What do you think is the definition of a final piece and what do you think makes a good one?
Is a single photograph good enough for your final piece? why/why not?
B grade project example:
You are learning how to do well in AO4 by bringing your ideas together effectively in a final set of edited photographs.
To be successful in AO4 you need to:
- produce a series of images (3 or more) for your project
- your series must bring together all of the best parts of your experiments
- You must include elements of all of the artists you have looked at (most have 2 artists, some of you have 3)
- your series of images must look like they go together - similar techniques, colours etc.
- They might tell a narrative across your images - eg. 3 parts of a story
- Think about how they will be presented - these images will be printed and presented alongside being displayed on your website.
Above anything else, your work must demonstrate the best of your ability.
For a 5 or above, you are aiming to show a consistent ability to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realize intentions, as well as a consistent ability to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
If you are going for gold and aiming higher, the language refers to the level of skill which changes to 'highly developed ability' or an 'exceptional ability'...
You must have COMPLETED this project by next Friday (10th November). This includes your final set of images (3 or more).
In your red books, write a plan of the things that you are going to do between now and then in order to get everything finished, making a note of the things you need to do for homework and/or intervention.
ITDT will be open monday, tuesday and Wednesday lunch time for you this week to do extra work... IT4 will be open Thursday and Friday lunch so you can get started before the lesson.
Today's lesson will be in exam conditions again to allow some students to complete their assessment.
If you have finished, read your feedback sheet. Most of you need to complete the review. Some need to complete your second picture. All of you need to begin to refine your techniques through further experiments, ready to finish this project by May half term. You have just 3 weeks!
What does it mean to refine?
- Mainly it is about improving!
- Improve your technique so it is the best it can be. The highest grades will be of a 'professional' finish, with very few flaws. Your editing will be believable.
- Improve your idea so it communicates a meaning. What is your work about? How will you explain it to the examiner?
- Improve your links to your artists, making sure that you are bringing both artists together effectively.
- Improve the quality of your photos - take new ones if you need to. It will make a big difference to your work!
Today you will spend both lessons creating a set of mini outcomes for your assessment. To be successful you must:
- Link to the experiments you have done so far - don't do something totally new.
- Clearly take inspiration from TWO artists - combine their styles and techniques effectively.
- Produce 2 or more pieces that link to each other as a set. They should look like they belong together, using the same techniques.
- Demonstrate a high level of skill.
- Upload your edited photos to your website and identify the strengths and areas for development when you are finished in a short paragraph.
You may use old or new photographs, but they must be for the 'Human Figure' and relevant to your project.
If you get stuck or something goes wrong...
- Look back through previous work.
- Refer to my website and look at the guides on your previous lessons
- DO NOT GIVE UP AND START AGAIN!
After uploading, write a short review...
Remember: Using key words will help you get more marks!
In these experiments I have linked to my artists by...
The strengths of these pieces are...
Going forward from here, on my next experiment I will need to develop...
You will receive marks for ALL assessment criteria on this assessment. When marking your work, I will ask myself these questions:
AO1: how well do you link to artists?
AO2: how well do your experiments inform this piece?
AO3: how well do you review the strengths and areas for development in your work?
AO4: how effectively do you bring your ideas together and what level of skill do you show?
Complete the table in the red book you are given to peer assess and review their assessment.
All of your work on this project is coursework and therefore contributes towards your final grade, however the next set of images that you create will be assessed. On Thursday the 4th of May you will have 2 lessons to work completely independently to create 2-3 images that link to your project, inspired by your artists, as a series of mini outcomes. These will get you marks for AO4.
The purpose of this assessment is to build your confidence for working completely independently, and to gradually increase the amount of time that you do this for, in preparation for your 10 hour exam.
You have today's lessons to continue to experiment, but you need to have in mind that you are working towards this assessment next week. By Thursday 4th May you should have:
- Completed a variety of combined experiments linked to both artists .
- Planned what you will do for your set of assessment photos:
*Which photos will you edit?
*How will you edit them?
*How will the images link as a series?
- Made sure that you are ready to work completely independently.
- If you need/want to edit new photos - you will need to take these before the lesson as well.
To get high marks in AO1 and AO2, you need to combine the ideas and techniques from your two photographers in different ways. If these were your artists, how would you combine them? How many different ways can you think of? Discuss in pairs and be prepared to feed back.
This lesson you will learn how to combine your artists techniques effectively.
Upload your photos from your homework photoshoot underneath all of your other work. Put a title 'Homework Photoshoot', and write a couple of sentences to explain what you did for the photoshoot, where you went, and the strengths of the photos.
Edit your best photos in the style of BOTH of your photographers. COMBINE different elements from each of their work.
Eg. Colours from artist 1 and editing technique of artist 2.
or Composition from artist 1 and contrast of lighting from artist 2.
When you are finished, upload your photos with a sentence under each edit to explain how your two artists have inspired the edit.
To edit this photograph I combined ______ from my first photographer, name here, with _______ from the work of my second photographer, name here. Something that works well about it is______. In my next edited photograph I will _____.
When you are finished, move onto a different method of combining your two artist's styles, either on the same photo or a different image.
Your homework over Easter is to take a new set of photos. The focus needs to be on taking pictures that will be suitable for combining the styles of your two photographers.
You should ensure that you:
- Photograph different people (if possible) for variety in your portfolio
- Go to a different place or have a different background/scene, again for variety
- Take at least 40 photographs so that you have plenty to work with
- Make sure your photos aren't repetitive - try out a few different ideas throughout your photoshoot(s)
This lesson, you are developing your learning on how to plan a photoshoot that builds on the work you have done previously.
You have just 20 minutes to complete the plan for your homework.
To plan for your photoshoot you have 2 options:
1. create a powerpoint then upload it
2. work straight onto Weebly in text boxes under your previous work.
Bullet points are fine for both options as long as there are plenty of them to cover all of the information below.
Whichever option you choose, you must include:
- What you will photograph and how?
- Where you will take your photos and why?
- How you will use your camera and knowledge of what the formal elements?
- How your photos will combine the styles of your two photographers?
- How these photos will build on the ones you took previously. How will they be better?
Title: Planning my Homework Photoshoot
For this photoshoot I will take photos of...
The purpose of this is...
I will take the photos in... because...
The camera settings I will use will be...
I show my understanding of the formal elements by...
This photoshoot will link to my two photographers by...
I will aim to build on my previous photoshoot by...
Continue to experiment with current photographs on photoshop, focusing on combining your two photographers styles effectively in different ways. Refer to the diagram below to help you structure your experiments clearly.
These lessons have been written by Miss Wilson.