New for September 2015
FDa Digital Media
A Level Photography and Digital Art
OVERVIEW AS A2 CONTACT
(40% of A2 Grade)
Your exam is worth 40% of your final A2 Grade
Your final exam takes place on All day on Friday 8th, Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May 2015
ON YOUR EXAM DAYS
Arrive from 8.30am in Unit 20 for an 8.50 start. Tutor will be used for your exam. Break and Lunch will be as normal but you are able to stay and have lunch in unit 20
BRING YOUR SKETCHBOOK and any materials you might need extra to what we have.
MAKE SURE YOU BRING THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO THAT YOU WILL BE USING DURING THE EXAM.
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Exam Stage 1 Weeks 1-3
Read through and choose a starting point from the exam paper.
Produce a mind map diagram over 2 pages of your sketchbook.
Produce a minimum of 8 pages of research in total on 4 different photographers/ digital artists from the links gallery (link above)
Shoot 60 digital images based on your starting point. Present as a contact sheet in your sketchbook. Enlarge 4-6 of your best shots and also present in your sketchbook.
Take a series of at least 30 digital portrait photographs exploring your starting point. Use friends as your models. Take photographs in different locations, always take a camera with you where ever you go
Take photographs of textured surfaces to use as Photoshop layers over your images. See examples opposite....aim for 10 different surfaces and @ 4 images of each surface.
Exam Stage 2
Start a REFINED Piece or collection of images. Explore imaginative combinations of images techniques and materials. Develop a few alternative possible solutions/ideas that will be the foundation to your final piece ideas.
Produce 8 more double pages of research further exploring your ideas based on your starting point. Be imaginative, make connections between elements of a photographers/digital artists work.
Keep on refining and exploring your ideas. Stay on track and ensure that your development is SUSTAINED and CONNECTED. Your work should now be following a journey and should FLOW. Your work should not be disjointed. Random disconnected explorations that have little relationship to the project as a whole and to your starting point will not improve your grade and may confuse the examiner of the quality of your WORK.