Tell a Story project
Part 1: Research a Practitioner: BIM AJADI
- HISTORY CAREER: http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/interviewbim-ajadi/1176281.article
- Bim Ajadi is a deaf filmmaker. Before he become a filmmaker, he was a freelance graphic art designer and a director for pop videos.
- According to the link below, he believe deaf people with different levels of deafness can access music.
- Once Ajadi was refused by York City for a professional contract because he was deaf.
- Ajadi born in Nigeria and raising up in UK at age three. Later, he attend in Leeds Art college to focus on professional product designer which he want for his career. According to this link, he explain the reason he choose to become this career: “Design allows me to express my ideas, and it allows me to show people those ideas without the need for explanation or sound.” This suggests the art design is the vision for him and other deaf people. He also want to show that his work is not necessary for sound. It just show by the vision.
- Unfortunately for him, his career of art design was failure as his skill of IT is lacking. However, he went different way to Shape London which is the deaf organisation. It involve the 2D graphic art and he enjoy it. He then move to the goal of 3D.
- Finally, he know what he want to do with his career so he worked with Phil McNally whose include in SFX for Star Wars episode 2. Later, he was influence by Channel 4 and Jezebell the German company, to create his own film. He then involve twenty five deaf people (some of them are the dancer and crews) to create the pop video.
- Bim Ajadi created the total of twelve films when he was an editor. Some of his works includes documentaries and short films for example “Deaf Sisterhood” which is a TV movie documentary and is released in 2011.
- However the best film awards he did that received is called Champion of the World. It is about a talented athlete girl who focused on her aim to become a hurdler.
2. BIM AJADI‘S JOB PROFILE
- Bim Ajadi had a lot of different roles through his life of TV and film: director, editor, writer, cinematographer, editorial department, producer, sound department, miscellaneous crew and thanks.
https://vimeo.com/bimajadi –you can see this website of Bim Ajax’s work.
- Being a director means the earning about £54,390 per year.
To be a director in the film industry, you will need some skills:
- Have a creative vision of the film you want
- You will need to have the passion to create the film
- Be confident leader with the crews
- Good communication with the crews
- Focus on the detail of the film
- Have self belief and remain calm under the pressure
- Focus on the aim to create a successful film
2. Being editor means the earning would be £22,720 per year.
Being an editor in the film industry, you would need some of these skills:
- Have experience of post production
- Recognise the different editing equipment
- Understand the rhyme, pace and tension of the storytelling
- Good communication with the crews
- Focus on the detail and be able to be organised.
- Understand the health and safety laws.
3. DETAILED ANALYSIS OF BIM AJADI’S WORK:
Dead Money (director, writer and producer) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655596/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_5
You can watch this video in vimeo: https://vimeo.com/123293174
Mise en scene:
- Scene 1: Establish shot- flats and the old clothes on the ground (00:00-00:20)
- Gamble area
- Bit extreme close up of a man (00:21-26)
- Bit long shot of a man sat on a bench
- Mid shot of a man look worried
- Long shot of a man sat on the bench
- Extreme shot of gamble coins (0:43-46)
- Two shots
- Wide shot
- Bit mid and close up
- Bit of tile and track shot of a man in pain as he try to walk
- Pan down of the flat and man walk downstairs
- Bit of bird’s eye shot of a man walk around the flat.
- Panning of speed car into other scene of the gamble then zoom out of the coins (43-45 seconds) on the table.
Sound (music background)
Underwear Rule awareness: director
MISE- EN-SCENE: different setting.
- House (setting one)
- Bedroom (setting two)
- Garden (setting three)
- Youth Leader’s area (setting 4)
- Car parking (setting 5)
- Mid shot
- Over the shoulders shot
- Close up shot
- Two shots
- Medium close up (Mum on her right- 1.04)
- Bit high angle shot (Mum and boy’s conversation- 1.05)
- Bit track shot (1.34-1.37)
- Bit long shot
- Bit close up
- Medium close up
- Bit extreme close up
- Bit close up with over the shoulder (5.06-5.07)
- Long shot with two shots (5.52-5.54)
- Bit of zoom in scene when deaf girl make her father promise to keep her secret about her doll’a secret (1:59-2:00)
- Quick panning around scene of deaf boy play with a ball at the garden (3:38-3:42)
- Panning on right scene as deaf boy though through the bubble and remember what his mother told him about underwear rule. (4:20-4:22)
- Panning scene of a deaf girl though about her doll through the bubble and bit zoom in of the bubble (5:55-6:00)
SOUND: music background
4) NARRATIVE THEORY: Key term
- TODOREOV’S EQUILIBRIUM
- PROPP’S CHARACTER TYPES
- STRAUSS’ BINARY OPPOSITES
- BARTHES ACTION AND ENIGMA CODES
a) What is NARRATIVE?
- Narrative is a voice over by a person who tell the story through the process of the storyline film. Through the film, there are the process of begin, middle and end of the story. In addition, there are also text involve the storyline (tell the story, not description).
- To organised the storyline there are the codes and conventions which is the general rule of any genre such as horror whose involve ghosts, dark lighting, weapons, blood, monsters etc. It can include the pictures to tell the story.
5) A photo of Richard Lappas- what does it tell us?
It tell us that he is the farmer and we know it because his clothes is similar to other farmers. However the shot is close up so we can see his emotion which full of distress.
6) What is the difference between PLOT and NARRATIVE?
- Plot is the director use the characters settings for example characters, props, setting etc to represents the story.
- Narrative is people who tell a story by begin, middle and end.
THERE’S SOME EXAMPLE OF PLOT:
- Harry Potter storyline use the plot such as SFX, wands, costumes, character enigma (codes), settings (Hogwarts, Dursleys, train etc).
Lord of the Ring
6B) MORE OF THE NARRATIVE THEORY:
- NON LINEAR- the storyline’s order is mixing up.
Example of film:
- LINEAR- the storyline has the right order of the beginning, middle and end.
Example of film: Sleeping Beauty
TODOROV7) NARRATIVE THEORY- TODOROV (five type of sequences)-
a) EQUILIBRIUM: the narrative of the stage is set and the characters’ lives is normal.
Example: In the Lord of the Ring, Frodo Baggins’ life is normal in the Shire.
b) RUPTURE (DISRUPTION OF EQUILIBRIUM): something happen that change their lives- it can happen by flashback e.g.
Example: Bilbo Baggins disappear on his birthday.
c) DISEQUILIBRIUM (REALISATION OF THE DISRUPTION): characters in the film has realise something changed.
d) RUPTURE OVERCOME (QUEST TO RESTORE THE EQUILIBRIUM): character(s) decide to destroy the evil.
Example: The dwarves, elves and hobbits discuss about the quest to destroy the ring
e) RE ESTABLISH EQUILIBRIM/ NEW EQUILIBRIM:
8) ‘Max’ film 2015 narrative theory:
a) EQUILIBRIUM- Max, a war service dog is with Kyle in Afghanistan.
b) DISRUPTION OF EQUILIBRIUM: Max is sent home after Kyle killed in war.
c) REALISATION OF THE DISRUPTION: Family (characters) adopt Max.
d) QUEST TO RESTORE THE EQUILIBRIUM: family
e) RE- ESTABLISH EQUILIBRIUM
9) MORE OF NARRATIVE CONTINUE
a) STRAUSS’ BINARY OPPOSITION definition:
Usually there are pair of words are opposite and the horror or action adventure usually have ‘hero’ versus ‘villain’ which is the opposite word for ‘binary opposition’.
There are some example of the film:
- Good vs Evil
Innocent vs Corruption
Hero vs villain
Young vs Old
Light vs dark
Human vs Supernatural
Other random example:
Man vs woman
Love vs hate
White vs Black
Kids vs Adults
Dog vs Cat
b) BARTHES ACTION AND ENIGMA: Lord of the Ring
- Action code- tell the audience what happen next (car crash, explosive, battle e.g.)
- Enigma code- pieces of the film such as cliffhangers that leave the audience guess what happen next.
For example in first part of the Lord of the Ring, Gandalf was fighting with the Balrog and the audience expected that Gandalf won. However, Gandalf was tripping and was hanging on the edge of the rock. The audience, again, expected that Gandalf would hold as long as he can, despite being old man but powerful man. We (maybe not all) was wrong as Gandalf unable to hold for longer as he fall to his death with Balrog.
c) NARRATIVE AND CHARACTERS: Lord of the Ring
Note: Characters are the most important to involve in the story. There are usually eight different archetypical (typical example) character in films.
PROPP CHARACTERS: 8 stock characters in narratives: Lord of the Rings
1. The hero: Frodo
2. The villain: Sauron
3. The donor: Bilbo
4. The (magical) helper: Sam
5. The goal (princess e.g.): Destroy the ring
6. The dispatcher: Gandalf from left to right: Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White
7. False hero/ anti hero/ usurper: Saruman the White
NARRATIVE THEORY OF MY CHOSEN PRACTITIONER: BIM AJADI
1a) NARRATIVE THEORY: Dead Money
This video is non linear because some part contain the flashbacks for example a deaf man sit on the bench, feeling guilty for what he did with the gambling.
EQUILIBRIUM: The story starts with establish shot of the flat, the street with the old clothes on it. Other shot show a man’s hands clutched together and his face full of worry.
RUPTURE (disruption of equilibrium): twelve hours before this shot begins, a deaf man, who is the poker hustler plays the gamble with other men. He won this gamble. Later, he sit at the bus station with his friend and saw a dangerous looking man sneering at the homeless man on the street. He thought he was fantastic and wanted to be involved with him. However, his friend begged him not to get involved with the dangerous man.
DISEQUILIBRIUM (realisation of the disruption): Man gambling with the gangs and this time he lost this game and had a fight by some members from the gang. He also find out he doesn’t have any money in his bank.
RUPTURE OVERCOME (quest to restore the equilibrium): Man then live with his father and support him.
NEW EQUILIBRIUM (re- establish): Man stand back against the wall, look scared.
b) Propp’s Character types http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655596/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
- Deaf poker hustle (false hero)
- Tramp (father)
- Gangster (villain)
c) Strauss’s Binary Opposites
Deaf poker hustle vs gangster
d) Barthes Action and Enigma codes
Action codes– tell the audience what happen next (car crash, explosive, battle e.g.)
Enigma codes– pieces of the film such as cliffhangers that leave the audience guess what happen next.
2a) NARRATIVE THEORY: Underwear Rule
This video is linear because it is part of the deaf awareness as deaf people need to be understand the right order of the storyline.
- Deaf boy scene: The story start with a advert of the underwear awareness before other scene reveal a picture of mother and deaf boy on the fridge which close by mother who talk through the phone. When she finish with it, she frown when she see her son focus on his mobile instead helping out with the clothes. She sign to him to told him to help her. Deaf boy did what his mother say. They then throw some clothes into the machine for fun.
- Deaf boy boast about his pant is the best and then his mother walk to sat next to him and remind him about the underwear rule. She also told him that he have to tell her or any grown up he trust if the stranger trying to touch his body.
- Deaf girl scene: The other story start with a establish shot of the girl’s bedroom (the shot of some dolls on the shelf and other toys in the pink box.
RUPTURE (disruption of equilibrium):
- Boy scene: A teenagers girl from neighbours ask a boy to show his underwear so she will give him a football.
- Deaf girl scene: One of the youth group staff ask a girl if he can see her bottom.
DISEQUILIBRIUM (realisation of the disruption):
- Deaf boy scene: boy remember what his mother told him that he shouldn’t show anyone his underwear (Your body is yours).
- Deaf girl scene: girl thought about it and she refuse.
RUPTURE OVERCOME (quest to restore the equilibrium):
- Deaf boy: Boy and mother hug. Mother told him that she will have some chat with their neighbour.
- Deaf girl: girl told her father about a man tried to see her pant. Her father was in the shock but he willing to report the man. He also said she did the right thing to tell him.
NEW EQUILIBRIM (re- establish):
- Deaf boy scene:Mother and boy hug again.
- Deaf girl scene: Father and girl smile and ready for home.
- Each scene show the characters in this film give the message about the underwear awareness.
b) PROPP’S CHARACTERS
- Deaf boy: Victim
- Mother: Donor
- Neighbour girl: sort of the villain
- Deaf girl: Victim
- Father: Donor
- Youth Worker- sort of the villain
c) Strauss’s Binary Opposites
- Deaf boy vs neighbour girl
- Deaf girl vs Youth Worker
d) Barthes Action and Enigma codes
- Action codes- tell the audience what happen next (car crash, explosive, battle e.g.)
- Enigma codes-pieces of the film such as cliffhangers that leave the audience guess what happen next.
PRE PRODUCTION OF MY PROJECT: Part 2
- Evidence the develop of my idea: documentary film
- Formal Written Proposal
- Production schedule
- Team Meeting Records (not necessarily)
- Risk Assessments and Recce Records
- Permissions and Consent Forms
- Other media paperwork
3.Detailed Target Audience profile:
a) Male and female
b) Age +16
c) Deaf and hearing students and teachers in mainstream secondary school and college
d) Demographics: B, C1&2 and E (students)
e) Psychographics: Mainstreamers, Explorers, Reformers and Resigned.
WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2015-THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2015: FILMING
There are bit change of the plan. I decide to film on Wednesday evening and I will use some part of storyboard to create the film at inside of the Academy because it will be dark at outside.
FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2015: I don’t complete the film because some my chosen actors’s time don’t match mine. In addition I give them the script on the short notice. However I manage to film with one of my friends at break time. So my plan change; I will appoint the film equipment today. Hopeful on next week I will complete the film and editing as I can.
For today until 1.30pm I will focus on a man called Mike Slee who will visit at Center for the Creative Industries . He is the director, producer and writer for documentary films and will tell us more about his works and his experience.
The questions I am going to ask him:
- Who does you inspire that lead you to become the director, producer and writer?
- How long do you work for documentary films?
- Do you have any work experience that link to media when you was young?
- Do you ever work with deaf actors or crews?
- Have you ever create the silent documentary film?
Sunday 6th December 2015- Friday 11th December 2015:
Friday 11th December 2015:
Part 3- Personal Career Development Plan (aftermath of the deadline: catch up the work)
1) Least 3 possible careers in media
Job 1: Runner in film industry
To be runner you need to:
- Complete every task quickly (have stamina).
- Focus on the detail.
- Use good common sense.
- Accept instructions in a good manner.
- Be organised and flexible.
- Become a runner in the film industry is the first step of becoming a Director, Producer or Technician which is a successful path for many people.
- A runner is often instructed by the assistant director working on the production.
- However, being a runner is a big responsibility. They have to organise the props, look after the cast and crew making them tea and coffee and they also have to make sure the technical equipment is in the right place.
- Runner are often freelance and must to carry out their duties smoothly- a small problem could a delay in filming.
- Runners don’t need any qualifications but they need to show their skills and must have a full driving licence and have the knowledge of Health and Safety.
Salary for Runner in TV/ film industry pay: http://www.productionbase.co.uk/ratesofpay.aspx
- 10 hours per day: £84-94
- 12 hours per day: £107-119
- 40 hours per week: £245
- 72 hours per week: £539
- Day Rate in Commercials: £148
Job 2: TV director
To be a TV director you need to:
- Able to translate the writer’s book and create a film to make it more entertaining.
- Understand the production and post production process.
- Able to create an idea for a film and make it visual.
- Understand the camera angles including the difference between single and multi camera shooting.
- Good communicate skills with crews and actors.
- Skill with the money (financial and budget).
- Have a knowledge of Health and Safety, linked to equipment and filming in different locations.
TV director’s duty:
- TV directors work with different people for example the Producers or Writers to create the pre production idea, storyboard, script. TV directors have to create the program with various genres.
- Furthermore, TV directors and Producer/ Writer have to work out the appropriate camera angles and shooting for their program.
- In addition TV directors need to understand the right camera angles to matching each scene.
- TV directors working on a drama or soap opera program, need to use ‘studio multi- camera shots’- they need to be fully prepared with crews and actors, by giving them the right instructions.
- Through the pre production of soap operas, TV directors have meeting with role such as Producers, Script/ Story Editors etc including the first Assistant Directors, to discuss what they expect from their production.
- Work on documentaries, director work with a few roles such as Researcher and Executive Producer to research the facts and detail, including a few camera techniques such as editing, sound. However, TV director would often be both producer and director.
- Directors don’t need any qualifications through they can have a degree that links to media or drama. They need the knowledge and experience of the production process. However they will need to training to direct single and multi camera shooting.
- To become a TV director, you will need some experience of the pro production, production or post production process.
- The best way is to start as a Runner or get involved in a technical role for example camera usage or editing. You can also do work experience by working with actors or with crews.
Salary paid in TV: http://www.productionbase.co.uk/ratesofpay.aspx
48 hours per week: £1,200-£1,345
Job 3: Film director
To be a film director, you will need to:
- Have a passion for filmmaking.
- Be a confident leader and able to make decisions.
- Good communication skills.
- Work for long hours.
- Have a strong belief.
- Remain calm and think clear while being under pressure.
- Be determined and focus to make a film and succeed.
Film director’s duty:
Film director’s duty is to create the actual film with appropriate sound. They also need to make the film become successful.
More, film directors create the draft script and create the ‘vision’ when the film is finished, and they need to work out how to make it a success.
Through the pre production the director needs to make the right decisions, such select the right crews and actors and provide the rehearsals and, once the production starts, the actors are ready for the performances.
Directors need to think about techniques in the filming and how to make it look perfect. They need to use special effects, sound, lighting equipment and camera.
In post production, director worked closely with the Editor by focusing on editing. Finally, the director needs to be aware of the film’s budget and finance.
- No need to have any qualification to become director. However, you need a lot of training courses and study on directing and art.
- If you want to become a film director with in higher education, you need to focus on the courses and they will be assessed by the film industry and receive Creative Skillset Tick award.
The best route to become a director is to start as a Runner.
FILM DIRECTOR’S AVERAGE SALARY: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Film_Director/Salary
- In US: $68,784 per year (http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Film_Director/Salary)
- In UK: £34,857 per year (http://www.mysalary.co.uk/average-salary/Film_Director_6369)
Job 4: Editor
To become film editor, you need to have:
- Lots of post production experience.
- Be familiar with the editing equipment on the computer.
- Understand the storytelling with pace, tension and rhythm.
- Manage the pressure while editing.
- Imagination and to understand the narrative.
- Good communication skills.
- Focus on the detail with patience.
- Good organiser.
- Understands health and safety law.
To be Editor in post production means you work closely with the director to ensure that the film story goes smoothly from the beginning to the end. They also focus and select the right shots and edit them.
Editors worked for long hours with under pressure, they normally work on television drama.
In pre production, editors work with the director to work out how to adapt the book to film to get the best out of the narrative.
Editors also need to ensure technical equipment and the actor’s performance are ready for production.
During post production when the director and editor finish editing, they need to show the director’s cut to the producer. If Producers agree that their film looks perfect, they prepare for the release to the public.
- Same as the film director. No need any qualification by could consider doing higher education. You will be assessed by the film industry and also receive the award- Creative Skill set Tick.
- The best route is the Runner to a Trainee, Second and First Assistant then became an Editor.
Salary paid in TV and Film: http://www.productionbase.co.uk/ratesofpay.aspx
8 hours per day: £213
40 hours per day: £854
60 per day: £1,366
2) Three ‘live’ Media Jobs (Job Analysis)
Job 1: Runner
This job is paid job and is provide in London. To become a runner, you will involve the ‘Take one’ shot (clappering) include edit and record the right shot for post production. However, you need to be confident, hard working and understand the production process. If you are interesting, you can apply to Alec McSimpson. However it is only two day booking as it start on 23rd November.
Job 2: Director Media Brand https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6211375/director-media-brands-/?LinkSource=PremiumListing
This job is full time (permanent contract) and provide in London Central. To be director for media brand you will need to ensure the development and growth of Girl Effect keep continue in Ethiopia and Rwanda. If you want this job, you will need to have undergraduate degree or qualification to match it.
Job 3: Children’s Website Editor
This job is permanent contract and provide in Greater London. The skill you will need to able to edit the website to match the target audience of children and create the activities for children.
3) Contract types available in media industries
Different type of contract: http://toma9696.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/types-of-contracts.html
Full time: someone working in the media industry for long hours for a specific company. It means they would have more money. If they do ‘over-time’ (hours over their contracted company) they are paid extra .
Part time: someone working in media works less than full time until will work a fixed amount of hours part time employees have the same rights as full time employees.
Fixed term: similar to a part time employee but they have to sign an agreement of the amount of time on the contract. When the fixed term contract is finished the manager will decide if a person is still needed. If so they will give them a full time contract.
Freelancer: someone who works for themselves- self employed. However, a company or client may give a freelancer a project or task to completer, and pay them an hourly wage.
On completion: A contract that states the amount of time for employee and is expect ed to finish the project in the period of time.
Casual: someone who works for a media company when needed. They are allowed to say no to work if they don’t want to do a job. They may have a small needed on set everyday. In addition , the casual contract is useful at the beginning of your media career. Because it is not a permanent contract – the media company won’t have to pay for maternity leave or someone being sick.
The differences between the contracted employment and working freelance:
- Contracted employment:
- Contracted employment is people who work in media industries full or part time and work longer hours than freelancer.
- They are likely to make less money than freelance, because they not specialists.
2. Working freelance: http://www.brightknowledge.org/knowledge-bank/media/careers-in-media/what-is-freelancing
- Freelancer is a person who being hired by the general jobs depend the freelancer’s career for example: a TV production might hire a freelance as a cameramen for one program. They work for myself.
- They also work out there own tax and National Insurance, and would have to completer a self assessment for the Inland Revenue every year.
- Freelances can choose the type of job they want and don’t have a boss to tell them they have to do.
- Better pay: the media companies often pay freelancers more than staff. If freelancers have mire experience it means more money.
- Lot of work to finish for a tight deadline.
- Freelancers needs to manage their money not just their savings but they to pay tax and so National Insurance.
Summary: Contracted employment or freelance?
One hand, I would like to become freelancer because it gives me an opportunity to develop my confidence by creating my own film business. However, I have to pay tax and National Insurance which is a lot to cope with.
Other hand is to be contracted employment means working with team and creating films or TV. It is a bit better than freelancer as they don’t have to worry about dealing with your own tax.
4) Media Specific Curriculum Vitae
- Creep- Media project: Thursday 10th-Friday 18th September 18th 2015
- Switched At Birth: Thursday 24th September- Friday 9th October 2015
- Advertisement: Thursday 15th October- Friday 6th November 2015
- Telling A Story: Wednesday 11th November- Friday 11th December 2015
5) Media Specific Show Reel
- Creep- media project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytz6ZhxXzHI
ANALYSE: This film is the first and there are some errors. For example, a camera move up to follow the football as the boy kicks it over the gate, it left no space for football to fit in. Also, there are often camera shakes because the ground was not smooth and flat. However, there are some angles to use such as over the shoulder of a ‘Creep’ crying. This film was made by a team of three of us.
- Switched At Birth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0I5JS6V50Y
ANALYSE: This film was created by myself. I made the effect by adding subtitles to make it visual (with sound in the background). I need to improve it by thinking about the shade of lighting and also give the actor more time to practice. I think most of the angles look good as I tried to create different angles to make it more interesting.
- Walkers advertisement: https://youtu.be/8vFiBVmMr58
ANALYSE: This is the second film I did with crews. There are some issues for example, some of the actors wore clothes with logos on which is illegal as it represents the copyright of company- I would need to ask the permission of company or get the actors to wear plain clothes.
- Deaf awareness (deafness level):
PART FOUR- PRESENTING MY WORK
- Bim Ajadi created a documentry film called ‘Underwear rule’ to encourage young peole in the UK to be aware of their safety and to learn that their body is private.
- Bim Ajadi uses the most of the narrative theory in ‘Underwear rule’ and in addition, this film is a linear narrative. It helps deaf people to understand clearly about risks and safety.
- Ajadi created two separate stories about a deaf boy and girl but uses the same narrative and same experience. In addition, both the boy and girl are different age the boy appears to be a teenager while the girl appears to be younger.
- Ajadi wants his audience to be aware that this could happen to anyone no matter what gender or age etc.
- I have created a short film that is based on deaf awareness and of levels deafness. My aim is to make sure my target audience, which is deaf and hearing people in the UK being aware of people’s deafness; I want them to know that deaf people have different support needs depending on their level of deafness and how can they can help them.
Firstly, the film ‘Deafness levels’ is similar to Bim Ajadi’s film- ‘Underwear Rule’ in that I have used some narrative similar to the film. Both my film and Ajax’s film are linear and documentary as which helps deaf people understand the order. At the start of Underwear Rule which is equilibrium, it shows a deaf boy and girl’s life was normal, unaware of the bad event that await them. My film- it begins with a message about one of the levels of deafness (mild deafness).
Secondly when the boy and girl become a victim as they being asked to show their underpants. This is the rupture part, the boy and girl remember what their single parents told them (‘Your body is yours’ and ‘It is ok to tell no.’) and they need to tell them when they feel in danger. So, both boy and girl refuse to show their underwear and walk away. This is disequilibrium.
This is bit different to my film because I show the negative scene of communication between hearing and deaf people. For example, a deaf girl, who has profound deafness, finds difficult to communicate with hearing people without hearing aids or her cochlear; it is rupture but I don’t use rupture overcome as my film doesn’t contain so I use new equilibrium to show the hearing audience how to communication with deaf people.
Finally, my film and Ajadi’s film have the same closure but with different effects. Both have deaf person give a brief message about the different communication needs for deaf people, including facts about deaf children in the UK from NDCS (National Deaf Children Society). It is the same in Ajax’s film; each person signs giving a warning and advice about underpants safety.
2. MY OWN STORY:
3. MY CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN:
My plan is to become a director for See Hear. Firstly, I need to focus on creative media level three (TV and Film) and achieve a distinction from 2015 to 2017.
It is rare to get a university in the UK which provide support for the deaf. At Wolverhampton university deaf students have created a film about deaf awareness for staff and students but unfortunately there are no media course that link to my career: director.
After two years, I would like to either go to university or apply for a part time job for See Hear and become a runner which is a good start in becoming director. I would also like to become a volunteer in YAB (Youth Advisory Board) with NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society) to work with deaf young people who create campaigns to get their needs met for example their needs in education, and in health services to improve service in the UK.
Another choice is the University of Birmingham which provides a BSL interpreter, note taker and gives extra time in exams for deaf students. All of this is funded by the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Furthermore one media course that attracted me was media and communication (television) for BS (HONS) which is a full time for three years. This course provides eight different career options that could match my future career. It also provides you with general knowledge of pre production such as make up, TV, radio and film photography studio, editing etc. You can also create your own blog s or wikis to support your work. You will learn how to use single camera, editing equipment. it will includes creating a short video.
My third choice is the University of westminster in North- West London. This university provides ‘the best known film and television courses in the world’. Students create their own videos before they are sent to be shown all over the world! Include some awards such as a student Academy Award.
This course is called: Film BA Honours (used to be Film and Television Production BA) and the students will study this course full time for three years. Students learn general media such as editing, writing, producing, directing etc.
Westminster university ‘s aim is to develop the students in to becoming ‘thinking film makers’ which means students create a film to give a message around the world or making people aware. Students will also get to work closely with TV industry and get opportunity of working with actors. In work experience in the three years of the Professional Practice.
After graduation, most students become freelancers while others create their own production companies.