Module Information

Module Identifier
FM25420
Module Title
Creative Studio
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Pre-Requisite
Successful completion of Part 1
External Examiners
  • Dr Eryl Price-Davies (Formerly Head of Extra-Curricular Studies, Imperial College London - Freelance)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Workshop 10 x 2 Hour Workshops
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group exam and related assessments  50%
Semester Assessment Journal  50%
Supplementary Assessment Journal  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written assessment  (Multi-camera production); Creative Portfolio including production showreel and supporting documentation  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of, and ability to create, a wide variety of televisual forms.
2. Identify and articulate intended outcomes for a television production. These outcomes will focus on: storytelling, visual/editorial styles and appropriate production techniques.
3. Demonstrate technical and logistical competence across multi-camera production.
4. Evaluate and assess their own, and others', production work, demonstrating an ability to offer and take constructive criticism.

Brief description

The module is designed to expose students to a wide range of fictional forms such as TV drama, magazine formats, music videos and soaps. As such, it will generate a sense of the very wide variety of dramatic and visual possibilities of the television medium; the creative, conceptual and technical process that underpins this; as well as a widening understanding of convergent forms.

Aims

The module aims to equip students with a strong understanding of the creative problems and possibilities of television production as well as knowledge of the television multi-camera.

The module aims to deepen craft skills in camera work and editing practices as well as developing the roles and responsibilities of crew members in order to work effectively and co-operatively as a production team.

Content

Course delivery:

Practical: 10 x 2 hour workshops


1. Introduction to multi-camera production.
2. Studio interview skills
3. Multi-camera interview techniques
4. Story techniques
5. Magazine format
6. Working with music
7. Advanced magazine format
8. Television drama
9. Drama - studio rehearsal; key principles
10. Drama production using multi-camera elements

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication The student will develop writing skills in the creation of their scripts. As they are based on teamwork, the workshops will involve high-level communication skills. There will also be discussion of screened work and related topics, along with the critique of students' own scripts. Students will be encouraged to discuss with increasing precision and sophistication
Improving own Learning and Performance The course will require the critique of all areas of the scenes produced in the workshops, from direction to editing. Moreover, the course requires that students discuss the work produced from assessment at the script stage. The students will be encouraged to adjust their work in response to this assessment. The critical essay will evaluate the video piece
Information Technology Journals, scripts and proposals will be word-processed. Digital Video footage would be edited on a computer using Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro. Other applications computer technologies may well be involved, depending on the student's particular self-directed research problem.
Personal Development and Career planning The students work in professionally-defined roles in workshops and assessed exercises, and therefore gain a sense of professional media production.
Problem solving Students will be presented with opportunities to address a range of directorial and cinematographic problems during the weekly workshops. More specifically, students will consider storytelling appropriate directing techniques and editing techniques. Furthermore, in producing the work, the students will gain experience of solving the particular logistical, budgetary and technical problems involved in production
Research skills Conceiving the video works should require research into a wide range of TV production, critical-theoretical works, historical, social and cultural materials. Shooting and editing the videos will involve research into the technical systems used in their creation.
Subject Specific Skills Pre-production skills will be developed through the conception and planning of multiple productions. Single and multi-camera production skills will be brought to a new level. Editing skills will be developed through the editing of the piece.
Team work The workshop involves group work in the shooting of short scenes. The production of the short videos will involve collaboration.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5