Harry Bartlam – Film and TV – 16/18


Unit 1 LO 1.1

The Hallo Project


Final Video


The word “hallo” can be very powerful as it is used to express many different feelings and emotions. As well as opening a conversation, the way that it is said will set a tone and atmosphere for the following scene or group of shots. In a normal scenario, it would be extremely important to make sure that the audience knows exactly what is being implied as this will set a good mood for the conversation. This also applies to the Hallo Project. For this project, the criteria is to plan and produce a video showing how the word “hallo” can be powerful and to emphasise the feeling or emotion within a scene. To do this, the only speech that can be used is “hallo”, which will allow us to focus on the techniques we have learnt.

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Week 6: Unit 1 – Slate and Lighting Work


Clapperboards are used in all types of professional film and TV productions. This is because they have many different uses and significantly speed up the filming and post production process. Whilst on set, using clapperboards helps ensure that everyone is alert and on board during the shoot, and it gives actors a moment to get ready for their role. As well as this, it can be used to help the crew keep an idea of where they are in the shoot and how much is left. Most importantly it is used to help sync the sound and the footage together which is crucial to be able to edit the sequence. This is done by clapping the two separate parts of the board together to create a sound that would be picked up by the microphone and seen on the sequence timeline.

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Week 5: Unit 1 – Editing


Editing has a huge part in the way that a film or TV show is presented to an audience. It can make the difference between the final production being classed as a success or an unsuccessful piece of work. This is why it is crucial to ensure that the person who is editing the footage knows exactly what they are doing and how the final result should be. In some cases, editing can be done in a way that it could cover up any mistakes in pre production or while on set as new software’s and techniques have developed over time for such eventualities. With this in mind, editing is a long process and certain steps must be taken to ensure a good quality of work.

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Week 4: Unit 1 – Camera Work


When recording footage for a film or TV show, there any many things to think about such as framing, composition, lighting, and how to tell the story to a good quality. One of the most important things is to ensure that the audience doesn’t get confused and that it is actually interesting. This can be accomplished by using techniques such as the 180 degree rule, shot reverse shot, and the over the shoulder shot. These are good ways to break apart the sequence and make the situation more interesting for the audience.

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Week 3 : Unit 1 – Introduction To Audio


Sound plays a big part in how film and TV is consumed in today’s media. This is because without sound, neither film or TV can be made to a good quality (or at all) as they rely on the sound of characters, background, and music to help tell a story. Also bad sound quality can have a big impact on how the TV show or film can be rated as it is unprofessional and distracts the audience away from the story. Having a distraction such as bad sound quality can be fatal in a production as the story is the most important part of the film/TV show, therefore it is crucial that it is displayed in the best possible way. As well as this, a bad quality of sound will ruin the audiences perspective of how a character is perceived and how a shot is analysed. Audio is more important than what is visually seen on screen, and generally has a ratio of 60:40. As audio is more important, it can often forgive bad visuals which can be very useful when there is limited time or money.

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Week 2 : Unit 1 – Lighting


Lighting equipment is used in film and TV to light a shot. This is because natural light isn’t always to the best quality and in a lot of cases a shot can be made more powerful with artificial light. When using lighting equipment it is important to think about white balance and the colour temperature. These are the main factors that will determine how good the lighting in a  shot will look in the final production.

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Week 1 : Unit 1 – Framing and Composition


There are many different shots that are used in film and TV and as the platforms have progressed, so has the variety in framing and composition. In today’s world of media, particularly TV, it is extremely difficult to get the attention of an audience, even more so to keep it. This is why a variety of different shots are used to keep the audience engaged in the story. Using different, more creative shots also allows the director to tell a story in a different way which can also be very powerful when trying to keep the attention of the audience.

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