Steps to create the audiovisual project


Here are some tips on how to prepare your audiovisual project. These are just some very general ideas. Some or maybe even none- of them may apply to your project. I am also including some links, which may be helpful. Come see me if you need further advice.


   Have fun preparing the project! J

   Think of what you want to express.

o     Write an outline of your main ideas. Remember that your project must relate to one of the topics discussed in class.

   At this stage, you don't need to worry about every single detail; just focus on the big picture.

   Think of how you want to express it.

o     Decide whether you want to shoot a documentary, produce a photographic portfolio, or a website with an analysis of crime films, etc.

o     For this decision, think of the best media to produce your ideas and also about the technology that is available and that you are most familiar with.

   Show me your outline. I will give you feedback and some ideas.

   Prepare a more detailed script.

   Find your locations.

   Action: go shoot your film or take the pictures.

   Edit the film or the pictures.

   Add music or sound if necessary.

   Prepare a presentation for the class. Because of time constraints, you may need to edit your project for the presentation. Remember the presentation may last up to 15 minutes.

   HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! J J J J J


Some useful links


       Digital Learning Center

       Video Shooting Tips

       The Grammar of television and film

       Film language

       The Semiotics and Conventions of Television

       Cyber Film School

       The filmmaking Channel