1. Your brilliant idea

  So here you are, on the first step of the long road to your graduation project. It’s now time to go an adventure…. to find out and try out new stuff, to challenge yourself and test your skills, to really push your creative talents.  A bit like this…   Why? So that you find…

2. Project Aim and Rationale

  Your creative project, like a dissertation should be driven by a clear research question or objective. So once you’ve got your idea you need to start constructing it’s academic framework. The first step is to decide on your aim – this  might be specific (about a particular person/people or place or object) or it might be…

3. What we mean by research

You know what research is, I’m sure. But for this module you really have to demonstrate your research and it’s impact on your work.  Do your research now, you will make better work. Don’t leave it to the CW hand-in! So what do we mean? The word research literally means ‘to investigate thoroughly’. It refers…

4. What’s your story?

      It’s said there are only 7 true stories in the world. Every story you’ve ever heard is just a version of one of them. Put simply the 7 categories of story are; Beating the Baddie, From Rags to Riches, The Long Road Home, The Mission, The Misunderstanding, The Tragedy, and Rebirth. Think of your own…

5. Developing your narrative

So here’s the science bit…   … now it’s time to get into your laboratory!   You should be thinking about your project obsessively and working on it everyday. This work will improve it. Here’s how to develop your idea towards a viable production: Develop your story: Storytelling is an art. There isn’t a masterplan that…

6. Preparing a pitch

  Wherever you end up in the Media Industry it is highly likely that you will have to pitch projects at some point. On this module you will gain knowledge and experience on how to present your ideas like a professional.   Here’s a satirical short film created by London-based filmmakers Simon Ryninks and Zak Klein. It takes on a number of…

7. Ethics and risks and drones

      All media projects are likely to throw up some ethical considerations that will need to be considered by you. Issues such as; consent copyright factual content sensitive or taboo subjects drone filming risk assessment As a good producer you should be completing all the necessary production paperwork and making sure you are up…

8. Scheduling & Workflow

Video Production Workflow: The key to you producing good work is in the planning!  It’s especially crucial where budgets are limited, if indeed there is a budget at all.   Planning ensures you get the most out of the resources you have available to you and achieve a smooth production run no matter how small or…

9. Financing your project

Creativity costs money! Ask any Hollywood director and they will always say they the budget wasn’t big enough… But you still need to plan your budget (and this is a requirement for CW2).   A carefully crafted budget provides the pivotal roadmap for the entire production project. Whatever the expected cost, the film budget must present…

10. Reaching Your Target Audience

You’ve ate, slept and dreamt it for months. You’ve spent hours and hours thinking about the production of your media project. Now you need to think about how you are going to find an audience to view it… Here’s are some more ways to help you get your work noticed (also essential for CW2) 1. Create a…

INTRODUCTION to R&D – what? why?

360MC Research and Development is the foundation module for your Level 3 MP course. It is a big, long and comprehensive module specifically designed to help you develop ideas and methods for your final media project (FMP). This blog has been designed to help you with the process of R&D. It is a guide and a…