The project report (2,000 words) is a written account of the student’s involvement in the collaborative film project. Students should order their project report using the following headings, giving equal weight to each area.
1. Creative work in my film production role
Work in this section of the film report should include the student’s justification of the creative choices made in order to convey meaning in the completed film in their one chosen film production role. Discussion is likely to evidence the creative work undertaken during the pre-production, production and post-production phases and the ways in which their production skills, techniques and/or approaches were effectively deployed in order to convey meaning and to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the film.
2. Collaboration with my core production team
This section should begin with a clear statement of the core production team’s agreed intentions for the film. Work in this section of the film report should include the student’s reflection on the successes and the challenges of participation in the core production team and involve discussion on the ways in which their collaborations helped to fulfill the agreed intentions of the group. Discussion is likely to evidence the student’s work beyond the one chosen film production role and their approaches to effective group work (through problem-solving, giving and receiving constructive feedback, supporting others, working flexibly, reliably and responsibly and so on). Reflecting on collaboration does not mean that students should see this as an opportunity to complain, blame or criticize the role of other core production team members. Students should cite informative moments and examples from within the completed film to support their reflection.
The project report should contain a table of contents (excluded from the word count), which should also clearly state the number of words the student has used. The list of all sources used is also excluded from the word limit.
Supporting visual evidence
Students may use carefully selected and relevant diagrams, floor plans, images, sketches, screen-grabs or visuals considered necessary in the project report. They may also include their own photographs, images or scans, as necessary, ensuring they are of an appropriate quality. All visual evidence must be clearly labelled and appropriately referenced to acknowledge the source, following the protocol of the referencing style chosen by the school. The labels, which are excluded from the final word limit of the project report, should contain the minimum information to ensure the examiner understands the significance of the visual evidence.
Supporting visual evidence and labels must not include commentary, as this will be considered as part of the project report discussion and therefore be included in the word count.
Example Production Reports
Follow this link to see examples of the production report.
Structure & Deadlines
The production report must be completed alongside the production of the film.
You will submit the production report in five stages with the following deadlines.
- Development (25th January)
- Pre-Production (8th February)
- Production (8th March)
- Post Production (22nd March)
- Reflection (5th April)
Each stage in the production report must be submitted in two equal halves:
- 200 words on creative work in your film production role
- 200 words on collaboration with your production team