Stage 1 – Developing Standards

DEVELOPING STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING PRACTICES

Screen Productions require a range of intertwined tasks as indicated schematically in Figure A. These tasks are: Topic specific (1) Media specific (2) and Design specific (3). In addition, each task has to be integrated with the other two, namely: the Topic has to be integrated with the Media (4) and the Media has to be integrated with the narrative Design (5). The final screen production is the gestalt integration of all of these tasks (6).

Standards Figure A

The above figure indicates schematically how setting standards, assessment and reporting practices for screen producers is at least six times as complex as that required for conventional (Topic specific) academic task – designated by 1 above. ASPERA also accepts that there are at least eight authors contributing to screen production. 4 These are: Topic Researcher, Writer, Director, Creative Producer, Camera-person, Editor, Special Effects Designer & Staff/Executive Producer. The first project conference at VCA, in July 2008, will resolve how standards, assessment and reporting practices should be set.

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