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OCR Nationals Level 3 Unit 22 - Writing for the Screen

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday May 11, 2011

Categories: Nationals

Level 3 National Certificate / Diploma in Media

Writing for the Screen

The Brief | Concept

You are aspiring new script writers and are being set various tasks by the film and TV industry to see if you will be hired to help write the scripts for both fictional and factual products.

The work you do will involve investigating the market for television and film scripts for actors, presenters as well as looking at how to set out scripts for a camera operator.


What the Specification says:

By completing this unit, you will have the knowledge and understanding of writers’ crucial role in the screen industry, the opportunities open to them and how they prepare for them. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the skills and techniques required for writing for the screen. You will be able to research, develop and write at least part of a script for actors or presenters and a script for a camera operator for either film or TV. You will have an understanding of the difference between scripting for factual and fictional screen products. You will be able to value the quality of your work and whether it follows conventions within the film and TV industry.

1. Investigate the market for television and film scripts.

2. Research content for section of film or television programme for actors and for camera operators.

3. Prepare scripts for a section of a film or television programme for actors and a camera script following conventions.

4. Evaluate the scripts for a film or television programme for actors and a camera operator.

You will need to produce an individual portfolio that is numbered chronologically and shows evidence of all the assessment objectives.

Before you hand in any work, you should look at the grading criteria: Pass, Merit and Distinction to help you to assess your own work.

You must produce a front cover for this unit: Unit 22 – Writing for the Screen with appropriate images and your...

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