Preliminary Brief


Today we started our looking at our preliminary task in further detail, the task is to create a continuity piece that should last at least 60 seconds. Below is an image of the exact brief and everything we need to include in our piece.



Below is a PowerPoint I created looking at the different shots we will need to use for this task and a definition for each one.


The Do’s and Don’ts of the task.

  1. Must include everything in the brief e.g. the different shots, opening the  door, the dialogue.
  2. Nothing set/based in a College.
  3. Avoid using anything graphic e.g. guns, knives, drugs or swearing.
  4. Try and make it create an intense atmosphere, when watching it.
  5. Acting must be of a good quality.
  6. Can’t be a cliché.


Now I know what I have to include in my preliminary task and what I should avoid doing, I can set off and start researching into continuity. I will look into the nature of continuity editing, the history of continuity and finally the different devices and shots that help  to create the perfect seamless continuity edit.


Links to the clips used in my PowerPoint:

180-Degree Rule example

Match on Action example

Shot/Reverse shot example


Meet the Team


Today I’m posting my first blog entry for my media coursework. In this lesson, we learnt about how the AS Media coursework is constructed and how the marks are spread throughout it. The first thing we had to do, was form a team of four people. In these teams, we will be working together to produce our coursework.

The members of my team are; William Stoner, Krzysztof Banul, Nicola Okezie and myself, Phoebe Humphries.

This blog will be focussing on the research, planning of my preliminary task and the main task. The main task is to create a film title opening sequence, that will last around two minutes. The preliminary task will be a continuity piece, that short clip has to include the 180-degree rule, match on action and shot reverse shot. We have already started discussing what our responsibilities could be in this task, I could be in charge of the lighting and the set/props, but we would all equally help and spread out the work during our tasks. 

I look forward to completing our preliminary work and I’m eager to see what our team can create together.