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.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
Students are required to have a portable external hard drive for this unit in order to store video files and A-V assignments.
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.
On successfully completing this unit, the student will:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Have knowledge of a wide range of options for this kind of work.
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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