audio material must be original, produced by candidate(s), with the exception of music and audio effects from a copyright-free source. It should be clear from your sequence who the audience is."
There are many differences between the two briefs such as...
- The production task brief stated a time-limit where as the preliminary task brief did not.
- The production task had a greater focus on audience and wanted the product to reflect the audience well. The preliminary task however did not mention audience at all.
- The production task was more open in terms of creative control and we could do pretty much any idea we wanted to. The preliminary task was much more specific in terms of what it wanted. For example basic details of the narrative are given as well as specific techniques such as match on action were required
Below is a slideshow comparing and contrasting pre-production, production and post-production for both tasks.
Overall we learnt a lot from the prelim task that enabled us to obtain transferable skills that made the production processes of the film sequence more efficient and professional.
link to prelim
link to prelim