DEEP DIVE

<deadline: 12.2.2020>

<year two/project three>

This project is research-based and gives you the opportunity to focus in depth

on a specific aspect of VFX and Animation production. It will give you a chance

to hone your research, documentation and evaluation skills, and experiment with the techniques that will form the bedrock of your Final Major Project. 

TASK 1

Produce a mind-map exploring your ideas with links to research sources.

 

Produce a reference list of at least 10 relevant, good quality research sources and present in Harvard Format.

What you have to do:

1. Identify a specialism within the VFX & Animation industries that will form the focus of this project. 

2. Explore the subject by making a mind-map.

3. Identify relevant research sources online.

4. Identify at least two print-based research sources. 

5. Identify at least one primary research source (for example a relevant practitioner that you might be
able to contact)

6. Create a list of references in the Harvard style. 

How you'll be assessed:

You will present your list of references on your coursework website, where it can be viewed by tutors and peers, with feedback given. 

TASK 2

Produce minimum 1000 words of research on your specialism.

What you have to do:

1. Read and view your research sources, making notes of the key points. 

2. Organise your notes into a coherent piece of extended writing. 

3. Include evaluative and reflective thoughts about how your research connects to your own practice. 

How you'll be assessed:

You will present your research on your coursework website, for viewing and feedback. 

Note: you can present your work in moving-image / audio format, as long as the word count is accurate. 

TASK 3

Devise and produce a practical project to showcase experimental research into your specialism.

What you need to do:

1. Present evidence of planning and preparation for practical work that draws upon research into your chosen specialism.

2. Present evidence of production process and practical outcomes. 

How you will be assessed: 

You will post evidence of planning and practical work to your coursework website for review by tutors and peers. 

TASK 4

Produce 500 words of further research, drawing from the findings of your practical experimentation. 

What you have to do:

1. Read and view any further research sources, making notes of the key points. 

2. Organise your notes into a coherent piece of extended writing. 

3. Include evaluative and reflective thoughts about how your research connects to your own practice, drawing upon the experimental research you have conducted. 

How you'll be assessed:

You will present your evaluation and reflection on your coursework website, for viewing and feedback. 

Note: you can present your work in moving-image / audio format, as long as the word count is accurate. 

TASK 5

Evaluate your research and the practical project you produced. Aim for 500 words. 

What you need to do:

1. Present evaluative writing that reflects on the outcome of your experimental research in relation to the primary and secondary research you conducted. 

How you'll be assessed:

 

You'll post your evaluation and reflection onto your coursework website for review by tutors and peers. 

Note: you can present your work in moving-image / audio format, as long as the word count is accurate.