1. Assignment brief
Qualification BTEC National in Creative Media Production
4 – Creative Media Production Management Project
Unit number and title 5 – Working to a brief in the Creative Media industries
62 – Digital Video Production for Interactive Media
Assignment title Assignment 1
The purpose of this assignment is to:
Introduce learners to the production and use of digital video material for an interactive media product. Learners will investigate
how video is used in interactive media products and will examine the technology used to produce and manipulate digital video
sequences. Learners will plan and create a video sequence and prepare it for use within an interactive media product.
This assignment also aims to take the learner through the whole process of working to a brief from initial negotiations, through the
process of developing and realising ideas in liaison with the client to final self‐evaluation on completion of the work. Also by
working within pairs it will provide the opportunity to manage the production both individually and as a team.
You have been asked to tender a proposal by the college to produce a promotional video for a department within the college
which can then be used on the college website, be produced as a DVD to send to potential students and also be uploaded to the
college YouTube site and Facebook site. As part of this assignment you will have to negotiate a brief with your client and have
records of communication and correspondence between yourself and the client. While negotiating the brief you will decide on the
style, length and content of the video depending on your client’s requirements.
Tasks Grading Criteria Mapping
Task 1 UNIT 62 P1, M1, D1
You are required to produce a proposal which covers how digital video technology could be used to
help, promote and advertise the college subject areas on a variety of different delivery platforms.
In your proposal you must cover both of the following sections:
Technology as relevant to each application.
Examples need to be included from some of the following areas with specific illustrations to endorse
your points. In applications, some of the uses including Promotional material, advertising and viral
Also platforms including WWW, DVD and Presentation.
In technology, some of the following including, compression, digital file formats, streaming methods,
data transfer rate, file size, media players and digital rights management systems.
* Your proposal needs to be embedded onto your U62/ U5/ U4 blog as evidence
Task 2 Contributes to Unit 5, P1,
Before working with your client, you need to have an understanding of what the requirements are of M1, D1
working to a brief. You will have to write a illustrated report which shows your understanding of the
Structure of briefs: contractual; negotiated; formal; informal; commission; tender; cooperative brief;
Show examples of the above types of brief within your report
All correspondence with your client from this point forward must be fully documented in a communication log which will be
incorporated in to your blog.
2. Examples of communication could include SMS, email, video conferencing , face to face communication
You will need to have regular formal meetings with your client with fully documented agendas and minutes of the meetings.
Task 3a Contributes to Unit 4 P1,
Produce a brief in negotiation with your client for the promotional material you are producing. Ensure
you provide your client with a draft copy of the brief and after discussion, particularly regarding the Contributes to Unit 5, P1,
requirements of the final product, finalise the brief. M1, D1
Write a short report describing what you have done so far and explain what type of brief it is you have Contributes to Unit 62, P2,
produced, and what changes you have made and why from the original. M2, D2
Reading a brief: recognise nature of and demand implicit in brief
Negotiating the brief: consultation with client; degree of discretion in interpreting brief; constraints
(legal, ethical, regulatory); amendments to proposed final product; amendments to budget;
amendments to conditions; fees
Legal and ethical considerations: legal, e.g. copyright, libel; ethical, eg confidentiality, decency;
representation, e.g. race, gender, religion, sexuality
Constraints: time; costs; personnel; resources; legal and ethical considerations, eg privacy, libel law,
defamation, race discrimination law, data protection, freedom of information; codes of practice;
copyright (requirement, owner, clearance, cost)
Task 3b Contributes to Unit 5, P1,
Produce a SWOT analysis M1, D1.
Opportunities: identify opportunities for self‐development; new skills; multi‐skilling; contributions to
Sources of information
Baylis P, Freedman A, Procter N et al – BTEC Level 3 National Creative Media Production, Student Book
(Pearson, 2010) ISBN 978‐1846906725
This unit is internally assessed
P1: describe the requirements M1: explain the requirements D1: comprehensively explain the
of working to a brief of working to a brief with requirements of working
reference to detailed to a brief with elucidated
illustrative examples examples
P1: summarise accurately the M1: explain the principles of D1: comprehensively explain the
principles of digital video digital video technology principles of digital video
technology in interactive media in interactive media with technology in interactive media
using some subject terminology reference to detailed with elucidated examples and
appropriately illustrative examples and consistently using subject
with generally correct use of terminology correctly
P2: generate outline ideas for M2: generate detailed ideas for D2: generate thoroughly
a digital video sequence a digital video sequence thought through
working within appropriate showing some imagination ideas for a digital
conventions and with some and with only occasional video sequence showing
assistance assistance creativity and flair and
working independently to
3. Unit 4 (contributes to 1)
P1 originate, develop and M1 originate, develop and D1 originate, develop and
research an idea for a media research an idea for a media research an idea for a media
product working within product showing some product showing creativity
appropriate conventions and imagination and with only and flair and working
with some assistance occasional assistance independently to professional