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Modules

MCH8002 : Film Production 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1) to introduce production skills for short non-fiction films with collaborative working practices
2) to introduce technical skills for film production and enable students to demonstrate technical competency
3) to introduce students to film grammar and narrative construction
4) to use critical reflection to support and develop knowledge and skills in film production

Outline Of Syllabus

This module introduces the essential technical elements, production skills and theoretical knowledge for competent film practice in the context of non-fiction film

• Introduction to the fundamental technical elements of video and audio production
• Introduction to editing software for video and audio production
• Film grammar and effective narrative construction
• Production skills for collaborative working from pitch to final cut
• Key roles and responsibilities in non-fiction film production
• Critical Reflection on film practice that is reflective and reflexive

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Formative and summative assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00Theory lecture
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical122:0024:00Practical practice sessions
Guided Independent StudySkills practice160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops121:0012:00Practical interactive workshop
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity132:0032:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide an historical and theoretical context for the technical, production skills and narrative/grammatical elements of film (Aims 1-3) Workshops provide the opportunity to connect the theoretical and historical elements with fundamental practical skills (Aim 1-3 and Outcomes 1-3 with Outcomes 4-6), Practicals provide time in which to hone and develop practical skills and processes outlined in the workshops in a supported technical environment or through localized fieldwork (Outcomes 4,5,6) Skills Practice requires students to develop their knowledge, understanding and technical skills in formative assessment tasks in their own time (Outcomes 1-6)

Reflective learning makes explicit the requirement for critical personal reflection on technical processes and outcomes (Outcome 3)

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1A80Portfolio of min 3 and max 5 mins non fiction media content
Written exercise1A20Individual critical project analysis, 1,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The portfolio enables students to demonstrate skills and knowledge outcomes (Outcomes: 1-6) and will indicate the degree to which competency in all of these areas has been achieved.
The reflective log provides an opportunity for students to critically reflect upon their learning (Outcomes: 6) and provides critical evidence of how effectively the aims of the module (Aims: 1-4) are present in the students’ knowledge and skills outcomes (Outcomes: 1-6).

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