Media Industries 2 Progress: Week 1 – Week 8

Week 1 Minutes


What happened?

  • Facebook group up and running
  • Google doc shared
  • Exchanged contact details
  • Discussed areas of interest to each group member
  • Discussed seminar concept: Pitch a fake movie and have industry experts discuss the execution of it from pre to production to post
  • Created a list of things to do (refer below for more details)

What’s on the group agenda?

  • Poster
  • Promo video
  • AV/Lighting setup
  • Blackboard checklists (incl. release forms for any guests)
  • Documentation of the seminar

* I offered to work on posters

Week 2 Minutes


What happened?

  • Built upon initial seminar concept discussed – come up with a trailer for the fake movie to be pitched to the guest speakers and have them tell us how they would go about making the film from pre, to production, to post.
  • Created a list of things/areas people were interested in covering:

Pre-production

  • Marketing*
  • Money/financing/budget*
  • Casting
  • How to find a producer for your script
  • Location scouting
  • Obtaining permits/fire arm licensing
  • Story board artists

Production

  • Conflict resolution
  • Contingency plans
  • Chain of command
  • Establishing a look (cinematography)

Post-production

  • Colour grading
  • Sound design
  • Editing
  • Visual effects

Distribution*

  • Post Marketing (keeping the hype up)*
  • How to choose where to distribute to, cinemas, VOD, DVD

* = stuff I pitched to the group/areas that I was interested in

What’s on the group agenda?

  • Assign roles
  • Come up with name for seminar
  • Start sourcing for guest speakers

Week 3 Minutes


What happened?

  • 2 new group members
  • Assigned group roles

* I’m in charge of posters

What’s on the group agenda?

  • Source for guest speakers
  • Come up with name for seminar

My to-do list:

  • Think about potential poster ideas

Week 4 Minutes


What happened?

  • Rough script for trailer
  • Have a rough idea on who we want as our guest speakers (but should still keep a look out for other potential speakers just in case)
  • Discussed camera, lighting, and sound equipment needed
  • Came up with name for seminar – Reel Crimes

What’s on the group agenda?

  • Treatment for the two trailers to be included in our seminar + costumes
  • Floor plan for seminar
  • Catering
  • Social media
  • Posters
  • Potential interview questions
  • General paperwork

My to-do list:

  • Come up with a couple of different poster designs by next Friday
  • Think about poster designs based on our overall theme, the script for the trailer, as well as the guidelines provided by the steering committee

Week 5 Minutes


What happened?

  • Discussed potential interview questions

Some questions I pitched to the group

  1. What goes into an effective marketing campaign?
  2. How do go about determining a budget?
  3. How do you keep the hype up (long) after the film has been released?
  • Discussed potential guest speakers
  • Briefly discussed technical equipment required; and equipment that are readily available
  • Discussed catering

* I posted two separate draft poster designs to choose from:

MI2_Poster_1.3

Poster Design #1

 

Poster Design #2

Poster Design #2

What’s on the group agenda?

  • Think about potential speakers

My to-do list:

  • Rework posters to fit criteria/guidelines provided by steering committee
  • Include guest names + other details when available

Week 6 Minutes


What happened?

  • Talked more about guest speakers

What’s on the group agenda?

  • Contact, follow-up and secure guest speakers!

My to-do list:

  • Start working on handout designs ASAP

Mid Semester Break Meeting + Week 7 Minutes


What happened?

  • 2 guest speakers confirmed
  • Equipment confirmed
  • Catering sorted
  • Discussed props required
  • Discussed social media plan
  • Created Facebook page and Twitter account
  • Reworked posters
  • Finalized seminar structure
  • Finalized props

* I posted pictures of the draft handout design on Facebook earlier in the week:

Handout (Front)

Handout (Front)

Handout (Back)

Handout (Back)

What’s on the agenda?

  • Seminar slides

My to-do list:

Rework handouts to better fit the theme

Week 8 Minutes


What happened?

  • Everything is confirmed/good to go
  • Handouts reworked:
Handout (Front)

Handout (Front)

Handout (Back)

Handout (Back)

  • Final handout design:

 

Front

Front

Back

Back

What’s on the group agenda?

The actual seminar

My to-do list:

  • Print out, guillotine, distribute handouts
  • Print out and put up directional posters
  • Print out media release forms
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