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UAL Awarding Body



Unit 6: Visual Production

Sarah Wilson; Adam Jones; James Ashford; Chris Leinster

Date Issued: 22nd January 2018
Final Deadline: 23rd February 2018
Raindance Film Festival

Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers

to submit their films to its 26th edition that will take place from 19th September
to 30th September 2018 in central London.
The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new cinema from
the UK and around the world and specialises in first-time directors and
Vibe Productions would like you to a production for
2018 entry.
Your production must be completed and
submitted by Friday 2nd March 2018.

The Festival accepts feature films (over 45

min.), short films (under 45 min.), music videos
(under 6 min) Documentary, Animation and
web series. Projects of all lengths and genres
are welcomed and the Raindance Film Festival
is committed to showing the boldest and most
innovative work, and films that challenge the
boundaries of filmmaking.
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the
following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values.
- Independent nature of the production.

For more information, please visit https://www.raindance.org

The Fine Print

You must each produce your own video using the following guidelines:
• You must originate and produce your own idea
• Musts not suggest any drug use
• Must not contain any unnecessary / excessive bad language

Prior to shooting your production, you must submit the following:
• Planning
o Shooting Script
o Storyboard
o Location Recces for ALL locations
o Call Sheet
o Props / costume / equipment
o Clearances / permissions

Raindance Film Festival will be taking mise-en-scene, editing, camera work

and appropriateness to the genre all into consideration when deciding on
their award winners. Make it original and creative, don’t just stick to the norm.
Grading Criteria

Unit aim: Develop students’ abilities to critically analyse and

integrate, knowledge and understanding acquired in previous
units and to investigate the specific skills and attributes required for
creative production and technology in visual-based media

Learning Outcomes Tasks

1. Be able to analyse a visual- Writing a brief and research

based problem in creative
media production.
2. Be able to use an integrated Planning and production
approach to visual-based
creative media problem
solving and production.
3. Be able to evaluate solutions Evaluation
to a visual-based problem in
creative media production.
LO1 Context:

Raindance Film Festival have a wide range of different categories for entry.
To be considered for entry you must produce an original production from a
genre and style of your choice.

1. Upload the brief to U6 Visual Production tab. From this brief, you must
cut and paste the important elements from it onto your website and
annotate them. Highlight areas of importance and write up exactly
what you believe the brief is asking you to do / produce with deadline

2. Create your own brief – now you understand what the requirements
are, you need to write your own brief. This must look professional and
have the UAL and Vibe Productions logo on it. It must also have
illustrations of your genre on it. The brief must include:

• Name of production
• Genre
• Target Audience
• Where it will be aired
• What elements need to be included
• Submission date

3. Problems faced: What problems are you likely to face?

• Time limitations
• Location
• Skills required
• Equipment
• Actors
4. 2 analysed examples of productions from your genre.

5. Primary and secondary research into codes and

conventions of yoru medium (music video / short film /
stop motion etc.)

LO2 Planning and Production:

The Raindance Film Festival will be selecting the winning production based
on the following elements:

1. Mise-en-scene
2. Camera angles and shots
3. Use of correct lighting
4. Locations used
5. Professional pre-production

Prior to shooting your production, you need to plan it to ensure its success.
Complete the pre-production booklet in as much detail as possible as this will
help you to produce as professional a product as possible. It will make your
more time efficient when filming and will ensure you move the camera more
Your pre-production should include the following (some may vary dependent
on production)
• Production Schedule
• Script / Shooting Script
• Storyboard
• Props List
• Crew List
• Location Recces
• Clearances and Confirmations
• Contingency Plan

We would like you to avoid using the green screen if possible. You may only
use it based on our approval and with us checking thorough planning
A good video should be shot in a well-chosen location and not
rely on using our studio. In the past, students who have sought a
proper location, have had much greater success with their
videos – it is worth the extra effort!

LO3 Evaluation:

As with previous units, you should be continuing to complete weekly journal

entries - evaluating, analysing and highlighting areas for improvement.

It is extremely important that these are completed as you work and not just at
the end. Please remember to take photos as you film and screenshots as you
edit. All of this will help to support what you are evaluating.

Follow the guidance available at http://thcvibe.weebly.com/lo31.html to

help you through each week’s entry.