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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)David Hanan


This 12 point unit is designed to build on existing theoretical, critical and historical units in Film and TV. It culminates in groups of students producing videos as part of their assessment, and it focuses on students acquiring the skills necessary to do so, including script development. Time is devoted to looking at a range of videos/short films in order to think through a production's rationale and theoretical relevance. Students are expected to attain a competence in most of aspects of video filming using digital video cameras and supplementary sound systems and lights, and to develop a proficiency in editing and sound mixing using new computer-based digital video-editing software.


On successfully completing this unit, the student will:

  1. Have attained a basic competence in operating equipment related to the major stages of video production: video cameras, sound equipment (microphones), and lights; and developed proficiency in using computer based digital video editing and sound mixing systems.
  2. Have a knowledge and practical experience of research processes relevant to particular kinds of production, together with script development methods, story boarding techniques, and pre-production planning.
  3. Have begun to explore ways of expressing her/his own ideas and viewpoints in an effective form using video, both through individual writing and in a context of co-operative group production work.
  4. will be able to relate the production work they are doing to some of the theoretical and critical questions about film and representation discussed in other courses.
  5. Have a knowledge of a wide range of options for this kind of work.


An individually produced short script (2700 words): 30%
Professional development exercise focusing on expertise in cameras and sound linked together with a video editing and/or sound mixing exercise and done with your group: 25%
One class presentation jointly done with another student (technical or aesthetic): 10%
Assessment of the role a student plays in a group production: 25%
A 900 word report on your group's projects: 10%

Contact hours

5 hours

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Film and television studies