Harry Bartlam – Film and TV – 16/18


Unit 3 LO 2.2

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 7: Unit 3 – Working Practices


When working in the media industry there are three main types of employment. Freelancing, Self employment and employment all have there own advantages and disadvantages which can make it difficult to choose which one is the one for you in a long term perspective. In this post I am going to be discussing each kind of occupation in detail, explaining the pros can cons to each one. As well as this I will be creating a career timeline for myself, to use as a plan in the future as what my ideal career would look like, though I will still be setting realistic goals and aspirations.

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Week 4: Unit 3 – Cameraman/Auteur Theory


In film and TV, a Director’s team is crucial with regards to what the final quality of the production will be like and how the audience will perceive it. The Director is in complete control of who is in their team and how each person does their job. With this in mind, it is essentially the Directors responsibility to maintain a good quality of work and ensure that the criteria is met for the film or TV show that they have been hired for. In most cases there is only one Director who would be in charge of the lighting, the sound, editing, writing, actors and the camera team.

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Week 3: Unit 3 – How To Become A Sound Engineer and Foley Engineer/Designer


Although similar, there is a difference between Foley sound and general audio use. Foley is what is used to make a movement or action seem more believable by adding iconic sound effects to make the audience know exactly what is happening and connecting the classic sound effects with the actions being shown on screen. Foley sound is used in all film and TV shows to make them more realistic and to give a certain effect. For example some of the most classic uses of Foley are creaking doors to add suspension and thumps to emphasise the power of a punch. Although we wouldn’t necessarily hear all these sounds in real life, they are still added in to film and TV shows to create effects and emphasise the point that is trying to be put across. Also, another reason why Foley sound is used in all productions is because it has become a necessity in today’s media which means that without the added effects, actions and movements would be lacking an impact to the audience. This can be very problematic when finding new ways to get the message across to an audience by the use of sound. Foley designers and engineers are only in control of the sound effects added to make the actions within the shot seem more realistic. All other aspects of sound such as the use of microphones, and maintenance of equipment are held responsible by the sound team. This can include a sound engineer, designer, mixer or even assistant.  Continue reading “Week 3: Unit 3 – How To Become A Sound Engineer and Foley Engineer/Designer”

Week 2: Unit 3 – How To Become A Lighting Engineer


In the film and TV sector, a genre is the type of media that is being consumed. It gives the audience an idea of what to expect and it makes it easier to find a programme or film. Without the use of genres, it would be very difficult to find a film or TV show as each one would be in the same list and it would be impossible to know what kind of content was included. In today’s world there are many different genres that allow consumers to discover the films or programmes they are interested in. Sci – Fi, Comedy, Action and Horror are just a handful of many genres that have evolved over time to help the audience know what is to be expected from a film or TV show.

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Week 1 : Unit 3 – SKills

How to become a Director

Directors have one of the two most important job roles in the film and TV industry (the other being a producer), meaning that it is a very demanding job to fulfil. Directors are in control of everything once on location and there job is to make sure that the final product is exactly how they want it to be. This means that they are in control of the actors, editors, sound design, filming, lighting and anything else that might be needed on set and in post production.  Continue reading “Week 1 : Unit 3 – SKills”

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