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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Benjamin McKay


Previously coded FTV2110


This unit deliberately bridges the nexus between theory and practice. While undertaking a critical and theoretical engagement with filmed texts from the contemporary independent cinemas of Southeast Asia students are also asked to be a part of a team in making an independent short digital film. Their exposure to the independent cinema culture of the region should help to inspire both the creative and practical processes of their filmmaking project. Students will have an opportunity to gain experience with the use of digital video camera equipment, sound systems, lighting and both editing and sound mixing using up to date computer based digital video editing software.


  1. Awareness of the historical and cultural contexts which have shaped the independent film industries and cultures in Southeast Asia
  2. Application of critical theory to specific film analysis and critical engagement
  3. Practical engagement with digital filmmaking - production, development, direction, writing, budgeting, editing, post-production, distribution
  4. Relating theory to practice
  5. To work as part of a team
  6. To foster and encourage critical thinking alongside practical outcomes.


Critical and analytical essay (2000 words): 40%
Visual written filmmaking diary (2000 words): 25%
Film project creative: 15%
Technical: 10%
Team Work: 10%

Contact hours

One 2-hour screening, one 1-hour lecture, and one 2-hour AV lab workshop per week.

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

Film and television studies
Asian studies


ATS1304 and ATS1305