DFPR 3102


  • Portfolio of research and planning – 2000 words – WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY DEADLINE
  • Project Proposal – 1000 words – FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER 3PM DEADLINE
    • Title, research areas, possible interviewees
  • Interview a practitioner – reveal effectively and accurately their creative, professional and practical approach to their work and practice.
  • Define a question that your individual engagement with the final Project will address – just the area you’re looking at
  • 6000 word report to cover testing, implementation and evaluation
    • 3000 video
    • 3000 written


  • specific but general
  • ‘Investigation into Cinematography’ – allows room to develop but direct


  • Academic
  • Unemotional
  • Analytical
  • No use of ‘I’
  • No opinionated or journalistic phrasing


  1. Abstract*
  2. Introduction
  3. Literature Review
  4. Testing
  5. Final Production Implementation
  6. Evaluation
  7. Recommendations

Abstract* –

  • First part of the report but should be written last.
  • It is your report boiled down into about 200 words
  • Contains research, testing, conclusion and evaluation (blurb).


  • What will you be studying?
  • Why does it need to be studied?
  • What studies have gone before or what is happening in the industry to make it a relevant study now?
  • Set up how your report will be read and marked
  • Focus is important

Literature Review:

  • Research
  • Secondary sources – books, journals, newspapers, websites
  • Primary sources – interviews, data collection

Marked by depth & width.

Depth = how much you have understood a subject (happens within reading)

Width = how many sources and how varied they are (pushing your research into related and wider areas to get a full view of the subject)

Research Depth:

  • Cross cultural – not just western examples
  • Both current and historic
  • Looking at your subject area from different angles

Analysis + Synthesis:

Everything has to be stated why it is related and important

Why is it worth listening to?

Websites must be from a valid source

Journals are peer reviewed & held in high esteem

Books are published and fact checked.

Wikipedia – look at references

Primary research:

  • Interview
  • Final study to network in industry
  • Talk to the big names
  • Use the project to your advantage – email and connect

PR – Data collection:

  • Feedback on tests
  • Investigation in research
  • Focus groups, questionnaires
  • 50+ pool of people from a reasoned age or social group


  • Application of your research being transformed into informed practical work
  • Testing allows you to see how you do something
  • Each test/draft needs to be evaluated and the following test must follow on from it.
  • Be specific
  • Only test one thing at a time

**Channel 4’s random acts – 3 minute film

Up to 3 minutes with up to £4000 budget

Produced by Maverick TV & industry mentored

14th October – the Garage – 1:30pm**


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