MCH8003 : Film Production 2 (Inactive)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


1) To enable students to make a short documentary using the technical and production skills they have already developed
2) To introduce students to .a range of documentary styles, modes and approaches
3) To produce a documentary that will be framed by an engagement with a social, political or cultural issue
4) To learn how to disseminate films through an exploration of distribution and exhibition platforms

Outline Of Syllabus

• Further development of technical skills in film production: camera, sound recording and editing
• Production skills for documentary film from pitch to final edit
• Documentary modes and technical, stylistic, and narrative characteristics and applications
• Collaborative practices in the different documentary modes from solo working to small crews
• Story planning and narrative construction in documentary films
• Digital distribution platforms and marketing strategies for short form documentary
• Film festivals and online platforms for entry as well as festival strategies for documentary shorts
• Critical reflection on film practice that is reflective and reflexive

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00Theory lecture
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
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
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide an historical and theoretical context for the technical, production skills, theory, engagement and dissemination processes (Aims 1-4). Workshops provide the opportunity to connect the theoretical and historical elements with fundamental practical skills (Aim 1-4 and Outcomes 1-5 with Outcomes 6-6), 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 4-10). Skills Practice requires students to develop their knowledge, understanding and technical skills in formative assessment tasks in their own time (Outcomes 1-10).

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2A80A min 5-max 10 minute film
Report2A201000 word critical project analysis
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The documentary enables students to demonstrate skills and knowledge outcomes (Outcomes: 1-10) 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: 10) 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: 1-10).

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