Friday, October 28, 2011

FAO CGAA Year 1: Unit 2 Space 2011/12 / OGR - 8th November 2011




Tuesday, 8th November is your Unit 2 OGR

Your OGR is to be presented as a Scribd presentation on your blog, with your name, date, and unit title. If you are still experiencing difficulty using Scribd go here for some easy-to-follow instructions.  I suggest you save your documents as PDFs before uploading to Scribd, as this should mitigate against formating glitches.  Remember, when pasting Scribd embed code into your blog, you must  first select the HTML mode tab, then switch back to 'Compose' to view embedded presentation.


Unit 2 OGR: What do you need to present?

A short synopsis of your book(s) to include plot, author biography, social and cultural context (i.e. when the book was written and what was happening at the time of its writing that might have influenced its content), and summary of any existing adaptations (film, theatre, television etc.) key illustrations, associated artists etc.

A short statement identifying and justifying your Visual Concept in relation to your story (i.e. what are the underlying principles driving your production design and from what and where are they derived - and why).

A breakdown of your excerpts identifying your choice of three scenes.

A single 'Visual Concept' influence map that illustrates your production design principles.

Specific Influence Maps for each of your 3 scenes.

Key Thumbnails for each of your 3 scenes.

Introduction to your Unit 2 written assignment*

Your creative partnership archived (wip).


*Your introduction should satisfy the required criteria, e.g. "A clear introduction to your investigation ... should mention the different published sources you have used and your reasons for choosing them."

Please refer to the Rough Guide to Written Assignments - available on myUCA/Space/Unit Materials - for advice on academic writing at undergraduate level.  If you haven't accessed this material yet, please do so, as it is designed to ensure against students submitting work that will not meet the required standard. Be sure to read the 'Dos & Don'ts' style guide   BEFORE writing your introductions - it will save you (and me!) valuable time, which we could  better spend on refinements and polishing.

The 'Rough Guide' also contains an example 'Unit 2' essay, which will give you a clear idea of what I'll be looking for in terms of structure, tone and presentation.  You can find more advice on the group blog simply by clicking the 'written assignment' and 'academic writing' labels.

In addition, your OGR should evidence that you are up-to-date with your life-drawing, weekly film reviews, and technical exercises etc.  Your OGR might include links to the corresponding posts and/or images. Students that use their OGR to manage their weekly tasks in this way manage their workloads more successfully.

Your OGR should be a professionally presented, spell-checked, with an emphasis on graphic design, layout and personal branding.  No more last minute, slipshod presentations please.  For some great examples of Unit 1 OGRs, go here, here, and here.  This is what I want - from everyone this time.



Please use your network of creative partners to ensure everyone takes a look at the OGR requirements.  Many thanks.


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