Final Major Project – unit 62 Video for interactive media

For this assignment you need to produce a video sequence that you can use to promote your own work or that of a client. This video needs to be uploaded on he internet and linked to your blog.

Task 1 – write a proposal -deadline 26th Feb

Task 2 – produce the planning for the video -deadline 5th March

Task 3 -produce video sequence – 21st March

Task 4 -upload to the internet and evaluate the video. Write essay on digital content for interactive media answering questions on sheet below.- 28th March

Assignment FMP

Proposal guidelines

Questions – interactive media


Live performance multi-camera shoot – unit 23

For this brief you will work with a client to film a live performance for promotional purposes.

The aim of this brief is to use the business skills you have acquired in production management, and the creative and technical skills that you have acquired in video production, to create video content which can be uploaded to the client’s website.

You will film the event using multi-cameras and digital sound recording equipment and edit it in Final cut pro. You will then upload the film to the Internet and provide access to it for the client.

The event is The History of Hip Hop at Band on the Wall 27th January 8-11. Live acts include Hpouse band of TMC students, Drunken Munks and Freestyle Fictionary plus guest rappers.

AHOHH Poster

multicamera brief

A History of Hip Hop Press  release

History of Hiphop Set List 

TMC Image release v6TMC          Multi-person Image release v3


Freestyle Fictionary

MULTI-CAMERA SITES – live broadcast x factor – live tv short film – presenter

Studio Broadcast- visit


The Interview -unit 4 & unit 36

Imagine you are working for a production company and you are bidding for a commission for a documentary shorts slot on channel 4. You have to generate ideas and research them. As part of this process you are required to carry out primary research into your subject by interviewing people. You are also asked to find a contributor and carry out an interview for the documentary.

interview brief

Check list for Work – Interview techniques

Evaluation of Interview

TMC Image release v6

call Sheet


 –  Touching the void   Hamoudi, Immersion, A girl Like me Eric, The lift, The Fog of War

Vocab for video analysis -Talking Heads / Interviewer/ Interviewee / Vox-pops / Voiceover / Location / Expert / Intimate / Hidden identity/ anonymity / Suspense / Humour / Script / Archive / Viewer Charlton Heston- Michael Moore Jonathan ross

Tips for interviewing


The documentary makers : Interviews with 15 of the best in the business Goldsmith, David. Rotovision, 2003. 01/01/2003

Making documentary films and videos : A practical guide to planning, filming, and editing documentaries  Hampe, Barry. Holt Paperbacks, 2007. 01/01/2007

Documentary storytelling – making stronger and more dramatic nonfiction films  Bernard, Sheila Curran. Amsterdam : Focal Press, 2007. 01/01/2007

Lighting set ups



Journalistic /entertainment – Combative/ promotional

Soft/ hard – Open/closed, single /multiple questions


Idea for interview

Who is the character what are they like?

Will they let you speak to them?/ will they be confident enough?

What is the story? The detail?

Where will you shoot the interview?

How? What will you see?

Why will it be interesting to people? Channel 4 audience

Primary research•Vox pops..Design the golden question – 3 groups ready for tomorrow & research these 3 themes..Remember your top tips for interviews!
•1. Religion why?
•2. Unemployment and Young people or do you judge people on their appearance/class/background? Think of a girl like me?
•3. what does a multicultural

Society mean?

Cross cultural relationships?


2012-13 TV & Film 2nd years

course outline units 2013

student timetable

Promotional Video for Website


For this brief you will work with a client to film a performance for promotional purposes.

The aim of this brief is to use the business skills you have acquired in production

management, and the creative and technical skills that you have acquired in video production,

to create video content which can be uploaded to the client’s website.

You will film the event using multi cameras and digital sound recording and edit it in Final cut pro. Look at techniques and the role of digital media in producing them.

You will then upload the film to the Internet and provide access to it for the client.

The event chosen is the performance of Freestyle Fictionary at Soulful Sunday Service, 12th May at The Lloyds.

Viscerol at Contact Theatre

Freestyle Fictionary

Understanding the principles of digital video technology in Interactive Media

Applications? How is video content used on the Internet?

Promotional material?…explain the footage you have looked at relating to freestyle Fictionary and Soulful Sunday Service?

What sites has it been uploaded and for what purpose? Discuss the role of video in social networking sites.

Explain some other uses of video on the Internet and give examples.

Describe some other platforms in which video is used?

Technology: describe some different video file formats …what are they used for?

Which media players would be use to play these different files?

What does file size mean? Explain some different ways you could change the size of a file?

What is compression and why would it be useful? What are the disadvantages?

Your video-Explain what the purpose of the video you are producing is and what platforms it could be used on? How would people access the video? What would they need to do to watch it? What would they use to watch it?

Explain what you used to shoot you video and the file size and format.

Explain the technical process you have used to edit the footage.

Explain in detail some post production techniques….slow mo? Multi tracks? Colour correction? Titles?

Feedback from client
I’m 2 for 2 at New Lloyds, now. 2 successful nights back to back. Thanks so much to the Freestyle Fictionary crew,
Martin Visceral, Jomo T Gaston, Saquib Chowdhury, Schizaflow, and special thanks to Isabel Brotherston
and the Media students at the Wythenshawe campus for filming the night, and I can’t wait for the footage.
Jamal Abel Lewis-Service OK,

1. Bouncy Battle
2. Ask me no Questions I tell you no Rhymes
3. Survival of the Rhymest
4. Agony Ante up.
5. Rhyme Date
6. Verses vs Verses
7. Who’s the nicest?

Is it possible for you to send me the finished product so I can upload it to my youtube account?
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The Documentary Assignment

Units 27 & 4

The Pitch


pitchbrief – Young futures a place for dreams?


TMC Image release   Hamoudi, Immersion, A girl Like me Eric, The lift, The Fog of War

 –  Touching the void

–   coalface 3.50 secs –   manufacturing consent part 2 – 10.30/    manufacturing consent part 3 – 4.40 secs    spin 24.30

Analyse at least 2 documentaries and compare? different genre, style, type of story, talk about access in terms of how the directors got hold of the story and the contact/research they did. Explain what Media the Matters offers? a platform for different points of view that don’t get seen on the mainstream media channels? These directors wanted to get a message across why do you think they used Media that Matters? would it be shown on mainstream channels? why?

Use appropriate language to discuss doc such as news, infotainment, reality TV, drama doc, talking heads, interactive, voice-over report, observational (fly on the wall no presenter or voice-over)

Develop your own idea for a documentary short for channel 4– Identify the story, the characters , the visual narrative and whether you have access? Think carefully about the market? who watches channel 4? will this be appropriate for their audience? 5.3.12

Pitch for documentary

Think of the genre of your doc? Is it an expository report? An observational doc?  Do you have an interactive style presenter or will the style be experimental?

Context/Point of View/ Opinion/Bias/perspective/ open-minded/ subjective/ objective/ Voice/

Objectivity? What platforms or channels might give an opportunity to voice different opinions? How does your story give a new perspective and how do you have access to this alternative perspective?

Research the background to your idea

Social networking was blamed for the spread of the riots? How have you made sure you are being responsible about the programme you are making? How are you creating a balance in your argument?

Have you made sure you are not contravening broadcast regulations or legislation

Location drama

Location shoot

Questions for analysis of Location shoot

Assignment – Location Drama

time line for assignment

Analysis of camera work- work sheet


Camera techniques

Framing –establishing shot, CU, Wide shot…tight, 2/3 rule

Lens -Wide angle, telephoto

Camera angle – high/low

Camera movement –tracking, panning, zoom

Edit –pace, juxtaposition, movement

Composition- subject in frame

Treatment & Storyboard

treatment advice


Course Outline – 2012-13

Creative Media Production – Extended Diploma year 2 Wythenshawe

tutors; Isabel Brotherston & David Prendergast

Units completed 2011-12              credit rating

Compulsory units

Unit 1 Pre-Production                                 5

Unit 2 Communication skills                    5

Unit 3 research techniques                                   10

Unit 5 Working to a brief                            10                   (partially completed by x 4)

Optional units

Unit 16 Film and video Edting tec                        10

Unit 30 Advertising for TV                           10

Unit 32 Designing Idents for TV               10

Unit 33 Stop Motion Animation                 10

Unit 37 Interview techniques/ unit 54

Digital graphics for print                             10       (rob,bec,gary,rom)(nial &shadia)

Unit 38 Soundtrack production                 10

Unit 64 Motion graphics                             10


Total credit rating                                       90                              

Units to be completed 2012-13


Unit 4 – Creative media production management

Unit 5 – Working to a Brief in the creative media sector           Isabel repeat

Unit 6 – Critical approaches(half completed)                             Dave to finish

Unit 8 – Understanding the TV and Film Industries                 Dave


Unit 22 – Single camera techniques

Unit 27 – Factual Programme making

Unit 29 – Music Video production

Unit 55 – Graphic Narrative                                                                        Dave

Unit 62 – Video for interactive Media



Location drama -Sept – Oct

Unit 18 – Single camera techniques/unit 6


Music Video – Live Brief  Oct -Jan

Unit  29 – Music Video production

Unit 5 – working to a Brief in the creative media sector


Documentary Jan –March

Unit 27, Factual programme production Techniques

Unit 4 – Creative media production management




Unit 62 – Video for interactive media


Briefs David Prendergast

Unit 8 – Understanding the TV and Film Industries

Unit 55 – Graphic Novel

Looping The Loop, Live Broadcast @ Media City


Brief – Live Broadcast

production schedule


loopscript final

Here are the links for the The Loop (the live broadcast
The Loop Part 1;

The Loop Part 2;

Information on Looping the Loop

Trafford Council, Lets Go Global, Walk the Plank, The Quays and other partners have developed an exciting new project called Looping the Loop, as part of the Cultural Olympiad – the UK’s cultural programme for London 2012.

Looping the Loop is the Northwest’s opening event for London 2012, celebrating the start of Games time in the UK on May 19th in the vicinity of Media City, and The Quays. May 19th also marks the day when the Olympic torch relay begins its 60 day journey around the UK. Looping the Loop will work with a wide range of local people, and will commission six new projects with communities who live in and around the Old Trafford stadium.

The Manchester College media have been commissioned to cover the projects during the lead up to the event and on the extravaganza of May 19th. The team will need to research the event and the projects and film and interview contributors. This footage will be edited and broadcast within a live show based on the Looping the Loop. In the studio the team will also need to present the programme, interview guests, film the show and broadcast it live.

This is an opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism working with clients and your technical ability to deliver a live show.

Research into event

Looping the loop  May 19th 12.30 -5pm


Suffi dancer –

Boat race – Salford uni/Manchester uni universities

Boombike – Band on a bike

Future everything –

Walk the Plank – pyrotechnics lowry bridge 5pm

Lets Go Global

Community groups

martial arts – sikh temple

All about us –

seed studios –blue sky  music vinyl interactive installation –

Start – Hooping the Hoop

Gorse Hill studios – youth and arts organisation – music/dance –

Asian women;’s group – pulling together


Lowry plaza/Media City Plaza/Imperial war museum/Old Trafford/Lowry Bridge

The Egg/The Greenhouse -Lets Go Global

Sporting Events

Men’s and Women’s football

Media Coverage

#media – Citizens media, Alternative/ Live streaming/ BBC/ Salford University –

Media City

BBC/ITV/Salford University/Creative media organizations

The Loop!

Cover Looping The Loop, Showcase of creativity

Community /people’s voice

Social networking/New technology / New generation

Voxpops – what does football mean to people? Humour – freestyling competition in studio…

Olympics is a waste of time and money – Debate?

Looping the Loop what are people enjoying?

Film events Dervish dancer/ Film the boat race, have team in studio

Backstage Interviews – Meet the Artists

Music and sound events – boom bike/hooping the hoop/seed studios – interview artists / film at live event/ and invite on show

Interview tips

Camera work –

Tips for filming -Visit location, avoid background noise/get permission/ image release/respect the law/ H&S/ keep shooting/ storyboard/ script/ keep it charltn Heston jonathan ross

Vocab Interview techniques

Journalistic /entertainment –establishment/

Combative/ promotional

Soft/ hard

Open/closed, single multiple questions

Some useful links;

The filmmakers Handbook, A Comprehensive Guide to the Digital Age, Steven Asher & Edward Pincus ,

Interviewing for radio, (routledge 2000) –Adam S

Documentary in The Digital Age, Maxine Baker

Pre-production planning for video, film, and multimedia (1996) -Cartwright, Steve R. – The invasion – live broadcast x factor – live tv short film – presenter – graphics