6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2019
This practice-based unit provides students with an opportunity to test and explore theoretical and critical concepts introduced in gateway units through practical application of the following key areas in screen media: editing, point of view, sound and image relationships, graphics and text. Students will acquire the skills to develop and produce a short video project. 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 work in small groups and to attain a competence in most but not all of the following aspects of video production: scriptwriting, production planning, filming using digital video cameras and lights, and editing and sound-mixing using computer-based digital video-editing software.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- operate equipment related to the major stages of video production: video cameras, sound equipment (microphones), and lights;
- utilise computer based digital video editing and sound mixing systems;
- employ production research, script development methods, story boarding techniques, and pre-production planning;
- compare a wide range of practical options for screen production;
- express their own ideas and viewpoints using video, both individually and in collaboration with others;
- critically reflect on their own production work in relation to the key theoretical and critical questions about film and representation discussed in other courses.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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