Module Information

Module Identifier
FM10340
Module Title
Media Production Project
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Pre-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Workshop 7 x 2 Hour Workshops
Practical 3 x 1 Hour Practicals
Practical 7 x 4 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Editing (Avid) Test - Theory and Practice. 1 hour (in total)  10%
Semester Assessment Group Video Project (1) - 2-3 minute film  30%
Semester Assessment Group Video Project (2) - 4-5 minute film  30%
Semester Assessment Portfolio - Blog (2,000 words)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Editing (Avid) Test - Theory and Practice. 1 hour (in total)  10%
Supplementary Assessment Solo Video Project (1) - 2-3 minute film  30%
Supplementary Assessment Solo Video Project (2) - 4-5 minute film  30%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio - Blog (2,000 words)  30%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the various stages of media production from conception to realisation, including camerawork and editing.

2. Successfully upload a media production onto the web for dissemination.

3. Work effectively as part of a production group.

4. Demonstrate a sharpened understanding of specific production roles.

5. Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on their work as an individual within a production team.

Content

Course delivery:

7 x 4-hour film-making sessions (includes 1 hour staff led script consultation)
7 x 2-hour feedback sessions
Weeks 8-10 - 1 hour individual AVID tutorials

Lectures and workshops on writing; camerawork; editing; generic styles and forms (including silent film, narrative, non-narrative and experimental work); working as part of a production team; uploading material to the web; convergence issues.

Aims

The introduction of this major production module forms part of a wider departmental review of the Part 1 curriculum. It also responds to demands from single honours students for increased levels of practical production work. As such, it will lay a firmer foundation for production work at Part II in Film and Television Studies (FTVS) and Media and Communication Studies (MCS). The module also addresses important issues of convergence within the media industries, thereby enhacing the employability of TFTS graduates in FTV and MCS.

Brief description

This module enables students to engage in a range of media production activities including the writing, researching, shooting and editing of short films across various genres and incorporating a number of styles. In addition, issues of media convergence will be addressed through the dissemination of these films via the web and the maintenance of a blog by students which will allow a critical and theoretically-informed reflection on media production. Much of the time spent on the module will be self-directed learning in production groups.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Not developed explicitly in this module.
Communication Effective communication skills - oral, written and visual - will be developed throughout the module.
Improving own Learning and Performance Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module which will help students to improve their own learning and performance.
Information Technology As part of the module students will be required to use the web as part of the learning process and assessment regime.
Personal Development and Career planning The skills gained from this module will enhance the employability of FTV and MCS students.
Problem solving Production groups will be set tasks as part of the module and will be required to resolve problems/issues relating to these.
Research skills Students will be required to research specific topics in preparation for the weekly tasks relating to various styles/forms.
Subject Specific Skills Media production skills in a converging media environment will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Production groups will be required to work effectively as a team to deliver media content by specific deadlines.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4