Topic: Reflexive account on RAI Film Festival Industrial Placement

4. engage closely at an advanced level with how creative industries function practically and within wider cultural and artistic contexts;

5. consider and evaluate your own work in a reflexive manner, with detailed reference to academic and professional issues, debates and conventions;

6. evaluate, draw upon and effectively deploy a range of sources and conceptual frameworks that illuminate and develop an understanding of professional work related to film and/or television.

The reflexive account should extend your exploration of an aspect of industry practice experienced on the Placement. In this way, the placement acts as a springboard for thinking about (and writing about) pertinent matters that arise from the placement itself and that are more widely important in the creative and cultural industries.

The precise form of your writing, its relationship to the Placement and other appropriate case studies should be discussed with your supervisor.

Your contextualisation of a Film and Television placement will depend on the type of work that you are doing. Keeping a Placement journal could be helpful for remembering what you have accomplished and your thoughts on the placement itself towards developing relevant contexts. 

For example, If you are on a film festival selection panel, you might discuss process, decision-making, selection criteria, etc. and then contextualise that discussion via reference to both the scholarly literature on film festivals and any relevant trade journals. If, however, you have a Placement as a runner and are doing video logging, you might focus more broadly on the professional media industries, again with reference to both the scholarly literature and relevant trade journals.

Writing and research

Your writing is expected to be more than a descriptive record of the Placement and should engage with themes and questions explored in the undergraduate curriculum or drawn from your independent research.

You could structure your writing like you would normally do so for an academic essay: Introduction, Context, Conclusion, Bibliography, Appendices (where appropriate, for data, graphs, industrial reports, etc). But being a Reflexive Account you could also approach the structure of your written work in sections relevant to the material you wish to cover. In all instances it should draw its references from a wide range of secondary sources (books, industry-related websites, trade papers, annual reports, Arts Council policy documents, journalism etc.) while the Placement itself should be treated as your primary resource.

Type of assignment: Reflective writing

Subject: Movies

Pages: 8/2200

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