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Introduction to Screen Practice
Put your own stories in the frame. Come up with your scripts, then be guided through the production of a documentary piece and a short narrative film. Expand your technical skillset as you learn how lights, sound and editing equipment work.
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- 26 Aug 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- integrate and apply a variety of interrelated skills involved in the pre-production, production and post-production of a short video
- apply program development theories and techniques including planning and scripting to create a short narrative film
- apply collaborative skills in a variety of video production contexts
- identify key aspects of production theory.
- Visual language
- Continuity shooting
- Industry Health and Safety
- Visualising and Directing
- Production Management
- Visual language 2
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment — Personal video camera, smartphone with video or equivalent
- OtherDetails -
Other special requirement — Access to video editing software
Introduction to a variety of film and television genres, and to the various roles in the production of a film or television program. Students will create a short documentary and script, and a short narrative video. Workshops allow students to gain basic technical competencies with the equipment used in film and television production such as cameras, lights, nonlinear editing equipment and microphones. Students learn to develop creative storytelling techniques and to effectively communicate in a team environment.
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- Script (25%)
- Soundscape (15%)
- Drama project (40%)
- Test (20%)
Textbooks are not required.