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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Visual language
    • Sound
    • Script-writing
    • Continuity shooting
    • Industry Health and Safety
    • Visualising and Directing
    • Production Management
    • Lighting
    • Visual language 2
    • Editing
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. integrate and apply a variety of interrelated skills involved in the pre-production, production and post-production of a short video
  2. apply program development theories and techniques including planning and scripting to create a short narrative film
  3. apply collaborative skills in a variety of video production contexts
  4. identify key aspects of production theory.
  • Assignment 1 - Script (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Soundscape (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Drama project (40%)
  • Assignment 4 - Test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special 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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